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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 <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    > <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    > >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    > >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    > >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).

    >
    > Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    > but.....
    >
    > In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    > Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    > roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.
    >
    > Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    > roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    > No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    > "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    > Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    > that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    > that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    > Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.
    >
    > In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    > I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.
    >
    > Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.
    >
    > Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.
    >
    > I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.
    >
    > In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    > miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    > no signal.
    >
    >
    > Deb
     



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  2. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    > <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    > >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    > >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    > >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).

    >
    > Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    > but.....
    >
    > In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    > Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    > roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.
    >
    > Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    > roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    > No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    > "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    > Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    > that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    > that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    > Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.
    >
    > In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    > I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.
    >
    > Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.
    >
    > Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.
    >
    > I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.
    >
    > In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    > miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    > no signal.
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  3. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    > <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    > >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    > >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    > >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).

    >
    > Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    > but.....
    >
    > In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    > Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    > roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.
    >
    > Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    > roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    > No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    > "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    > Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    > that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    > that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    > Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.
    >
    > In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    > I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.
    >
    > Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.
    >
    > Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.
    >
    > I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.
    >
    > In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    > miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    > no signal.
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  4. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    > <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    > >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    > >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    > >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).

    >
    > Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    > but.....
    >
    > In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    > Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    > roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.
    >
    > Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    > roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    > No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    > "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    > Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    > that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    > that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    > Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.
    >
    > In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    > I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.
    >
    > Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.
    >
    > Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.
    >
    > I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.
    >
    > In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    > miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    > no signal.
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  5. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    > <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    > >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    > >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    > >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).

    >
    > Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    > but.....
    >
    > In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    > Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    > roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.
    >
    > Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    > roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    > No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    > "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    > Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    > that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    > that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    > Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.
    >
    > In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    > I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.
    >
    > Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.
    >
    > Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.
    >
    > I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.
    >
    > In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    > miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    > no signal.
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  6. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  7. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  8. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  9. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  10. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  11. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  12. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  13. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  14. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  15. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  16. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  17. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  18. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  19. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     
  20. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <eh62d0516kpia0nnsicdihcsbtb7u75pqj@4ax.com>,
    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.
    >
    > 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.


    All of Sprint's small prices increases over the past 2 years allow other
    carriers to easily underprice it when only checking advertised plans.
     

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