Milo, not sure that information is correct.
Originally Posted by milominderbinder
Just last week, I had the following incident happen.
My Pre quit working. No power, no charging light when I hooked it up to a charger (touchstone or direct). I even switched out batteries, and had the same result. I thought it was dead. I had to have a phone early the next morning, so I activated my old Treo.
The next day late in the afternoon, I tried pulling the battery one more time and lo and behold, it came back to life. I shut down the Treo, and reactived the phone. When I did so, I was informed that there would be a $10 increase for the data plan. It was a Saturday, so I decided to hash it out Monday. I called Sprint, and had the additional $10 a month removed.
So, my guess is that any new phone, even if it were a brand new Pre (somehow) gets the $10 charge.