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I'll be buying my first smartphone and have decided to get the Thunderbolt. Are there any significant problems with it and any reason I should consider another option?

Also, how easy is it to root this phone and do a lot of people end up bricking them?

I prefer to stay with Verizon and 4G, unless another carrier has a much better phone out. Thanks for the input.
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Well the thunderbolt is nice but is not as new as the phones coming out right now and also has one major weakness - a horrible battery. In your case I would switch carriers to Sprint and buy the brand new EVO 3d. It is much more advanced than the thunderbolt and is the same price. And from what I know sprint offers the best bang for buck plans and also TRUE unlitmited plans.
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I'll be buying my first smartphone and have decided to get the Thunderbolt. Are there any significant problems with it and any reason I should consider another option?

Also, how easy is it to root this phone and do a lot of people end up bricking them?

I prefer to stay with Verizon and 4G, unless another carrier has a much better phone out. Thanks for the input.
Don't do anything if you're looking for a phone, and are on Verizon.

Seriously. If you can wait, then try to. Thunderbolt is an amazing and great phone, but if you care to wait just a short while longer, at the end of this month (29'th I think) Samsung will announce their Galaxy S2 devices in USA.

Sometime next month (probably 2 weeks in) they will release the S2.

One of my buddies is in the same predicament.... and he's waiting, using a crappy flip phone for just one more month until it comes out....
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wait for the bionic, sept 8th
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wait for the bionic, sept 8th
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Well the thunderbolt is nice but is not as new as the phones coming out right now and also has one major weakness - a horrible battery. In your case I would switch carriers to Sprint and buy the brand new EVO 3d. It is much more advanced than the thunderbolt and is the same price. And from what I know sprint offers the best bang for buck plans and also TRUE unlitmited plans.
You're really telling him to drop verizon for sprint? Verizon is the best company in the country.
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You're really telling him to drop verizon for sprint? Verizon is the best company in the country.
Verizon and At&t have capped their data plans. Sprint is the only carrier with unlimited data plan. For someone who tethers their phone to the computer, the unlimited data plan is awesome. Verizon does have the fastest internet with their 4G LTE.
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Ya the thunderbolt has a few things against it, the main one being the battery. Having to charge your device ever 4-6 hours is not fun. Plus it is pretty big and heavy for a device.

I'd wait for either the Bionic, or possibly for the Galaxy 2 that has yet to be announced but should be soon.

As far as the sprint tethering thing goes, that's fine, but I'd rather take my LTE over WiMax any day.
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You're really telling him to drop verizon for sprint? Verizon is the best company in the country.
Verizon is crap IMO. They cap their data plans and are stupid expensive!!
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Verizon and At&t have capped their data plans. Sprint is the only carrier with unlimited data plan. For someone who tethers their phone to the computer, the unlimited data plan is awesome. Verizon does have the fastest internet with their 4G LTE.
they have capped their data plans for all new customers. people like me that got in before they did still have true unlimited. (and yes unlimited is "capped" too now)

which is why when it comes time for a new phone im moving to sprint.
 
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