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Sprint: Smartphone Users Need to Pay $10 More

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Jan 18, 2011, 8:43 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today announced a change to the cost of data plans for smartphone users. Starting January 30, customers signing new smartphone contracts will have to pay a $10 per-month Premium Data add-on charge, which Sprint says will allow it to continue to maintain its high level of service. Sprint claims that smartphone users consume 10 times the mobile data of non-smartphone users due to data-intensive apps and services. Sprint argues that its smartphone customers will still receive the "best value" when it comes to overall plan cost. Sprint points out that it offers plenty of devices (including touch phones) that don't require the Premium Data add-on. The plan will be applicable to Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm, and the Instinct family of devices. Sprint points out that users of the EVO 4G, Epic 4G, and EVO Shift 4G are already paying this fee.

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Can a sprint employee confirm? Menno Jan 18, 2011, 3:43 PM
Comment Explosion!!! DiamondPro Jan 18, 2011, 7:37 PM
Disappointed Azeron Jan 21, 2011, 9:22 PM
It's not just abt the extra 10 bucks now. landmarkcm Jan 20, 2011, 3:06 AM
Say it ain't so.... IXCKNYXI Jan 18, 2011, 9:02 AM
Some clarification..... Simply_Eric Jan 20, 2011, 4:06 PM
Breach of Contract Sprint is trying to twist the ETF rules once again! landmarkcm Jan 20, 2011, 10:29 PM
Apple Tax??? TDBearCT Jan 18, 2011, 10:18 AM
The industry is getting much worse, Sprint is getting just a little worse mbrenner Jan 18, 2011, 11:00 AM
People Spoke, Sprint Listened serendair Jan 18, 2011, 4:53 PM
Too bad US Cellular doesnt serve more Markets landmarkcm Jan 19, 2011, 4:19 PM
So... Same price as T-Mobile? justfinethanku Jan 18, 2011, 2:03 PM
$10 Premium Data Fee floex831 Jan 18, 2011, 3:23 PM
ROTFLMAO!!!! LET THEM LEAVE!!! Long Time Sprint User Jan 18, 2011, 1:08 PM
Finally! muchdrama Jan 18, 2011, 6:50 PM
YAYE!!! AndroidRules Jan 18, 2011, 2:50 PM
  • Really? by DE 2 Philly   Jan 18, 2011, 6:37 PM
This is actually a -good- thing ScribeD Jan 18, 2011, 12:17 PM
I'm thinking this cash goes to CLEAR. insider. Jan 18, 2011, 4:11 PM
it is a necessary step electronet Jan 18, 2011, 3:35 PM
At this point this barely is news. bluecoyote Jan 18, 2011, 11:32 AM
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