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Verizon Offering HTC ThunderBolt To Select Customers For $150

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If there ever was a day to buy Verizon’s HTC ThunderBolt, today might be it. The price of the HTC ThunderBolt is well documented. It’s expensive just about everywhere but Amazon and Verizon itself offers it up for $250 on a new two-year contract.

HTC ThunderBolt Price

Well, it seems that Big Red is showing some mercy to certain customers and according to Droid-Life, is offering up the ThunderBolt to select customers. It’s a little sketchy as to whom this is offered to, but those that qualify will get the ThunderBolt for a grand total of $149.99 after a $100 rebate. Yes, it still requires a two-year contract.

UPDATE: If you want to score a deal on the HTC ThunderBolt, you can pick it up for $175 from Wirefly using this link and coupon code THUNDER0321 which includes free Fedex delivery, Free Hotspot until May and is actually cheaper than this limited offer thanks to the way tax is calculated on subsidized and rebate offers.

The price drop isn’t the only reason to consider jumping on this offer if Verizon allows it. There is a rumor going around that Verizon is planning to drop unlimited 4G data tomorrow, an offer that has been around since the ThunderBolt’s inception.

Instead of unlimited data, Verizon will apparently set a cap and offer up a 5GB plan LTE data plan for $50 a month.

For those feeling lucky (remember, not everyone qualifies for the deal), Verizon’s offer is not available online but instead requires a quick phone call to 1-800-437-6132.

Update: Droid-Life is hearing that this might be a regional offer for folks in and around Chicago instead of a nationwide deal. And just when you thought the HTC ThunderBolt was safe from tomfoolery…

11 Comments

  1. chachumi

    03/23/2011 at 6:54 pm

    called verizon and the rep said no additional rebate or discount.

  2. TechGuy

    03/23/2011 at 7:13 pm

    Talked to VZ, to get it for that price, you have to get the mailer and fax it to the CS rep. #FAIL

  3. TechGuy

    03/23/2011 at 7:18 pm

    Mailers went to existing customers in Detroit, New Orleans, Houston and San Fancisco who have an $100 credit on their account.

  4. Karon Ricks

    03/23/2011 at 7:34 pm

    Only for LA and Chicago Area with a new 2 year contract

  5. Craig

    03/23/2011 at 8:06 pm

    Just talked to them as well. They’d rather have me return the phone than give me $100 off.

  6. Sue

    03/23/2011 at 8:46 pm

    Just called Verizon about this as well and no dice. The didn’t want to give me a discount at all although when I go online my price shows as $239.99.
    The rep also tried to tell me that there is no 4G coverage yet in any major metropolitan area like San Francisco, Washington, DC, Boston, LA, Chicago etc, but that 4G only works at 3 airports atm…. um yeah?!

  7. Sue

    03/23/2011 at 8:46 pm

    Just called Verizon about this as well and no dice. The didn’t want to give me a discount at all although when I go online my price shows as $239.99.
    The rep also tried to tell me that there is no 4G coverage yet in any major metropolitan area like San Francisco, Washington, DC, Boston, LA, Chicago etc, but that 4G only works at 3 airports atm…. um yeah?!

  8. Jcustreaks12

    03/23/2011 at 9:18 pm

    The 149.99 pricing is only for the city of Chicago because they were just added to the 4G LTE network.

  9. John

    03/23/2011 at 9:21 pm

    I got this offer. You get this in your email I believe if you signed up for the Thundertracker and are eligible on your line for upgrade. I got this on Monday. I had to call several times and forward my email offer for this to get honored and in the end didn’t save much over AmazonWireless. My price was $249.99 – $100 – $30 so it was $119.99 + tax on the FULL RETAIL. The total was just over $170.

  10. Wernotw

    03/24/2011 at 12:11 am

    its with the New Every Two credit!

  11. VZCustomer

    03/24/2011 at 3:56 am

    This offer has nothing to do with Chicago. I live 2000 miles from Chicago and received this email on Monday. (I have been a verizon customer for almost 3 years and have always had my current address so there is no way they could mix me up for someone in the Chicago area.)

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