Sprint is currently figuring out new plan offerings for the HTC EVO 4G?

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Sprint is currently figuring out new plan offerings for the HTC EVO 4G?

Garnering the title of being the veryfirst consumer 4G smartphone to hit the market, the HTC EVO 4G hasbeen making some waves since its unveiling, but some wonder if thefaster connection speeds would be accompanied with some new datapricing. Unfortunately for those who were hoping for Sprint to keepsteady with their current smartphone data plans, there was a leakedinternal Sprint document which reveals that “special plans arebeing created for the HTC EVO 4G because it is the first dual mode3G/4G handset offered by Sprint.” In addition, it doesn't offer usto any exact pricing details, but there is still the question of itsMobile Hotspot feature that essentially turns it into a Wi-Fi hotspotfor 8 devices to connect to it. Now it seems like it'll require amonthly recurring plan that'll undoubtedly add some additionalcharges to call this powerhouse smartphone yours. We'd suspect thatSprint is in the process of finalizing things seeing that the HTC EVO4G was recently given its approval by the FCC. As we get closer tothe eventual launch of the handset, all the information surroundingmonthly plan pricing will be revealed. Even though it might come tobe as a blow to some people out there, you can't count out Sprint'saggressive stance when it comes to their plans – we could seesomething quite affordable as they're known to be a value basedcompany.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: HTCpedia & Android Central



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

it will be like any other android phone the only change in plan is the mifi which will be an add on.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This reminds me of the iphone where people got all crazy over the data mnthly charge - most people use 500MB+ on an iphone each mnth - 30.00 is cheap for data - like IPHONE the EVO 4G is going to have its own data plan in SPRINT's billing system - this is no big deal, folks. ok, now what is the next story?

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

some sprint phones use just as much data as the iphone. I dont think the evo will be any different in pricing. just the hotspot feature add on. unless they charge a fee for using there 4g service, which is mostly limited to major us cities for now, i see no reason to change plan pricing because ppl who dont live in 4g areas will be pretty much paying extra for nothing.

18. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I definitely agree with oddmanout. Even if your in a 4g network it's going to be unlimited, so why would they charge you more. This is Sprint just going back on there word of being the Most affordable network. It seems to me like they're charging more money just to use 4g capabilities. So when LTE comes out on Verizon and AT&T are they going to charge an extra $30.00. Cause lets face it, Verizon has the best coverage, but they cost the most too. If Sprint is going to add additional charges to use 4g that basically makes it cost the same as Verizon. So if that's the case, who would you go with?

3. dadoo985

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 30, 2009


4. jared5604

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 31, 2008

I have a feeling the "hotspot" feature will be an add on. I don't think Sprint would force all the EVO customers to use/pay for this service if they didn't want it. Seems like it would be counterproductive when most of the current Overdrive customers are probably eyeing the EVO.

11. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Pricing is huge with sprint and im going to put 5 lines on and its going to be even better lol...im just curious to see what kinda plan they are going to try and run on the EVO....I want that phone but I know they dont have 4g here so I will not pay any additional costs thats for sure. They bring 4g here then I def would not have a problem. By the way the iphone is really a beautiful phone...i rather get an ipod if I was going to get anything

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

sprints 4g is limited to major cities... they should just keep the everything data plan and then charge additionally for the hotspot feature. If I have to pay extra for 4g when i dont live in a 4g service area, i'm not buyin. (well... i'll just be mad. im buyin no matter what)

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am getting 4G this summer where I live and it is not a major city....

8. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

i know its expanding. im just saying as of now its mostly in cities and if they charge an unreasonable price, the people who dont get 4g will be paying extra for nothing.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, currently, I could pay 20 for unl data and 10 for unl msgs and 39.99 for 450 unl cell to cell talk = 69.99 - that is a fantastic deal where I live, plus I will have 4G in June as my CLEARWIRE buddy informed me that all towers are ready to go as soon as the "switch" is flipped. Or, I can pay 10 extra for msging, 30.00 for data and 20.00 more for switching to a family talk plan with wife's AT&T account = 60.00. Wow, 9.99 more + 299.99 (excl rebate) for EVO 4G - sounds like a winner.

10. biggie3d

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

What I don't understand is why didn't they click service plans so that we could have seen what they are?

12. Treavie

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

I just read somewhere that the 4g service was tested here in dallas and the fastest speed is 6 mbps, although, more like 2.5 mbps during the test period. Wi-Fi is at 10 mbps and 54 mbps for the 2 types. Is 4g really going to worth an additional cost? I've been waiting for this phone a long time and even took my HD2 back as I didn't like the windows system, but there has to be a line somewhere. All these rumors about additional cost are starting to put me off.

13. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Hey Sprint how abt not banking everything on everybody getting the Evo and update my Samsung Moment already. Oh wait forgot thats not a top priority for your current customers so much for your new emphasis on customer satisfaction

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea and 2 weeks later someone *cough cough cyanogen cough cough** or some other cool dude, will hack wifi onto a rom for it for free.. no worries.

15. branmcc03

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

For all of you people who are worried about the plan being change you can rest your worries. The simple everything plan (99.99) will not change.

16. scottmbolt unregistered

I just love how so many people here who probably talked shit the day before Sprint announced this phone, started praising and bowing down to Sprint the day it was announced. Some of you people disgust me.

17. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Lol. I know... you didnt find many die-hard sprint customers much... at least until now. And then when the iphone 4 comes out they'll be praising that and so on.

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