FYI No more "New Every Two" for Verizon customers

Coqui

Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
35,593
4,667
673
43
Columbus, OH
I thought they shut SERO down for those not already set up with it? :confused:

Just answered my own question:
(Existing non-SERO Sprint customers can get this deal by opening a new account and closing your old account and losing your current number in the process... or have your significant other sign up with Sprint under their name & SSN and do a "Transfer Of Liability" to add your current line onto their EPRP plan.)
 

Coqui

Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
35,593
4,667
673
43
Columbus, OH
no simultaneous voice & data. I do use that feature a good bit and it would suck not to have it.

That's not so true anymore with the advent of 4g in its current form. I've been on phone calls with my GPS telling me when to turn at the same time.
 

JAXvillain

Curly_Sue
Oct 13, 2004
68,357
1,734
923
you can? oh right, I guess that's only the i4 on verizon cdma that can't do both for some reason. VZ and sprint can do both on droids I guess
 

Coqui

Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
35,593
4,667
673
43
Columbus, OH
you can? oh right, I guess that's only the i4 on verizon cdma that can't do both for some reason. VZ and sprint can do both on droids I guess

You did read the part where I said with 4g you could do it right? I'm assuming all 4g phones will have this capability. (Obviously on wireless, you can as well)
 

OzSTEEZ

¡ɟɟo ʞɔnɟ ʇunɔ 'ᴉO
Nov 11, 2008
35,272
9,368
473
40
Oz
thumb_450_sprint-logo.jpg


When the HTC EVO 4G was announced last summer (and later with the Epic 4G and Shift 4G), along with it came an extra $10 fee that Sprint swore up and down wasn't a 4G tax. It wasn't, and it still isn't, and starting Jan. 30, everyone with a smartphone will be subject to the "$10 per month Premium Data add-on charge."

Note that if you're not currently using the EVO 4G, Epic 4G or Shift, but are using another smartphone (defined as "devices with robust operating systems bringing the full function of mobile applications and programs to life including Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm, and the Instinct family of devices"), you're not going to be paying the extra $10 until you upgrade or activate another smartphone. In other words, you're grandfathered in.

In the press release announcing the change, Sprint says that its smartphone customers use, on average, 10 times more data than users of feature phones. (As well they should.) [Sprint, 2]

Smartphones Drive Wireless Data Explosion

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 18, 2011 - Today’s ability to do more things on the go – such as watching videos, sharing pictures or checking directions – is not only changing the way we live; it is driving exponential growth of mobile data traffic.

Sprint (NYSE: S) is committed to providing its customers a great wireless experience now and in the future. From its packed portfolio of innovative phones and devices to its leadership in introducing 4G services, to its consumer-friendly Everything Data plans, featuring unlimited text, Web and calling to any mobile phone, Sprint offers the best value in wireless.

Sprint will increase its postpaid rates by applying a $10 per month Premium Data add-on charge to activations of smartphones beginning Jan. 30. The charge will assist Sprint in offering simple and affordable unlimited plans for its customers while maintaining a wireless network able to meet the growing appetite for a richer mobile experience. Subscribers with smartphones will still receive the best value in wireless, including the Any Mobile, Anytime feature offered nationwide only by Sprint.

Sprint also offers a full range of traditional feature phones, including popular eco-friendly or touch-screen handsets that do not require the Premium Data add-on charge but still have a great range of capabilities with voice, text and data access. Existing Sprint smartphone customers are not affected unless they upgrade to or activate another smartphone.

“Sprint wants its customers to experience the range of entertainment and productivity possibilities available with today’s wireless technology,” said Bob H. Johnson, president of Sprint’s consumer business. “While some of our competitors impose overage charges and complex plans, Sprint continues to provide a worry-free, unlimited data experience while on the Sprint network. This is responsible, sustainable and reflects our commitment to simplicity and value.”

“Sprint’s decision to apply the Premium Data add-on charge to activations of smartphones going forward recognizes the enhanced user experience that today’s smartphones deliver, which, in turn, drives substantially higher data usage and cost,” said Roger Entner, analyst and founder of Recon Analytics.

