Which leads me to think this is this model, this phone issue
Imagine that. Someone noted the Evo and guess what, that's the model I have. The Evo 4G. My son has the Samsung Intercept Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile) that was 99 bucks and currently is about 35 a month.
Both are fine. Many other models are fine.
--> But here's the rub. You could have got a bum Apple iPhone too. All I see here is your experience with one model.
I suggest you try another.