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    Today all the Sprint employees say the $10 extra is a data network charge.

    But when I bought my EVO 4G it was a 4G charge, and any 3G phone purchase wouldn't have included that fee.

    Well, almost 2 years and I have had snippets of wimax at 2 airports. Will old EVOs get a modified LTE signal converted some way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkebbe View Post
    Today all the Sprint employees say the $10 extra is a data network charge.

    But when I bought my EVO 4G it was a 4G charge, and any 3G phone purchase wouldn't have included that fee.

    Well, almost 2 years and I have had snippets of wimax at 2 airports. Will old EVOs get a modified LTE signal converted some way?
    The technologies are not compatible. They don't even work in the same frequency range. So don't expect LTE to ever work on the old EVO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkebbe View Post
    Today all the Sprint employees say the $10 extra is a data network charge.

    But when I bought my EVO 4G it was a 4G charge, and any 3G phone purchase wouldn't have included that fee.

    Well, almost 2 years and I have had snippets of wimax at 2 airports. Will old EVOs get a modified LTE signal converted some way?
    Nope.

    Consider yourself violated.

    2 things to learn from this, first is never trust Sprint when they say "soon" and secondly, bring your own Vaseline, it will not be provided by them...

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    The charge is for premium data on all smart phones, no matter if they are 3g, 4g or lte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantJay View Post
    The charge is for premium data on all smart phones, no matter if they are 3g, 4g or lte.

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    Too bad the service isn't premium despite the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star-Lord View Post
    Too bad the service isn't premium despite the name.
    Major +1!

    I feel the same and thats why I left for att. Grass is greener on the other side!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardner View Post
    Major +1!

    I feel the same and thats why I left for att. Grass is greener on the other side!
    The grass IS actually greener in the first wave update areas. I'm in NE Atlanta and I now have fast 4G everywhere I go. Unlimited data with no data caps becomes very important at these speeds. For me a move would have been a mistake. At the rate I use data I could hit data caps in just a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardner View Post
    Major +1!

    I feel the same and thats why I left for att. Grass is greener on the other side!
    Paying more and getting less (higher rates, data limits) is considered greener?

    you mean to tell me you can put a man on the moon but no one can make a smartphone battery that lasts a whole day? jeez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraderGary View Post
    The grass IS actually greener in the first wave update areas. I'm in NE Atlanta and I now have fast 4G everywhere I go. Unlimited data with no data caps becomes very important at these speeds. For me a move would have been a mistake. At the rate I use data I could hit data caps in just a few days.

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    Well at least one person is getting LTE , which I guess justifys that $10.00 surcharge.
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    Oh God, can't we be done with this damn argument!?!?

    If you feel the need, please go back to the old 5438 other threads where this has been debated unceasingly, read them I'm sure you will find replies that echo exactly what you are feeling/thinking. Feel free to substitute "LTE" wherever you see "4G" or "WiMax".
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    Too bad the service isn't premium despite the name.
    Agreed. If you're not lucky enough to get 4G in your area (and that's the majority of Sprint's current network), there's nothing premium about their data service. What good is unlimited data if you're going nowhere fast and end up running desperately towards the first WiFi network in range?

    But on the other hand, I suppose their zero-throttle data is a godsend for people that live in one of the "blessed" 4G markets.

    I've decided that I just have to leave Sprint. Nothing is changing in my market. Mine's on the "we're considering it" list for LTE. With Sprint, that roughly translates to "never gonna happen".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    Agreed. If you're not lucky enough to get 4G in your area (and that's the majority of Sprint's current network), there's nothing premium about their data service. What good is unlimited data if you're going nowhere fast and end up running desperately towards the first WiFi network in range?

    But on the other hand, I suppose their zero-throttle data is a godsend for people that live in one of the "blessed" 4G markets.

    I've decided that I just have to leave Sprint. Nothing is changing in my market. Mine's on the "we're considering it" list for LTE. With Sprint, that roughly translates to "never gonna happen".
    Well u have a couple options

    1 move to a wimax or lte area
    2 calm yo nerves and wait till lte comes to u
    3 go find yourself another carrier and quit b**thin (and deal with higher rates and data caps lol)

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    Well u have a couple options

    1 move to a wimax or lte area
    2 calm yo nerves and wait till lte comes to u
    3 go find yourself another carrier and quit b**thin (and deal with higher rates and data caps lol)
    1. Move to a WiMAX/LTE market? Hah. I find it interesting that cities like Atlanta get LTE right away, yet the 6th largest city in the US (Phoenix) lives in the stone age. It's a very strange phenomenon.