“Building, maintaining and expanding wireless data networks isn’t free – there are real costs involved. In effect, Sprint has chosen to increase the price of its unlimited Everything Data plans, which is still below that of its major competitors, for the segment of customers – smartphone users – who are using wireless data the most and are driving up costs. Consumers have many choices. They can choose unlimited, worry-free data plans on the Sprint network or they can have tiered, metered plans and overage charges with other wireless carriers.”

Smartphone customers use, on average, 10 times more data than users of traditional feature phones. Smartphone users have access to more data capabilities, applications and other functionality than traditional feature phones. Examples include access to thousands of applications and games through online marketplaces and full HTML Web browsing with Adobe Flash technology that allows users to browse the Internet on their devices just like they can at home or in the office.

Sprint defines smartphones as devices with robust operating systems that deliver a rich wireless experience by bringing the full function of mobile applications and programs to life, including Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm, and the Instinct family of devices. The Premium Data add-on charge previously applied to HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Shift 4G and Samsung Epic 4G devices.

“Sprint continues to be the carrier for people who want to do more than just talk with their wireless devices,” said Johnson. “Customer growth on our 3G and 4G networks, exponential increases in the use of mobile data applications, and the growing use of smartphones is proof that consumers are getting the message.

“Sprint’s unlimited data plans, with or without the $10 charge, continue to beat the offerings of our top national competitors, who cap users’ data, charge data overages, and do not offer the unique functionality of Any Mobile, Anytime, which gives subscribers on the Sprint network unlimited calling to any other wireless user in America regardless of carrier.”
 

Jonny_B

Erect Member
Oct 14, 2004
9,162
25
41
I have a love-hate relationship with sprint. The only place I have problems with service is at my house, which sucks. Everything else seems to work well, and they are pretty damn cheap.

I've been considering switching to Verizon because I hear amazing things about their coverage, even though I know their customer service sucks. My Sprint contract isn't up until September, but depending on how steep the early termination is I may jump to VZ when the Pre2 launches. Now that they have the iPhone also I can take the gf with me.
 

Jonny_B

Erect Member
Oct 14, 2004
9,162
25
41
if you travel outside the US it's literally worthless

When travelling internationally I find it's a lot cheaper to get a local burner so I can keep running my phone normally on wifi without worrying about it accidentally pulling cell data that'll cost me limbs when I get home. Besides, for real travelling you need a quad-band GSM phone anyway, standard US GSM won't cut it.
 

Amstel

The Hoarse Whisperer
Jul 12, 2009
28,172
12,439
473
you're a whore, but in a good way. Kindof.
I have a love-hate relationship with sprint. The only place I have problems with service is at my house, which sucks. Everything else seems to work well, and they are pretty damn cheap.

I've been considering switching to Verizon because I hear amazing things about their coverage, even though I know their customer service sucks. My Sprint contract isn't up until September, but depending on how steep the early termination is I may jump to VZ when the Pre2 launches. Now that they have the iPhone also I can take the gf with me.


http://shop.sprint.com/en/services/airave/index.shtml

if you've been with them a while, you can get this free.

Tell them your phone sucks in your house.
 
Last edited:

JAXvillain

Curly_Sue
Oct 13, 2004
68,357
1,734
923
This is why verizon markets phones with both.

Oh, and they work in countries where a pure GSM phone won't.

they offer very few last I knew. last one I setup was a droid pro and I thought it was decent. you have to activate the cdma and the SIM which is kind of retarded but they have you by the balls if you want VZ
 

Jonny_B

Erect Member
Oct 14, 2004
9,162
25
41
http://shop.sprint.com/en/services/airave/index.shtml

if you've been with them a while, you can get this free.

Tell them your phone sucks in your house.

oh, nice! i can probably hold out until i move in march, but if my coverage still sucks at the new place i'll request one then. how long is a while? i've only been with them a year and a half. not sure if i qualify for special treatment yet.

if they're really nice i might consider staying with them and getting a pair of Evo's.
 
Last edited: