Wirefly Pre-Order for HTC Thunderbolt Live and Cheaper

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  1. dgstorm

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    For those that want to get their hands on the HTC Thunderbolt at a fantastic deal, WireFly goes live with pre-orders that will give them exactly that. As you can see above, you can get the TBolt for only $199.99 on-contract. Below is the off-contract price, and it is juicy too, as you can see. To make this deal even more compelling, in most states WirFly doesn't charge taxes, and is offering free shipping! That saves about another $25 bucks or so off what you would pay buying in a Verizon or Best Buy. Try not to stampede over your family trying to get to the computer to order this one! ;)

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    Let us know if you see any better deals than this, so we can pass them on to everyone else. dancedroid

    Thanks for the tip ScienceSoma!
    Source: WireFly Offering TBolt for $200
     
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    Is anybody here ordering from wirefly?
    Does it mention how long it will take to ship the phone?
    And, do they have a good rep about them?
     
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    I'm on the fence with ordering from them, can't decide. I did call them and learned the free shipping you receive is FedEx Ground 2-3 business days, and it will ship by 3pm on Thurs, so you can expect it Monday or Tuesday. For $19.99 they offer next day air, which would get you the phone on Friday.

    I know it's stupid, but I'm leaning on chancing a retail purchase at $250 just so I can go get it on Thurs.
     
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    I think you should just order it from wirefly at the cheaper price. Just pretend that the release date got pushed back until Monday. Its not like it hasnt been pushed back before. I want to know if I can return my 50 gift card/deposit that I purchased from best buy before I order it from wirefly.
     
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    Just heads up, Wirefly is forcing you to get the unlimited texting package, which is an extra $20 on top of the $39.99 a month for the 450 min. That's how they get to the $59.99 a month price. Also, there's no option for a 1-year contract through Wirefly, it's only no contract or a 2-year one.
     
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    I think I am going to do the same thing.
    But only IF something does go wrong with the phone, its right down the street.
     
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    Yea, it is hard not to pull the trigger now on wirefly, but the fact that it will take longer to get here, plus a double ETF, plus if there are issues with the phone I have to go through wirefly... I just don't know. I guess I'm less worried about the extra few bucks to go retail than I am over retail running out of phones.
     
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    I pay for a family plan so that my Mom, Dad, and Grandma can have cheap phones in case of emergency. Verizon lets me do an upgrade exchange to upgrade my phone more often. Problem is, there's no option to do this through Wirefly.

    I was going to roll the dice, order it for their line, then swap the phone over to the correct line. However, the "Upgrade FAQs" spell it out that it might be considered a "deactivation" (which would result in them charging me the full price for the phone).

    I think I'll play it safe and wait for Verizon to start selling it. It's only a day away (and unfortunately, $50 more).
     
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    2 year thing you might be right about, but they arent forcing you to get that plan.

    You have to option to choose which ever one you like.
     
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    Sorry, I'm a newbie boobie :D So, my parents have a contract with verizon but the two years ended and we wanna get the thunderbolt, and we are "Other Lines" we currently have unlimited texting and fourteen-hundred minutes, when we get the phone through wirefly, do we still have those? or is it a new plan, because I see that they have texting prices on the wirefly thing after we select the phone, so do I none on them? or do i have to select one and not have unlimited texting anymore
     
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    When you go to order the phone from Wirefly, there are options to renew existing accounts/family plans.

    Just be sure to double check the text/data packages before you submit the order, because Wirefly will try to upsell those by selecting the more expensive options automatically.
     
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