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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     



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  2. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  3. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  4. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  5. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  6. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  7. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  8. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  9. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  10. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  11. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  12. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  13. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  14. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  15. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    > 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.
    >

    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.

    And for $60/month, your phones could be covered under Fair & Flexible
    America For $65, Unlimited N&W minutes could start at 7.

    For those four months, assuming max usage at 600 minutes, you'd pay an
    additional $30 each month it happens. And that's not a "use it or lose it"
    feature. Not nearly the catastrophic cost involved in, for example, running
    out of rollover minutes and going into $0.40/min usage rates.

    So, you've got some coverage issues, and that's certainly a valid reason to
    be on your way. No question about that. But, when it comes to plan options
    and monthly costs, it sounds like you've compared Sprint apples to Cingular
    oranges.
     
  16. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your
    >> total usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a
    >> reminder about the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we
    >> still cover you, but we remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >>
    >> Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than
    >> once within a 3-month period?

    >
    > I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    > The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    > that is usually out of my home area.
    >
    > When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >
    > Deb


    A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    stay covered.
     
  17. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your
    >> total usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a
    >> reminder about the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we
    >> still cover you, but we remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >>
    >> Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than
    >> once within a 3-month period?

    >
    > I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    > The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    > that is usually out of my home area.
    >
    > When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >
    > Deb


    A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    stay covered.
     
  18. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your
    >> total usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a
    >> reminder about the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we
    >> still cover you, but we remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >>
    >> Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than
    >> once within a 3-month period?

    >
    > I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    > The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    > that is usually out of my home area.
    >
    > When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >
    > Deb


    A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    stay covered.
     
  19. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your
    >> total usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a
    >> reminder about the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we
    >> still cover you, but we remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >>
    >> Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than
    >> once within a 3-month period?

    >
    > I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    > The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    > that is usually out of my home area.
    >
    > When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >
    > Deb


    A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    stay covered.
     
  20. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your
    >> total usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a
    >> reminder about the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we
    >> still cover you, but we remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >>
    >> Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than
    >> once within a 3-month period?

    >
    > I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    > The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    > that is usually out of my home area.
    >
    > When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >
    > Deb


    A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    stay covered.
     

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