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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 <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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  6. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  7. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  8. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  9. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  10. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  12. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  14. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  15. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  16. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  17. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  18. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  19. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     
  20. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote in message
    news:XCdAc.39935$Hg2.8394@attbi_s04
    >
    > You don't. You're misreading the claim. That's actually a dig at
    > Verizon, where it's actually possible to be on their network *and*
    > roaming at the same time. With Sprint, if you're on the SPCS
    > network, you're not roaming. Period.


    That's one of the silliest statements I ever heard. If you have a Verizon
    account, either you are on the Verizon network, the extended network, or
    roaming. How can you be on two things at once? Sounds like another one of
    Sprint's bogus made up lies, akin to their claiming PCS means Pretty Clear
    Sound, and they invented it, and every one else stole it from them. Reminds
    me of Al Gore inventing the Internet.. Hmmm Wonder if he has anything to do
    with Sprint?
     

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