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Thinking of ditching your EVO for a ThunderBolt? DONT
Ok so whatever you guys leave as replies I totally deserve, let the flame war begin. LOL.
As of Monday I was a very happy EVO owner, even got one for my fiancee a couple of months ago. At some point in the last few months I got charged for an EVO that wasn't returned on time, my fault for sure but my bill has been out of control ever since. Now, believe it or not, my average payments would be $200 in the beginning of the month and $200 towards the end of the month. I've set up numerous payment plans and after the second or third payment, they will always tell me its been revoked due to new bills hitting the account. Fast forward to last week and a $200 payment, all is well. Monday another $200 payment and further arrangements for the balance. All is well. Tuesday phones are shut off. Management deemed payment plan extends too far(8 weeks, $100 a week. Plus the two $200 payments I had just made) and refused any further extensions except for an on the spot payment of $331 with 7 days to pay the remaining balance. Believe me I fully take responsibility for the non returned device but beyond that I have always kept my end of any arrangements and to take two $200 payments under the terms of me being able to knock out this bill over the course of 8 weeks, only to revoke this arrangement and terminate service with no knowledge on my behalf made me consider switching. With the ThunderBolt being released in a day or two I put the two EVO's on Craigslist while the ESN's were clean. Got $500 for the pair and moved my #'s over to VZW. Got the TBolt yesterday and had some issues. Exchanged today and second TBolt is worse than the first. I'm so so upset that I ditched my EVO when Sprint is all I really wanted to ditch. Even then, I should have tried one last time to get a supervisor on the phone to try and work something out one last time. Or maybe tried that process of using the EVO on a certain pre paid network were not supposed to talk about. The slcd on the TB is horrible. Totally over the top and unnatural looking with a pink hue. My EVO was revision 003 with the nova display so this is a big change. I miss the EVO's bright red interior.
VZW has the worst bloatware I've ever seen and no matter what your VZW owning friends may tell you, their LTE network is NOWHERE near as fast or dependable as sprints Wimax,not in my area of NYC anyway. I don't even like sense 2.0 lol, that's probably just because of the bloatware though. Sure the TB us pretty much the same device in the specs department but in reality the EVO was/is such a success for a reason and lightning just don't strike twice(no pun intended). I don't know if I should call Sprint and beg for forgiveness, sell the tbolt and fiancees incredible and use the cash to open up new Sprint service in her name or kick myself in the a$$ and learn to love the TB best I can. Is there a way to even re active service once the #'s have been ported? If I sell and get new evos ill still have to deal with ETFs from VZW. Let's not forget the EVO 3D either. The TB is still a great phone by HTC but it just ain't the EVO. I kept mine in pristine condition too so I'm not even enjoying the fact that my tbolt is shiny and new cuz SO WAS MY EVO. Well there it is guys, if your debating on switching please take my advice and know that the grass is not greener on the other side. You have the hottest device in your hand already. Don't take it for granted. Keep in mind that I'm in no way bashing the TB, its a great phone for those who have not been spoiled by the original 4G powerhouse.