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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >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?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >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.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     



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  2. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  3. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  4. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  5. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  6. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  7. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  8. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  9. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  10. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  11. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  12. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  13. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  14. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  15. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  16. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  17. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  18. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  19. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     
  20. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    wrote:

    >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> "teetered" on the edge.

    >
    >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.


    Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    Deb
     

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