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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sw33ndawg, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The network. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with AT&T. I've been using the carrier for about two years now and have had no problems. The thing that worries me is locking myself into non-LTE for 2 years. I live smack in the middle of Philly and NYC so I'm fairly sure LTE will be available in my area within the year.. so I'd be stuck on a non-LTE phone for a year, and that would kill me. This is the main reason I'm leaning towards switching to Verizon and getting the Thunderbolt. Anyone else feel the same?

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  2. zizo79

    zizo79 Android Enthusiast

    Don't get it then lol
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  3. ap3604

    ap3604 Android Enthusiast

    LoL exactly :p
  4. tsanuri

    tsanuri Android Enthusiast

    Actually LTE is already avail in those 2 markets with Verizon they are just waiting on a phone to use it.
  5. Jp77

    Jp77 Member

    My sentiments exactly. I just dont want to pay the rumored LTE premium monthly costs.
  6. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is true they are, but I live INBETWEEN these two cities (no LTE here yet for any carrier). AT&T does not have an LTE phone either (and as far as I know have not announced one yet).
  7. tsanuri

    tsanuri Android Enthusiast

    For mobile broadband Verizon is charging the same price as they did for 3G. And right now that is the offical thing we have for pricing right now and using it they will not charge more for LTE.

    As to ATT and LTE they will not even start deploying it until second half of the year.
  8. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just spoke to ATT. They DO NOT offer 1 year contracts :(. Looks like ill be going the thunderbolt route.
  9. tsanuri

    tsanuri Android Enthusiast

    Yep ATT killed those. Verizon is the last of the majors left that I think offers them.
  10. Anomaly460

    Anomaly460 Lurker

    If its just the network (and not the locked bootloader) that's your problem with the Atrix, the Bionic on Verizon may be the better option (if your patient)

    Another option that's not getting a lot of attention is best buys buyback program...getting half of the RETAIL value back makes buying the phone outright (or signing a new contract) not as ridiculous...
  11. skinien

    skinien Android Enthusiast

    I actually feel the same way. The fact that I can switch to verizon and get grandfathered into unlimited LTE for $29.99/mo is tempting. I'm sick of not being to make calls at sporting events, downtown, in large buildings , etc. :(

    Oh, switching to Verizon would also save me $10/mo.

    The best phone vs. the best network... tough.
  12. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    pick the network dude. If verizon works better for you go for it! no one is going to bash on you. I think the thunderbolt is sexy as hell, and im an AT&T employee. Im going to be buying my dad the thunderbolt when it comes out.
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  13. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    Okay. Thanks for that.....
  14. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If I buy this phone for the upgrade price ($199) and get the buy back program do they pay half of the retail when I trade it in?
  15. tsanuri

    tsanuri Android Enthusiast

    From what I have read, yes. The buy back is based off retail price.
  16. Willy Willy

    Willy Willy Well-Known Member

    You pay for the buy back program
  17. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    Damn...after the Droid X and then the Galaxy S line came out, and hanging out in all the rumor threads last year I decided I was going 1 year only from now on..

    I think Sprint you have to go in store for 1 year plans. AT&T might be off my list. They do have better service than Verizon where I live so far. Hoping LTE changes that. But I'm not trying to be locked in for 2 years anymore!!!

    Why cant the carriers just make it easier for us instead of harder to choose who to go to?
  18. nerarea

    nerarea Lurker

    I feel the same, but I believe that att may improve the network.
    : )

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