Sprintfeed has picked up an internal memo that outlines a new internal promotion that’s designed to allow customers approaching their upgrade time the opportunity to upgrade earlier by paying an off-set fee.
In other words, as long as you’re more than eight months into your contract and you’re on Sprint you can pay a “fee” towards an early upgrade that is prorated based on the amount of time remaining on your contract. If this seems like you’ve heard about something like this, Verizon Wireless ran a promotion similar to this for years.
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With Dan Hesse as the keynote speaker at CTIA this past March, Sprint extended the spotlight to two major announcements. At CTIA Sprint announced the HTC Evo View 4G and the HTC Evo 3D. The HTC Evo View 4G is Sprint’s version of the HTC Flyer, HTC’s 7″, digital pen enabled Android tablet. The HTC Evo 3D is the first legitimate follow up to the HTC Evo 4G, one of Sprint’s best selling phones of all time.
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Boy Genius Report is reporting that Verizon will roll out LTE 25 Markets across the country on November 15, 2010 citing an unnamed source. BGR goes onto say that while they won’t have LTE exclusive handsets available at rollout they are planning the launch of a “slew” of new devices on Black Friday (The day after Thanksgiving)
It’s been reported that LTE will also be the debut of new tiered data plans. Although Verizon is going to a tiered data plan concept thedroidguy.com can’t help but conclude that Verizon may not totally do away with unlimited, rather charge a premium for it. In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this month Killian said “We will probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be totally unlimited, flat rate” the important word here is totally unlimited hinting that an unlimited package may be part of the tier as it currently is with voice plans.
The anticipated November 15th launch of LTE is supposed to cover 100 million pops, Sprint’s current 4g wimax network currently covers just 50 million pops.
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