Sprint users: have you ever wanted to call somebody or video chat, while surfing the web, all at the same time? With the HTC EVO 4G coming June 4th for $199 (which we wrote about here), you can do just that. Before now, you needed an iPhone or another carrier (most GSM 3G implementations allow for this). Soon, you can do it right on your EVO 4G with Sprint. To quote their official press release:

You can call in your take-out order while you look at their menu on the Internet...[with] simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while the conversation continues.


However, all this comes at a pretty steep price. In order to have all the benefits at 4G speeds, you have to shell out an extra $10/mo in addition to the regular cost of your data plan, essentially paying for the data that you're already using, just so you can use the 4G network.

Additionally, if you want to pimp out your new EVO 4G with the mobile hotspot ability (capable of connecting to up to eight devices), it's another $29.99. All said and done, you could end up paying big bucks for 4G speed, multitasking, and hotspot capability.

Elsewhere in the press release, Sprint comments on the pricing structure:

Everything Data plans start at $69.99 per month. A $10 per month Premium Data add-on will apply allowing customers to take advantage of a richer data experience than ever before.

So, the wait is over. If you're on Sprint, and you have the new HTC EVO 4G coming out this June, you can do anything you want…for a price. How much are you willing to pay to multitask?

Source: Sprint PR

  • anakin78z

    Really, you needed an iPhone?
    What the heck are you talking about?

    • Neal Tucker

      It was sarcasm. Sorry if it was taken literally. :)

  • boriqua2000

    $10 more for 4g sucks.dan hesse promised it would be free.he lied.i think im going to get the droid incredible instead.i don't like being lied to and dan hesse is a liar.

  • 4Geo

    Simulataneous voice and data is not possible on Sprint's 3G network, even with this new Android. It's not yet possible for simul voice and data on the 4G network. It's only currently possible if you're connected to WiFI, but not WiMAX. Sprint is investigating simul CDMA voice with WiMAX, but it's not likely. That means that you'll still have seperate your usage of the phone for calls, and the device for live data usage.

  • Chino

    It's not possible on their 3G network, but Sprint already has confirmed you can talk and use data while on 4G.

  • Matt

    I've had the Evo 4g since day 1 of last year and I talk and surf the web all the time in my 4g area.