New York City Sprint HTC EVO 4G event - available June 4th for $200

During a private event held in the heart of New York City, Sprint and HTC showcased and let out some news surrounding the much anticipated HTC EVO 4G...
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25. iownthenight

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

The $29.99 charge is for mobile hot spot which is 3G/4G internet for up to 8 other devices which is completely unlimited and completely optional! There is no charge for Wi-Fi

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hot spot is Wi-Fi - 3G/4G is cellular data

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"When it came down to its Mobile Hotspot feature, Sprint is making it optional at $30 per month – something that echoes so loudly when you compare it what Verizon is doing for its webOS smartphones." So, they tout the cool feature on TV but it costs...

34. IcanBEATali

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 24, 2009

networkdood.... you are an idiot.... its not talking about your ability to use wifi on your phone... its talking about turning your phone into a wireless router for other devices while using the sprint data network. You can access wifi hotspots anywhere you want for free.

35. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Yeah Verizon is doing free mobile hotspot on the pre cause they cant sell the damn phone they can barely give it away. So they have to take a punch in the face to get rid of the phones that they invested money in. Nobody thought that the pre was going to be such a flop. Now every company is paying for it. As far as paying $10 for 4g....I want to know everyones opinion on if they think for one sec that at&t and Verizon are not going to charge extra for LTE.....if you think this to be true you are smoking massive amounts of crack. If i have to pay $10 for 4g so be it....it cost money to get better isnt that Verizons little hook line when they charge you for all the extras. Come on man at Verizon you cant buy a phone without paying the $10 data fee that comes with 95% of there phones. So with that being said come on people give me a break with the cry baby bull shhhhh.

36. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wifi, yes, MiFi, me need money...30.00. But, yes, I may have misinterpret the 30.00 charge for Wifi, too....

41. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yep, they will charge more.....

46. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

All company automatically require data on their PDA phones so if ur saying its optional on ATT then ur not looking to purchase a data device. thats automatically needed on all companies. as for sprints being 30 it not for just wifi, wifi is free. The 30 is for making the phone into a mobile hotspot to connect the phone to 8 wireless device fow wireless internet instead of paying seperate for a broadband card. and ur sayings it cheaper to add 20+30+10 with att compared to sprint that includes wil include sprint any time mobile gps music tv tethering with 4 signal. no comparison.

49. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

VWZ did the same thing on the pre and there feature cost

18. sensei_phns

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sprint $69.99 Unlim cell calling/unlim text/unlim data usage $10.00 4G $30.00 hotspot =$109.99 Verizon $69.99 Unlim talk $20.00 Unlim text $30.00 Unlim Data, No 4G $30.00 Hotspot/unless using the Pre =$149.99 or $119.99 with Pre AT&T $69.99 Unlim talk $20.00 Unlim text $30.00 Unlim Data, No 4G $30.00 Hotspot =$149.99 I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about an extra $10 it's pretty menial big picture

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You are incorrect in your calculations - if you have the 30.00 SMARTPHONE data plan then Wi-Fi hotgspots are free with AT&T, and if you have something different than Wi-Fi could still be free. So with AT&T, if I add a line, not a standalone account, then for me, it is 20.00 extra to switch from 39.99 to 59.99 FT550 plan, 10 extra to switch from 20.00 unl msgs one line to 30 unl msgs for group, and 30.00 for unl 3G data (who knows what 4G will cost, could care less as 3G is fast for me). So, to add a line tio my wife's account (iphone line) is 20.00+10.00+30.00 = 60.00. With SPRINT it is 79.99 plus if you want to use their Wi-Fi then it would be 109.99. This sucks because I wanted the best ANDROID phone and not an IPHONE, but it is not like having the new 1Ghz IPHONE will suck....ah well, we shall see. Maybe AT&T has a better ANROID by JUNE (and hopefully an HTC one, and not some junky MOTOROLA).

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

LOL, ANROID - is t hat like a Hemorrhoid?

47. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

you are comparing apples to oranges, ur using a 550 minute plan for 60+20+30+30=140 add add 60 to add a broadband card= 200 (note 550 minutes with nights at nine) I can guarantee most reason people complain now about plans is because of minutes im sure most people that have a pda device on att have the 550 plan and do not go over their monutes every other month, and ur wifi for 1 line. you cannot get the eva on the 79.99 family plan, if you need so little minutes then you dont deserve the phone. The phone is not for every one, and you are one of those. And to finish my comparison yes sprint will be 129.99+10+30= 170 if you decide to make the phone a hotspot to connect 8 devices, and with that you get 3 times more minutes whivh are only for landline and roaming unlimited calling to any mobile device gps music tv interenet picture mail video mail nights at 7(att at 9), ur own hotspot so you can connect to 8 devices at 1. So ill stay with Sprint

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, my calculations are off since I am not getting an unl voice plan - like who uses their phone to talk, lol.

27. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I really want one of these but I'm not due for a Premier upgrade until October - so please get all the kinks worked out for me by then. I won't believe anything we're hearing about this phone until they are actually writing contracts. But the hotspot feature they're talking about is BEING a hotspot, isn't it? It's like tethering 8 devices. Not like using an ATT hotspot at Starbucks or something. I sure do hope Sprint gets this one right.

28. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

you should change your name to networktool. Sprint is still less expensive. The goal isnt to use Hotspots it is to use the phone as wireless hot spot ie air card. you are such a know it all douche that feeds no credible information to the general public.

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, nice to see someone who is smart....um, nevermind. Ok, my info is accurate as my wife is an AT&T customer and it comes from AT&Ts website. Sprint info is accurate as it is well known by now. DOUCHE!!....lol...touche..sorry. "When it came down to its Mobile Hotspot feature, Sprint is making it optional at $30 per month – something that echoes so loudly when you compare it what Verizon is doing for its webOS smartphones." ok, so Wi-Fi is free but the Mi-Fi is not?? And, it is optional, as I have said - I still want the EVO over Iphone 4G, so I will wait to talk to my buddy with SPRINT, because why pay for Wi-Fi? Yes, Sprint is less expensive, until you throw in that 30.00 extra, optional, and it will make customer think deeply about whether they want to go to SPRINT for an awesome phone but a higher than noraml SPRINT price. networktool?? Not original, as your name indicates, but funny, nonetheless.

42. boogiewithstu

Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2010

I dont get why everyone is complaining about an additional $10 for a service that is 5X faster than 3G when Sprint's base plans are WAY LOWER than their competitors! Their 450 Talk/Text/Data plan with Anytime, AnyMobile would only be 79.99 with the add on, versus ATTs iPhone plan at 119.99 on 3G. Everyone wants to complain, but no one wants to do their homework. Check any major network, Sprint has the lowest all-inclusive plans, even with the add-on. And I am really glad someone brought up LTE! There's no way that's gonna be free. And are you seriously complaining about the 30.00 add on to use the hotspot function for up to 8 (EIGHT!!!!) devices, when most company's mobile broadband service is the 50s and up? If you wanna go with another carrier, knock yourselves out, and enjoy paying extra for ALL your features instead of just ONE that no one else offers.

43. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It's funny when you think about it (and not hahaha funny) - there were reports that 4G would be a more viable and cost-effective network than 3G...I guess the extra cash is just icing on the cake...

50. SprintPimp

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2010

Bottom line is verizon charges u an extra 29.99 for data if u have a PDA weather or not u want it. And thats just for the 3g. I'll pay that extra 10 bucks. whats 10 dollars for super high speed internet on ur phone? If i had a laptop or something i needed to connect to the internet I'd be paying the 30. Verizon, sprint and att have data caps that the phone wont. PEOPLE STOP B!TCHIN AND SHELL OUT THEM DOLLAS
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