List your biggest complaints about ThunderboltGeneral


  1. griller

    griller Active Member

    I'm sure battery life is an issue for many people, also no skype video chat. Is there anything else you don't like about this phone? I'm on the fence on this phone right now, and wanted to hear out people's complaints on this phone before i pull the trigger.

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  2. Get it. You wont be upset.
    Wilson1911, jcbsides and Chrizzl3 like this.
  3. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    My biggest complaint are the cry-baby threads that post unrealistic expectations for the phone. "You mean I own a phone that's owned by THAT whiney baby?!?!"
    Wilson1911, 2010 ZR1, ksb63 and 17 others like this.
  4. griller

    griller Active Member

    ah i am still locked in for another 8 months for my previous 2 year contract, and was looking to use 1 year Early Upgrade program for this, but wanted to sign up for only 1 year contract.

    I was just looking around on VZW web looking at this option to see if i could sign up for only 1 year contract, not 2-year...but it doesn't seem to offer that option when i upgrade thru early upgrade.

    Does anybody know if early upgrade only allows new 2-year contracts?
  5. This x10000000
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  6. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Well-Known Member

    If you are using an early upgrade on a two-year plan you can only use the two-year extension.
  7. Left Coast DJ

    Left Coast DJ Well-Known Member

    Battery - though it's getting better. I went almost a full day yesterday since I unplugged it in the morning. Otherwise, this phone is FANTASTIC. HTC Sense is very very subtle and doesn't get in the way. In fact, I like Sense. And the HTC keyboard is really nice. I like it better than the iPhone keyboard.
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  8. mcberry

    mcberry New Member

    My biggest complaint is the kickstand is positioned such that you can't charge while the kickstand is in use (well you can, it just defeats the purpose). This is more a minor annoyance than anything though, as I don't really need the kickstand ever.

    My battery is now going on 25.5 hours and has 16% left. I was mostly on wifi during this time so that seems to be a huge battery saver. If I am on the road or out of a wifi zone it seems to drain more quickly. Juice Defender claims it saved 1.24x battery, or 24%, but not sure if this is accurate.
    elbowyeish, kraftydevil and crimton like this.
  9. Esabasard

    Esabasard Well-Known Member

    I used an early upgrade to get a 1 year contract after only 15 months on my previous 2 year. I had to call in and ultimately talk to a couple of people to get it done but it is definitely possible.
    lamoglinsgal likes this.
  10. Bsmits

    Bsmits Member

    I still have no battery gripe. I've had my phone unplugged almost 23 hours now and I'm still at 39%. A bunch of it has been wifi, but honestly, if you have wifi available and are using 3g I have one question for you. WHY? Anyway, I've played games on it and downloaded AND streamed music during this 23 hours. Partially on 3g, partially on wifi. I'd say the battery life is great given that the battery is only 1400mAh.
    dbgoolsby and Chrizzl3 like this.
  11. dvst8

    dvst8 Active Member

    I was able to do an early upgrade after 1 year of contract and still just take a 1 year contract on the TB. I went to the store and told them I wanted the TB with a one year contract. They could not figure out why it was not an option so they sold me the 2 year contract and called support to have them change it to a one year. I verified this in My Verizon, they did just end up giving me the 1 year contract. So it is possible if they want to do it.
  12. You will love this phone people just expect unrealistic things from phones. The battery life isnt that bad, but its not great either. Other than that I love the phone and once 4g is in my area I will love it that much more.
  13. Thunderbionic

    Thunderbionic Member

    Here are my complaints:
    Size That's what she said. I am a guy with small girly hands and this thing is too big. I didn't realize this before I bought it, how would I have known? I like to wear skinny hipster jeans and this phone doesn't even fit through the pocket hole!
    Weight It is heavy and feels like a brick! Lifting it feels like a workout! I am a heavy guy (mostly fat, no muscle) and it feels painful to hold sometimes!
    Not dual core I don't even know what that means or how that will improve the phone but I want it because it sounds cool! I heard my friend say that the youtube videos load up faster on his Atrix by about 0.5 seconds. That is 0.5 seconds of my life that I'm not getting back.
    Screen It's not a retina display! I heard those are made by apple and they look like a retina or something cool like that.
    It's not an iPhone I thought it would be an iphone but it's not an iphone.

    /s
  14. Left Coast DJ

    Left Coast DJ Well-Known Member


    lulz :D
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  15. keving

    keving Well-Known Member


    What is the 1 year contract price??
    My VZW corp store is giving me the 2 year for $199. That is what I am going to do as of now. Heading there Monday AM.

  16. I think that's an unfair comment. I love this phone, but people are entitled to their opinion, and it's nice to be aware of potential problems.
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  17. ToyotaTacoma

    ToyotaTacoma Well-Known Member

    I ordered on an early upgrade for $229 for a 1 year contract. They weren't able to get that price in the store, but online it worked just fine. I heard I will be eligible for a new phone in 10 months.
  18. swaldrop

    swaldrop Well-Known Member

    Phanbois are all the same, no matter what flavor the device. God forbid someone doesn't like something about the device they own. Insecure much? It is a phone, not your child.

    There are things wrong with this phone whether certain folks believe them to be true or not. There are also things this phone does far better than any other phone. Just need to see if the good outweigh the bad and then make a decision based on that.
    Binglut9 likes this.
  19. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member

    By biggest complaint are people like you who think that this phone is absolutely perfect and don't respect the opinions of people who have legitimate complaints/issues with the phone. :rolleyes:

    This is a thread for people who have complaints about the phone. If you don't have any, why post?
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  20. slinky

    slinky Well-Known Member

    Very funny. Time to make a little skit on YouTube...
  21. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member

    to anybody that whines about it not being a dual core.

    try it first the thing is freaking fast..

    Your only complaining about the fact that its not a dual core because you bought into some hype and never really thought about what it did.

    Because the thunderbolt is way fast.

    it makes my incredible seem like a G1.

    dammit i am a slow mother flucker... i did not notice the sarcasm in the iphone post.

    I R dumby
  22. Alhaiddesalami

    Alhaiddesalami New Member


    My corporate discount offers me @ 2 years for $209.99 and 1 year for $239.99.
  23. WormDoes

    WormDoes Well-Known Member

    How did you not know how big it was, didn't you play with it (or at least hold it) before you threw down $250?? I wear skinny jeans sometimes and I have no problem getting the bolt in and out. Is it big in my pocket? Yes, but I knew it would be before I purchased it. I mean no disrespect by this, but please go return your Bolt so someone who appreciates Android can have it. There will be plenty of iPhone's with lack of flash and microSD support, lack of customizations and small processors available for you.

    And you're right it's not an iPhone, it's a Thunderbolt and it is sooooo much better. :D
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  24. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man Well-Known Member

    You got trolled bro
    crimton, BB2DROID, TikTokk and 3 others like this.
  25. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

    Oooh...that's embarrassing.. lol
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