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Sprint's HTC EVO 4G Adds Video Chat, Available June 4

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May 12, 2010, 5:15 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 12, 2010, 7:36 PM

Sprint today announced that the forthcoming HTC EVO 4G will be one of the first handsets in the U.S. to support live video chats. The application for the video chats is being provided by Qik, which already offers a live video streaming service for smartphones. Sprint did not say if that feature would incur extra charges on top of the required data plan. It can also handle simultaneous voice and data sessions in 4G markets, and can stream HD video content over the wireless network. According to Sprint, it will be the first mobile product capable of watching YouTube videos in "high quality." The EVO 4G will require a $70/mo Everything Unlimited plan. WiMax 4G access will incur an additional $10 per month, and is mandatory for certain 4G devices, no matter if there is WiMax coverage or not. Customers can also choose to make the EVO 4G hotspot capable for up to eight devices for an additional $30 per month. It will be available on June 4 for $199.

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crammy1

May 12, 2010, 10:26 PM

maybe

maybe if they could find a way to disable the 4G radio in the phone when you dont have the premium fee, then we'll have choice... hopefully XD
(this is if it is true that the $10 premium charge is correct)
You can disable the 4G, you will still be paying the extra $10 no matter what.
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glinc

May 12, 2010, 5:48 PM

Expensive plans!!!!!

Holy cow....$10 extra for 4G and extra $29.99 for mobile hotspot??? are they nuts??

I thought they would offer it for free like VZW Palm Pre.
How do you know this?
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Fist off, verizon doesnt offer a 4g hotspot Laughing and second 79.99 a month is way cheaper than any verizon plan with comparable features.
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That is why it is free.

It is also 3g and capped. the evo's is 4g and unlimited
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I wouldn't call that thinking at all. Verizon is trying to dump the Pre Plus. You don't see Big
Red offering that free feature on any of their other handsets do you? Then why would Sprint give it away on their flagship device?
Sprint
$69.99 (unlit everything cell2cell)
$10 for 4G
$30 for mobile hotspot for 8 devices (!!!)
=$109.99

Verizon
$69.99 unlit talk
$30 for smartphone data 3G
$20 for unlit text
$30 for 5GB of tethering (free on the Pre ONLY)
=$119.99 for...
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and they're in no position to be charging extra for anything! They still are a sinking ship that lost 550 thousand POST PAID customers last quarter. They have had rock bottom pricing for years yet millions are choosing better networks and customer ser...
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All the blogs and forums are RAGING!

They're going to force the $10 "premium data" on everyone, even if they don't have 4G in their area!!!

Hey sprint you suck and you're not att and verizon!

FAIL

sprint just killed themselves again, no sh...
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The sales on this will be no where near the droid or iPhone. Only tech geeks that troll sites like this actually care which represent a very small amount of customers. The iPhone will break 1 million the first weekend and this will be lucky to sell a ...
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landmarkcm

May 12, 2010, 5:52 PM

Ok but can you update our current device already!!!

I really hope my Samsung Moment is updated before this date!!! no more excuses
I think you might be happy to hear that Sprint has released the 2.1 upgrade for the Moment. I believe it was released yesterday.
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ytravel

May 13, 2010, 10:47 AM

People can't do math

I love all the people that complain about Sprint pricing. So if you want to spend more money go ahead and I could care less about all the people that are not in area that has 4G.. Guess what, When LTE comes out it will not be everywhere either. So I don’t want to hear about it.

Sprint - $79 = $69-450min unlimited text, unlimited WEB with NO CAP- Free Music, TV and Navigation. Unlimited ANY mobile to mobile calls -$10 4g service
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ATT - $108 = $39-450min - $20 unlimited text - $30 unlimited WEB - $9 early nights&weekends - $10 Navigation – NO TV, Music or or Mobile to Mobile
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V...
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Haters gonna hate.
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ytravel said:
I love all the people that complain about Sprint pricing. So if you want to spend more money go ahead and I could care less about all the people that are not in area that has 4G.. Guess what, When LTE comes out it w
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DE 2 Philly

May 12, 2010, 5:54 PM

Voice & Data while on 4G - bye bye AT&T

Guess they'll have to stop claiming only their network can do it! Very Happy
LOL where is blue coyote!
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They'll just say "We don't charge you an extra $10.00 for the privilege"

Laughing

Besides, they don't say that because T-Mobile already supports voice + data.
Laughing Laughing

And by the time they get a sizable footprint, chances are they'll b...
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AT&T never stated that only they could do it, just that Verizon couldn't, which they cannot. T-Mobile has been able to do it since it launched 3G.
Azeron

May 12, 2010, 6:28 PM

Thanks for dropping the ball, Verizon.

