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    Hello all, I'm new to posting on the forum.

    I tried to purchase a Verizon hardshell case (at the Verizon store) for my Thunderbolt and they wont fit! We tried 4 cases and they wouldnt snap tight to my phone. The top corner wouldnt snap down, and if you could get it down, the diagonal corner would pop off.

    A sales associate with his own Thunderbolt came over and could properly get the case to fit on his phone. I have never dropped, slammed, crunched, or put enough pressure on the phone to hurt it. Visually there is nothing wrong with it - not a sign of damage on it. Is anyone else having this problem, or has heard of it? I tried to contact HTC and their solution was that Verizon was selling a product that was flawed, or that I was trying to use another phones case...
     

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    Why didn't you ask the guy at Verizon to put the case on for you
     
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    Is your battery door snapped on all the way around?
     
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    He tried, with all of the cases. No luck - he has never seen this happen either.

    My battery door was snapped shut all the way.
     
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    That is odd I have a hard case from Verizon and it is difficult to get on and off but I can her it if I try. Do you have any other issues with your phone? If you do you should try to get Verizon to replace it
     
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    I bought a hardshell case a while back and it didnt fit. I figured that it was just a poorly made one. Honestly though, unless youre dead set on the hardshell case, I would check out the Ringke cases for us. I LOVE this freaking cover.. Ive never felt better about holding my phone and not worrying about dropping it. I have once, and whenever I dont have the case on I get a little wary of it happening again.

    http://androidforums.com/htc-thunderbolt/329617-ringke-case-thunderbolt.html

    Theyre inexpensive and imo, the best case for the money.
     
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    Would you mind linking me up, thank you!

    I thought it was just how I put it on too - so I went to the store and scheduled to talk with a rep. They were almost smug about why I would make an appointment to talk about putting a case on, until they couldnt get it on either.
     
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    Rearth USA | Go ahead, judge us by the cover!
     
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    Thanks a lot! I like that you can cap the audio jack with this cover. I work outside and hike often - and the dust seems to find its way inside of there no matter what I contain the phone in.
     
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    Thats one of my favorite features to be honest. Did you read my review on it? Also, check out the video that was done by it by a Good guy(albiet bad taste in sports:p) and its really useful.

    YouTube - ‪Case Review - Ringke by Rearth for HTC Thunderbolt‬‏
     
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    Another vote for the ringke.

    Definitely my favorite soft case. Great feel and repels dust and oil like no other.

    You will need to do a little trimming to get the proximity sensor to work however.
     
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    Heh, yeah, forgot about that. Thats the only flaw. I cut a spot away for it.
     
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    I tried to make a nice neat little opening and ended up cutting the whole piece off.. :p

    With a little extra work with a razor it looks like it came that way.
     
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    Fixed for you good sir. :D
     
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    I took a knife and started at the crest and then went down. Cut a nice little triangle out and it didnt kill the stability of the case.
     
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