Verizon offers the HTC ThunderBolt for $149 to selected subscribers

Verizon offers the HTC ThunderBolt for $149 to selected subscribers
If you have your mind set on Verizon's HTC ThunderBolt, one thing that might make you have second thoughts is the $249 price tag attached to it. Our loyal readers should be already aware that Amazon has a much better offer asking only $179 for the exact same smartphone, but we just recently found out that an even cheaper option existed out there.

It seems like Verizon is running a special for some of its existing subscribers, which will have the privilege to purchase the carrier's first LTE smartphone for the price of $149 as long as they commit to a new 2-year contract. If you are wondering why you have not heard about the promo, it is because only selected Verizon customers seem to have received a notification about it in their e-mail inbox. How Verizon picks its fortunate subscribers is not yet clear to us – some suggest that this could be a regional deal focused around the Chicago area, while others think the special could be limited to only those Verizon customers who are allowed to upgrade from another device.

Nevertheless, nothing is holding you back from calling Verizon's customer center (800 437 6132) and finding out whether you are eligible for the discount or not, and if it happens to work for you, do not forget to share it with us in the comments.

source: Droid Life via PhoneDog

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18. gary12345

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I called the number and the only way to get the $100.00 off is if you are the primary line and you still have the new every two discount that they quit giving to new customers last year.

17. w86250

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I saved a copy of the pic to my old Incredible and went to my local store all they asked was for me to forward it to the employees email so he could print it out and they honored the price no problem. Had a $50 credit for my new every two so I got the phone, shell/holster case, and screen protectors out the door with tax for $147 so thanks to whoever posted the pic.

15. Chaz unregistered

Can I use it in Taiwan?

14. bv is incorrect unregistered

The iPhone will never be offered at a lower price for certain customers. Apple does NOT allow any changes on price unless they ok it and give Verizon authorization. Any change in the pricing of an iPhone without their consent is grounds for termination.

13. BV unregistered

I am in NJ and I received this from Verizon direct and over the phone when I talked to them - credit applies to this phone and the iPhone as well - have not made a move on either.

10. dontcallvzw unregistered


20. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

cough....cough......I got it, and didn't get a flyer. Just tell them you received a email but it's not working correctly. Like it's not taking you to the correct website. That's all I did, and received two new Thunderbolts for $149.99. CHA CHING!

7. VERIZONEMP unregistered

This deal is only for customer in chicago, because chicago was the 4g test area. Chicago customers are the only ones who can get that deal.

8. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Not true. My brother got the deal and he lives in NY.

19. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I got it and I live in California. :)

4. Shark unregistered

I was offered the phone at a discounted rate of $209 (before my every two discount). I really think it has something to do with the kind of subscriber you are and more importantly, how much money you spend with them. The more lines and devices you have, the cheaper the devices will be when its time to upgrade. Now, I cant confirm any of this, but I wasnt getting any sweet upgrade deals until I added an internet device for the pc. My cousin got the TB 12 hours before I did and paid the regular $249. And we dont live anywhere near Chicago.

3. pat unregistered

Look at the top of the page, that's clearly VZW's official site. They will def be getting a call from me, it is absurd to think that someone who was eligible for an upgrade and who goes to the store at 9am on the release day pays $250, but the people who wait and aren't sure get $100 off. Way to screw your most loyal fans/customers Verizon. Thank u

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's not absurd at all. No one forced you to get a thunderbolt. You liked the phone and the price. VZW has a right to make special offers to whoever they want. If I go to a dealership and get a good price on a car does that mean they have to sell it to everyone at that price?

11. pat412

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Like I said, its about loyalty to longtime customers. Obviously they have the right to do it, that doesn't make it right. They make us wait weeks for the release with 10 date changes, then discount the phone 1 week after release. Now if the discount goes to people more "qualified" than me, thats fine, so I really hope that's the case. From a thunderbolt

12. pat412

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

And u don't bargain and deal with phone companies like u do with cars. Really, really stupid analogy

2. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

guarantee thats an indirect store..

1. evo unregistered

EVO 3D that's why vm lowerd the price of the blob

9. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I received something similar, but my emailed said that I get $100 off any droid. I wonder if that is the same thing. O' and the pic in my email is different than the one above. :(

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