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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 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     



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  2. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  3. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  4. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  5. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  6. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  7. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  8. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  9. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  10. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  11. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  12. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  13. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  14. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  15. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:40:44 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.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.


    Quite possible.

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


    Trust me, you haven't missed much. However, there is a roadside bbq
    joint on the main road into the Palms. They serve a mean steak with a
    baked potato that I think grew near a nuclear plant. One of my first
    stops every time I went out to visit him.

    >
    >Good luck with Cingular.


    Thanks.

    Deb
     
  16. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <b5f4d0dv8krrn9ngrch4odjiaokb0r7a00@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:49:44 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's a *very* intriguing insight you've provided. More N&W minutes? Our
    > >plans provide *unlimited* N&W minutes now. Truly so. Based on a few posts
    > >I've seen in the Cingular group, that appears to be not truly unlimited.

    >
    > Addendum:
    >
    > The plan I am looking at includes either 6K or 8K N&W minutes. More
    > than enough, I should think. Heck, if I spent 24 solid hours on the
    > phone each weekend, I'm still only using 5760 minutes....Not bloody
    > likely in my life.
    >
    > >And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    > >America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    >
    > What about roaming? How much do I pay for that?


    Forget Fair and Flexible. For 750 minutes it costs $75. You call up
    SprintPCS cancellation and tell them you're about to go to Cingular,
    they'll give you a Retention plan that charges $40/month for 750 minutes.

    Then forget Cingular, none of their GSM phones allows roaming in analog
    coverage, so outside of big cities or major interstates you'd have ZERO
    coverage.
     
  17. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <b5f4d0dv8krrn9ngrch4odjiaokb0r7a00@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:49:44 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's a *very* intriguing insight you've provided. More N&W minutes? Our
    > >plans provide *unlimited* N&W minutes now. Truly so. Based on a few posts
    > >I've seen in the Cingular group, that appears to be not truly unlimited.

    >
    > Addendum:
    >
    > The plan I am looking at includes either 6K or 8K N&W minutes. More
    > than enough, I should think. Heck, if I spent 24 solid hours on the
    > phone each weekend, I'm still only using 5760 minutes....Not bloody
    > likely in my life.
    >
    > >And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    > >America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    >
    > What about roaming? How much do I pay for that?


    Forget Fair and Flexible. For 750 minutes it costs $75. You call up
    SprintPCS cancellation and tell them you're about to go to Cingular,
    they'll give you a Retention plan that charges $40/month for 750 minutes.

    Then forget Cingular, none of their GSM phones allows roaming in analog
    coverage, so outside of big cities or major interstates you'd have ZERO
    coverage.
     
  18. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <b5f4d0dv8krrn9ngrch4odjiaokb0r7a00@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:49:44 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's a *very* intriguing insight you've provided. More N&W minutes? Our
    > >plans provide *unlimited* N&W minutes now. Truly so. Based on a few posts
    > >I've seen in the Cingular group, that appears to be not truly unlimited.

    >
    > Addendum:
    >
    > The plan I am looking at includes either 6K or 8K N&W minutes. More
    > than enough, I should think. Heck, if I spent 24 solid hours on the
    > phone each weekend, I'm still only using 5760 minutes....Not bloody
    > likely in my life.
    >
    > >And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    > >America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    >
    > What about roaming? How much do I pay for that?


    Forget Fair and Flexible. For 750 minutes it costs $75. You call up
    SprintPCS cancellation and tell them you're about to go to Cingular,
    they'll give you a Retention plan that charges $40/month for 750 minutes.

    Then forget Cingular, none of their GSM phones allows roaming in analog
    coverage, so outside of big cities or major interstates you'd have ZERO
    coverage.
     
  19. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <b5f4d0dv8krrn9ngrch4odjiaokb0r7a00@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:49:44 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's a *very* intriguing insight you've provided. More N&W minutes? Our
    > >plans provide *unlimited* N&W minutes now. Truly so. Based on a few posts
    > >I've seen in the Cingular group, that appears to be not truly unlimited.

    >
    > Addendum:
    >
    > The plan I am looking at includes either 6K or 8K N&W minutes. More
    > than enough, I should think. Heck, if I spent 24 solid hours on the
    > phone each weekend, I'm still only using 5760 minutes....Not bloody
    > likely in my life.
    >
    > >And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    > >America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    >
    > What about roaming? How much do I pay for that?


    Forget Fair and Flexible. For 750 minutes it costs $75. You call up
    SprintPCS cancellation and tell them you're about to go to Cingular,
    they'll give you a Retention plan that charges $40/month for 750 minutes.

    Then forget Cingular, none of their GSM phones allows roaming in analog
    coverage, so outside of big cities or major interstates you'd have ZERO
    coverage.
     
  20. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <b5f4d0dv8krrn9ngrch4odjiaokb0r7a00@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:49:44 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's a *very* intriguing insight you've provided. More N&W minutes? Our
    > >plans provide *unlimited* N&W minutes now. Truly so. Based on a few posts
    > >I've seen in the Cingular group, that appears to be not truly unlimited.

    >
    > Addendum:
    >
    > The plan I am looking at includes either 6K or 8K N&W minutes. More
    > than enough, I should think. Heck, if I spent 24 solid hours on the
    > phone each weekend, I'm still only using 5760 minutes....Not bloody
    > likely in my life.
    >
    > >And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    > >America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    >
    > What about roaming? How much do I pay for that?


    Forget Fair and Flexible. For 750 minutes it costs $75. You call up
    SprintPCS cancellation and tell them you're about to go to Cingular,
    they'll give you a Retention plan that charges $40/month for 750 minutes.

    Then forget Cingular, none of their GSM phones allows roaming in analog
    coverage, so outside of big cities or major interstates you'd have ZERO
    coverage.
     

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