09/17/2011, 01:44 AM
The AutoCorrect on the Pre2/FrankenPre is a little more irritating than on the Pre Minus, but I've gotten used to it already.
In terms of the data surcharge - here's how it works. IF you keep the same comm board from your original Pre Minus in your new FrankenPre Pre 2 - then for all intents and purposes, Sprint thinks it's the same phone - and basically it is the same phone in the sense that it has the same 'brain'/motherboard/comm board at its heart. So there IS NO data surcharge.
The only time or times Sprint does a data surcharge - if I understand this correctly - is when you change or upgrade your phone - but technically since my FrankenPre has the same 'ID' (ID numbers) as it did before, I'm not (haven't been/won't be) subjected to any new data surcharge. I have the same monthly plan I've had for the last 12 or 14 months....and it's a very reasonably priced plan, with free cell-to-cell calls (any cell phone, not just the ones on the Sprint Network) - and unlimited data & messages. Yep, that's right, unlimited. Good old sprint.
Incidentally before buying the FrankenPre I thought long and hard about possibly switching to Verizon and/or AT&T and getting one of their Pre 2's - but for my needs and uses, what I would have paid in a new plan would have been significantly more than what Sprint charges me. So it was a non-issue - and all in all, I'm happy to both have a new (and faster) FrankenPre 2 - and to still have my (relatively reasonable IMHO) affordable Sprint rates/data plan.