HTC EVO 4G is expected to become available through Sprint's site next week

HTC EVO 4G is expected to become available through Sprint's site next week
If you've been on the hunt for an HTC EVO 4G, your best course of action is to visit a local retailer that sells the phone – with the optimistic likelihood of them having it in stock. Since Sprint is still experiencing inventory constraints with the nation's first 4G enabled smartphone, it has consistently been unavailable for purchase through their web site. However, it looks as though that the venerable smartphone will be making a reappearance on their site some time next week – as Sprint said through their Twitter account. So if you tire of having to trudge around to some store expecting to see the phone, at least you can find some solace knowing it'll go back on sale online. The timing seems fitting since the Samsung Epic 4G is on the verge of launching – and of course, supplementing Sprint's 4G arsenal by one.

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18 Comments

1. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

What about getting them out to the stores more before making them available online?

2. jpriceisright unregistered

they dont have to pay commision to the website

3. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

I know, but they are cutting the throat of those of us in the stores and if we go away they are screwed since most of their business comes from the stores still.

4. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'm sure they plan to get more out to the stores also.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Sprint wants most of the customers to go online for their sells for that exact reason of no commission. It's smarter business wise for the future. If most purchases (and most deals) are available online, you will see far less people going into the retail stores than before. Especially with kids growing up with shopping online. I think Sprint is driving this move by pushing customers to buy online. I used to work for Sprint and they never allowed us to price match online...it's almost like they want their reps to fail...

6. person unregistered

but online doens't have more deals the stores do online still requires mail in rebates where places like best buy and radio shack dont.

7. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

stupid. dont buy online...buy in a Sprint Store...best buy, walmart and radio shack are not phone experts and they are not ready now stores. you get what u pay for they will screw it up and u will have to go to the Sprint store fo hours... Buy online or over the phone... they will mess up ur account and u will end up at the Sprint Store...Once you buy in the retail channel like best buy or the online channel with the 1st 30 days if anything goes wrong the Sprint Store cannot help you half the time because they cant exchange or return a phone from another channel...so... GET UR PHONE @ THE SPRINT STORE....only exception is if u've gotta have the EVO but check out the Epic!

10. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Funny, Radio Shack and Best Buy here in town fix most of the Sprint stores problems...

11. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I have 5 lines with sprint... the first three i bought on best buys website and didn't have any issues... the 4th line i bought at a best buy store and didn't have any issues there... the 5th one i bought in a Sprint Store and had nothing but issues and it took me calling and going into the stores 5 times to get everything fixed... the way i look at it is the reps at any Corporate cellular store get paid big on sales so they do anything they can even if that means fucking over a customer... however wal-mart and best buy employees don't... I always have better luck with them... I tell them what i want and get just that.

16. Misanthropos

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

it's true that direct store sales reps will con a sweet old lady into buying a blackberry just to make a pretty penny. but either way, none of the in store reps get trained or have the experience like an over-the-phone Tech Support rep does. so just buy online, get the pdf of the user manual, avoid the in store bullshit. :)

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

good point rwolf, buying from a non-company retailer usually is not a wise move - many people I know have had their accounts screwed up because they were offered a supposed better deal. I rather buy from the corporate website or store, so if the account is screwed than the company will take care of it, or else...

9. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If their available online, then they're available in store. We got in 12 on Friday and 5 on Thursday. Inventory of available parts are finally coming to be, so the phone will be consistantly in stock. We can thank the recession for this! However, we will have a ton of Epics in stock and should NOT run into this issue with the device (we will receive the Epics tomorrow and were opening early on Tuesday). This is mostly pertained to different part manufactures.

12. JoeJoe unregistered

HTC fucked up on this stock issue . pass on this FAIL!!! in addition who the hell wants this phone that has been plagued with problems. Sprint didnt have this phone for sale for weeks. I say Go F#$$ yourself SPRINT

13. theBankRobber unregistered

HTC didn't Fuck up on any of there stock, Sprint didn't think a lot of people would be switching from other carriers for the Evo. It had to do with the screen supplier, NOT HTC OR SPRINT. Get your facts right before posting. And the Evo was not plugged with issues, before the phone even launched they had a OTA update fix for the SD card problem. And HTC and Sprint have Been the only ones lately who have been on top of all of there issues and getting Froyo 2.2 on the Evo before any other phone except the nexus one. I say HTC and Sprint have been doing better with sales, shipments of the phones, issues, and software and firmware updates then ANY other Android phone out. HTC incredible is just getting Froyo and for almost 2 months Samsung has screwed them on screen supplies and has caused them to be out of stock, for 2 Months. Blame the screen suppliers.

15. bp3dots unregistered

The EVO doesnt use the AMOLED screens that have been in short suppply from Samsung.

17. theBankRobber unregistered

I didn't say it was samsung for the evo. Why do you think there are 2 diff screens for the Evo, novatech and another kind. But HTC had to switch from nova to the other screen because they couldn't keep up with the demand. Now Samsung screwed the HTC incredible with screens. That's where Samsung came in at. The screen manufactures have been keeping the Evo out of stock because they can't keep up with the demand. The hottest selling phone right now is the Evo and there's no denying it.

14. transammatt111 unregistered

Go to www.sprint.com The Htc Evo is back in stock! As of 9:00pm central time Matt

18. JoeJoe unregistered

@thebankrobber thats funny I think you are the one who needs to get the facts straight!!! in addtion to condratidicting yourself

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