Thunderbolt General Discussion - This is Not A Release Date Discussion

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Munstir, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Munstir
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    Please everyone respect others so this doesn't get closed.


    No guessing dates in this thread as they've asked for no more date speculation threads but I see no point in not letting us have somewhere to discuss random things about the thunderbolt without it being closed because someone has gone off topic.

    So can we please let this thread be a constant open area to discuss anything about the phone ranging from our complaints to thing's we've seen and even jokes? It would help keep a lot of random threads from opening up. Also it would still keep the amount of traffic on this site for the phone going without pushing people away.
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    We didn't close the previous discussion thread on when the TB will arrive because it went off topic. We closed it because people could not have a respectful conversation. So if you stay off what date it's going to be release and talk respectfully, without using language that is not family friendly then the thread can stay open. But this is your first and only warning. If any flaming starts, or any of the other items I discussed previously then we will shut this thread down immediately.
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    isn't the point of a forum to get people to post and click refresh so the number of views goes up? if not, then why are there ads all over the place? the thing had 120,000 some views. number of views and clicks = money. that's a good $1200 bucks in ads. i don't see the point in closing something just because it goes off topic. who cares?? do people just like to have power over something? a crap ton of people were looking in there.

    oh yes, so i don't off topic- i hear the thunderbolt will have a 4.3 inch screen and a port so you can charge it.
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    I didn't start this just because of the closing of that thread it's just we have many threads opening that get closed because they start as one thing then people talk about something else. I figure if we have a thread that has not set topic things wouldn't be so bad.
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    seriously. Did you read my response? I said we did not close it because it went off topic...Look at the Guidelines of Conduct on my signature. That's what we expect you to follow. And if you have any further questions, pm me. Do not discuss it on the thread.
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    trip - maybe you didn't read Hooks post, the threads are being closed because of the lack of respect for one another, not for being off topic - and yes, veiws equal money, but respect is our #1 priority
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    So.......... does anyone know if mobile hotspot is completely free or just for one month? Obviously, there are other programs that allow tethering but it would be nice to use an officially sanctioned app. I am not paying more per month though.
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    Look, you're not going to bring in the discussion of delays or arivals by talking about another phone. Just talk about the phone in general, no discussion regarding delays. Of any phones.
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    If it can be rooted you will be able to download wireless tether off the market and allow free wifi tethering on the device:) where did you get one month free? Or was that just a guess?:) lol

    I saw my first dummy model today and held it in my hand...
    It....it felt right:)


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    I am so pumped for this phone. I hope they don't try to sell it for $299.

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    I'm still on board, still excited for it. Definitely losing interest but I'm trying to remain patient

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    Here is a legitimate question, what do you feel are the best alternatives to a Thunderbolt right now?

    Clearly I'm convinced that TB is soon-to-be the best phone on the market. However, we still don't know what the pricing plan will look like for the phone and there is a possibility that it might make the phone unattractive.

    So, if you wanted to buy a phone TODAY -- which phone would it be and why?

    The Incredible? Atrix? Evo? Inspire? Droid X? iPhone 4?
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    For what it is worth. I have no idea how reliable this is:

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    OK, I get it. Sorry, i'm not trying to make your life difficult.

    Nice. I want this phone really badly. I got the free tethering / one month only from RUMOR: HTC Thunderbolt Comes With Free 4G Hot Spot Feature [UPDATED] | Android Phone Fans. I know there are other easy options that allow free tethering but I would feel better knowing that Verizon couldn't figure out I was tethering a lot and charge huge overage fees/cancel my contract.
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    Second Post now and I said I would close it after 1.

    Guys I'm doing everything I can to allow you to have something open for general discussion but no discussions on when the darn phone is going to get here. Don't make me close the thread.

    -hook
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    I think it mostly depends on what provider you're on. The EVO seems really nice, but I wouldn't switch to Sprint just go have it.

    I'd look at either the Incredible or Droid X. The Incredible is nice except I hear it has pretty poor battery life (which can be fixed with an extended battery.) The Droid X is nice, as well except I hate Blur. It has a nice, big screen, though, just like the Tbolt.

    It just depends on what you're looking for. There are a lot of phones coming out fairly soon that are 3G only if the 4G pricing turns out to be a problem.
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    Guys, this is the 6-7-8 thread of this that I've seen, and it always gets shut down when people start arguing with each other and being disrespectful and not participating constructively on the boards when things don't go according to plan. I am seeing a cyclical pattern where things calm down, things like pics or documents or so-called insider info leaks, people speculate, people make claims, things get heated, things get shut down, repeat. Conspiracy? VZW probably isn't that smart, we mostly created this ordeal ourselves, but if they were they are either marketing geniuses or insane. Its probably much more simple, like the LTE network is not quite ready to have phones (forget about PC cards), because there are bugs or issues with it and it will get terrible reviews when the phones hit it on the same day. Unleashing their brand spanking shiny expensive new LTE network with any sort of connection or speed issues would be disaster for the stock prices. Boom.
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    Sorry to go off topic, but from what I've seen the reason these threads keep getting closed down is that there are a few TBolt haters that keep coming into the threads and getting people worked up. Two screenames come to mind but I'm not one to point fingers. They obviously don't want the phone and do nothing but trash it and the people who want it.

    Hopefully they will stay away for a while.

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    This isn't working. I said that the thread could stay open so long as release date wasn't speculated on. So far, I said there would only be one warning. So far there has been 3 responses directly related to the date (one was copied) and now the last won speculating why the delay.

    We gave you 3 threads to do that on. On all 3 threads something happened to get them closed.

    Now I have every right to close the thread now. But i know nobody looks at the first page of a thread and pays attention.

    So here's what we're going to do. I will allow some speculation on when the phone arrives. However as I said if there is any swearing. Like on the previous post or anybody does something that is against the guidelines i'm not going to give another chance. And by doing this I'm probably getting my fellow mods upset but I want to be as fair as possible.

    So you're going to have to police it yourself. You can't say cluster * everyone knows what that means. You I suggest that you click on my signature link and actually read the guidelines.

    It's almost impossible not to allow some speculation but it's only a phone. Keep that in mind, please.
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    The reason why the last thread was closed was because members were being disrespectful to each other. It's right there in the guidelines, it talks about respect.

    Guidelines are right in my sig. You can't miss it.
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