Comparing EVO plan to other national carriers


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  1. RedsGT

    RedsGT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sprint: (ETF = $200 Prorated)

    Individual

    $69.99
    450 Minutes
    (True) Unlimited data/SMS/MMS 3G/4G
    VVM
    Free M-to-M (All carriers)
    $10.00
    EVO bullshit
    One Line: $79.99

    Shared
    $129.99
    1500 Minutes shared
    (True) Unlimited data/SMS/MMS 3G/4G
    VVM
    Free M-to-M (All carriers)
    $10.00 per line
    EVO bullshit
    Two Lines: $149.99
    Three Lines: $179.98
    Four Lines: $209.97
    Five Lines: $239.96


    Verizon: (ETF = $350 Prorated)

    Individual

    $59.99
    450 Minutes
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    $29.99
    5GB Data 3G
    $2.99
    VVM
    One Line: $92.97

    Shared
    $99.99
    700 Minutes
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    $29.99
    5GB Data 3G
    $2.99
    VVM
    Two lines: $165.95
    Three lines: $208.92
    Four lines: $251.89
    Five lines: $294.86

    AT&T (iPhone*): (ETF = $325** Prorated)

    Individual
    $39.99
    450 Minutes
    Minutes rollover month-to-month
    $30.00
    5GB Data 3G
    VVM
    $20.00
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    One Line: $89.99

    Shared
    $69.99
    700 Minutes
    Minutes rollover month-to-month
    $30.00 per line
    5GB Data 3G
    VVM
    $20.00 per line
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    Two lines: $159.99
    Three lines: $219.98
    Four lines: $279.97
    Five lines: $339.96

    T-Mobile: (ETF = $200 Prorated)

    Individual
    $79.99
    500 Minutes
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    VVM
    5GB Data 3G
    Total: $79.99

    Shared
    $79.99
    750 Minutes
    Unlimited SMS/MMS
    VVM
    $30.00 per line
    5GB Data 3G
    Two lines: $139.99
    Three lines: $174.99
    Four lines: $209.99
    Five lines: $244.99

    *AT&T has different services based on phone. iPhone is approximate class of EVO
    ** New contracts after June 1st

    Note #1: If any of this is wrong, post about it, and I'll update.
     

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  2. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

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    Really from what I've been seeing is that T-Mobile and Sprint are very similar in what the plans end up being. The thing with T-Mobile is their best android phone right now is the N1? I'd rather have the Evo everyday of the week.


    For AT&T (iPhone) they have a 1500 text messaging option that most need, and its only $15 instead of $20. I know you want a truly "unlimited to unlimited" comparison, but I think most of their users would use that. Just a point for clarity.
     
  3. jmxp69

    jmxp69 Well-Known Member

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    It would be cool to extrapolate this out over 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines. Adding a Sprint line to the Simply Everything plans is $20. Adding the same features on Verizon is $9.99 for the phone + $30 for the data. In my case with 5 lines, that's an incremental $20/line or $100/mo.

    I also don't think you can ignore free GPS on Sprint. That costs $5/phone on Verizon last time I looked at their plans. On 5 phones, that's another $25/mo. Also, VVM is free on Sprint, another $2.99 per phone on VZ, and Sprint Family Locator is $5/plan vs. $5/phone.

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  4. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way to get a plan with no SMS? It's such a waste to pay for unlimited SMS when you won't use a single one, due to Google Voice doing messaging off of your data connection.
     
  5. Colorado_Al

    Colorado_Al Well-Known Member

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    Or if you have a Google I/O released EVO

    Comparing EVO plan to other national carriers
    Sprint: (ETF = $200 Prorated)
    $69.99
    450 Minutes
    (True) Unlimited data/SMS/MMS 3G/4G
    Free M-to-M
    $10.00
    EVO bullshit
    -$10.00 Dev credit
    Total: $69.99
     
  6. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

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    Not with sprint. Everything is bundled in. With AT&T I know you can not get any texting.
     
  7. Aridon

    Aridon Well-Known Member

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    Personally I don't need text / picture mail so the difference is much less for me.
     
