No Way. EVO is a stunning device, but there is a reason Sprint has to practically give their service away. Plus 4G service will be limited for awhile unless you live in a major city and you have to pay for it even if you don't have it in your area. I am quite happy with my Incredible and VZW service and won't be going anywhere.
I'm on Sprint with my HTC Hero, and I have to say, Sprint's service is GREAT! 3G is fast and pretty much everywhere I go. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, so we have good coverage here. But even when I've traveled in the US I've had zero issues with coverage. This includes NY, FL, GA, NV, WA.
I'm totally jealous of your Incredibles, to be sure, and yes I was tempted to get one and defect to Verizon. But I don't want to leave Sprint since I've been very happy for over 10 years now. And with the Evo on the horizon, I may not have to :-)
The mandatory $10 4G charge sucks but even factoring that, it's less than VZW plans. Can see sticking with VZW if Sprint is not in your area but if they are, Sprint is worth trying, especially since they now give a full refund on 30 day trial. Verizon is only greater than Sprint if not in a Sprint area. Otherwise there isn't really a difference... and Sprint roams essentially everywhere in US where there is CDMA.
I kicked this one around before I signed up with Verizon and got the Inc. I could have waited a few more weeks to make my decision, but made it based on Sprint's ability to deliver 4G (not anywhere close to deploying in NYC from the looks of it), and their coverage overall.
I'm taking a wait-and-see. I signed a 2 year, but that's with a pro-rated $350 ETF. I can bolt halfway through for $175. I paid $99 for the Incredible , so it'd be like having paid $275 for it for a year, not bad (especially considering the resale value of the phone halfway through).
I'd take a look a year from now and see if the reviews on Sprint's 4G network are favorable, and make the call then.
I have had Sprint service before and their coverage in my area is excellent. I also live in a 4G area and I'm still within the 30 day trial period for the Incredible. It's a tough choice, given the fact that I absolutely love my phone and it does everything and more than I could want.
Yes, the Evo screen size is bigger, but if you live in an area with no hope of ever getting Sprint 4G, are there any other advantages to getting the Evo over the Incredible? Evo also has 720p video recording, right? Can you video chat if you're not in a 4G area? You still can't voice and data at the same time if you don't have 4G (unless if you wifi).
Well, I'm still waiting on my Incredible to ship, but I don't plan on jumping ship. I decided to go with a one year contract so next summer I'll pick up whatever is best. I expect Verizon to better Android devices than the Evo at that time.
I'm not sure about the bigger screen as well. I do like the 720p and I have 4g in my area. The plans, even with the extra $10 for 4g are not far off Verizon's. Coverage is an issue but I have a friend who is ok with it. I do love my Incredible. It will be a tough call. I have a week and a half to decide
LTE will become more available as the year progresses in VZW land... this will make you want to get an LTE based phone. VZW will have much better coverage for that than Sprint will from what I can tell. I figure you will start seeing LTE based phones near the end of the year into next year.
I don't think any of the current phones can be upgraded via firmware to LTE.
So if you are going to jump ship from the DI, most likely it will be to something with LTE in it and most likely still with VZW unless you don't like them for some other reason.
Discussion of EVO in the DI topic is a bit weird... the EVO is not even shipping yet.
As for it's "better" screen... The DI is more than adequate for me, and I have little need for higher resolution video or a larger screen.