has anybody called sprint and questioned them why 10 extra if you cant get 4g?


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  1. ItsBenaWhile

    ItsBenaWhile Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i did nonstop. every time i did they told me because its a 4g phone and it downloads 10 times faster even when your not on 4g? i got told alot of things. they said because it runs 2.2. and i had to tell them thats only the Evo. but i got something out of all this complaining and questioning. they gave me 60 dollars credit to pay for the 10 dollar fee for six months. any one else tried this or has and success? i was happy they did that. they made my bill owed on the 2 only 27 dollars!
     

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  2. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Well-Known Member

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    I believe, if you look at the plan, it doesn't actually say 4G.

    It's being sold as a "premium data plan", not as "4G" exactly.

    -MG
     
  3. drewsg

    drewsg Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's not for 4G even though only 4G phones get the fee. You gotta wonder why other Android devices don't get the same fee even though their capable of racking up the same kind of traffic.
     
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    Is it partly because our data plan is unlimited? The other carriers charge you extra $$ after a certain data useage.
     
  5. Inferno4213

    Inferno4213 Well-Known Member

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    Quit your complaining, it's only $10 a month. You knew what you were signing up for when you bought the phone. Quit complaining after the fact. If you want to make a statement just don't buy a 4G phone.
     
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    I don't usually agree with people who simply say "Quit complaining" but this time I'm going to agree here. We all were told what the $10 fee was for and we all complained about it when it was announced and every day up until each of us bought an Epic.

    I don't have 4G but I reasoned that the phone was worth it for me anyway. The larger screen and speed does let me use it more than my old Moment so I tend to browse more, download more, etc.

    So, don't like it, return it and get something else. They have the Transform, Optimus (sp?), and a few others you can try that do not require the "4G" fee.
     
  7. hayaboosa1300

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    The 10$ FEE has nothing to do with 4G.
    What that 10$ FEE does is UNCAP your 5gb month 3G data.
    The believe with these high end multimedia devices,
    that we will use more data as they to feature WiFi Hotspot.
    I have to agree with the. 10$ is 10$ and you no longer have a cap.
     
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    buggerritt Well-Known Member

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    This was a very helpful, courteous, and above all gracious reply. I am certain that this will prove as inspiration for all. My hat's off and I offer the most heartfelt golf clap.
     
  9. FreakyLocz14

    FreakyLocz14 Banned

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    This...

    Sprint says the $10 charge is because these devices are so data intensive, one can go over 5 GB easily if you use it to its full potential. The Mobile Hotspot feature has nothing to do with it since that is a different fee altogether. Although, I believe Premium Data + Mobile Hotspot = Unlimited 3G tethering instead of 5 GB of 3G tethering.

    tl;dr The $10 fee is NOT a charge for 4G access.
     
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    my speed sucks .. damn thing crawls ..... I wish I was in a 4g area lol
     
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    ItsBenaWhile Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I called and didn't like the idea of being charged extra ten dollars so the credited me and that pleased me for now
     
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    How many freaking times are we going to keep seeing stuff like the repeated here???

    I'm seeing these for the thousandth time now...geesh.
     
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    Well while u guys wanna sit here & get frustrated talkin about "it's not for 4g, how many times bla bla bla", although most of us know this, I took the advice of the OP on yesterday after reading his post jus for the heck of it; I now have a credit for life; they put me in a company discount, although I'm self-employed, but she said, well this will save u 25% from now on, that way, u want have to worry about the $10 premium fee which I myself kno that is what it is & not a 4g fee :p

    Thanks for the motivation 'ItsBeenAwhile' :D
     
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    I already have a 27% company discount through my business... but glad you got your discount. :)
     
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    ItsBenaWhile Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the guy was super cool when i got my phone and put me under city group and that gave me 27% everybill also. :) but i think they shouldnt charge the 10. they say its cause the amount of data it can use. the baby epic or there cheaper android phones can do the same now.
     
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    That was my argument...
     
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    ItsBenaWhile Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    mhmmm. i called about 4 times and when someone over at sprint wouldnt do anything or kept making up bullshit...like they run 2.2 or there 4g and download even 10 times faster on 3g? no lies. but 4 time i called i got 60 dollars to my bill, for 6 months so i think im pleased for now!
     
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    Every time I see these posts, I just wish Sprint had simply said new plans are now $10 more. Still would have left them price-competitive and without people thinking they're getting hosed. In fact, then people with 4G phones would be thinking "I got an extra speed feature that other phones lack."
     
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    I call BS on this.

    Retention is notoriously handcuffed on what they can do now.

    If you called many times and got $60 credits frequently, expect a "dear John" letter from Sprint soon cutting you off as a customer.
     
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    Agree, but it's been beaten to death and back for almost half a year now. I mean WTF, either buy the phones and pay the $10 fee, or don't, and get a lesser phone that doesn't require it.

    Doesn't get any more clear than that!

    Plus even with the $10 fee Sprint is STILL cheaper than the competition.

    I don't like the $10 fee, but these continuous non-ending crying and moaning is getting to be way beyond excessive.

    For god's sake, be a goddamn man, grow up, and either buy the phone and suck it up, or don't, and don't pay the freaking fee! Simple choice. Quit crying about it already!
     
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    Well I myself wasn't crying about it, ^ really could care less about $10 as u said, I knew that when buying the phone... but I figured I try my luck @ the Sprint Casino & I happen to win...

    So I'll take ur post as not regarding me any, & be kool with my discount I've received...
     
  23. GhostFlame

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    NOT COMPLAINING JUST COMMENTING

    Sprint, Clearwire bicker over wholesale revenues from WiMAX smartphones - FierceWireless

    Sprint "needs" the $10 to pay Clear for the 4g services that the 4g phones use. that is what the cost is for. but now PPCGeeks.com Will Sprint Remove $10 monthly premium for its EVO 4G handsets? something may change

    we can only hope for the ones not on 4g. i don't mind paying the premium data charge even though i live outside a 4g area. but i would LOVE to be able to use 4g at speed
     
  24. FreakyLocz14

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    What Sprint does with the revenue with the fee is irrelevant. Sprint never told customers that the fee was to access the 4G network. That's not what it's for.

    Getting a company discount has noting to do with the Premium Data fee. You just happened to work for a company that Sprint gives employee discounts. Congrats anyway, though!
     
  25. GhostFlame

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    they say its for everything and nothing. i was just doing some reading. like i said it was just a comment
     

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