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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:29:06 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    >Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    >more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    >Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans


    Not necessarily. I have found a true nationwide plan, that will give
    me 50 less anytime minutes a month, and more N&W minues, but with
    rollover, so for those months where I use less than the anytime (most
    months), they'll bank and be used for the months where I spike.

    The plan will actually cost me at least $10.00 or more less per month
    than I am currently paying for my Sprint plan, with the same feature,
    but only the 50 minute difference. Most months, I don't use more than
    300 minutes in a month. About 3 - 4 months a year, I'll spike to
    about 500 - 600 minutes. With the Cingular plan, I'll be able to
    roll the minutes I don't use over, and not get the overage charges
    get on the "spike months" now.

    >introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    >deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    >true nationwide plan).


    Actually, AT&T had a true no-roaming national plan well before they
    came out with the Digital One-Rate. I was with them for two years
    before they introduced the Digital One-Rate, and was never charged a
    roaming fee, even when in roaming areas. That's one reason I was so
    ticked when I found out that what Sprint meant by "national coverage
    with no roaming" was not really national coverage with no roaming,
    even on the Free and Clear plan.

    >own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    >carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because


    I'm not sure how a service that is calculating out to be $10.00 or
    more less per month, with the same features (including the second
    line), is going to cost me more than the "equivalent service" with
    Sprint. Right now, with Sprint, my first line is $55.00 per month,
    the second adds 20.00, making the cost $75.00 before the "extra"
    charges are added on.

    The plan I will be going to has the same feature, with 50 less anytime
    minutes per month (more than made up for with rollover) and with the
    second line will cost about $60.00 per month before the added
    regulatory fees and taxes.


    Deb
     



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  2. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  3. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  4. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  5. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  6. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  7. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  8. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  9. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  10. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  11. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  12. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  13. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  14. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  15. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  16. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  17. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  18. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  19. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     
  20. On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:36:30 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    >> roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.

    >
    >41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:


    I finally "choked" and bought the "feature" that I now pay a monthly
    fee for to get "free roaming".

    >I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    >and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    >wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    >an update, it'll send the update to your phone.


    It updated it last night, the last in a series of updates over the 2
    years I've been with them.

    >If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    >other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.


    I have looked into Alltel, but am leaning towards Cingular now.

    >> I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    >> where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    >> infuriates me.

    >
    >OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    >up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    >and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.


    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.


    Deb
     

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