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Sprint shows HTC EVO users love by sticking to their guns and unlimited data plans

6a00d83451c9ec69e20134827f2e5b970c-800wi[1] Everyone is fully aware in this time of HTC EVO smartphones, mobile hotspots, video streaming, and cloud hosted music that your data plan is one thing that could be a friend or foe. Well, saddle up with Sprint because Sprint Chief Technology Officer Stephen Bye says they are here to stay for now.

While attending GigaOm's Mobilize conference in San Francisco yesterday, Bye says Sprint is committed to unlimited data plans for the time being. Citing hidden customer care and support-related costs for implementing tiered data plans, Bye emphasized the simplicity of being able to just offer an unlimited data plan.

Meanwhile Sprint is taking steps to modernize its network, first by phasing out of iDEN and using that network's budget to help pay for current user data costs. This will hopefully prove fruitful in the future to keep those unlimited plans. At least now those slashed longevity perks and upped termination fees are being put to good use and not just padding the wallets (or so I'd like to think).

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Bruce Eaton

Bruce Eaton is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged into Pocketables in 2012.

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