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

  1. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    Not sure if you guys already know this but this might be a deal breaker for some.

    "Note: The plan for this device is a little different than normal Android phones via Sprint as this is a super phone. You will get an additional $10.00 charge per month by using this device, as well $29.99 if you would like to use the hotspot features via Sprint's network."


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  2. johngim3

    johngim3 Lurker

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the extra $10 is what they're charging for 4g internet/data rather than 3g, right?

    If that's the case I'm fine with that :D
  3. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    i believe so. guessing since it's the new technology they wanna charge for it..i can't help but to think we're gonna get charged for the air we breathe soon:rolleyes:
  4. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast

    You're wrong. Its a fee they call a "premium internet usage fee". It has nothing to do with 4G (at least thats what they say). ANYONE - no matter who the hell you are, will get charged this fee whether you have 4G or not in your area, no matter who you are.
  5. jdbell2004

    jdbell2004 Member

    You all may want to research this, but I believe the $10 fee used to be for the 4g capabilities of the phone but sprint changed their reasoning as many people live outside of 4g coverage areas. Their reasoning now is that the $10/month fee is for the capabilities of the MOST ADVANCED android phone on the market. A way to price their phones low so more people can afford it while making up the difference (and then some) with the $240 per two year contact.

    My opinion: UNFORGIVABLE
  6. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Old news is old. Search function is helpful.
  7. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    I have already talked to the folks at my Sprint store. I have a phone on order with them. They told me if I want to purchase the phone I will not see any additional charges in my current plan. I am outside the 4g area for now so no big deal. Please back this information with legitimate links to what you are saying or don't bother posting this information. I can undrstand the addition charge for the WIFI hot spot. The answer to your question is no, this is not a deal breaker even if it is true. Drama! :rolleyes:
  8. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

    That's correct.

    What is this thread doing in the Hero forum?
  9. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i'm a hero user and if any other hero users were thinking of upgrading to the evo then the info up above was needed........................
  10. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the $10 additional charge. As for the $40 hotspot fee I'll pass on that.
  11. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    to be honest..i worked for sprint and now i work for at&t. point blank, we'll tell you anything and everything just so you won't be hackin our backs. yes the $10 charge is cheap but why pay for that when we don't have to pay for it now? it's easy to tell someone..OH YEA YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS IF YOU AREN'T IN THE 4G AREA..

    that's bs..trust me..ur gonna pay for it regardless of who you talked to because that's the policy on that phone
  12. oldjackbob

    oldjackbob Member

    The same thing that lots of other non-Hero specific threads are doing in the Hero forum.

    To be quite honest, nearly every 2.1-related thread in this forum is non-Hero specific.

    But to answer your question, a significant number of Hero owners in this forum have expressed the possibility of stepping up to an EVO when they come out, and the OP was just tossing out some food for thought to that very group of folks.

  13. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    deal breaker? i think yes. to each it's own..some can afford it..some can't..and it may not even be about if it's affordable or not..mainly wanted to see what others thought of this..as for the link..here ya go

    HTC EVO 4G first impressions | AndroidSPIN
  14. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    so it seems..are you upgrading to it?? and u coo with the $10 fee and the $30 hotspot charge??
  15. spacemanzzzz

    spacemanzzzz Newbie

    Your plan is $70.00 unlimited everything. Nearest comp is $105+ and you still have to worry about minutes

    stfu and keep your hero or pay $80 either way is better than anyone elses prices just stop whining
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  16. oldjackbob

    oldjackbob Member

    Nah, I'm plenty happy with the capabilities of the Hero. I have no need for a handheld Wi-Fi hotspot, and my phone is blessedly free of the issues some others complain about (lagginess, poor battery life, etc.). I've been very impressed with the multitasking capabilities of the Hero, and it's got an awesome GPS module which finds my location when other phones can't. My phone is the perfect size, too.

    Nope, I've got a very satisfying package in my Hero, and I see no need to exchange it for something that has a higher cost of ownership.

    But that's just me. ;)
  17. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    you're right..but i wasn't whining..just wanted other's thoughts on this..did u not get the point of my thread hence me asking, "thoughts?"
  18. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    totally agree with you. loving my hero! i'm gonna post my screens pretty soon on that "share your screens" thread:cool:
  19. sagedil

    sagedil Android Expert

    Perhaps if you would have posted this weeks ago when the rest of us learned about it. Given that it has been a known thing now for quite some time, the way you posted came off as a bit *wrong*.
  20. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast
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    wrong? it isn't wrong when there were others that didn't know about it and didn't feel like doing the whole "sacred" search thing..seriously..some of u people take this shit too serious lol..lighten up:D
  21. rlentz2009

    rlentz2009 Lurker

    We all have to pay the additional $10 fee for Unlimited 3G/4G data.. As we all know that there is a cap on 3G up to 5GB.. By paying this charge, it will remove the cap.

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