  8. RedsGT

    RedsGT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No way to do it for the EVO, at least.
     
  9. RedsGT

    RedsGT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't want to add pricing for features that can't compare across all 4 carriers.
     
  10. T Mac

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    Well, yeah all the Sprint plans include every possible option available. included but not limited to everything that is extra on every other mobile carrier, ie; TV, radio, GPS, SMS, MMS, data, roaming, long distance, mobile to mobile, etc. If I missed something I'm sorry but the comparison of the plans isn't totally fair unless you ADD ON all the extras you are getting with Sprint. BUT, even if you don't compare those things your still getting a better deal than the OTHERS! IMO
     
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    GPS isn't available on all 4? VVM isn't available on all 4? The incremental costs of add'l phones with data plans are absolutely available on all 4.

    Sprint's gap on a single line is smaller with the $10 charge, but when you start adding lines, the value really magnifies.

    Bottom line, this isn't an apples to apples comparison until you account for the costs you would pay on other carriers for features you get included with Sprint's plans.
     
  12. Rigmaster

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    This gets even better with the Everything Data Family Plan for multiple phones up to 4 phones and 3000 shared mins. $170 + $40 (4 x $10 Evo charges) brings this well under what you can do at ATT @ $210 + tax/fees. If you have a company discount of 10-20%, you're talking 4 Evos with enough mins and unlimited 4G/3G at less than $50/line. Try getting 4 phones on ATT with anything comparable. I'm doing it for 2 lines and couldn't get anything on ATT within $50/mo with an even better company discount on ATT than Sprint.
     
  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    at&t has rollovers...

    Sprint has mobile to ANY mobile free
    free NAV
    free 4G if available
    free roaming
     
  14. rckymtn

    rckymtn Well-Known Member

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    Oh on the Verizon there Visual Voice Mail is additional $2.99 per month.
     
  15. JMD

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    Verizon should be 89.98 not 99. 59.99+29.99=89.98
     
  16. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

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    Yep. For too many years I've been rolling over paying for a feature that I don't use that often. I can't argue with the $10 feature that I may/may not use when I've had rollover mins that I may/may not use.
     
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    Do you use a browser to send all your SMS? I thought about it, but a browser interface is too cumbersome for the quick messages I need to send. Plus, there would be no notifications unless you signed in to GV.

    Unless I am missing something...the SMS messages GV sends to your phone still count as SMS messages for your carrier.
     
  18. RedsGT

    RedsGT Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    For example, does T-Mobile offer VVM or GPS as an add-on? And by GPS do you mean location services I can use with any app I want, or built-in carrier nav app?
     
  19. aliveon2legs

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    The unlimited mobile to mobile is a HUGE feature for me. I'd say 90% of the calls I make or receive are to a mobile. It's worth at least an extra 400 minutes a month, to me.
     
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  20. SoFLO

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    Don't forget family plans. You're saving even more and getting much more features with Sprint than any other carrier.
     
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  21. pingpongboss

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    No I don't use the browser. I use the Google Voice app.

    Voice is a complete replacement for the stock Android messaging system. It synchronizes with your Voice inbox in the cloud and you get notifications just like with regular SMS. Exactly the same as the regular non-Voice sms. Except it doesn't count towards SMS.
     
  22. Rigmaster

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    Let's put it this way, anyone see any of the other carriers running commercials, online, or print ads touting how they give you a better value than Sprint?

    Even better, anyone think those commercials are coming?

    Ain't gonna happen!
     
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    agreed... i don't think anyone in my family even knows what a landline is in a house anymore
     
  24. jmxp69

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    Well, that's a good question. Prior to Android I never had a phone with options for the GPS application. I think with VZW, regardless of whether you purchased the GPS application which you subscribed to and downloaded via GIN, GPS 911 location services worked; however, you had to subscribe via GIN for the navigation application. I suppose with Android, those rules change with Google nav. Can anybody confirm fee-free use of GPS NAV on a VZW Android devices?
     
  25. esone1ll

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    That's amazing. I'm kind of flabbergasted that the carriers allow this. Well, good news!
     

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