QIK Video Chat App To Have Monthly Charge On EVO 4G

Posted on May 28 2010 - 9:47am by

QIK, the video chat app that was demo’d when Sprint unveiled the EVO 4G, looks to be going for a premium if you decide to get the 4G.  As you can see from the picture above this is a scan from a Sprint training document and clearly shows that mobile video chat, accessed from the Qik app, will cost you $4.99 extra per month, already on top of the premium $10 dollar fee you will pay for 4G service (even if you dont have 4G in your area).  Seeing that billing will go to PayPal its safe to assume that Sprint is not charging this, and its coming straight from Qik.  Knowing how popular the app is, and knowing that on ALL other Android devices its free to stream, does this seem like a bad decision?  Personally I have used the app on my Incredible, and even at the best video settings I have no issues streaming.  No word from Sprint yet but as soon as we hear something we will let you know.

Source: Engadget

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