Idiots. The Saygus Vphone was announced way back in November and could have been the first American handset with Video Chat. I just don't understand. I have been hyping the Supersonic ever since I heard about it, but I can't jump ship at this time. Grrrrrrrrrrrr...
verizons current network would not be able to support live video chat now anyway, it would be like watching a view master, choppy like chop liver ...lol
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KriisCDW

May 12, 2010, 10:25 PM

$10 removed data cap... on 3G as well as 4G.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/12/sprint-selling-ht ... »

Update: According to Phone Scoop, that $10 premium add-on has the benefit of no data cap for either WiMAX or 3G connections. Since we're on the subject of updates, have you seen our bevy of new EVO 4G videos yet?


I'd pay for no data cap on 3G... and wait for 4G to hit where I live.
The talk of the cap is confusing things. There is no cap on 3G phone usage with Sprint now. The cap is with a connection card. They clearly need to refine the message, or announce that everyone with unlimited 3G on the phone now is about to have a cap...
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gringo.mexican112

May 12, 2010, 5:57 PM

the way cust care recived the info

Very Happy I sould not do this but I have to..

HTC EVO 4G Debuts June 4!

What you need to know:

The critics agree that HTC EVO 4G is this summer’s must-have wireless experience as it continues to win their accolades and endorsements. CNET, LAPTOP and eWeek gave HTC EVO 4G awards for Best of Show when it was announced at CTIA this spring.
Well the wait is over, almost. Tonight at a special event in New York, Dan Hesse announced HTC EVO 4G will be available exclusively from Sprint on June 4, 2010 in all Sprint retail channels, including Telesales, Sprint.com and national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.
Why you need to know it:

Although it won’t be available for 3 more weeks, Hesse’s announcement...
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gringo.mexican112 said:
What about rumors of a 4G iPhone?
Let’s be clear. Whenever Apple launches its 4th iPhone, it will be just that – the 4th generation of a 3G iPhone. It will not run on a 4G network like HTC EVO
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ajac09

May 12, 2010, 7:57 PM

10 dollar a month is REQUIRED on all plans

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-do-you-feel-about- ... »

its a premium data fee for 4g what about us that dont have 4g?!?! RIP OFF
YOU STILL PAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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snowbdr89

May 12, 2010, 8:04 PM

expensive? ll cool jake shut that hole on your face : )

so they are saying it will be an unlimited plan for 80 a month? 20$'s cheaper then tmo and 40$'s cheaper then verizon and how is that expensive?
iDeNoh

May 12, 2010, 5:54 PM

First? "High Quality"?

Have they forgotten about all the android 2.0+ headsets that have come out since the motorola droid? or are they able to access a super secret section of youtube that broadcasts 2160p video?
iDont Care

May 12, 2010, 5:39 PM

Loving Sprint more and more

I sure wish 4G was in NYC though Sad I'll still be getting this phone anyhow and be ready for when it does
NYC by the end of 2010...confirmed !!
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ShoopDaWoop

May 12, 2010, 5:23 PM

OMFG FINALLY!!

A release date, and a price! I'm getting this fasho, I'm gettin this fa sho!
us that work for sprint get the news on "phonescoop" before our employer SPRINT lol ghey
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yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yean

May 12, 2010, 5:21 PM

Arrrrrrrrr

Who's ready to jump ship?
..There'll be plenty of "Jumping ship" over the next few months for sure...lol
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TechWorld Observer

May 12, 2010, 5:26 PM

We are finally getting overseas!

I am glad to see this in my time. Now we get to know what mobile video chat is like and not just Japan, China, and all of those high-technology developed countries. I got something to tell my grandkinds now... Sad Crying or Very sad ...excuse me...
Video chat is a bad idea. For people like me who have more than 1 girlfriend is not a good thing you know....
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