1. deltatko's Avatar
    Hadn't seen this posted here and thought it would be of interest to alot of you.

    HTC EVO 4G landing on Sprint mid-June, 4G to be a $10-20 add-on? -- Engadget Mobile
    04-07-2010 02:19 PM
  2. jmart603's Avatar
    I still think 4g will be free...its the hotspot that will cost 10-20
    04-07-2010 02:32 PM
  3. deltatko's Avatar
    I had the first 3g phone sprint had years ago and there was a $10 upcharge on the plan just to have the phone, so I don't think its without precedent. That said, I hope they don't charge extra for it unless you use the hotspot feature, which i don't see myself using a lot (who knows though once its an option how much i'll actually use it).
    04-07-2010 02:43 PM
  4. donald.aleshire's Avatar
    sounds like a good date for the release of the phone. The money seems about right too but judging from the article, seems like 4g is optional...
    04-07-2010 03:27 PM
  5. H_D's Avatar
    Right before the rumored iPhone release date! Perfect time to take Apple's thunder!
    04-07-2010 04:16 PM
  6. jmart603's Avatar
    Right before the rumored iPhone release date! Perfect time to take Apple's thunder!
    like the pre did? fail.

    earlier would be better
    04-07-2010 04:37 PM
  7. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    like the pre did? fail.

    earlier would be better
    The pre had no advertising before its release. At least Sprint customers or potential Sprint customers who have gone on their site have seen it. I expect TV commercial adds with it on the screen (maybe not a direct reference to it) to pop up.

    But yes, I agree in this case, Earlier is better and not really announcing a release date until you're close to it is a smart move on their part.
    04-07-2010 04:45 PM
  8. springsyeti's Avatar
    When I was at the Sprint store the other day there was a 3g/4g pricing brochure and the price was the same for both. The 3g had a cap on downloading capacity but the 4g did not. The salesman stated that it was because 3g was 'crowded' from all the use and they are trying to get people to switch over to 4g. Even though it is not available everywhere.. FWIW..
    04-07-2010 08:00 PM
  9. russellpr's Avatar
    Upcharge for 4G? Not cool. Now if it turns out to be an extra $10-$20 for the hotspot, that doesn't seem unreasonable...though its free on the Pre+ at VZW. Now the June 13 launch date would be perfect...not too far away...but long enough that the webOS early adopters can make the switch.
    04-08-2010 07:36 AM
  10. donald.aleshire's Avatar
    Upcharge for 4G? Not cool. Now if it turns out to be an extra $10-$20 for the hotspot, that doesn't seem unreasonable...though its free on the Pre+ at VZW. Now the June 13 launch date would be perfect...not too far away...but long enough that the webOS early adopters can make the switch.
    I really do think the WebOS early adopters is a huge thing for Sprint because that was a big boost in their sales during that time a year ago. With this new phone, new platform, new speeds, it should attract the same customers to return plus grab some new ones
    04-08-2010 08:29 AM
  11. Complex Pants's Avatar
    I like Jun 6th personally, just because that is the date I will be eligible for my upgrade
    04-08-2010 11:10 PM
  12. keri2000's Avatar
    Not that I like rumors but I was talking to a BestBuy Mobile employee in Colorado Springs last night about the Evo. He, like me, has the Plam Pre and is going to get the Evo when it comes out. He said he has already been to one training class for the Evo and is going for a final class on the 14th (I assume he meant April 14th). He seemed totally excited about the Evo and said that he thought the price would be $299 for 2 year price - no MIR... :-O I don't care though since I still plan on getting one. He also reiterated that it would be out in June and that since I am a 1st day Pre buyer, I would be eligible for my upgrade when the Evo is released (I actually set up my Sprint account on June 1 so my Pre purchase would be easy)! He said the screen was beautiful and that they would have a working model. There was no reason to not believe him and it made me more excited about the phone.

    I can't wait, and hopefully I won't have to wait too long into June. Cheers to the rumor-mill.
    04-10-2010 01:21 PM
  13. mmalloy984's Avatar
    04-11-2010 07:59 PM
  14. gstill4's Avatar
    not to be a buzz kill, but i think thats fake.
    04-11-2010 08:04 PM
  15. Complex Pants's Avatar
    not to be a buzz kill, but i think thats fake.
    Why do you say that? There are several other pages of this info from engadget.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/11/h...sprint-stores/
    04-11-2010 08:18 PM
  16. gstill4's Avatar
    I kno i seen it. it just seem like some 1 made it up, i mean on one page its was talking about the palm pre instead of the evo. Just feels a little fishy to be, but if it is real then that would be great
    04-11-2010 10:28 PM
  17. MNofsinger's Avatar
    I have a Palm Pre' and love my phone but I can't wait to pick up this phone... I just wish Lousiville had 4g.
    04-12-2010 06:46 PM
  18. JohnnyKat's Avatar
    Same here, coming from a Palm Pre and looking forward to the EVO!

    And with all the financial woes at Palm who knows what will happen with WebOS in six months to a year. Soon, that won't be my worry!
    04-13-2010 03:43 PM
  19. H_D's Avatar
    I'm against having to pay an additional $10-20 if my area isn't 4G at launch. Hopefully they make exceptions...
    04-13-2010 03:50 PM
  20. MOE-GUNZ's Avatar
    Engadget updated their post. Their insider stated that the hotspot will be extra not 4G.
    04-13-2010 08:02 PM
  21. dustinpowell82's Avatar
    I still think 4g will be free...its the hotspot that will cost 10-20
    Let's hope not. Now that Verizon has made their Pre-based (others?) hotspots free, Sprint needs to follow suit, or risk losing more to Big(deal) Red.
    04-14-2010 08:19 PM
  22. hockey4life0099's Avatar
    i would hope they wouldnt make me pay extra. theres not even plans to roll out 4g in my area yet. (i live in the detroit area and the grand rapids area of michigan)
    04-17-2010 01:19 PM
  23. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    Let's hope not. Now that Verizon has made their Pre-based (others?) hotspots free, Sprint needs to follow suit, or risk losing more to Big(deal) Red.
    The hotspot may be free but your still paying more for voice+data then Sprint.
    04-17-2010 07:00 PM
  24. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    Let's hope not. Now that Verizon has made their Pre-based (others?) hotspots free, Sprint needs to follow suit, or risk losing more to Big(deal) Red.
    The hotspot may be free but your still paying more for voice+messaging+data then Sprint.
    04-17-2010 07:01 PM
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