Say Hello to my 2nd little friend – Epic 4G smartphone
August 12, 2010 4 Comments
You can pre-order the device tomorrow with delivery expected for Aug. 31.
Epic 4G would be available for $250 after all rebates and a 2-year commitment. Although both AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA also offer their version of the Galaxy S smartphone for $200 after all rebates and a 2-year contract, Sprint Nextel version also includes access to the Sprint Nextel’s WiMAX-based 4G service as well as a front-facing camera that allows for video calling.
Customers will also be required to be on one of Sprint Nextel’s Everything Data plans that begin at $70 per month as well as purchase a $10 Premium Data package for access to the carrier’s 4G service, even if they do not reside in a market covered by the technology. Bottom line: figure $80 per month plus taxes.
You can select to use their device as a mobile hot spot allowing up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to access the Internet using the Epic 4G as the connection. That privilege will run $30 extra per month.
Epic 4G will also be made available through the carrier’s third-party retail partners, including RadioShack, Best Buy and Wal-Mart today. No word yet on if pre-orders will be accepted at those locations.
From the research I have done on Sprint’s first 4G phone, HTC Evo 4G, looks like the device has been kicking ass and taking names. Sprint Nextel claims their EVO 4G was the fastest selling device in the company’s history.