$10 if you do have 4g in your area?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rainierez, May 13, 2010.

  1. rainierez

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    Can anyone confirm that if you do NOT have 4g in your area can you avoid having to pay the $10 fee. I really have no problem paying it for the speed bump IF I was able to use it.

    EDIT: I screwed up the title. I meant do NOT have 4g in your area.
     

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  2. SprintFun

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    [According to Sprint] the $10 fee is NOT for 4G, but to use "Premium Data Services". It is NOT optional regardless of where you live.

    Kind of a hard pill to swallow, but if you look at a broader spectrum the Evo will still be much cheaper than an iPhone and at least the same cost as an Incredible.
     
  3. rainierez

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    Oh man that stinks. Ok well I have an incredible and I'm not sold on it's signal quality (voice not data) other then that it is a hard sell for me to switch.
     
  4. Bek

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    Do you know when WiMAX is due to be deployed in Indianapolis (check other WiMAX threads here). If it's soon, then you'll get your speed boost.
     
  5. Rigmaster

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    Until Sprint clarifies, I'm just reading this as an Evo surcharge. That said if it means no data caps on 3G or 4G, then it's worth it in big way.
     
  6. SprintFun

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    Two things:

    1) I'm in the same boat in Columbus as not having 4G coverage now, but living in a major metro area I feel confident that I'll have 4G within a year. I would think the samy for Indy.

    2) Sprint's 30 day program lets you try the phone for 30 days and if you aren't satisfied with it, then you can just return it and they'll refund every single penny you paid.


    Just some things to keep in mind.
     
  7. Syphon

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    Yeah that kinda sucks. I would pay the $10 extra a month for 4G but in Central Florida there are no plans that I have found yet for 4G. I have the HTC Hero right now and I have a 2.1 rom on it with WiFi Tethering. I don't see it worth making the switch if I have to pay more and I do not get anything but a phone that is a little faster. Way to go Sprint. Ugh.
     
  8. SprintFun

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    Where in central florida? Orlando is getting 4G this year I'm pretty sure. Along with Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville.
     
  9. Rigmaster

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    Still looking for clarification, but I think the $10 removes data cap completely. While it would mean paying $10 more if you don't use 5G data now, it certainly helps to know you'll never be hit with the $18k charge that got all the headlines recently.
     
  10. rainierez

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    Well I think my only tipping point will be the signal quality on Verzion. I can't keep a call in my office at work. they are sending me a new one. if that fails I will probably jump on the EVO.
     
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