Sprint store with a $100 rebate and it was still a lot to pay for a phone.
Now, three months later, I love, love my EVO. You know what? It's really not about being a phone. It's really a portable computer plus a phone. Once I got that I decided it wasn't too much to pay...not for a computer. And I feel like I'm in the 21st century after being so attached to my $29.95 non-camera, plain Motorola from Walmart for two years.
One problem. I couldn't turn off the blasted alarm! I mean, you are glad it wakes you up but, jeez Louise, now that I'm up please shut up! There is a dismiss button but you only get one chance to tap it and if you miss that's when the problems start. No more chances. And you can't find it again! It is G-O-N-E!
I had to search for an EVO forum on my laptop and I found many people with the same problem and no workable solution for me. People were resorting to taking out the battery or putting it outside! Even turning off the phone didn't shut it up. Finally, I found a solution! If this happens to you, look at the tiny bar at the top and you will see, among other things, a small alarm clock. Tap it. Then you get the option to dismiss. Sounds obvious. It isn't!
Oh how challenging and exciting is this 21st century technology!