THUNDERBOLT by HTC Pre-Orders Break Sales Record at

17-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

Reston, VA – March 16, 2011 – Wirefly ( today reported record-breaking sales of Verizon Wireless’ highly-anticipated smartphone the THUNDERBOLTTM by HTC. With the newly announced release of the THUNDERBOLTTM by HTC, Wirefly received the highest number of pre-orders in the history of the company – surpassing all previous pre-sale records from the past eight years by a wide margin.   

Wirefly began taking pre-orders for the iconic Verizon Wireless device at 3 a.m. EST on March 15 and by the end of the day, sales were 400-percent higher than any pre-sale device. 

“Yesterday was an extremely exciting day at Wirefly,” said Andy Zeinfeld, Chief Executive Officer at Simplexity, Wirefly’s parent company. “As the first smartphone to launch on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, we knew there was a pent-up demand for theTHUNDERBOLTTM by HTC however, our sales volume far surpassed our expectations.” 

Wirefly is the Internet’s leading authorized retailer of cell phones and cell phone plans, and has years of experience with hot-selling phones. 

Customers can still pre-order this hot new device and all of the useful accessories that go along with it on Orders will begin shipping on March 17. As always, Wirefly offers significant savings with no rebates and fast, free Fedex shipping and free returns.  Customers will also be able to use the 3G Mobile Hotspot feature on the THUNDERBOLTTM by HTC at no additional charge until May 15.  Mobile Hotspot allows up to eight Wi-Fi equipped devices to simultaneously connect to Verizon Wireless’ network. 

Since Verizon Wireless officially announced the impending launch of the THUNDERBOLTTM by HTC, hundreds of thousands of consumers have flocked to Wirefly’s YouTube channel to watch video demos, unbiased reviews and side-by-side comparisons of this hot new device.  To visit, go to

About Wirefly is America’s trusted source for cell phones and wireless service plans. Owned and operated by Simplexity, is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for the top cellular carriers in the U.S. including Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores including a better selection of the latest cell phones, greater savings, straightforward pricing with no rebates, and fast, free FedEx shipping with free returns on devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes magazine and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information about our wireless products and services, visit  Shopping from a web-enabled cell phone?  Wirefly’s mobile-optimized website, allows consumers to quickly and easily explore its extensive catalog of cell phones and receive unbiased information from any web-enabled cell phone, regardless of operating system.  With Wirefly Mobile, visitors can shop and compare phones and pricing by manufacturer, carrier or rate plan while on the go.   

Megan Murray

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