Originally Posted by woody296
I am a sprint customer and have been for years. This has the potential to be a great phone,but at it's current price point it is not. While many people say they don't need mobile data service you are paying for it and not getting it. That is the problem i have. People bitch about apple people being sheep and many of us are doing the same here. I believe the phone should be free or about 50 bucks until lte is live in your market. In the majority of markets there is no other carrier that has a "flagship" phone as handicapped as this one.I know "well don't buy it then" I am trying to show my brothers and sisters that impulse buying of this phone may not be a great thing, think about it.
By the time LTE exists in your market, maybe this device will be $50. Of course you can go get a free device or $50 at your local Sprint store right now that will fulfill all your needs. This device is a flagship device, and that means it is not intended for every Sprint customer. For those that want/need the hardware capacity, form factor, latest generation OS and eventual LTE support, then it is for them.
Impulse buying of any phone, or anything really is certainly not a great thing, but you may be missing the forest by yelling at the trees. Remember that when the Evo came out very few people could use 4g. It was still agreat device, with a loyal following and actually competes well with handsets today.