What should I do????

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Prayer, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. agt7575

    agt7575 New Member

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    When I had my Thunderbolt (the wife and I just upgraded to the LG Spectrum 2, VERY nice phone btw) I purchased an extended battery for my phone and the wife's. Got it BOGO from Verizon after complaining to the customer service rep about the atrocious battery life.
     
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    Hate the Thunderbolt now

    I hated the Thunderbolt so bad had so manyreplacement phones in 1 year that Verizon gave me the Rezound for free. I really liked that phone but again had problems with that phone that as soon as the Galaxy S3 came out I bought it. I even emailed HTC about their sh*tty phone's and all they said was I should've contacted them about the issue's and not Verizon. I'm done buying HTC. I love my Galaxy S3 and will be upgradingto the S4 as soon as it's out.
     
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    The S3 is a very good phone but the LG Spectrum 2 has the exact same specs except for only having 1gb of ram conpared to 2gb for the S3. The screen on the Spectrum 2 is better than the S3, and the LG was free w/ 2yr contract.

    To each his own. Both are good phones and both are better than the TB. But like I said you needed to root and unlock the TB to make it a good phone and use it to its full potential.

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    I never got to play with the Spectrum 2 so I can't really say much about. I use to like LG until my Blu Ray player had issues 100 days after I purchased it and had to send it back to have it fixed, my wife and her grandma both have the LG and they both complain of so many different issues with them, and the camera sucks. The LG Lucid specs are not bad at all for a budget phone. But hey, it's all a preference thing. Can't beat a free phone but me it's not about the money. I have spent $800+ on just phones and accessories since I bought the original Moto Droid a month after it came out. I am now at about one new phone a year. I currently have a white 32 GB S3 with a 32 GB memory card but might get a 64 GB memory card soon. I can't handle a 16 GB phone anymore. I do want to get my hands on an LG Spectrum 2 sometime but don't know anyone who has one. It's mostly Moto Razr's or the Lucid around me other than the S3's or a few Apple users. But i do believe the Thunderbolt was Verizon's worst phones and feel bad for anyone who is still stuck with it. One of my buddies did root the Thunderbolt and said it was better rooted.
     
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    I'm a launch day tbolter and one of the lucky ones that never had any of the problems that other users had. I kept my bolt for over 2 years (first phone I'd ever done that with) and I must say it was by far the best phone I had ever owned. Loved the build quality, the screen, the lte speeds, and of course the built in kickstand. I recently upgraded to a note 2 and absolutely love it. But.....I still can't give up my tbolt!! I still use it daily for the fm radio (a feature that can't be found now a days) and sometimes as a wifi device for the kids. I don't see myself ever getting rid of it unless it one day just dies on me. For being the first of its kind I think it was amazing what htc did with it. Just my 2 cents......
     
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    You are on of the lucky people then, I had 7 replacements in 1st year before Verizon gave me the Rezound. I had to give them back the Thunderbolt in order to get a certified like-new replacement Rezound. Couldn't complain because Verizon gave me a windshield dock in exchange for the one I bought for the Thunderbolt. I also went through 5 in a few months before I upgraded to the S3. The Note 2 looks like a sweet phone that I almost upgraded to but it only comes in a 16GB. Glad it worked out for you. My son still uses my wife's old original incredible but the clock image burned into the screen. He got a Galaxy Tab 2 for Xmas + kinda forgot about the incredible though. I guess all phone's are hit and miss with there flaws.
     
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    My ride with the TB wasn't soo smooth either... I went through 2 before finding a good one with the 3rd replacement. My wife had her original one and it still works great. Like you said, all phones are hit and miss, some more than others.
     
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    Yeah they are definitely hit and miss. I had actually upgraded to the rezound for a few weeks but ended up taking it back and re activating my tbolt. Honestly to me it just wasn't that big of an upgrade. A few months later I went back and got it again for my wife and she loves it. But for her it was a significant upgrade coming from an original Galaxy S (fascinate).
     
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    I still have and use the bolt, but to each their own I guess. I'm not blown away by anything currently available on VZW, and will wait for something that blows my mind. I'm not a fan of increasing device sizes (not practical and large screen equals large battery drain), so I'll stay where I am until I see a winner or one of my favorite devs moves.
     
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    Truth be told if the LG Spectrum 2 wasnt free I would still be using my TB. The Spectrum 2 is a very good phone and destroys the TB in performance and specs. Its like night and day. The Specyrum 2 has a bigger and brighter display while still having better battery life than the TB.

    I loved thed TB when I had it and wsd a big supporter of the device, but timr goes on and needed an upgrade.

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    The dna is a really nice phone but the 16gb kills it tho I did see where some guys have came up with a portable sd card reader so that's cool I'm waiting on a htc one to come to Verizon perhaps the htc incredible one! Cuz i absolutely refuse to buy another samsung device! As for batter life there have been plenty of advancements there.. my Pos broke s3 has a 2100mah battery and last about as long as my tbolt did with the 2650 mah battery! Still miss my bolt tho
     
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    I just upgraded from my TBolt to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Its now been off charge for over 54 hours with moderate use. My Bolt was barely making it thru the work day! Gotta say I am totally loving my Galaxy!!

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