April 7, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The HTC EVO is heading to Sprint this summer, and according to rumblings heard by Engadget, June 6th or 13th are the days of choice. Also heard from the website’s sources is that the privilege of getting on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network will cost an extra $10-20 per month.
Sprint is still discussing launch date and prices for its WiMax network, so nothing is set in stone. The unlimited talk and web for $69 “Simply Everything” plan will still be available to customers, but it’s not surprising that using the 4G service will cost extra. Sprint already charges $59 a month to use Overdrive, so they probably won’t let anyone skate on paying more to use faster speeds.
I’ve made it clear that my money is as good as spent to get the EVO, but I’m not so sure I’ll opt for 4G even though I live in one of the markets soon to get WiMax. We’ve already covered that Sprint’s 4G is actually slower than T-Mobile’s 3G HSPA+ (also coming to my city), so I’d be less inclined to pay an extra $20 for something that won’t be that fast. I’m more likely to fork over the extra $10 because 3G is just fine for me.