When initial rumors placed the HTC Thunderbolt as launching in February, an eventual March 17th release date suggested there was still some work to be done. Rumors were that delays had to do with problems with Verizon’s 4G network, but that doesn’t exclude other issues that may have been holding back the first LTE phone from Verizon. We have several reports coming from sister site AndroidForums and XDA claiming various SMS bugs have been rearing their ugly head.
The major issue seems to concern the dial-back number displayed when sending a text from the Thunderbolt. Instead of the recipient seeing your phone number, they see a string of digits that reportedly represent the phone’s SIM number. Because the SIM number is displayed, it might be assumed the problem only arises in 4G coverage areas (3G operates via CDMA, a SIM-less standard).
Other reported problems include the sending of duplicate texts as well as some instances of texts not going through at all. Any other new Thunderbolt users experiencing the same issues? Let us know in the comments below!