Stay tuned - this is a multi-part "Deal Alert," everyone. First on our list: the HTC Thunderbolt. If you open a new Verizon account (sorry, additional lines and renewals aren't eligible) today, you can pick up an HTC Thunderbolt from Wirefly for just $100. Not shabby. The Thunderbolt was Verizon's debut 4G LTE device, and it has enjoyed substantial popularity since launch. It's also probably the best 4G handset on Verizon presently, though its battery life and lack of a Gingerbread update have put off many owners.


The Thunderbolt packs a 1GHz single-core next-gen Qualcomm processor, 768MB RAM, and a 4.3-inch SLCD display (with Gorilla Glass). You also get access to Verizon's 4G LTE network - but if you're starting a new Verizon account, you'll be forced into tiered data plans, which start at $30 for 2GB, and go up to $80 for 10GB.

It's the best deal we've seen on the Thunderbolt so far, and it remains the best 4G handset on Big Red. You can also get it for the same price on AmazonWireless.