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Thunderbolt will be 299.99 with 2 year contract

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Shelooga, Mar 7, 2011.

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    ..according to the email from Best Buy that I received yesterday. I havent seen confirmation of pricing on here so I wanted to alert anyone who didnt know. that increase isnt going to stop me
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    I would not assume that VzW will sell at the same price. BB may take liberty with their retail launch exclusive.
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    ^^^ This. until we hear from VZW, take the message you got from BB with a grain of salt.
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    We can't say the thunderbolt will be anythign until we hear it directly from Big Red.
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    wow $300 bucks ... that may change my mind about the phone. I was hoping it would be more like $200 with the 2 year contract.
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    First rule about the Blunderbolt is there is no Blunderbolt
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    At $300 a pop, I'm thinking that there will be plenty of Blunderbolts sitting around taking up valuable space on store shelves. By the time it launches, it could very well be the last single-core phone on the market! I think it is vaporware...yes, that's MY opinion, but I don't know that we'll ever see it in the wild. At this point, it's looking more and more like the Samsung Stealth is going to sneak up and conk it on the melon for the title of "First VZ LTE Phone". I think that I'll take a pass on VZ for the next round of phones and go with the Moto Atrix, or some other really good device on another network.
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    Sprint will announce the second generation of this phone before it even comes out on Verizon. Its actually funny at this point.
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    AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are releasing new (and sometimes better) Android phones while VZW just twiddles their thumbs. I have to stick with VZW because I can't afford to buy three phones all at once if we switched. Very frustrated with this launch.
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    seriously, what is so special about this phone to make it 300?
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    hmm. its not here in my city, so i would be paying for an lte future phone. by the time it did get here, there would be other great phones. definitely passing on this one.
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    I spent my BB gift card already. I'm not paying more than 250. Ill wait until its that price or less. My Eris gets the job done for now. Who knows maybe it'll be 199.99 at vzw...that'd be awesome.

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    It will be interesting to see if the Bionic is $300 at launch as well. I really expect it to be if the TBolt is.
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    I don't get why people are PO'ed about this price. For the same price as an iPhoney 4, 32GB, you get a better processor, bigger screen, better OS, more storage space, and 4G/LTE connectivity.

    This actually proves that crApple over-charges for their devices.
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    I agree $299 is a slap in the face to the Android loyal. At this price why not get an iphone? I've had an OG Droid since launch and I know the ins and outs of Android pretty well so 300 bucks for the same experience seems ridiculous.
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    It would have been $250 had you not spent the gift card.
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    Bad Comparison

    It doesn't do the phone any justice to compare it with a phone thats been on store shelves for almost 9 months now. I personally feel the price isn't competitive. The Moto Atrix on contract is one third the price and packs better specs. I'll wait and hope for the Galaxy S 2.
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    The VZW iPhoney 4 has only been on the market since early February.

    I remember paying many times that amount for Blackberry and other types of smartphones and these Android phones are far and away better and do more than Blackberries.

    I can't guarantee it, but I think you are going to see a huge jump in all phone prices on VZW, so those waiting for the Bionic or Samsung Galaxy S2 phones may be in for a bit of a shocker... just my $.02
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