View Poll Results: Are you turned off by the $10 buy up

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    216 46.15%
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    252 53.85%
06-01-2010 11:40 AM
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  1. dkotoric's Avatar
    Wrong, you can video chat on 3G and it was specifically stated that you can. its $10 a month, that makes its 79.99 a month??!?!?! what other carrier offers all that (unlimited) for the same price and quality, NONE! and sadly, i dont feel pity for anyone this is a high performance device, if you cant afford $10 you dont derserve to have it, period.
    nice retort without any information disproving my claim.
    Ok let me explain why your stupid. HTC Created a device thats more powere and has 4G, sprint is charging extra for you to own the device because it supports 4G but for 99% of the people buying it it has no impact and as a matter of fact I probably wont see 4g in my area for another 2 years or so its completely outrages.
    05-13-2010 09:52 AM
  2. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Even IF that is the case is 79.99 a month, still cheaper as he said, who cares?
    I care because it sets a dangerous precedent. It's $10 now, but other carriers (if it's successful for Sprint) will start doing the same, and then it'll be $15, 20, 25 extra a month. Before you know it, any new phone will continually increase the price of your monthly subscription. If you think this won't happen, then you don't understand corporations.
    r-nice likes this.
    05-13-2010 09:55 AM
  3. Tattrpuff's Avatar
    No that is the problem that if you don't live in a 4G area you still have to pay the $10 fee which is just a rip off. Its not that I can't afford it I just don't want to due and I'm willing to dump sprint all together just for the prnciple of it.
    I am one of those that don't mind paying for it, and I don't live in a 4G area as of now. I don't mind just for the fact that I understand why they are charging. You can't just deactivate the 4G part of the chip without it being software that if fully integrated into the OS. Which they are not going to give individual systems updates to those that choose 4G or not. So if you don't have 4G in your area, I understand if feels like a rip off. However if you travel anywhere you will still get 4G service.(not that will sooth any bitterness) Doesn't seem fair, I get it. But the point being they can't just add or subtract 4G reception with a push of a button, so they need to charge everyone. I don't think they are intentional lining their pockets and ripping off all of us that don't live in 4G areas. Is this to their advantage financially, yes. But then again, it's a 4G phone that's how it's being marketed. So either they have to eat money for 4G coverage and data usage from the people that are getting it or charge everyone with the understanding that they will get it eventually. That's my 2 cents!
    05-13-2010 09:57 AM
  4. Holsum's Avatar
    Ok let me explain why your stupid. HTC Created a device thats more powere and has 4G, sprint is charging extra for you to own the device because it supports 4G but for 99% of the people buying it it has no impact and as a matter of fact I probably wont see 4g in my area for another 2 years or so its completely outrages.
    Wait, so because $10 a month is too expensive for you to pay, and "4g isnt in my area yet" and you are crying about it, that makes me dumb? go buy a motorola razor you might be able to afford it without breaking the bank.
    05-13-2010 09:57 AM
  5. Holsum's Avatar
    I care because it sets a dangerous precedent. It's $10 now, but other carriers (if it's successful for Sprint) will start doing the same, and then it'll be $15, 20, 25 extra a month. Before you know it, any new phone will continually increase the price of your monthly subscription. If you think this won't happen, then you don't understand corporations.
    NEWS FLASH!!! At&T already did it, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE but to pay $30 a month for data for AT&T if you get the iphone, get a clue.
    05-13-2010 09:58 AM
  6. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I am one of those that don't mind paying for it, and I don't live in a 4G area as of now. I don't mind just for the fact that I understand why they are charging. You can't just deactivate the 4G part of the chip without it being software that if fully integrated into the OS.
    Actually you can and quite easily. How do you think they keep phones off their network that they haven't activated? All they have to do is when you phone tries to log in to the 4G network, is not allow it in because the phone number hasn't paid the $10.
    05-13-2010 09:59 AM
  7. millerd79's Avatar
    First I'm sorry for the rant ahead of time...

    If the Evo was being released to AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile the Smart Phone data package would be $30 extra a month.

    So get over it and let be grateful that Sprint didn't follow there lead.

