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Trying to figure out roaming with Verizon

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Michael, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
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  2. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  13. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  14. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  15. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  16. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  18. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  19. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  20. Michael <mhamesjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I would like to know how minutes are counted when my phone is on an
    > "Extended Network". Do nights and weekend minutes still count as free?


    Airtime usage is out of your monthly allotment and you don't pay long-
    distance or roaming fees. I *believe* this means N&W minutes are still free
    but I'd check wtih VZW... it would mean that they're paying another carrier
    per-minute for airtime on which you aren't paying roaming, and they aren't
    even dinging you for minutes coming out of your monthly bucket.

    > Are my family plan minutes or in-network minutes calls still free or
    > do they deduct from our regular minutes?


    If I recall correctly, a call to another VZW phone is only In-Network
    if you are on one of Verizon's own cellular systems, so In-Network doesn't
    apply to your phone if you're on the Extended Network.

    > Also, I have a Motorola C343 and when I am on an "Extended Network"
    > the phone has a flashing triangle (if this information helps). So far
    > I have never seen it go into roam within any states I am in (at least
    > I think, what does the phone display when it is roaming?)


    That's possible. On the West Coast, the East Coast, and throughout the
    Midwest and much of the South, Verizon runs their own networks. Driving
    through the Plains States last year, I ended up on Extended much of the time.
    But there are plenty of areas where you WILL be in native Verizon coverage.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     

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