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Sprint confirms $10 EVO Premium Data fee is for the hardware!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlkKC4u, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. BlkKC4u

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  2. gabbott

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    Well after reading that it is really more like a "Sprint supervisor confirms the fee is for hardware". Can't really say that it is Sprint's official stance on the fee.
     
  3. Sketchr

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    Non issue at this point. Don't want to pay for it, don't buy the phone:)
     
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    This is what they've said the whole time. This is one guys comments taken out of context because he got Sprints, "richer multimedia because of better hardware" talking points messed up.

    Next...
     
  7. Zardos

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    Guess ita time to return it. I've been thinking of getting nexus one anyway.
     
  8. Droidone

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    I confirmed this yesterday with a rep. she said it was a bogus fee and said she will probably get in trouble for saying it. she said that all the sprint reps feel the same way and feel that the fee is not valid for what the phone can do. I was shocked she said it but we were on the phone for a while and I guess she felt comfortable stating what she felt. My original complaint was because of the website that sucks so horribly. She agreed with that too.

    The $200.00 price for the phone is to reel you in and then your basically subsidizing the phone price yourself over the 2 years. This was the only way they could compete with the iphone price of $200.00
     
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  9. tjwoo

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    So we're paying $10 dollars for hardware limited to 30fps outperformed by 1year+ old models of android?
    Great.
     
  10. Rob_A

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    So after two year contract is up and I decide not to upgrade, will they drop the $10 fee on my month to month bill? I doubt it.
     
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  11. ap3604

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    I have a Nexus One and its a great phone that you will enjoy :)

    The flexibility it gives you to buy it unlocked and save money with the $50/mo voice + data (w/ free txt through GV) no contract plan is what is keeping me with T-Mobile so far instead of jumping ship.

    I hate the idea of spending $720 more, contract wise, over a 2 year period (even if the N1 is $320 more upfront) I'd much rather just spend more upfront to save $400 over the 2yr period.
     
  12. ap3604

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    Well, its not like the hardware is going away... so I assume the fee isn't either ;)
     
  13. Oridus

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    We said it once, and will say it again. Don't like it? Don't pay it. Return your phone since it's within 30 days of upgrade it new line purchase, our if you paid retail, sell it. I'm enjoying my evo, could give less of a care about ten dollars, this phone is pimp. Even more happy now that I rooted it.

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  14. Zardos

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    I've been thinking about T-Mobile. I've heard horror stories about their service though. Also, I hate the idea of buying phones online.
     
  15. NeoEVO

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    Yep - Sprint says to me during activation that 4G if free and anyone with a 4G capable device can enjoy Sprint's free 4G. But the EVO's premium hardware capabilities warrants a premium date fee.
     
  16. Droidone

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    I disagree with the fee but I have to admit the phone is freaking awesome. One part of me says don't deal with the fee but then I realize I will have to go back to the hero. Hummm
     
  17. twospirits

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    I swear these $10 premium threads are something else.

    The title alone is misleading. Sprint did not confirm this, but a sprint manager. Unless I see a official brief from Sprint stating what it is for, threads like this will be misleading.

    Closing thread.

    TS
     
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