Sprint HTC EVO extra $10/month charge
Here is Sprint's reason for that extra charge:
Thank you for contacting Sprint. I am happy to assist you with plan charges.
I understand that you are not happy with the plan pricing for HTC EVO.
The factors are put in consideration while imposing $10.00 charges for
-The $10 Premium Data fee is for the rich data experience that EVO provides. Our Management put it best when they described the EVO experience like going from regular TV to a High Definition TV.
-Think about when you are in your favorite electronics store looking at the wall of televisions. You canâ€™t help but be drawn to the high-def plasma screens that ...
If you don't want/need the faster speeds, there is no reason to get the Evo.
Thanks so much.
This is my speculation.
The Evo is the first 3G and 4G phone. Everyone here knows that. Everyone also knows 4G isn't everywhere yet. I think the $10 fee is to help offset the cost of both the higher 3G data usage for each Evo (think Qik, YouTube HD, Hulu and Flash enabled sites), whilst enabling Sprint to further build out the new 4G network.
Also realize that the Evo's plan does include unlimited 3G (as does every Everything Data 450 or higher pl...
BUT ... For an EXTRA $10, it'll even tell you those jeans make you look skinny!
It looks like a typical Android. Why pay $10 bucks more a month?
one bullet point....
Please don't try to justify the extra charge for service that's the same for customers that don't have 4g coverage. That's just lame "yes sir" corporate talk because you're not happy with the fact that customers might be offended by an extra silly unnecessary charge to boost profits.
Sprint's data plans offer unlimited data for all phones, period. If you have a USB modem or hotspot with us, you've got 5GB p/month under 3G coverage (because the voice and data are run off the same towers, offering unlimited data would cause issues with call volume capacity) and unlimited data under 4G coverage. We want to keep it that way and I see the $10 fee for the Evo as a way to prevent us from ending up in an "iPhone situation."
They will eaither stop offering the very limited smartphones they have now, they will cap those smartphones or they will begin charging more for the data plans. Granted, they at the moment have a decent plan- but they are all just emerging into a playground owned by AT&T since the iphone came out. Thye can remain behind the ...