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  1. mobile1

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    I live where there is no 4G access and I can say I was one of the last metropolitan cities (82,000 City/County) in Indiana to get 3G from Verizon. (AT&T just went here 3G in the past couple of months. Really!)

    So given I won't see 4G during the life of a Thunderbolt, I am asking myself if I should just wait for the updated version of my Incredible or get the TB.

    Thoughts?
     

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    well, since the 4g pricing right now is the same as 3g, there really isn't too much of a downside, other than initial cost of the device itself. and, if vzw decides to go with tiered pricing in the future, you'd be grandfathered in.

    that said, you could always look into the option of buying an incredible or droid2 with a 1 year contract and wait it out...
     
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    even without the 4G, the TB is a great phone.

    If I were in that position, it would really depend on what phone I currently had. Right now I have the BB Storm 1... I REALLY want to upgrade, but if I had something like the Droid X or the dINC, then I would probably wait it out.
     
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    Simultanious Voice and Data while on 3G is a HUGE reason to get the TB. Not to mention the large, beautiful screen, HTC sense, super-fast processor, etc....
     
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    I have a HTC Incredible now.
     
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    I guess I missed that working together on 3G.
     
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    I'd wait it out. The TB is an awesome phone with or without 4G, but the $249.99 price tag is too much for a 3G phone. It's basically an HTC Inspire at that point, which is sold for $99 or less.
     
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    I'm in a no 4G spot and probably won't have it for a while and I am still all in for this one. I love my Incredible, but I want the larger screen and I HAVE TO HAVE Sense UI, so for me, this is the logical choice 4G or not.

    I'm so friggin' pumped!
     
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    Biggest advantage: Getting locked into an unlimited data plan.
     
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    I won't have 4G for a loooong time, but I have a feature phone right now so.... it will still be quite an upgrade! If I had a Dinc or Droid x (or any current generation droid) I wouldn't be getting a Tbolt unless I was eligible for the upgrade price.
     
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    Move naaaaoooooo!!!!!!!!
     
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    No 4g in my area but I have plenty of family in LA,Ca that I visit on most weekend so I still will be able to enjoy 4G when I visit them.
     
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    And since the pricing is the same, what exactly are you losing?
     
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    Yes I have to drive 30 min to get 4g coverage. I am replacing a samsung fascinate and am looking forward to many features on the thunderbolt over the fascinate.
     
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    sucks to be living where you are. I would say this is the top of the line phone and if you travel at all you could get 4g then :D
     
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    I don't have 4G here yet either, but you figure it's a solid device regardless if you're on LTE, the phone itself is snappy as tits. Also, if you're getting a 2-year contract (like myself) the second half or so (I'm praying) will have 4G here, so it'll be worth it in the long run. If not, like everyones saying, faster processor voice and data at the same time etc etc good phone, good buy, go for it!
     
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    I am buying mine first thing. I won't see 4g in 2 TB's lifetime. However there are times where I travel to places that have it. But I just like the TB.
     
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    I'm not in a 4g area and probably wont be for a while but I am planning to get this phone. However after viewing the video review it would seem that it comes with a lot of apps that are 4g specific. I would be kinda of pissed if I never got to use any of those. I don't travel much either so chances are I won't get much use from 4g.
     
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    I'd move. South Florida has the entire east coast covered already.
     
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    i wanted this phone last november when it was a 3g only device so yeah i think this would still be a great choice for you. the bigger screen alone is worth it imo.
     

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