Any open letter to Sprint coming against the $10 premium charge for the eVo.


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  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Yep. read the title. I'd like for us to put together a letter, and once it's created we'll post it on all the sprint/android/evo forums we can think of. People can then copy/paste the letter and send it from their email address to dan hesse and that other PR guy. Maybe if we flood them with concerns they will listen and drop the charge completely. What do you guys think?
     

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    kwaping Well-Known Member

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    Evo_Pimpin Well-Known Member

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    God get over it already. If you can't afford the extra 10 bucks a month, then you have bigger issues to worry about. I bet you spend more on porn.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    As many people have said, it's not about affording anything. I just think it's a bad move for sprint. Either way, I'll be getting this phone, or a similar one to it. (hardware qwerty version if it is made?) One of the reasons why I've always liked Sprint is they don't try to nickel and dime you to death like VZW or ATT. What happens if this phone really does take off, and they start requiring the same or even more money for the "privilege" of owning this phone? I think this may be the first phone in a long time that may last me longer than a year, or maybe even two years. You only need so much power in a phone, and this thing has got it. So personally, I'd rather pay more upfront than have a recurring cost for the life of the phone...
     
  5. BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Well-Known Member

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    Excellent idea IOWA. Any letter to Sprint should include some type of reference to the following:

    References to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse quotes from CTIA 3-24-10:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/24/live-from-ctia-2010s-day-two-keynote-with-dan-hesse/
    9:35AM "It's like standard def versus high def, but with that analogy, you paid more for the better service. With 4G, we're giving you more for free."
    9:34AM With 4G, "because we can produce a gigabyte cheaper, we can offer more to the customer."

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/03/24/live-from-ctia-2010%E2%80%99s-day-one-keynote-with-sprint%E2%80%99s-dan-hesse/
    9:34 AM: “We can get a gigabyte out of 4G cheaper than we can get a gigabyte out of 3G”

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/03/24/sprint-ceo-confirms-4g-on-your-phone-will-not-cost-extra/
    9:33AM "3G’s kind of getting exhausted. I talk to my network guys, and it’s like Scottie in the engine room… ’she’s going as fast as she can!’"
    9:34AM With 4G, "because we can produce a gigabyte cheaper, we can offer more to the customer."
    9:35AM "It’s like standard def versus high def, but with that analogy, you paid more for the better service. With 4G, we’re giving you more for free."

    PC Mag article from 3-34-10
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361784,00.asp
    "Sprint's new 4G service, Hesse added, will also let Sprint offer faster speeds and more capacity at the same price."

    It should also mention that many of us already have HTC phones so our Sprint service (if we are not in a 4G area) isn't changing in any way, only the phone is changing (which we are paying for when we buy the phone). And currently only 35 cities (not metro areas but individual cities) have Wimax coverage (out of the 19,355 cities in this nation). So it is not fair to charge 100% of Evo users, 100% of the time, for using a service that such a small percentage can actually use.

    It should also say something it being way too much for people that have family plans. If you have 4 HTC phones on a family plan with an everything plan, it shouldn't cost you $40 per month to upgrade your phone while keeping the exact same service.

    Also note that 4G mobile broadband plans cost the exact same as the 3G mobile broadband plans (and have unlimited data, not the 5 GB limit of the 3G plans) so it's lame to charge extra for this phone's plan.

    It could also include an offer of a compromise: we give up Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Radio, Nascar Mobile, and NFL Mobile, in return Sprint drops that $10 fee. And whoever wants those services can pay the $10 to get them.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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  7. Klaskimo

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    It's 10 dollars a month. If it bothers you that much go to At&T and pay their data plans. I'm sure you will happily come back to sprint.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Apparently you don't understand the potential pandora's box this can open. We don't need another ATT or VZW
     
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    Caloy Well-Known Member

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    The average Evo user won't be able to use up that much data for his Evo. I would bet that the average Evo user would never go beyond the 5 GB limit of the so called unlimited plan. I would be more than happy to pay the $10 if they give us tethering, simply because you know your going to use up a lot more data then you are with just your phone.
     

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