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Im looking for a new phone, and have sprint.

i like the look of the samsung epic 4g($200), htc hero($150), and samsung transform($100), the htc evo shift 4g($150) also looks nice

i need one that runs android, and would like to spend around 100-150 dollars on it (i have the $150 sprint discount

now comes the problem. Im leaning towards the evo shift, but from what i can tell it's an extra $10 per month just for having a phone with the ability to have 4g service, which i don't want.

i already have the "everything data share 1500" which allows unlimited 3g data on all of my phones, and i don't want to pay an extra $10 bucks on top of my bill since i don't even live near anywhere that has 4g.

is there anyway i can get around these stupid charges? or can anybody recommend the samsung transform or htc hero? i get it cheap if i pay for the phone at the online sprint store, but i am open to other payment options (its $35 to activate it if i didn't buy it from the online store)

any help is greatly appreciated. sorry for such a long post.
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its going to be 10extra per month what ever phone you get to use 4g(phone that is 4g capable)
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but im asking if there is any way around that
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but im asking if there is any way around that
no, not that I know of
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I decided on the HTC hero, thanks for your help. i give you a theoretical rep since you have no button
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the hero isnt 4g
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I decided on the HTC hero, thanks for your help. i give you a theoretical rep since you have no button
HTC Hero is not 4G, I would go for the Epic or at least the evo shift, the HTC Hero is the oldest and has the lowest hardware, I would get any of them over the Hero.
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the hero isnt 4g
i know it isn't

that way it avoids the "4g tax"
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double post, sorry
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Swap to another smartphone
Upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone
Add a new line with a smartphone
Reactivate a smartphone
As of January 30th, Sprint is adding a $10 fee to ANY SMARTPHONE. So 4G does not make a difference.

Old plans are grandfathered in, but one you switch phones (to a smartphone) or upgrade to a smartphone, the $10/m fee will be added.

http://www.androidcentral.com/few-mo...emium-data-add
Edited by Bedo - 2/12/11 at 4:22pm
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