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I'm Paying for 4G but I dont have 4G???

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by Evo 5oh, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Evo 5oh

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    Ok I have htc 4 evo and i dont think its fair that im paying $10 extra when sprint 4G doesnt cover my area i check the coverage map every week but nothing. I call they were saying weird stuff like excuses literally from a book like they write it down in case people call for that reason. Do you think its fair im only complaining because they told me before I got the phone that i had to pay $10 extra because of 4G but now i just realize is just not fair.. =/

    What you think i should do?
     

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    Same boat... But when you activated the phone you kinda agreed to pay it. The only reason i even went with the Evo is cause sprint only has two phones with a 1Ghz processor. pretty much stuck.
     
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    I think they should warn me before activating the phone that theres no 4G in my area but that i have to pay anyways you know? because people who have 4G same phone and everything are enjoying something they paying for while im sitting here...
     
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    Agreed. They are supposed to warn(inform) you. i already knew what i was getting into but even still, they never even mentioned it during activation. The plan is for them to go nationwide with 4g eventually and im sure than could remove the feature add-on according to region but i'm even more sure they won't. Part of that $10(if not all) goes to paying clearwire for WiMAX
     
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    It is not for 4g. Peroid. Who ever told you it was for 4g lied to you. It because you have a premium phone, that on a bad day can suck gigabytes of data only using a 3g network. You want the best phone on sprints network, you have to pay extra to use it. Once again, it is not for 4g, it is because you have a phone that can suck soo much data by itself, it can disrupt the network. If you do not want to pay the 10 dollar fee, then simply return the phone, select a lesser phone, and be happy. But the reason you selected the evo in the first place is the same reason that they are charging you the fee. You did not select the evo for 4g usage, and guess what, they are not charging you 10 dollars to use 4g. If you managed to call them up and harass them out of charging you the 10 dollar fee, you still can use 4g. Because the 10 dollar fee is not for 4g.
     
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    So, once every phone is 4G capable will they just bump up the sub price?
     
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    no; u don't|won't pay for 4g... or as u guys, put it, we are already paying for it...
     
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    Depends on the phone. The price to so cover the extra use of network caused by the phone capabilities. A dumb phone with wimax probably would not get the extra fee.
     
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    It doesn't matter what Sprint calls the extra charge of $10. You agreed to it when you bought the Evo. Sprint didn't hide anything or slip a charge in on you behind your back. Whining about it now is more than just a little disingenuous. If you didn't want the fee, then why did you get a phone that required it?
     
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    And it's not a "4G fee". It's a Premium Data fee that goes with the Evo itself, no matter what data connection you have.

    From Sprint's site: "Because we
     
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    isn't 4g boosted data? it's like they increased 3g speeds. If it's not a 4g fee why is that extra 10 only attached to 4g capable devices? The transform and optimus can pull 3g data just as well as the epic and evo
     
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    Well there you go, 2 phones that do not have the 10 dollar charge. Of course they also have smaller screens, weaker radios, only 800mhz and 600 mhz processors, no front camera and the 1001 other details. But besides all that, they are really good low quality phones that do not have the 10 dollar fee. So if anyone wants to truly protest the fee, go to those phones. If you want one of the biggest and fastest phone in the world, you are going to pay for it.
     
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    River, its pointless; we hav a thousand threads saying the same stuff, & them being told the same; yet they still hav their comebacks wanting to make it seem as if everything else is an EVO or EPIC... Its a never-ending end...

    (the future ain't what it used to be)
     
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    Explain the Fee

    you're are getting screwed and you can either take it in the rear or get a non 4g phone.
     
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    Wait man, you left out the third and final option. You could also go to ATT or VZW and pay more. At ATT and VZW the plans cost more and simply do not compare to Sprints. (e.g. Data caps as low as 2gb with ATT, 5GB with VZW).

    As far as I am concerned, Sprint can call their fees whatever they want... in the end, all that matters is that I am getting more for less with Sprint. Its that simple.
     
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    These rant threads seem to never stop. Who'll start the next one to rant about the $10 fee? Any bets?
     
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    I know i have to pay for it. im not complaining since i was well aware before i activated the phone. I was just unclear on exactly what the $10 was been charged for. thanks
     
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    I kno rite!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    The $10 is a premium data fee. Whether that's Wimax, priority on 3G, or truly unlimited data regardless of 3G or Wimax doesn't make a difference. It's basically an access fee.

    I've always considered it my cover charge whether I decide to drink premium data or not.
     
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    You're not paying for 4G. There is no additional fee needed to access the 4G network.
     
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    Another one of these threads? Really?
     
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    Another reply talking about another one of these threads was made? Really?
    Boy when someone talk bad about someones threads theres always someone that follows..lol

    *Didnt know what I was paying for (check)
    *I posted it here (check)
    *Got a clear and satisfying answer (check)
    * Let the thread died (still working on it) :)

    You guys who complain about the threads Im new here. hard to word for search when is vbulletin type search

    Learning new things on android forums everyday :eek:

    Now please let it died and stop complaining because is not even helping at all lol

    maybe a mod+ can close?
     
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    Well, let me answer OP's question. What you should do if you're not happy with the $10 Premium Data fee is not purchase a device that you knew would require the fee. If it's still within the return window, return the device and get one that doesn't require the fee. If the return windows has passed, sell your device somewhere (i.e. EBay) and get a device that doesn't require the fee that way.
     
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