Sprint stores getting shipments of EVO 4G; most stores to open early on June 4th?

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Sprint stores getting shipments of EVO 4G; most stores to open early on June 4th?
With the HTC EVO 4G set to launch June 4th at Sprint, the nation's first 4G phone is almost here. Actually, while the handset is not yet in the hands of the public, Sprint stores are reportedly receiving shipments of the phone. Expecting a big crowd on launch day, the pin-dropping network is said to be opening stores a little earlier. For example, some stores that might open normally at 10am will open at 8am instead. For the carrier, this will be its first big launch day since the Samsung Instinct set Sprint records for fastest sales of a 3G phone. In fact, with this release, supplies should sell out. This is the launch that Sprint thought it was going to have with the Palm Pre. Don't forget that at Best Buy you can pre-order the handset for $50 and a pre-order period should start soon at Radio Shack as we reported.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: PPCGeeks


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14 Comments

1. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

I find it a little hard to believe they would be getting EVO 4G's at this point in time when in the past they have gotten phones the week of launch. Never before that....

2. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

This is just the Advocates getting their phones, PhoneArena is just overreporting .

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

over reporting and reporting like crap as usual

4. D-man

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

There are lots of people reporting that the phones have begun to arrive at stores, including Sprint stores and retail sellers, so there may be some merit to what's being reported here.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This is starting to remind of me of when the first 3G phones for iphone rolled out and at&t told it's customer to use 2G since there were issues with 3G - this is an interesting excerpt from the WALL STREET JOURNAL: Sprint 4G Phone Hits New Speeds, but Battery Lags - Sprint Nextel's Evo 4G is the first smartphone made for Sprint's 4G wireless network, which is available in Seattle and a few dozen other cities today. But the vast majority of the time, the phone connects to the current-generation 3G network. It turns out there are gaps in the coverage area, and many consumers may be in that 4G-free zone. That means consumers won't be able to surf the Web and chat on the phone at the same time. Another disappointment is when using 4G, the EVO's battery runs down alarmingly fast. Sprint is thinking of advising users to turn off the 4G network access when they don't think they need it, but this undercuts the whole idea of faster cellular speeds. But, one shouldn't pass on the Evo 4G completely - it's a very good, sleek 3G phone

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Phone is out and being sold. It will still be an awesome 3G phone, while 4G is pending.

7. SprintPimp

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2010

Im still wondering if sprint will be waiving the $10 fee for 4g for those (like me) who dont live in a 4g area. Cause I dont know about u guys but im not paying for a service that i dont get. Thats like paying a hooker for a BJ and she gives u a HJ.lol.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I doubt it @SPRINTPIMP, with AT&T IPHONE 3G and 3GS, AT&T mandates the feature for 30.00, no matter what - now for those with other smartphones/PDAs non-3G the feature is still required, with a few exceptions, including those customer who were 'grandfathered.' Could be worth a shot to call in. I live in a middle-sized community and am told that SPRINT has 4G ready and all that needs to be done is to flip the switch.

12. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

This phone is not going to be able to put on a grandfaathered plan. If a person wants this phone and has agrandfathered plan they better decide now wherether they are going to get the phone instead of wasting the sellers and their own time asking question or starting the process of getting the phone to later be told they have to switch their plan.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, I never said that - but, it makes sense, the iphone was first phone (3G) to have the mandatory 30.00 PDA feature and others followed suit, with the few exception as stated earlier. I, and all customer, should expect no less from EVO. No big deal really, and, this is expected as SPRINT will have to work out the bugs with 4G, and coverage issues.

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Actually the $29.99 data feature has been around for quite some time before the iPhone. JSYK

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Funny, how this article states the phone has already shipped and yet other more reputable media outlets state that is being sold in a few select cities, as of now.

10. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Already Pre ordered at best buy dont feel like waiting at the sprint store lol...this will be a sprint record guaranteed. On the same note sometimes i dont like getting a phone when it first comes out cause there is always defects. But for this phone I want it now bought the pre when it came out and what a disappointment that was. But I believe in HTC they always make a great phone

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

When it comes to HTC, it is always worth it. :-)

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