HTC Thunderbolt Release Date Officially Official

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It’s been somewhat of a long road for those waiting on a firm release date for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone. According to Verizon, the magic day will be Thursday, March 17. It’ll be on sale for $249.99 with a new two-year agreement. You might be wondering about the data plans. Here it is, right from Verizon:

With the ThunderBolt by HTC, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and an unlimited 4G LTE data plan start is $29.99 monthly access. Mobile Hotspot allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the nation’s fastest wireless network via an application available on the ThunderBolt by HTC.

Mobile Hotspot will be included through May 15 for no additional charge. After May 15, customers may choose to activate Mobile Hotspot for $20 for 2 GB of data per month.

So there you have it: unlimited data for $29.99, and mobile hotspot for $20 for 2GB of data transfer. Where 4G is available, you’ll be able to do simultaneous voice and data, which will be great for Verizon customers who have had to live without this feature on all previous devices. You’ll also get a huge 32GB microSD card included in the box, which has never happened before (by our count).

Look for full coverage of the Thunderbolt from Pocketnow in the coming days! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where videos hit first.

Source: Verizon

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.