Why is the HTC Thunderbolt so expensive?
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Reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 03/21/2011
  • Lindsey

    Because they want you to sign up for a 2 year contract, if they shock you with a super high price tag when bought separately it will push most people to say to themselves…I guess signing a two year contract is a better deal.

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  • Bad News

    After some research, it is my belief that the 4G devices, including the Thunderbolt, will NOT work on Page Plus right now. They do not have traditional MEID’s and the system we use is not built for the new ESN’s/SIM Cards combinations.

    We had a customer try to activate a Thunderbolt yesterday and the Page Plus system did not recognize the ESN/IMEI, etc.

    Kitty

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    • Thanks for this information Kitty. This is unfortunate, but important information.

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  • Borngreat

    That is not true. HTC thunderbolt is not just a 4G device. It actually has dual radios CDMA and LTE. The CDMA part can be flashed to any cdma provider like Pageplus cellular, metro pcs, cricket, boost mobile. I currently have an HTC thunderbolt on my $29.95 pageplus plan. It was flashed by beigephone.. http://www.beigephone.com/flash-verizon-htc-thunderbolt-to-page-plus/ everything works (no 4G obviously) but the 3G is super fast.

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    • Thank you for this information. The part I am curious about it why does the phone need to be flashed? I have a Droid Incredible with PagePlus right now and it did not need to be flashed.

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      • Borngreat

        It needs to be flashed because verizon disabled OTA (over-the-air programming) on the thunderbolt. For other verizon phones, all you can provision the phone by dialing *228 .. not so for the thunderbolt.. that’s why it needs to be flashed.

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