Summary: DON'T BUY.Disappointing. The phone requires a large ancient sim card so if you currently carry the small sim you would need to go purchase another just to even start using the phone. I know it's not exactly the latest model but it really does look and feel outdated. The resolution is poor.
Excerpt: Literally the worst phone I ever had. I bout it after I broke my galaxy s4 mini and didn't have enough money. It has to load to get to the home screan???? i have to click on the text message option about 5 or 6 times before it will take me into the text messages because it will just go out of it and...
Pros: built very sturdy
Cons: slow as F, horrible 4g connection, has to load to get to the home screan
Summary: Its always saying default lock screen as failed or the homescreen has failed. The middle part of my keyboard no longer works, it worked for about a week. I now have to use the speech to text mode. I cant get to my app list had to add everything to my home screens to get to them.
Take a real look at this phone! The bad reviews out there are completely wrong - and IMHO are there to get you to upgrade with $
14 May 2015
Summary: Received the HTC ThunderBolt - brand new in the box. After hearing bad reviews on this phone I got a little concerned. However after I set up the device and got it added to my TracFone account, with a BYOP sim kit; I was tickled pretty.