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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Michael L., Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     



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  2. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  3. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  4. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  5. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  6. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  7. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  8. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  9. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  10. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  11. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  12. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  13. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  14. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  15. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    <deb.milner@att.net> wrote in message
    news:l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.

    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb


    Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?

    I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.

    Bob
     
  16. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > When I was last in that area (granted over a year ago), I had very
    > poor coverage in the 29 Palms area (went to visit my son) and in the
    > San Bernadino, Riverside and Orange county areas.


    I'm in San Bernardino County. Granted, SBD is huge place, much of which
    is unpopulated. I do know Sprint's been adding towers so it's possible that
    the coverage was not as good last year. We moved here in July after having
    spent a week here in March of last year.

    Never been in Twentynine Palms. (Ironic - since much of my wife's family
    is either military or retired military. :)

    Good luck with Cingular.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > When I was last in that area (granted over a year ago), I had very
    > poor coverage in the 29 Palms area (went to visit my son) and in the
    > San Bernadino, Riverside and Orange county areas.


    I'm in San Bernardino County. Granted, SBD is huge place, much of which
    is unpopulated. I do know Sprint's been adding towers so it's possible that
    the coverage was not as good last year. We moved here in July after having
    spent a week here in March of last year.

    Never been in Twentynine Palms. (Ironic - since much of my wife's family
    is either military or retired military. :)

    Good luck with Cingular.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  18. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > When I was last in that area (granted over a year ago), I had very
    > poor coverage in the 29 Palms area (went to visit my son) and in the
    > San Bernadino, Riverside and Orange county areas.


    I'm in San Bernardino County. Granted, SBD is huge place, much of which
    is unpopulated. I do know Sprint's been adding towers so it's possible that
    the coverage was not as good last year. We moved here in July after having
    spent a week here in March of last year.

    Never been in Twentynine Palms. (Ironic - since much of my wife's family
    is either military or retired military. :)

    Good luck with Cingular.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  19. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > When I was last in that area (granted over a year ago), I had very
    > poor coverage in the 29 Palms area (went to visit my son) and in the
    > San Bernadino, Riverside and Orange county areas.


    I'm in San Bernardino County. Granted, SBD is huge place, much of which
    is unpopulated. I do know Sprint's been adding towers so it's possible that
    the coverage was not as good last year. We moved here in July after having
    spent a week here in March of last year.

    Never been in Twentynine Palms. (Ironic - since much of my wife's family
    is either military or retired military. :)

    Good luck with Cingular.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  20. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > When I was last in that area (granted over a year ago), I had very
    > poor coverage in the 29 Palms area (went to visit my son) and in the
    > San Bernadino, Riverside and Orange county areas.


    I'm in San Bernardino County. Granted, SBD is huge place, much of which
    is unpopulated. I do know Sprint's been adding towers so it's possible that
    the coverage was not as good last year. We moved here in July after having
    spent a week here in March of last year.

    Never been in Twentynine Palms. (Ironic - since much of my wife's family
    is either military or retired military. :)

    Good luck with Cingular.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     

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