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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 22:36:30 -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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  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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