If you are a current Sprint customer and planned on billing your next HTC EVO upgrade to your account, you might want to do so fairly quickly. As of October 5, Sprint is doing away with the Bill to Account (BTA) option that allowed customers in good standing to pay for eligible upgrades later on their monthly bill.
According to a leaked internal document from Sprint:
Sprint's ability to offer great services and device pricing, as well as affording pricing plans, warrants the new policy to ensure Sprint will collect payment from customers who may terminate prior to paying for their equipment. … This policy is consistent with our industry and retail practices in general.
This change is apparently part of an internal "Seasons of Change" campaign that apparently is trying to soften the impact of a variety of new cutbacks, including a new 5GB 3G/4G cap on Mobile Hotspot data. While I personally never had a need for the BTA feature, it's still nice to have options. However, if this was being abused by customers who ended up not paying, I can see why it might have been a problem.[Sprint Feed] Thanks, Jorge!