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Sprint's $10 monthly hidden fee for Evo

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by gotabyte, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. gotabyte

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    Watch out if you get the EVO from Sprint. There is a $10 per month hidden fee that they do not mention. This fee is on top of the regular amount it takes to upgrade the data plan. There was nothing to indicate this at the time of purchase. I called and complained but they will not adjust the amount.
     

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    I'm assuming you mean the $10 charge on ALL 4G phones on Sprint's network?
     
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    Not sure what store you went to but the ones I checked were up front about the 4G fee.
     
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    It's not hiding at all. It's well known and is even listed on sprint.com next to the Evo and Epic.
     
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    Where have you been the last 6 months?! ;)
     
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    It's hiding in plain sight.
     
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    Guess you must be one of those who just signs on the line without reading anything. Are you interested in a new car? I got something for ya... :D
     
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    This has been pretty common knowledge around here since just before the EVO came out.
     
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    Beware also that you have to have a gmail account to use Android market place! A very hidden and sneaky requirement. ;)
     
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    Wow...Nuff said lol
     
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    Isn't that an additional $10/mo charge? Those bastards! :cool:
     
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    Just looked closer at my bills over the last six months, damn bastards charged me $30 for 3 hidden fees for my 3 Evos....I gonna email dan right now....lol


    Hidden Fee= lol
     
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    lmao!!! ;)
     
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    well i wouldn't be surprised if he/she walked into a sprint store and decided to pick up a evo and walked out without knowing. some sales reps don't tell you anything unless you ask. lol.
     
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    Except that it's also stated clearly in the contract he/she would have signed.
     
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    The fee's not hidden. People may not like it, but it's certainly not hidden.
     
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    yea and most ppl actually read the contract before signing it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Whether they do or not is irrelevant. When I bought my Android phones (twice now) they spelled out the contract several times throughout the process.

    There is no way the $10 fee could have been missed, unless you were drunk or stoned.

    The $10 fee is well publicized, well communicated. If a buyer these days STILL don't know about it, the blame clearly lies on the buyer.

    I mean come on, there has to be SOME responsibility of the buyer, right??? Not to mention they have 30 DAYS to return the phone after purchase if they don't like it.

    After I left the store, I got letters and emails confirming my new plan, spelling out the changes. Hell if a buyer ignore those, then the buyer is just stupid.

    I don't see how it's any more clear than that.
     
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    what hidden fee? I only see the 10 dollar premium data fee.
     
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    The contract is a document that is legally binding. If you don't read it, thats your own neglignce. Sprint is not responsible for your negligence.
     
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    When I got home and looked at my receipt there clearly was a 'premium data fee' in the amount of $10.00. And I dont know how many times I had to tell the Best Buy Rep that I already knew about the fee. Now it may be true that some store reps forget to explain the fee to customers, because they sure as hell forgot to explain the $29.99 hotspot fee to many, and customers called into Tech Support/Acct. Services etc. going off on agents because their forgetfulness.

    BUT if this person got an EVO its clear he had to do some research right? I mean who goes into a store and spends $200 ($449.99 without a contract) without knowing what they are buying?

    If you ask me, I think this whole thread was a joke. But it worked, because the replies alone are HILARIOUS!
     
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    i'm not defending the op just getting serious here since everyone who was posting made it out to be a joke. also i agree that's its the buyers fault for not reading the contract and reading up on it.
     
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    The Hotspot fee isn't mandatory. You have to request it to added to your account before using it.
     

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