However, the situation isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. In fact, you may be getting much more than you thought you were paying for.
Under the heading of "Worry-Free Pricing" in their press release, they say it plain and simple:
In order to provide the best experience, HTC EVO 4G will use Sprint's industry-leading Everything Data or Business Advantage Messaging and Data plans that include unlimited Web, texting and calling on the Sprint Network to every mobile in America with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM.
So far, so good. But then the dollar signs start to rear their ugly heads, and that's where everyone started to get a little upset, especially considering Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint, himself implied otherwise back in March.
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.
What they didn't say (at least not clearly enough), is what the definition of richer is. That is, this extra 10 bucks doesn't just get you data on your EVO 4G: it gets you unlimited data. Richer means unlimited.
And here's the kicker: Sprint has confirmed that both 3G and 4G data plans will be unlimited with the added $10, not just 4G. That means, in all capital letters, NO MORE CAPS. Download to your heart's content.
We've been waiting for official confirmation which finally arrived a few minutes ago in a tweet from a Sprint representative, clearing everything up:
If you only get 3G in your area, but you're using the EVO 4G, you still have to pay the extra $10, but it goes a long way...a really long way.
So, instead of throwing a fit, thank Sprint that you can finally download, as they say, "worry free." while still having a plan that is cheaper than any comparable plan any other carrier can offer.
Not too bad after all, now, is it?
Source: Sprint Press Release