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Will Verizon go to 7PM N&WE like Sprint?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Gordy, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:3fc4ca39$0$41290$a1866201@newsreader.visi.com:

    >
    > "Mitchell Regenbogen" <mreg@panix.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns943F5022593AAmregpanixcom@166.84.1.70...
    >> squirrelmaster@hushmail.com (Squirrel) wrote in
    >> news:466f1411.0311252348.6eb0e9a9@posting.google.com:
    >>
    >>
    >> Sprint misleading? I remember when I was with Sprint, and they
    >> talked me into buying a data kit for use with a laptop. Then they
    >> came out with "Unlimited Vision" and proclaimed that "excessive," yet
    >> unspecified amounts of usage with a laptop could result in
    >> termination of your account.

    >
    > It makes good business sense to stop people from abusing the system
    > without paying for it.


    I think you missed the point. They enticed people to buy equipment and
    plans in order to USE the system, only to be told later that that very
    same usage would be considered abusive.



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  2. sab

    sab Guest

    I've also noticed that they're nickel and diming (uh, maybe $5.00 'ing)
    people to death.

    The option for the 7 pm is $5.00. The option for M2M is $5.00, etc.
    Somehow pricing seems to be really creeping up unless you go with bare bones
    service with Sprint. Is that an oxymoron? ;-)

    "Mitchell Regenbogen" <mreg@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns943F5022593AAmregpanixcom@166.84.1.70...
    > squirrelmaster@hushmail.com (Squirrel) wrote in
    > news:466f1411.0311252348.6eb0e9a9@posting.google.com:
    >
    > > "Mikey" <no@spam.net> wrote in message
    > > news:<zIQwb.1564$E9.642@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>...
    > >> what sprint fails to mention in the tv commercial is that there is a
    > >> monthly charge to have the 7pm start time. that is not a free option
    > >> that all plans have. dont know how much the charge is, but i believe
    > >> cingular charges $7/month for a 7pm night start time.

    > >
    > > The ads are misleading. The 7pm off-peak option is an extra $5/month
    > > and is only available with a 2-year contract.
    > >

    >
    > Sprint misleading? I remember when I was with Sprint, and they talked me
    > into buying a data kit for use with a laptop. Then they came out with
    > "Unlimited Vision" and proclaimed that "excessive," yet unspecified
    > amounts of usage with a laptop could result in termination of your
    > account.
  3. There is one other thing most people are not aware of, Sprint bless their
    greedy hearts charge $1 each time you call 1-800-555-8355. Try that from
    your home phone to see what that number does.

    This used to be an excellent free call on Sprint, then they started blocking
    the number, then they started charging for using the toll free line. They
    said they eeded to collect for toll free useage under some new tariffs
    between phone companies. BS if you ask me.

    BTW Verizon does not charge for that call like Sprint does and they have
    more reasons than Sprint to do so.

    I see from the web site of Tell-me that Verizon is going to be selling
    monthly access to Tell-Me soon like AT&T does.

    http://www.tellme.com/home.html

    4phun




    "sab" <nospam@fuse.net> wrote in message
    news:3fc65bcd$0$22735$a0465688@nnrp.fuse.net...
    > I've also noticed that they're nickel and diming (uh, maybe $5.00 'ing)
    > people to death.
    >
    > The option for the 7 pm is $5.00. The option for M2M is $5.00, etc.
    > Somehow pricing seems to be really creeping up unless you go with bare

    bones
    > service with Sprint. Is that an oxymoron? ;-)
  4. Victor Healey <4phun@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > There is one other thing most people are not aware of, Sprint bless their
    > greedy hearts charge $1 each time you call 1-800-555-8355. Try that from
    > your home phone to see what that number does.


    Verizon used to too.

    > This used to be an excellent free call on Sprint, then they started blocking
    > the number, then they started charging for using the toll free line. They
    > said they eeded to collect for toll free useage under some new tariffs
    > between phone companies. BS if you ask me.


    It is bullshit. It doesn't cost them anything to carry the call.


    > I see from the web site of Tell-me that Verizon is going to be selling
    > monthly access to Tell-Me soon like AT&T does.


    That's fine if it means we won't get charged airtime. Right now I just get
    charged airtime for the calls to that number.
    > http://www.tellme.com/home.html


    I can't find anything about Verizon, except for a vague reference to them
    on one of the pages. Nothing at all about VZW.
    > 4phun
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "sab" <nospam@fuse.net> wrote in message
    > news:3fc65bcd$0$22735$a0465688@nnrp.fuse.net...
    >> I've also noticed that they're nickel and diming (uh, maybe $5.00 'ing)
    >> people to death.
    >>
    >> The option for the 7 pm is $5.00. The option for M2M is $5.00, etc.
    >> Somehow pricing seems to be really creeping up unless you go with bare

    > bones
    >> service with Sprint. Is that an oxymoron? ;-)

    >
    >


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