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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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



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  2. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <p412d0d9av7figo5tm6nuosq3csqrvldcq@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 09:23:30 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> Verizon phone uses. But it will cost 69 cents/min, unless you have a
    > >> Free & Clear America Plan for $5 extra per month (then no extra cost).

    > >
    > >ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >used that month.

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


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

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  11. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  12. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  13. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  14. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  15. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  16. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  17. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  18. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  19. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  20. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     

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