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cnet Review: EVO 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zumaki, May 23, 2010.

  1. Zumaki

    Zumaki Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I love cnet reviews, they typically give good info about the phones, and though many of their gripes are petty, its nearly always obvious to me whether I would care about the issues or not. Very informative. Anyway, here's their take on the EVO:

    HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews

    /not a plug


    Upon reading the review, it looks like this could be like, the best phone evar. Unfortunately Sprint has realized this and apparently wants to charge us for every damn feature that makes the phone worth having... including a mandatory $10 charge for the 4G, whether you can use it in your home region or not. Cnet also speculates Sprint will charge for the video chat service. Ugh.

    Makes me glad I won't be able to get it for cheap till Nov 1, at which time hopefully Sprint's money-grab mindset will be sated.

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  2. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    I'm actually gonna wait a few months before I get the EVO 4G. I am due for an upgrade through Sprint anytime, but I'm gonna wait a bit.
  3. Duane2933

    Duane2933 Lurker

    When I spoke to a Sprint rep he told me they would not be charging 10 dollars for 4g unless you wanted the premium add on which employs 4g to the fullest and he went on to say they couldn't charge 10 dollars for a service you can't receive
  4. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    I'm also in the wait till at least November boat. There's also no chance that I would pay the 4g tax if there was no 4g in the majority of the area I use my phone. In buying the first 4g phone, you'll also pay the early adopter penalty. There's an almost certainty that the phone will be severly flawed when compared with the 4g phones that are released a couple of weeks/months later.
  5. Zumaki

    Zumaki Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Review states it is a mandatory charge, and the reviewer didn't have 4G in their home area. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. :D
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I've heard that Sprint is thinking of renaming it to the "you're so cool" charge. By paying it, Sprint acknowledges that you are so cool. They are hoping that takes the sting out of having to pay it. :p
  7. dannyniceboy

    dannyniceboy Newbie

    I am waiting for an evo equivalent with keyboard
  8. MadCap

    MadCap Lurker

    Talking with a friend at sprint, he tells me the 4g is going to be a must have at 10$ a month.. i want to believe him
  9. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member

    Since I AM in a 4G market, and I am currently paying $60/month for a 3G/4G modem with Time Warner (no contract).

    Let's see ... (figger,figger) ... I have a family plan that I can add a line to for $15/month + $10 for 4G premium and $30/month for mobile hotspot; it seems to me that I should be able to add a line and still save $5/month.

    Of course I'd have to buy into a two year contract unless I want to pay full price for the EVO! Hmmm, how much was that again?

    But then if I just upgraded my Moment and saved the $15 extra line charge that's $360, hmmmmm; goes a long way towards the full price and alleviates any issues with porting phone numbers.

    Yup! I believe I'll be getting an EVO! One way or the other. Anybody wanna buy a 3G/4G Modem with Time Warner?

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