Hope of "grandfathered" unlimited LTE the only thing keeping me...
I gotta say, I'm overall disappointed with the Thunderbolt.
My "smartphone" path: Motorola Q --> LG Dare --> BB 9530 --> BB 9550 --> DInc --> ViP4 --> TB
I've rooted, customized, done my homework, etc...
Still no proper Skype, Netflix. Inexcusably horrible battery life.
I prefer Android over iOS but I liked my DInc better because at least it did what it was supposed to do very well whereas I feel like with the TB some of the basic stuff just isn't there.
At this point, the only reason I haven't gone back to my ViP4 or DInc is because I'm hoping that by staying on an LTE contract, I will be "grandfathered" in for unlimited data at this price point when the tiered plans kick in.
TB = Fail.
Sorry, just my humble opinion and personal experience with the phone...
- 06-07-2011, 05:43 PM #2
I'm glad you put quotation marks on smartphone haha because the dare is not a smartphone.
Well hopefully you can get what you want from the bad experience with the TB. Good Luck.
Oh and don't apologize everyone has different preferences and experiences!If you don't have an iPhone.... Well you're probably doing alright.
Galaxy Nexus < ThunderBolt < Bold 9650 < Storm 2 < Storm 1 < 8330 + 8310
- 06-07-2011, 05:47 PM #3
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- 06-07-2011, 08:09 PM #5
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- Stock/Rooted and looking
key is do it all over the phone,if you go into a store..................................well then be happy with what you have
- 06-07-2011, 08:29 PM #6
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- 06-08-2011, 12:19 AM #9
I liked my Tbolt before the last update. Now it reboots it self atleast twice a day and once a week it says my sd card ejected itself. I have replaced the sd card and it still does it so I'm assuming its the phone. I'm holding onto it until a dual core 4g phone gets released on Verizon.
- 06-08-2011, 05:02 AM #10
- 06-08-2011, 11:48 AM #11
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I'm using the T-bolt as my main internet connection for home so I'll be pissed if they change my contract pricing for $30 unlimited data or even worse put a data cap on. When I bought the phone a few weeks ago, the Verzion rep assured me they wouldn't do that once you were in a contract.
- 06-08-2011, 12:04 PM #12
- 06-08-2011, 12:49 PM #13
- 27 Posts
The built in hopspot was giving me troubles and seems to give quite a few others troubles as well. The hotspot feature on mine kept restarting and dropping my internet every few minutes. Once I rooted the phone, I installed the wireless tether app and it was been working perfect ever since. I can stream an HD netflix movie while my son plays call of duty online at the same time with no hiccups.