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    How does everyone feel about paying $10 for an LTE network that doesn't exist? Most people will be paying more to use the outdated and slower 3G technology when the switch is finally turned on. Some people will have to wait until the end of 2013 to have LTE and even then it won't be nearly as fast as VZW and ATT. How is Sprint justifying this? How are you justifying making the purchase?
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    I am sure people are justify the price they pay sprint it by

    A) leaving sprint and going to a different carrier if they need LTE
    B) waiting for sprint to launch LTE and using 3G until then

    How else would people justify it?
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    How does everyone feel about paying $10 for an LTE network that doesn't exist? Most people will be paying more to use the outdated and slower 3G technology when the switch is finally turned on. Some people will have to wait until the end of 2013 to have LTE and even then it won't be nearly as fast as VZW and ATT. How is Sprint justifying this? How are you justifying making the purchase?
    Here we go, same question we went over since the inception of the 'Premium Data Fee' with the og evo... I justify it as the fee for "truly unlimited Data" not 4G (that's also the truth, not just a rationale)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerkedAgain View Post
    Here we go, same question we went over since the inception of the 'Premium Data Fee' with the og evo... I rationalize it as the fee for "truly unlimited Data" not 4G (that's also the truth, not just a rationale)

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    Boy, this question, and the ensuing arguments, NEVER get old. LOL

    I will ask my same question that I always do on this, and again, no one will be able to answer it:

    "Could you please point me to where in Sprint's press releases, documentation, public statements (anything, really) where they state that this fee was for the 4G network?"

    Sure, this fee was introduced with the EVO, but you have to realize this was the first heavily used smartphone on Sprint's network and thus the increase in the network utilization was the reason Sprint decided that it was better for users of data intensive phones to pay an additional $10 fee rather than have to cap or throttle data.

    If Sprint ever caps or throttles data, THEN I would argue that this fee is unnecessary.
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    Yeah, I can't really get fired up over a $10 smartphone fee when I am still paying less than my friends on other carriers. As far as LTE speeds, I honestly don't mind my 3G speeds most the time so I am sure the difference between 8 MB/s and 15 MB/s (hypothetically) won't be that big of a deal for me. Others who do think it matters will vote with their feet and change carriers

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    Yup same here It's all about Not Worrying About Data Overages. I have 3 of our 5 Phones paying the $10 and 2 that don't use much data on older phones so just won't upgrade them to smartphones it all evens out in the end.
    Yea I use 4G now so it's just Faster Unlimited Data yes it will stink to go slower until it rolls out but it's still unlimited. I also Like that they are upgrading 3G along with it not that we have many issues here.
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    As Kered said, the $10 is not for LTE, it is a premium for all the (unlimited) data you're likely to suck down with a smartphone. The EVO line is a media consumption (data hog) device by design with its big screen, big camera, media focus,etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How is Sprint justifying this?
    Sprint isn't making you buy this phone and pay monthly for outdated 3G network. You're welcome to leave if you like.

    Everyone buying this phone knows the deal. LTE will come where sprint says it will and when sprint says it will. They are selling the phone with all the info anyone needs to know to make a decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JManekia View Post
    Sprint isn't making you buy this phone and pay monthly for outdated 3G network. You're welcome to leave if you like.

    Everyone buying this phone knows the deal. LTE will come where sprint says it will and when sprint says it will. They are selling the phone with all the info anyone needs to know to make a decision.
    I agree with everything you said with the exception of "where sprint says it will and when sprint says it will". Given our experiences with the pre-order status changes, I would change that to "when it is there". ;-)
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    How can something be a data hog when your only able to download 1-3 mbps? It's physically impossible.

    Quote Originally Posted by JManekia View Post
    Sprint isn't making you buy this phone and pay monthly for outdated 3G network. You're welcome to leave if you like.

    Everyone buying this phone knows the deal. LTE will come where sprint says it will and when sprint says it will. They are selling the phone with all the info anyone needs to know to make a decision.
    Thank you! Your wisdom has truly opened my eyes. I could of swore I had a gun pointed at the back of my head... Do you ever ask questions about anything or do you just do exactly what people tell you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How does everyone feel about paying $10 for an LTE network that doesn't exist? Most people will be paying more to use the outdated and slower 3G technology when the switch is finally turned on. Some people will have to wait until the end of 2013 to have LTE and even then it won't be nearly as fast as VZW and ATT. How is Sprint justifying this? How are you justifying making the purchase?
    The same way I have justified having a Wimax phone with no Wimax. It is the.beat phone on the cheapest network.
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    The I Phone has no promise of 4G, they know it when they buy it. but it still eats up bandwith, and they still pay the extra $10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How can something be a data hog when your only able to download 1-3 mbps? It's physically impossible.
    I can see what you mean, but I'm sure that because smartphone users as a whole will be using quite a bit of data (and it's probably reasonable to conclude that those with the "flagship" device will probably use much more) the 1-3 mbps from every user may indeed be classified as a data hog
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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How does everyone feel about paying $10 for an LTE network that doesn't exist? Most people will be paying more to use the outdated and slower 3G technology when the switch is finally turned on. Some people will have to wait until the end of 2013 to have LTE and even then it won't be nearly as fast as VZW and ATT. How is Sprint justifying this? How are you justifying making the purchase?
    My justification for buying this is everything that the phone is besides the LTE. Considering I only used 4G on my Evo 3D when I am at the office and Sprint wifi hotspot for my wifi tablet and netbook. I won't miss that because I'm going to switch my Hotspot to my Evo View until LTE rolls out in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How can something be a data hog when your only able to download 1-3 mbps? It's physically impossible.



    Thank you! Your wisdom has truly opened my eyes. I could of swore I had a gun pointed at the back of my head... Do you ever ask questions about anything or do you just do exactly what people tell you?

    Or, you can do your research and come up with the answer. But why put any effort into doing your own work, right?
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    lol tough crowd here

    I agree though, i dont mind the 10$ charge. When added into my price i'm still using all the data i can consume without 1 penny more for doing so.

    Sprint pricing has always been a + to me and since 1999 (when i got Sprint) i have had good service. SCH 3500 was my first phone on Sprint WoW lol

    For myself Sprint has been mostly reliable and customer service has been choppy at times but all and all they get the job done.

    So long story is 10$ Sure i'll pay it
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    Quote Originally Posted by JManekia View Post
    Or, you can do your research and come up with the answer. But why put any effort into doing your own work, right?
    I thought asking a question that has been answered 100+ in the past couple years was putting in his own work...:what:

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    Quote Originally Posted by footballbanker View Post
    How does everyone feel about paying $10 for an LTE network that doesn't exist? Most people will be paying more to use the outdated and slower 3G technology when the switch is finally turned on. Some people will have to wait until the end of 2013 to have LTE and even then it won't be nearly as fast as VZW and ATT. How is Sprint justifying this? How are you justifying making the purchase?
    You're paying $10 extra for LTE? Whew. You're getting screwed brother, glad I'm not. I only pay the same $10 fee that EVERY SMARTPHONE on sprint pays, 3G, WiMax, or LTE.

    I'd call customer service if I were you
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    So now it's a LTE fee. LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by modplan View Post
    You're paying $10 extra for LTE? Whew. You're getting screwed brother, glad I'm not. I only pay the same $10 fee that EVERY SMARTPHONE on sprint pays, 3G, WiMax, or LTE.

    I'd call customer service if I were you
    I am paying $10 extra?? I thought I was paying like $30 less than the competitors...

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