    If you are going to complain over $10 you shouldnt get the phone. I'm so tired of reading on every other forum that you won't get the phone because of this. You know what I bet you will get the phone. I bet you have already preordered the phone. So stop crying, and grow some.

    Ok all done....had to get that out....I preordered my EVO at 10am at my local Best Buy wooohoooo go EVO!!
    05-13-2010 10:03 AM
  8. Runnin_it's Avatar
    Hi, all. I've been lurking for a while, but just joined because of the EVO!!! Anyway, I think a better pricing scheme would have been a flat $25 over and above the plan price for 4G AND hotspot. I think a LOT more people would be ok with this, since you get it all for $25 instead of $40...
    05-13-2010 10:05 AM
  9. gstill4's Avatar
    it really doesnt matter to me. im geting the hotspot option too...I have the 450 plan and i dont even use half of the minutes so my bill is goin to be about $109+tax. Now if u think about it I think it is worth it because it hass so much to offer. now i can cancel my internet from comcast. it all works out in the end well for me atleast =)
    05-13-2010 10:14 AM
  10. Slingbox's Avatar
    The 10.00 extra is a big mistake on their part

    I'm Sprint loyal but don't feel they should charge for service many cant use do to lack of availability at current time.
    05-13-2010 10:20 AM
  11. nox's Avatar
    It's $10 extra a month! Just don't buy your starbucks once a week and you got enough for 2 months worth of charges.
    ~ $0.33 a day, deal with it lol
    05-13-2010 10:23 AM
  12. quetzalcoatl's Avatar
    NEWS FLASH!!! At&T already did it, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE but to pay $30 a month for data for AT&T if you get the iphone, get a clue.
    They were also the last of the majors to mandate data coverage on ALL smartphones. That did not go into affect until sept 2009.
    05-13-2010 10:23 AM
  13. H_D's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered at BestBuy & they said if I'm not in a 4G area (which I'm not), then Sprint will not charge me the $10 add-on. I understand now from reading multiple blogs that the additional charge is ACTUALLY FOR THE DEVICE which is WACK!!! I don't see how this device will be anymore data intensive then the Hero, Pre, Moment. The hardware specs are better but if your not in a 4G area, just HOW are you using additional data compared to any of those devices that have been running on their network for a while now?
    05-13-2010 10:24 AM
  14. He123321's Avatar
    I will not get the phone until 4G gets deployed in my area. There is no way I'm going to throw $10 a month for the heck of it.

    For people that do have 4G in their area, the $10 will get them many neat features out off the Evo. For me, it would be a no brainer to fork over the $...
    05-13-2010 10:30 AM
  15. Slingbox's Avatar
    HOW are you using additional data compared to any of those devices that have been running on their network for a while now?
    Your not lol
    Their twisting cost , Such tactic will hurt them bad.
    So much for the new Sprint seems were having flashbacks of the bad old days.
    05-13-2010 10:35 AM
  16. Holsum's Avatar
    First I'm sorry for the rant ahead of time...

    If the Evo was being released to AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile the Smart Phone data package would be $30 extra a month.

    So get over it and let be grateful that Sprint didn't follow there lead.

    If you are going to complain over $10 you shouldnt get the phone. I'm so tired of reading on every other forum that you won't get the phone because of this. You know what I bet you will get the phone. I bet you have already preordered the phone. So stop crying, and grow some.

    Ok all done....had to get that out....I preordered my EVO at 10am at my local Best Buy wooohoooo go EVO!!

    amen, its funny that people dont know that if you want unlimited everything and a new 2009/2010 phone it is going to cost you at least $120 a month on VZW or AT&T.
    05-13-2010 10:35 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    Is it any different for someone who is paying good money for 3G data on any smartphone and are only in a EDGE area? Eventually more 4G phones will arrive and the price will go up for everyone. Regardless if you get 4G or not.

    Something we have to live with...
    05-13-2010 10:37 AM
  18. 2JZfan's Avatar
    I think for the $10 extra the hotspot should come free to make you feel better about paying the extra money.
    Ding ding ding!! I would feel better about paying even $15-$20 for a combination of "upcharge + hotspot"... but as it stands I'll need to pay $40 extra per months which is a load of crap. My area isn't scheduled for 4G anytime soon (and I know it's not a 4G-specific charge, but the point is I'll be accessing the same network and pulling down the same data that I have all along using Treo's without the extra fee). And I only really need the hotspot when I travel (3-4 times a year) so I'll either be adding and removing the feature from my account again and again or I'll be paying $30/month for nothing most months. So fingers crossed on the unofficial tethering front.

