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Will Sprint remove the $10 monthly premium charged on its 4G phones?

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Nov 2010, 18:17

With Clearwire facing money problems, the company says that its deal with Sprint requires the carrier to pay it for each Samsung Epic 4G and HTC EVO 4G owned even if the unit is outside the operator's 4G network...

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posted on 11 Nov 2010, 22:56

1. oddmanout (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 May 2009)

EVO & Epic without premium data charges?!?! Flat out 69.99 monthly?!?! Best move they can make. Especially with the competition rolling out their 4G networks with no additional fees. I knew this would happen some day. Lets just hope that things work out for the best.

posted on 12 Nov 2010, 00:00 1

2. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

True but the only thing I'm worried about is "Data cap". The premium should just be optional if you want 4G.

posted on 12 Nov 2010, 16:26

4. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

I thought Verizon was going to introduce tiered data plans for their 4G?

posted on 12 Nov 2010, 06:20

3. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

I have an Epic, and am not near any officially 4G area. But I do get 4G at work, and expect Sprint will soon roll it out city-wide - though that is not where I live, and I doubt we'll get 4G there any time soon. I'd love to not have the $10 fee, but I went into the phone with eyes wide open. Do we really want to cripple Clearwire and Sprint?

And the whole 4G thing is getting ridiculous. Would the telcoms please quote some sort of max transfer rate for network and phone, and stop this nonsense of renaming an existing network as 4G and advertising it as such?

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 08:56

5. psn1819 (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

I also have a Epic 4G...This like needs to happen...Not Now but Right Now...I think this 4G charge is absolutely ridiculous...Especially for a developing 4G network.T-mobile has HSPA+ aka 4G now and they dont even charge theyre customers for that..Mind you theyre plans cost a little more but still..I figured since theyre the RIGHT NOW NETWORK...They should make this happen Right NOW!! LOL

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