Should I get the TB right now or wait?
I am so sick with my iPhone and just got rid of it for my sake. Now I am in a complicated case "to buy or not to buy" because I really love the Blackberry Bold 9930 and also hearing that the Bionic is "coming soon" as well. Do you guys think I should get the TB right now or using a crappy phone for a while to wait for better phones?
I do appreciate your comments
- 06-07-2011, 11:03 AM #2
I wouldn't trade my Bolt for any of VZW's current or coming soon lineup, so there's my take on it. While it does have it's issues (for some people more than others), it has an amazing dev community if you are into or looking to get into rooting. Also, there are some damn good deals out for the Bolt these days.
- 06-07-2011, 11:10 AM #3
I had the same debate and the one thing that influenced my decision was the ability to grandfather in the unlimited 4G data plan. I was worried that VZN would switch to a tiered plan and charge extra for 4G by the time the bionic came out and I didn't want to wait and see, plus I prefer the Sense UI over Blur.
This led me to getting the Tbolt and I lucked out and got it for $99 through VZN's online store (2-yr renewal).
- 06-07-2011, 11:14 AM #4
- 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM #6
No blackberrys. I would wait to see if the Thunderbolt reboot problem is sorted out; if you're one of the users affected, it's not fun. But I understand your turmoil, because the Bionic will likely bring tiered 4G data prices.
- 06-07-2011, 11:20 AM #9
I think there was another thread on this, but it may be specific to some accounts based on how long you've been with VZN. I qualified for a "Secret Sale" that they were doing and it knocked the price down to $199. After going through the checkout process, all the way to the final step before submitting my order, it showed an additional $100 off bringing it to $99. I also saw some posts that Amazon had it for $99, but I'm not sure if that's still going on.
I was also considering the Droid Charge (I had a Fascinate before), so the $99 price tag on the TBolt definitely helped sway my decision.
- 06-07-2011, 11:44 AM #10
Unfortunately, in this market, there is ALWAYS gonna be phone that's only *a month or two away* that will be enticing...no matter what current phone you may be considering.
Based on what was posted by the OP, I'd get one now. Just my 2. Personally, I was BlackBerry user (and defender) for years, but I'm done with them. The Bionic has some sweet specs, but as much as I love the TBolts 4.3" screen, the size of the device is really close to the edge for me, and I really think 4.5" is just too big for something I have to carry around with me all the time. On top of that, no real release date has been put there, and the estimates seem to just getting pushed back. I've never been that good at playing that waiting game.
Plus, I love my Thunderbolt.
- 06-07-2011, 12:34 PM #11
- 06-07-2011, 02:08 PM #12
- 06-07-2011, 02:35 PM #14
- 06-07-2011, 03:19 PM #15
If I was choosing right now I think I would go with the incredible 2... Especially with the rebooting issue of the tb. I picked up a inc2 last week for my wife and it is a really nice phone. I only could find one plus with the tb over inc2 for me and that is the bigger screen.The price is awesome too... 79.99 at Costco.
If my phone never rebooted and I lived in a 4g area the tb would probably get the nod.
- 06-07-2011, 03:34 PM #16
I have been away from the BB for awhile now and there is no comparison. Android is a much better experience. I don't have the TB but have played with it. I can upgrade in December and am considering it. I currently have the original Incredible and love it to death. I can deal with a 4.3 screen but having a screen that is 4.5 is just too big. I have small hands and 4.3 is comfortable. Anything larger than that will not work for me. I think you would like the TB if you are wanting a 4G device.
- 06-07-2011, 03:45 PM #17
- 216 Posts
- 0 Post(s)
- 0 Thread(s)
- You Jelly Huh 2.1
My honest opinion? Go into a store and play with all the Android phones they have available. And ask the sales reps to reboot the phones when you do play with them so that you have a fresh experience with all the devices. Get yourself something that feels good to you. The TBolt felt the best to me, but only after playing with the Charge and a couple of handsets first. Remember, you are going to put some serious cash down for it, so you better love it.
Of course, I love my TBolt!! Woot woot!!
- 06-07-2011, 04:04 PM #18
Thank you for all the comments guys. I already purchased the BOLT today after work and bought several cases and screen protector from Amazon. Can't wait to get them.
I am rooting my phone right now and my quick question is: after rooting, what is the best custom rom for it? or just keep the stock OS?
- 06-07-2011, 11:45 PM #20
- 06-09-2011, 01:00 AM #21
- 06-09-2011, 01:12 AM #22