it looks like the htc one v won't becoming to the U.S until the summer
I have to disagree. We're ironically enough more profitable than iPhone customers. I read somewhere that iPhone customers become profitable once the customers hit months 23 and 24. But I'm starting to wonder whether they even bring any cash.
Virgin Mobile just announced the HTC Evo V 4G will launch on May 31 for $299. Those who still have $25/month unlimited plans will be forced to switch to the $35/month unlimited plans if you upgrade to this phone.
I can't copy and paste it but it click on "more" after the: 4G (WiMax) where available. All plans include 2.5GB/month of full speed data or 3.5GB/month with purchase of mobile hotspot enabled device and plan.
It's hard to say but it seems like you will have to purchase some type of hotspot plan.
$15 extra per month for the tethering add-on per their press release
4g finally on the way it seems may 31st the Wimax device come and play just in time for the summer hoping the Samsung Galaxy S™ ll, Epic™ 4G Touch comes soon
Last edited by leapoffaithmobi; 05-08-2012 at 01:20 PM.
To be clear here, No throttling or data caps on 4G WiMAX.
Boost, Virgin intro prepaid WiMAX via HTC Evo smartphones
Following through on its promise to launch prepaid WiMAX services, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) announced its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands will begin offering unlimited, unthrottled WiMAX data services starting later this month. The offerings will coincide with the launch of the HTC Evo V 4G on Virgin for $299 and the HTC Evo Design 4G on Boost also for $299.
Evo V 4G
Sprint has offered postpaid WiMAX smartphones for years through its partnership with Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), but it is in the midst of upgrading its CDMA network to LTE. Sprint recently announced its first LTE phones, the LG Viper and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Thus, Sprint appears keen to push its WiMAX offerings down to two of its three prepaid wireless brands (Sprint also offers low-cost, prepaid voice services through its Assurance Wireless brand).
Here's how Sprint's new prepaid WiMAX services break down:
--Virgin Mobile's offerings start at $35 per month for unlimited messaging, 300 minutes of talk and unlimited data speeds. The carrier said there will be no throttling or caps on its WiMAX service. However, Virgin will slow users' CDMA data speeds after they consume 2.5 GB of data in a month. Users will be able to make use of the Evo V's tethering services for an extra $15 per month (and if they purchase the tethering plan, their CDMA data speeds will be slowed after 3.5 GB of data per month).
--Boost's unlimited talk, text and data services start at $55 per month and tethering on the Evo Design 4G will cost an extra $10 per month. Boost currently does not throttle or cap its CDMA data service, and it will not throttle or cap its WiMAX service.
However, Boost announced that "later this year" it too will begin slowing users' CDMA speeds after they consume 2.5 GB of data in a month. Virgin began slowing users' CDMA speeds in March. Boost said it will slow users' CDMA speeds to 256 Kbps if they use more than 2.5 GB in a month, but will restore full data speeds when a customer's new monthly plan begins. The move is an attempt to prevent users from overwhelming Sprint's data network. Boost confirmed it has no plans to throttle users' WiMAX speeds.
Interestingly, Sprint continues to offer unthrottled, unlimited CDMA data via its postpaid Simply Everything plans, which it sells under its main Sprint brand.
IF you are asking why they are not throttling OR capping WiMAX this is actually due to a recent contract agreement negotiated between Clearwire and Sprint which gives Sprint a flat rate access to the network.
Clearwire built and continues to manage their own WiMAX network. This WiMAX network was built brand new from the ground up not by Sprint. The two companies merged their spectrum in 2008 just prior to it's construction. Sprint has no controlling interest in Clearwire Corp.
But back on topic,
It looks like Virgin Mobile received the handset with the better specs over Boost this time.
The EVO 3D is a great phone and the first Android I ever owned that gave me an honest days use out of 1 charge.
Excellent signal, nice display, no lags and ICS should make it even better.