    2. I've already tried to calm my "nerves" for almost 2 years waiting for WiMAX. It never happened here and it never will. And LTE is currently on Sprint's "consideration" list for Phoenix, which doesn't really inspire confidence.

    3. Non-throttled data doesn't mean much when you can't use your data in any meaningful way outside of checking email because it's too slow for everything else.


    So, I am leaving Sprint after 11 years of being a customer. It's easy for others to sit on their high horses when everything they're paying for actually works. But it's become pretty clear to me that my market isn't changing and I'm sick of waiting for it to do so. Besides, I think I can manage living with a 2GB cap before throttle on mobile data (I have good WiFi at home and at work) and T-Mo coverage is actually pretty good here. Prepaid on an unlocked GNex looks very enticing to me right now and I'd cut my current bill by 1/3.

    Now don't get me wrong, I would wholeheartedly agree that Sprint is the best deal around IF you can get their 4G and the voice coverage in your area is adequate. So for someone like yourself, it's a very good thing. It's just not for me anymore. I'm not hating, I'm just frustrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    1. Move to a WiMAX/LTE market? Hah. I find it interesting that cities like Atlanta get LTE right away, yet the 6th largest city in the US (Phoenix) lives in the stone age. It's a very strange phenomenon.

    2. I've already tried to calm my "nerves" for almost 2 years waiting for WiMAX. It never happened here and it never will. And LTE is currently on Sprint's "consideration" list for Phoenix, which doesn't really inspire confidence.

    3. Non-throttled data doesn't mean much when you can't use your data in any meaningful way outside of checking email because it's too slow for everything else.


    So, I am leaving Sprint after 11 years of being a customer. It's easy for others to sit on their high horses when everything they're paying for actually works. But it's become pretty clear to me that my market isn't changing and I'm sick of waiting for it to do so. Besides, I think I can manage living with a 2GB cap before throttle on mobile data (I have good WiFi at home and at work) and T-Mo coverage is actually pretty good here. Prepaid on an unlocked GNex looks very enticing to me right now and I'd cut my current bill by 1/3.

    Now don't get me wrong, I would wholeheartedly agree that Sprint is the best deal around IF you can get their 4G and the voice coverage in your area is adequate. So for someone like yourself, it's a very good thing. It's just not for me anymore. I'm not hating, I'm just frustrated.
    I left Verizon for sprint 2 years ago trying to save money which was a big mistake. I saved $15 a month and I would have paid triple that to have had 3g that I could watch a YouTube video on or do anything useful. After 2 years I left sprint and am now on straight talk with a galaxy note. Great coverage for att data speeds in the 2-5mbps download range and 1-2 upload range. Praying I never have to go to a different carrier again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanr509 View Post
    I left Verizon for sprint 2 years ago trying to save money which was a big mistake. I saved $15 a month and I would have paid triple that to have had 3g that I could watch a YouTube video on or do anything useful. After 2 years I left sprint and am now on straight talk with a galaxy note. Great coverage for att data speeds in the 2-5mbps download range and 1-2 upload range. Praying I never have to go to a different carrier again.
    Are you on ST's $45 plan? I was looking at that, too, but from what I've read in various places, there's a lot of conflicting information regarding their data policy. Some say they soft cap and throttle after 2GB, and others say they've been threatened with service shut-off warnings when they exceed 2GB in a month or 200MB in a day.

    I'm by no means a data hog, but I'm just curious what to expect. Right now, I'm pretty sold on the unlocked GNex for $349.

    Also, if I end up going this route, I have to make the hard decision between the AT&T or T-Mo SIM. Both seem have good coverage in Phoenix, based on what I've read and what I few of my friends on these carriers have said. But I do know that AT&T service is abysmal in the big California cities (especially San Fran) because of the network congestion, and I do go to California quite a bit. So, the decision will probably be T-Mo, whether I go with ST or with one of T-Mo's prepaid plans.

    Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    Are you on ST's $45 plan? I was looking at that, too, but from what I've read in various places, there's a lot of conflicting information regarding their data policy. Some say they soft cap and throttle after 2GB, and others say they've been threatened with service shut-off warnings when they exceed 2GB in a month or 200MB in a day.

    I'm by no means a data hog, but I'm just curious what to expect. Right now, I'm pretty sold on the unlocked GNex for $349.

    Also, if I end up going this route, I have to make the hard decision between the AT&T or T-Mo SIM. Both seem have good coverage in Phoenix, based on what I've read and what I few of my friends on these carriers have said. But I do know that AT&T service is abysmal in the big California cities (especially San Fran) because of the network congestion, and I do go to California quite a bit. So, the decision will probably be T-Mo, whether I go with ST or with one of T-Mo's prepaid plans.

    Any thoughts?
    On Verizon I had 4gb of data and would use between 3-4gb a month I haven't changed any habits ans have had no warnings or problems so far. No throttling that I've noticed. Best decision I've made. Even if I had to cut back on data a bit its worth the price. $45 compared to $98 I was paying on the cheapest plan with no insurance on Verizon. Worst u can do is get the gnex spend $60 on the sim card and plan and try it out. If u don't like it then u can go to tmo or att. I also bought the gnex for 349 to try the service after 2 months I figured I liked it and gave the gnex to my gf and got myself a note. If all else fails and something happens I'll go to att

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    1. Move to a WiMAX/LTE market? Hah. I find it interesting that cities like Atlanta get LTE right away, yet the 6th largest city in the US (Phoenix) lives in the stone age. It's a very strange phenomenon.

    2. I've already tried to calm my "nerves" for almost 2 years waiting for WiMAX. It never happened here and it never will. And LTE is currently on Sprint's "consideration" list for Phoenix, which doesn't really inspire confidence.

    3. Non-throttled data doesn't mean much when you can't use your data in any meaningful way outside of checking email because it's too slow for everything else.


    So, I am leaving Sprint after 11 years of being a customer. It's easy for others to sit on their high horses when everything they're paying for actually works. But it's become pretty clear to me that my market isn't changing and I'm sick of waiting for it to do so. Besides, I think I can manage living with a 2GB cap before throttle on mobile data (I have good WiFi at home and at work) and T-Mo coverage is actually pretty good here. Prepaid on an unlocked GNex looks very enticing to me right now and I'd cut my current bill by 1/3.

    Now don't get me wrong, I would wholeheartedly agree that Sprint is the best deal around IF you can get their 4G and the voice coverage in your area is adequate. So for someone like yourself, it's a very good thing. It's just not for me anymore. I'm not hating, I'm just frustrated.
    1 well sucks to be in Phoenix haha because the 3rd biggest city (Chicago) my city is COVERED with wimax and soon with lte

    2 the reason u didn't get wimax is Cuz spring did a u turn and went to lte if they continued wimax every sprint market would've gotten in and wimax wasn't sprints fault it was clear wire plain and simple

    3 I can do everything on my phone that somebody on att vzw can do and I avg 10gb a month so like I said if sprint not good for U then leave




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    1 well sucks to be in Phoenix haha because the 3rd biggest city (Chicago) my city is COVERED with wimax and soon with lte

    2 the reason u didn't get wimax is Cuz spring did a u turn and went to lte if they continued wimax every sprint market would've gotten in and wimax wasn't sprints fault it was clear wire plain and simple

    3 I can do everything on my phone that somebody on att vzw can do and I avg 10gb a month so like I said if sprint not good for U then leave




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    How wasn't wimax Sprint's fault? They promoted it, owned a majority of clear, and implemented it into their phones, yes, it's spirit's fault lol


    But I agree, Sprint is the best if you have 4G

    you mean to tell me you can put a man on the moon but no one can make a smartphone battery that lasts a whole day? jeez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    How wasn't wimax Sprint's fault? They promoted it, owned a majority of clear, and implemented it into their phones, yes, it's spirit's fault lol


    But I agree, Sprint is the best if you have 4G

    you mean to tell me you can put a man on the moon but no one can make a smartphone battery that lasts a whole day? jeez!
    Because they didn't OWN OR DEPLOY wimax clear did sprint just partnered with them to an extent now with lte its a different story sprint owns the spectrum and deployment of lte unlike wimax

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    Sprint isn't exempt from blame. They knew te drawbacks of WiMAX, yet they went with it. They also wanted to be the first to offer 4G and advertised it like crazy. A lot of it is Clearwires fault, but sprint is in the wrong to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    Well u have a couple options

    1 move to a wimax or lte area
    2 calm yo nerves and wait till lte comes to u
    3 go find yourself another carrier and quit b**thin (and deal with higher rates and data caps lol)

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    Right, because Sprint totally shouldn't be called out for not upholding their part of the contract. So much ignorance here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star-Lord View Post
    Sprint isn't exempt from blame. They knew te drawbacks of WiMAX, yet they went with it. They also wanted to be the first to offer 4G and advertised it like crazy. A lot of it is Clearwires fault, but sprint is in the wrong to.


    Right, because Sprint totally shouldn't be called out for not upholding their part of the contract. So much ignorance here.
    Wimax was a good and cheaper tech at the time and it was the first 4g and what ignorance are u speakin of dude?? Sprint isn't the only one that ditched wimax clear is going lte too like I said sprint and clear made mistakes and are making up

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    But I'll still pay that ten dollar charge than pay 50 or 60 in data overages lol good luck wit those caps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star-Lord View Post
    Sprint isn't exempt from blame. They knew te drawbacks of WiMAX, yet they went with it. They also wanted to be the first to offer 4G and advertised it like crazy. A lot of it is Clearwires fault, but sprint is in the wrong to.


    Right, because Sprint totally shouldn't be called out for not upholding their part of the contract. So much ignorance here.
    There's something called FCC Regulations which left no choice for Sprint to keep their spectrum licences. LTE was only theory back in 2008 with no hardware or specifications in sight. WiMAX was launched in 2005.
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    On Verizon I had 4gb of data and would use between 3-4gb a month I haven't changed any habits ans have had no warnings or problems so far. No throttling that I've noticed. Best decision I've made. Even if I had to cut back on data a bit its worth the price. $45 compared to $98 I was paying on the cheapest plan with no insurance on Verizon. Worst u can do is get the gnex spend $60 on the sim card and plan and try it out. If u don't like it then u can go to tmo or att. I also bought the gnex for 349 to try the service after 2 months I figured I liked it and gave the gnex to my gf and got myself a note. If all else fails and something happens I'll go to att
    I've been doing a lot of reading and I might actually end doing the T-Mo prepaid with unlimited talk/text and 2GB before throttle. It's $15 more per month than ST, but I'm a heavy Google Voice user. From what I read, there's no way for ST customer service to turn off your carrier voicemail and apparently, this creates a problem with reliably using GV voicemail.

    While I do understand that T-Mo's prepaid plans don't do call forwarding, a lot of people have confirmed that T-Mo customer service can just turn off your carrier VM so that calls never get directed to it, no matter what. That would work for me, because I never give out my actual cell phone number anyway. My GV number is a lot easier to remember.


    1 well sucks to be in Phoenix haha because the 3rd biggest city (Chicago) my city is COVERED with wimax and soon with lte
    Well, good for you. Like I said before, the grass is always greener for those who don't live in ignored markets. You hop around several threads in this forum as if you're Sprint's spokesperson.

    2 the reason u didn't get wimax is Cuz spring did a u turn and went to lte if they continued wimax every sprint market would've gotten in and wimax wasn't sprints fault it was clear wire plain and simple
    I'm already very clear on the reasons why WiMAX was a flop. We can talk about these reasons all day until our faces turn blue. But it doesn't really change anything. I'm not going to wait for Sprint to hopefully turn things around where I live. When EvDO (3G) was first deployed, it was very fast here. About 2 years later, it slowed down to a crawl. And then WiMAX was supposed to come around and change everything. Sprint marketed the heck out of it. But it saw deployment in 14 US states before the decision was made to jump to LTE. That's it. We can point fingers at Sprint, Clearwire - doesn't really matter. The point is that I no longer believe I'm getting the service I'm paying for.

    3 I can do everything on my phone that somebody on att vzw can do and I avg 10gb a month so like I said if sprint not good for U then leave
    I couldn't even fathom pulling down 10GB (let alone a couple GB) per month, with how slow Sprint's 3G is where I live. 125-150 kbps down on a GOOD day. Most of the time, it's sub-100.

    And I fully intend on leaving Sprint. They're losing a loyal customer of 11 years who's sick of waiting for acceptable data service.
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