Will you still buy the evo with the additional $10 monthly charge?


Will you still buy the evo

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  1. mms1946

    mms1946 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Will you still buy the evo? The $10 charge has seemed to change the minds of a lot of people. I was going to buy 4, and increase my monthly bill from 110 to over 150, but with the new charges the new plan will cost close to 190+ tax.
     

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  2. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member

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    Yes - you're getting something extra (WiMAX). I find it pathetic that cheapskates are bitching about paying a premium for a premium service.

    And there are ways around it, if you go digging in the forums... you can get credits.
     
  3. SprintFun

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    How could you buy 4 and only increase your payment by $40?
     
  4. mms1946

    mms1946 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was going to get a family everything plan which is about $150 per month. With the additional $10 per line that makes it close to $190. I have a standard plan and only pay about $120 after my discount. I don't see myself using a lot of data, so to pay that much more does not make it worth it for me.
     
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    mms1946 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There is no wimax in my area... I will strictly be 3g.
     
  6. Aridon

    Aridon Well-Known Member

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    If I had wimax I wouldn't mind paying it. I don't. I'm really not sure what I will do. I was planning on getting my wife and I evo's but the extra twenty a month makes me feel it's not worth it. I may just get a single device but honestly I'm actually considering waiting for a different device. I have family plans with sprint and at&t so I have a lot of upgrade options.
     
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    Android Central posted after the event that Sprint said $10 Evo surcharge removes 3G and 4G data caps. If your're buying this phone and plan to use it without worrying about data use, $10 per phone is dirt cheap. If you don't plan on using more than 5G data ever or 4G ever, then the surcharge may not be worth it. That said, the camera, GPS, and other features make considering some standalone devices completely moot so I'd still sign up. No way could I expect to get the photo/video capabilities, GPS, and couple other features for less than $240 and get quality gadgets.
     
  8. MsRandall

    MsRandall Well-Known Member

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    $10 is not that big of deal for me, yes free is better but $10 is no dealbreaker. I am off to my local Best Buy in about 2 hours...
     
  9. neodorian

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    Not the point. It had nothing to do with being a cheapskate if you live in a 3G area and still have to pay more because they are pushing it as some kind of premium data device that will use more data. Sorry, but it is just a bad business move IMO.

    I will buy it anyway as I do have 4G service, $120 per year is still doable and I save some of that with my employer discount. It's just that rather than lining up on launch day as the biggest Sprint fanboy ever, I will be doing it through gritted teeth as my bill goes up yet again for the second year in a row.

    I use maybe 30-50 minutes a month as these are primarily data-centric devices for me. Just the way I use them.

    A year ago today I was paying $55 for a couple hundred daytime minutes, unlimited 3G data, and a text package. When I got my Pre I had to upgrade to a $70 plan. Sure I got more minutes but I didn't want them. I figured, what the hell. It's still cheaper than Verizon. Now just a year later I will be bumping up yet again to $80.

    No I am not a "cheapskate" but neither do I have a big-baller salary, a trust fund, or money coming out of my ass. I budget like anyone else and these constantly creeping charges on every service these days add up and I'm not particularly eager to pay more for something that supposedly is cheaper to provide.
     
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    Bigprimo Well-Known Member

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    I put other cause imnot sure what Im paying 10$ for if I cant use the 4g netwrok? Maybe I missed something cause it seems to me to be a rental charge for just having the phone which is pure BS!
     
  11. SprintFun

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    Here's a post from another thread that seems pretty relevant:

    The bolded items for AT&T are changes I made (since he missed texting charges for AT&T).

    Evo still pretty cheap comparatively speaking. And I know on the other carriers maybe you could customize it better to your liking and save some money. But my general point is that I think people are having a knee jerk reaction to this whole $10 thing and not being too rational about things when looking at what everybody else offers.
     
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    The knee jerk reation is too the charge we are paying and not getting anything in return because 4g is not available to us! So please tell me again why I have to pay extra?
     
  13. Mattd75

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    I will wait for the galaxy. I don't live in a 4G city and I just can't see paying $10 more a month for someone else's 4G.
     
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    YOU DON'T HAVE TO...stick with your current phone and problem solved.
     
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    I am undecided at this point. I was absolutely certain I was getting the Evo until hearing about the additional $10. That has at least reopened consideration for the Incredible. But I haven't made up my mind.

    From what I can tell, for me personally, if I get the Evo, the monthly rate wil be about the same as what I currently pay for the iPhone 3g. So it's not as if I can't afford to go to the Evo but one of the biggest draws to me originally was that I'd be saving money monthly by switching to Sprint. That's no longer the case. FWIW, I am in an area that doesn't have 4g and probably wont for a long time and with my iPhone I have never topped 2GBs of data per month.

    With Verizon and the Incredible, I can actually reduce my bill because I am not forced into an "Unlimited" plan. With Verizon I can get the 450 talk and unlimited data and skip text all together and use Google Voice. So my monthly bill would be about $10 less which is appealing.

    Really it's going to come down to how badly I desire all the bells and whistles of the Evo (which judging from my past, the Evo will probably win) and it will also depend on the networks. Verizon seems to be top dog here but Sprint is pretty solid. I have had Sprint in the past and it was a nightmare which worries me but I have heard they have really improved and are righting the ship.
     
  16. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

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    Man, since when does it make you a cheapskate to balk at paying for something you don't get to use? I'm sure you guys in 4G areas love the idea of everyone else subsidizing your new coverage but the rest of us don't. Of course, that would explain why many of the 4G markets are in politically liberal areas...
     
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  17. Bigprimo

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    No that doesnt solve my problem!
     
  18. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

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    ... and quit saying how it's still cheaper than other carriers. It's the principle of the matter. Some of us still have those, and they're not open to the lowest bidder.
     
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    We pay for it too so you aren't subsidizing anything. Don't forget that us "politically liberal areas" subsidize the rest of the country :)

    This is plain old corporate calculation. Someone decided that they will make more money with the $10 charge than they will lose from lost sales. It doesn't get much more capitalist than that.
     
  20. clickclack

    clickclack Well-Known Member

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    No one is holding a gun to your head to get this phone...you don't have to anything!
     
  21. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking the political jab with a grin... Too often people tend to freak out when things dip into that arena. It's nice to converse w/ an adult, not a human talking point.
     
  22. tokuzumi

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    I can understand the people in a non-4G city being upset about the charge for 4G...that doesn't make sense. I'm in a 4G city, and plan on getting the Evo. It will only add $7.50/mo to my plan (I have a 25% discount, through work).
     
  23. SprintFun

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    Where does it EVER say that the extra charge is for 4G? It seems like the extra charge is to remove the soft data caps since they anticipate Evo users consuming more data on their network than any other phone. Similar to AT&T making iPhoners have a special plan.
     
  24. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

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    Dude, we all have different backgrounds and our own ideas on the best way to run the country. Fundamentalist partisans of any stripe are no fun to deal with :p


    AT&T actually lowered their data rates for iPhones. It used to be $45/month for unlimited smart phone data plans.
     
  25. buur

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    I was considering moving to this phone but I won't pay a $10 monthly tax for a feature that I won't be able to use in the near future.
     

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