HTC TB questions before purchase
I'm looking into moving to Verizon, and purchasing an HTC Thunderbolt. Out of the 3 LTE phones, this one seemed to be the best for me. A couple of questions for you current owners, if that's ok?
-Does 4G/LTE unlimited data plans add an additional cost to 4G/LTE service? I've read mixed answers.
-Is 4G really worth it in terms of cost and speed?
-Can the TB run Netflix?
-Will I be grandfathered in to the unlimited data package if I purchase before July 7th?
Just an FYI, I'm coming from an iPhone 3GS with AT&T (yuck I know!) with a mixture of Macs and PCs at my house and work. Going from the iOS to the Droid is a big step for me, but I'm willing to take the plunge! Thanks everyone!
- 06-21-2011, 03:35 PM #2
2. 4g is totaly worth it and u dont have to pay anything exta per month for 4g
3. not at the moment unless you root it will be coming officaly at some point
4. as long as you buy and activate before july 7
- 06-21-2011, 03:42 PM #3
I did some more research and it looks like Netflix works with Gingerbread only...and I guess the TB should be getting an update to Gingerbread this month! Is that all true or just hearsay?
- 06-21-2011, 04:12 PM #5
Still a great device and for most of us, the current software runs great. Not sure if you're the type who likes to root and install custom ROMs, but if so, this device has a HUGE amount of dev support, and some GB ROMS are already available. If not, like I said, you may be waiting a bit longer than was originally planned for a GB update.
- 06-21-2011, 04:13 PM #6
- 06-21-2011, 04:30 PM #7
We will see Gingerbread when they release Gingerbread.
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- 06-21-2011, 06:17 PM #10
Another couple of questions...
I usually listen to music in the gym, and I use my phone to do so. If I have iTunes, what is the best way to get my music onto my new TB? I read about a few apps that sync music wirelessly over the air, but I'm not sure that's what I'm looking for. Do I need to create a new music folder on the desktop and drag drop music in there, and then place that folder onto my phone? I have a Windows 7 desktop by the way.
Also, I plan on buying a 32GB microSD card in the future to boost the disk space. I've read things like "Class 10 is the way to go for Android phones," but I have no idea what that means. Can I stick any old 32GB microSD card in the phone? Is there a special one I need to look for? I know brands like Sandisk, Patriot, and Lexar are decent brands, but who knows these days!
- 06-22-2011, 11:27 AM #13
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