    That said, if Sprint is actually making money off of tethering this time I'd think they would take some much more aggressive steps to prohibit anything like MyTether. If something like this comes out they'd have thousands of people cancelling the hotspot service overnight...
    05-13-2010 10:40 AM
  19. Holsum's Avatar
    What Sprint should have done is market it better and just say that because it is a new top of the line device the everything included plan was 79.99 instead of trying to pass off the 3g/4g statement they are trying to push under the rug now.
    05-13-2010 10:42 AM
  20. vikingjunior's Avatar
    Personally I think this $10 TAX is a trial thing and they will closely monitor EVO sales, if sales are slow they will lift the TAX.

    This is just Sprint trying to see what they can get away with.
    05-13-2010 10:42 AM
  21. IamTheCord's Avatar
    Such anger here it is turning into a hate fest... Lets just do this if you cant afford $10 a month dont buy the phone dont live outside your means. Regaurdless if you think its a good business plan or not in reality you dont have any say so, so dont complain about somthing you have no control over just deal with it what ever way works best for you. I personally do not live in a 4g area but i travel around 7 months out of the year and to alot of cities with 4g either way $10 is not going to put me out if it would put me out i would not buy the phone....

    Sorry random thought would you be more upset if they just charged $300 for the phone or $320 for that matter and didnt tell you about the $10 a month
    05-13-2010 10:48 AM
  22. Slingbox's Avatar
    Personally I think this $10 TAX is a trial thing and they will closely monitor EVO sales, if sales are slow they will lift the TAX.

    This is just Sprint trying to see what they can get away with.
    I agree.
    I have a feeling it will be lifted pretty fast when CS starts ringing off the hook-the bad old days negative phone surveys start rolling in.

    A side note,
    I'm not a cheap skate , I'm Sprint loyal but passing up this device due to 10.00 charge. It may sound silly to some but its not fair to charge for something that's not available to many.
    Sprint better get their Sh** back together.
    05-13-2010 10:55 AM
  23. Jeremy's Avatar
    Such anger here it is turning into a hate fest... Lets just do this if you cant afford $10 a month dont buy the phone dont live outside your means. Regaurdless if you think its a good business plan or not in reality you dont have any say so, so dont complain about somthing you have no control over just deal with it what ever way works best for you. I personally do not live in a 4g area but i travel around 7 months out of the year and to alot of cities with 4g either way $10 is not going to put me out if it would put me out i would not buy the phone....

    Sorry random thought would you be more upset if they just charged $300 for the phone or $320 for that matter and didnt tell you about the $10 a month
    I agree. There is more outrage over this than when the other carriers forced smartphone users to switch from their $15 data plan to the $30 plans....
    05-13-2010 10:56 AM
  24. dkotoric's Avatar
    amen, its funny that people dont know that if you want unlimited everything and a new 2009/2010 phone it is going to cost you at least $120 a month on VZW or AT&T.
    Ya but with VZW and AT&T at least you have a choice not to get all the stuff, so you could potentially get a cheaper plan with them if you don't need all the stuff. Think about it 99% of the people only need minutes,web/text messaging all this other useless crap is not needed for most of the people. I have curently the Simply everything plan and have not even considered using Sprint Tv or Sprint Navigation. Why would I when I can just use Google Maps. Unbelivable, don't you think there is a good reason why sprint is loosing customers every day. When people are happy they don't cancel their service.
    05-13-2010 11:00 AM
  25. fry8's Avatar
    Personally I think this $10 TAX is a trial thing and they will closely monitor EVO sales, if sales are slow they will lift the TAX.

    This is just Sprint trying to see what they can get away with.
    Well I hope they backtrack. With the 3g/4g cards they were going to charge either $69.99/month or $79.99 ($10/$20 more than 3g cards) for the 4g ability, but then they changed their minds and decided to charge the $59.99, the same price as the 3g.
    05-13-2010 11:02 AM
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