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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dachillfx, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dachillfx

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    So I read, and I'm sure it is not common knowledge, Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt was built with the mobile hotspot embedded. So this last update was meant more so and built to neutralize that built in function of the device. Showing nothing but greed on Verizon's part. So technically for some or maybe most, this last update is costing you between $20-$30. On top of the so-called $30 unlimited plan(data that is). For those of you begging for the update to appear, just keep in mind what U R gonna lose if you fall victim to this under-handedness. Yes they tell you that your trial will end upon this update. Look what you lose and never got that was promised the device came with. We all know what I mean. This device was built with the Hotspot embedded like Skype was suppose to be. Now you lose your hotspot capability and gain more crap apps from the Big Red Devil. Not to mention the 70-80mbs this update will steal from you. I think I will wait for GB B4 I allow them to load my device with all that BS. This device was hyped to be the Granddaddy of em all, but look the Incredible 2 is getting more love than the Thunderbolt. Hell it is a Thunderbolt minus 4G but for those of you that have no 4G, you have a bigger Dinc 2. I always wondered why devices without the Droid name or brand backing it, were treated like red-headed step children. If most of us hold out on this update then the Big Red Devil will be forced to release GB, in order to cripple the device's hotspot Embedded capabilities. Mad yet?
     

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    Nope!
     
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    No! But it sounds like you are! And just for your info the Thunderbolt is the phone getting the most love from devs
     
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    Cancel your contract. It's making you miserable and a little insane. :)
     
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    Uh, the hotspot is basically just an app. If you are rooted you can install tether and do the same thing.

    From what I can recall, Verizon was clear from the beginning that the mobile hotspot was only free for a limited time, and they actually extended it. If anything, a built in video chat app is the thing that is missing, not a free hotspot.

    And in general, there are no features that are "embedded". The firmware is fully programmable, even the radio firmware.
     
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    Huge screen, unlimited Data, 4G LTE the best network of them all, and I hear Verizon most likely will let People grandfather unlimited data on over at end of contract time. Guess what GB will eventually be available for it. What's a few more months? big deal. In the meantime can you or can you not search the web? text? email? youtube? and do virtually everything that it will do when it does finally get GB. I don't think GB is going to make the phone 2 X better. If anything many will probably bitch " Oh Man even more Bloatware, etc etc" People are never happy.

    You think verizon is going to offer unlimited free 4G LTE hotspot forever? What are you the CEO's daughter?
     

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