10-26-2011 08:11 AM
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  1. opjones's Avatar
    If you'd like an early upgrade to the Nexus Galaxy then go over to twitter and ask them. I've sent out a few tweets to @VerizonWireless, @VZWSupport & @Verizon. Those of us on the Thunderbolt were the first adopters to 4G and with any first adopters you're taking a chance on something and things never go as planned. So ask verizon for a chance to upgrade early to the Nexus Galaxy if you want a new phone. It doesn't hurt to ask and if they see enough people asking you never know. I've received many early upgrade offers from Verizon, fingers crossed I get another.

    Here's what I sent.

    "How about a special offer upgrade to a Galaxy Nexus for us 4G 1st time adopters on a Thunderbolt?"
    10-24-2011 09:08 AM
  2. worwig's Avatar
    Leave HTC for a Samsung.

    NOT! I got burned on that and learned an expensive lesson.

    And I'm actually very happy with my TB as it is right now.

    Now that Moto RAZR............
    10-24-2011 09:39 AM
  3. willis936's Avatar
    Galaxy Nexus isn't a Samsung. It's made by them but it's a google hero phone. See: nexus: the best Android ever built.

    Also you honestly think they'll give you that early of an upgrade? lol.

    -stock HTC Thunderbolt tapatalk
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    10-24-2011 09:44 AM
  4. jas o's Avatar
    Let us know it it works!!!
    10-24-2011 10:12 AM
  5. pimfram's Avatar
    I have been content with my TB since I rotted. I'm definitely not getting a Nexus early if I have to pay $600 for the thing, so I'll probably just wait until my 1-year deal is up in February and play with all the new phones and get the one I like most.
    10-24-2011 10:14 AM
  6. blueyzfr6's Avatar
    I have been content with my TB since I rotted. I'm definitely not getting a Nexus early if I have to pay $600 for the thing, so I'll probably just wait until my 1-year deal is up in February and play with all the new phones and get the one I like most.
    Exactly, the CES is a couple months away anyway.
    10-24-2011 10:19 AM
  7. droid747's Avatar
    I bought my thunderbolt on a 1 year contract for $229 back in march, thanks to the discount pricing from my employers discount. My upgrade is in mid January so I don't really need Verizon to up my discount date. Plus in January I bet they have some post Christmas sales to boost sales and by then I can see the specs on the quad core phones coming out.
    Granter likes this.
    10-24-2011 10:22 AM
  8. Shygar's Avatar
    I have been content with my TB since I rotted....
    Are you a zombie now?
    10-24-2011 10:44 AM
  9. quantumiq's Avatar
    Are you a zombie now?
    that's what i was thinking too =P
    Shygar likes this.
    10-24-2011 10:50 AM
  10. defcon999's Avatar
    VZW usually announces in Jan/Feb and release them in March/April......I will wait until then. The RAZR looked good until I learned that it won't have a swappable battery. I bet next year will have a good crop of phones. I would like VZW give us the TBolt users the option of upgrading without a penalty or charging us extra $$$ for that privilege.
    10-24-2011 10:57 AM
  11. jhimebau's Avatar
    I am extremely happy with my TB. Even more so since I loaded DAS BAMF 1.0.7! The RAZR looks really good but the battery arrangement really turns me off. I have an upgrade coming early next year but do not intend to use it for a while.
    10-24-2011 10:57 AM
  12. robrecht's Avatar
    I already have an upgrade that I've been sitting on, but don't really want to upgrade to the Nexus. It looks like a great phone and I would probably love the screen but it's not worth $200 or $300 to me. I would take it as a free upgrade but that's just not gonna happen for quite some time.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    cordoni likes this.
    10-24-2011 11:18 AM
  13. pimfram's Avatar
    Are you a zombie now?
    Haha.
    10-24-2011 11:32 AM
  14. jd07bos's Avatar
    Wait for the vigor or razr, Samsung smart phones blow

    Sent via Tapatalk via Thunderbolt
    10-24-2011 11:44 AM
  15. FrankXS's Avatar
    I already have an upgrade that I've been sitting on, but don't really want to upgrade to the Nexus. It looks like a great phone and I would probably love the screen but it's not worth $200 or $300 to me. I would take it as a free upgrade but that's just not gonna happen for quite some time.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    I'm with you. Basically, thanks anyway, but I'm good

