Good and EVO

Poll results: Most G&E readers will keep their HTC EVOs and stick with Sprint

Happy-sprintA few days ago, we asked you what your HTC EVO plans were, given the news of Sprint's recent Strategy Update. So far, we have logged over 1200 unique votes, and I have to say I am somewhat surprised at the results.

A lot of you have been quite vocal these past few weeks as news emerged of Sprint building out their own 4G LTE network, basically leaving WiMAX to die a sad, lonely death at the hands of the ailing Clearwire. And while this doesn't mean that 4G is going to stop working anytime soon on the EVO 4G, 3D, or View, it does mean that users shouldn't expect to see any increase in WiMAX coverage.

In spite of this fact, as of right now, over 87% of you said that you weren't planning on going anywhere. Of the ones who plan on sticking through these tough times with Sprint, about half said that they plan on upgrading to an LTE-capable device as soon as one becomes available. Most of the other half said that they were fairly happy with either their EVO 4G or EVO 3D, with no plans to change devices anytime soon. A very small contingency of this group (around 2%) said they still planned on upgrading from the EVO 4G to the 3D.

I have to admit that I was expecting many more people to say that they planned on leaving Sprint. Still, even though Sprint has taken away a lot of extra little perks lately, they remain among the cheapest. Plus, say what you want to about data speeds: they are making improvements in 3G coverage, and they are the only national carrier to still offer unlimited smartphone data. So maybe, just maybe, the grass isn't so green on the other side.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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