Sorry guys, but I am jumping ship and going back to the iphone!
Let me say that I absolutely love the thunderbolt but I have tried to get past the battery issues and even bought a spare battery but I live in a very remote area where a network extender is my only option for service and I can't make calls or receive them sometimes and my texts rarely work and I get no data from it where my wife sitting next to me with her iphone has none of these problems. I have tried new batteries, a new sim and still the same problems. I bought the phone at launch and I have only got to use it in an LTE area once and it was amazing but I just can't deal with the other problems. I have to wear slacks to work so the spare battery is kind of out of the question because of the size so I spoke to Verizon and they are going to let me exchange my phone and go back to the iphone. Sucks because I really love this phone and what its capable of but I just can't deal with the negatives anymore, especially when its such a big part of my business. So, everyone enjoy your phone and maybe down the road I will get another android phone and go from there. Take care guys!!
- 04-13-2011, 01:09 PM #2
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- 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM #4
I don't think anyone can fault you for taking back a phone that literally doesn't work for you and I think that's why Verizon probably let you return the phone.
It's a shame because it really is one of the best phones out there, but if it doesn't work for you in the place you live, then there's no point in suffering with it. It appears that it was a mix of the phone and area combined more than just the phone.
- 04-13-2011, 01:31 PM #6
- 04-13-2011, 01:41 PM #7
try turning the 4g radio off, if you haven't already. you can do this by dialing *#*#4636#*#* and going to phone info. then changing the signal to CDMA PRL only. or dl phone info app which does the dialing for you.
this will drastically improve battery life
- 04-13-2011, 01:41 PM #8
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- 04-13-2011, 01:59 PM #12
Well thank you for saying that! I honestly don't believe that iphone is better at anything except battery life. I love the phone and it kills me to have to make this decision but its what's best. I have turned the LTE radio's off and the battery life did improve but still nowhere close to what I need it at. Plus if 4G comes around my area which is supposed to be this year I am really in trouble. I live about 45 miles south of Wichita on a farm so its a very rural area and it searches for signal a lot which hurts it tremendously and like I said, for some reason the Thunderbolt and my network extender do not play well with each other. Tech support has confirmed this with me and they have no fix for it yet.
So as bad as I hate to leave unlimited 4G and go back to incredible slow 3G forever with this phone and I think a piece of hardware that is no where close to what I have now, its the best option phone wise for me right now that Verizon has to offer because most android phones suffer in the battery area somewhat. The iphone has a rock solid battery...but that's about it!!
- 04-13-2011, 02:08 PM #14
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