23
Mar
Sprint 4G

After today's announcement of the HTC EVO 4G, formerly HTC Supersonic, everyone seemed really excited - what's not to like? The phone is absolutely amazing, more powerful than ever before. Many questions were finally answered but one remained:

Will Sprint Charge Extra For Using 4G On The EVO?

I just got off the phone with a Sprint CSR, Kathy, who assured me that Sprint will NOT charge extra for using 4G on your new EVO 4G.

The phone will switch to the 4G mode automatically in areas where it is available and fall back on 3G otherwise.

This seals the deal for many of you afraid that the new device would bring unwanted new charges. You can breathe easy now.

No 5GB Monthly Limit On 4G

Furthermore, the Sprint 4G page admits that there are 5GB monthly limits on data transferred using its 3G networks. However, the 4G doesn't seem to have this limitation. In fact, 4G is promised to be truly unlimited:

Satisfy your need for speed with our superfast 4G connection in select cities. Outside of the 4G area, we’ve still got you covered with our nationwide 3G network. Check out 4G coverage and speeds.

This plan includes
  • Unlimited 4G usage. Download mammoth files, watch streaming videos and video conferencing without the lag. More coverage locations coming soon!
  • Peak download speeds of over 10 Mbps and average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
  • 3G coverage nationwide: 5GB/mo. in total or 300 MB/mo. while off-network roaming. Additional monthly usage over 5GB costs 5¢/MB. You may not use more than 300 MB/mo. while off-network roaming. You can check your usage online anytime. Log into www.sprint.com/mysprint and click on usage details.
  • jak3

    Thanks I was wondering the same thing.
    What about video calling using that front camera?

    • Coldman

      data is data, no? though, who knows...

  • Ms

    Well, they may or may not charge extra, but I can assure you that a csr would be the last to know.

    • Agito

      I'm a little skeptical myself. Hopeful, but skeptical. How would a lowly CSR rep know that much about a phone that was announced less than 24 hours ago?

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Well, she said they had certain information made available to them for the release day and seemed pretty confident in her response.

        Note that she didn't have any phone pricing and only clarified the absence of the 4G usage surcharge.

  • James

    Looks like you were lied to.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yup, we are bummed about that, especially considering the CEO himself promised it.

  • lexxi

    you just have to negotiate before you purchase the phone. You'll be suprised at what they will do if you have leverage (long term customer, exisisting plan, gift to gab. etc.

  • mmrulez

    so do we talk to kathy and say WTH is the $10 extra a month lol .... thanks for all the info i check your site daily for new EVO info

  • Travis Manley

    My wife and I are ready to dump our iPhones and AT&T for Sprint and the Evo but find it hard to swallow paying the extra fee for 4G when we live in an area that has no 4G coverage. The store sales staff said that it was because we might travel to a city that has it. Now how does that justify anything? I just have issues with Sprint charging extra for a service that they don't even provide! Why should I fund the 4G network expansion for them?

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