    -Frank
    10-24-2011 11:46 AM
  16. opjones's Avatar
    Coming from an X I'm not happy with the weight, size & battery life of the Bolt. Also the exterior of the phone is all chipped up, kick stand is worn and the glass scratches easily, I would be back on an X if it were not for the 4G. Now don't take that the wrong way I still love my bolt, but I'm being picky here. I'm a glutton for new tech so I want the nfc, I want a dev phone and I'm extremely happy that verizon is finally getting one. So yes I would upgrade in a heartbeat for $300 and contract extension. All I ask is if you feel the same just to drop vzw a note asking to do so.
    10-24-2011 12:04 PM
  17. defcon999's Avatar
    Coming from an X I'm not happy with the weight, size & battery life of the Bolt. Also the exterior of the phone is all chipped up, kick stand is worn and the glass scratches easily
    I have a screen protector and it smudges, but it is scratch free. As far as the chips on the case, that is what a cover is for. My complaint is that this phone doesn't have GORILLA glass like the RAZR and I have read many people dropping their phones and the screen cracking. It happened to me (replaced it) and my daughter and a friend's EvO (TBolt for Sprint) and a few other people. I am holding off getting a new phone until next year.....want to see what the iPhone 5 will offer!
    10-24-2011 12:41 PM
  18. rage151's Avatar
    I can deal with not being able to remove the battery, but no SD card in the Nexus is a deal breaker. If the phone takes a spill, it's all gone (unless you have a backup). I signed a one year with my TB and can upgrade in Feb...will probably wait and see what will be coming out next year.
    10-24-2011 12:50 PM
  19. PJnc284's Avatar
    I have a screen protector and it smudges, but it is scratch free. As far as the chips on the case, that is what a cover is for. My complaint is that this phone doesn't have GORILLA glass like the RAZR and I have read many people dropping their phones and the screen cracking. It happened to me (replaced it) and my daughter and a friend's EvO (TBolt for Sprint) and a few other people. I am holding off getting a new phone until next year.....want to see what the iPhone 5 will offer!

    I wouldn't let gorilla glass be a deal breaker. It's just a nice little buzzword that makes people feel all warm and fuzzy but that's it. My OG Droid lost a battle with the driveway and had a random hairline scratch on the Fascinate I had (no drops and kept in a holster). So while Gorilla Glass may be stronger, it's certainly not impervious to damage.
    10-24-2011 01:06 PM
  20. opjones's Avatar
    I have a screen protector and it smudges, but it is scratch free. As far as the chips on the case, that is what a cover is for. My complaint is that this phone doesn't have GORILLA glass like the RAZR and I have read many people dropping their phones and the screen cracking. It happened to me (replaced it) and my daughter and a friend's EvO (TBolt for Sprint) and a few other people. I am holding off getting a new phone until next year.....want to see what the iPhone 5 will offer!
    I don't use covers or screen protectors, it takes away from the sensitivity of the screen and covers make phones more bulky. Companies need to make phones durable enough for everyday use, and that's how my X was. When I sold it after months of use it still looked fairly new.
    10-24-2011 01:07 PM
  21. defcon999's Avatar
    I wouldn't let gorilla glass be a deal breaker. It's just a nice little buzzword that makes people feel all warm and fuzzy but that's it. My OG Droid lost a battle with the driveway and had a random hairline scratch on the Fascinate I had (no drops and kept in a holster). So while Gorilla Glass may be stronger, it's certainly not impervious to damage.
    I agree with you, but with gorilla glass your phone is more likely to survive a typical "hip" fall distance fall which is common (when your shirt gets caught in the holster and you pull it out....and plop...there goes the phone....I speak from experience...LOLOL). If I am not mistaken the original DROID's had Gorilla Glass and I dropped mine many times and never a crack or scratch.

    P.S. I use a product when I play guitar called "Gorilla Snot" to help grip the guitar pick....LOLOL
    10-24-2011 01:10 PM
  22. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Simple solution to not breaking your phone... don't ever drop it!!! Seriously! Some would call me lucky as I've NEVER dropped a cell phone ever, even going back to ol' feature (dumb) phones. But I don't consider it luck as I do everything in my power to avoid even the slighest possibility of dropping anything I consider valuable! I look at it as, "An ounce of prevention..."

    As to the OP's topic, it certainly couldn't hurt to ask for an early upgrade. The worst they could say is no. Although, I don't agree that it would make much difference if a lot of "early adopter's" request it (regardless of medium, ex. Twitter, phone, in person, etc.) as each person's situation with Verizon is different. What I think is key though, is if at all possible put yourself in the driver's seat to where you don't need to ask for an early upgrade and can pull the trigger on whatever you so choose when the situation arises.
    FrankXS likes this.
    10-24-2011 02:23 PM
  23. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    I'm probably going to keep my Thunderbolt and sell my spare Thunderbolt (BNIB) to get the Nexus.

    Having a ton of people beg for early upgrades is not going to do much. One or two people might get lucky by having gotten in touch with a really nice rep. But they are not going to start throwing around exceptions for a device that is that high in demand because they know that they will sell them regardless.
    10-24-2011 02:32 PM
  24. Patsean8's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I could have sworn the Thunderbolt has Gorilla Glass. It's on their list of phones that feature it on their website.
    FrankXS likes this.
    10-24-2011 02:35 PM
  25. FrankXS's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I could have sworn the Thunderbolt has Gorilla Glass. It's on their list of phones that feature it on their website.
    It does.

    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/p...th-gorilla/htc

    -Frank



    Sent from my HTC ThunderBolt 4G/LTE using Tapatalk
    10-24-2011 02:42 PM
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