Sprint HTC EVO followup – premium data mandatory, worthless, stupid

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Ok, so there is a bit of clarification on that whole “premium data” $10 monthly charge for HTC EVO. And it doesn’t look good. I am ok with, say, 4G being $10 a month.
But no. This is mandatory just for the device:

If you buy the Sprint 4G EVO, you have to pay this $10 charge each month. This is specific to the device. It’s not related to whether you are using 3G or 4G. It is required if you have the phone.

So, I guess Sprint decided to go the evil ATT way — single out certain class of devices and then claim that somehow internet for those devices is different from the other devices. And that difference is intangible, as it’s not the volume of data that’s cited as reason. Oh wait, it is the volume that’s cited.

That as the device has faster processor, you will consume more data. Except you can consume just as much with other HTC Android device, or with Windows Mobile (it may be ugly, but it has tons of software). Plus CDMA data is hardly a shaved genetically engineered rabbit with boosters on an ice. So the only real difference would be if you were connected to 4G. Which is not everywhere…

I wonder how many subscribers will this nickel and diming and marketing BS will have loose them.

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