The HTC Thunderbolt is basically useless as a 4G HotSpot, we’ve tested it in 4 major 4G market areas without any improvement in reliability. No wonder the free HotSpot promotion is underway, if I had to pay for this I would be pissed…..actually I am pissed, we traded in a perfectly good MyFi 3G for it… For the first few minutes it works, amazing speed, then it drops signal, we’ve read about all kinds of compliants about it not being able to step down from 4G to 3G during poor signal. This issue is much more than that.
We parked 25 feet from a new Verizon 4G LTE tower, started a ping to a Verizon IP address and within 30 seconds packet loss was close to 50%.
We locked the device into 3G mode and the reliability wasn’t any better… How ridiculous Verizon…..