Don't expect the EVO 4G WiMax hotspot service to be free

Don't expect the EVO 4G WiMax hotspot service to be free
Leaked internal Sprint communications reveals the carrier's plan to charge monthly for the phone's 3G/WiMax hot spot support. A web page entitled "Service Plans" says that special plans are being devised for the EVO 4G because it is the carrier's first 3G/4G handset. And while certainly not a surprise, the page goes on to talk about "monthly recurring charges" which could be in the neighborhood of $30 monthly. According to Sprint, the cost of the service-which turns your EVO 4G into a 3G/4G router-will be revealed closer to the launch of the device which could be as soon as June 6th as we reported on Thursday. Those whom were expecting Sprint to offer the service free had been pointing their finger at Verizon which offers similar hot spot support at no cost on the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. There are major differences. Verizon's service runs on its 3G Ev-Do pipeline only while Sprint's service will include WiMax.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: AndroidCentral

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