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    Been a Sprint customer for 12+ years, wanting to get a Pro, they say I have to upgrade my plan to $40/month voice and $15 data or I get neither the rebate OR the phone credit you usually get every 2 years.

    The plan is an extra $10 per month, putting Sprint up with the better carriers (Verizon, AT&T), spread over 2 year commitment is $240. Not acceptable.

    Sad to say, but it looks like it's going to be bye bye Sprint. How sad.
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    Things change and there are a few of us who do not consider Verizon to be a better carrier
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk3cn4b View Post
    Been a Sprint customer for 12+ years, wanting to get a Pro, they say I have to upgrade my plan to $40/month voice and $15 data or I get neither the rebate OR the phone credit you usually get every 2 years.

    The plan is an extra $10 per month, putting Sprint up with the better carriers (Verizon, AT&T), spread over 2 year commitment is $240. Not acceptable.

    Sad to say, but it looks like it's going to be bye bye Sprint. How sad.
    That's the cheapest plan you are going to find out there. It's not even close to what you would pay for AT&T or Verizon. Go check their rates.
    My Phone & My Wife's Phone Two Unlocked GSM Treo Pro's

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    What Palandri said. Try to find a $15 unlimited data plan from someone else. If you leave Sprint you'll likely end up paying even more. The cheapest iPhone 3G plan from AT&T is $70 a month without text. That's an extra $180 a year compared to the new Sprint plan you'd have to sign. Switching carriers still sound like a good idea? Add another $5 to $20 a month for texting. And I would NOT call AT&T a better carrier than Sprint. Not hardly.

    But the important thing, to me, in this call is that they did NOT tell him he needs an Everything plan! If this CSR knows what s/he is talking about, it looks like current customers can keep a current plan with a data pack add-on and get rebates on the Pre!

    edit: Never mind. I misread "Pro" as "Pre." My bad.
    Last edited by meyerweb; 04/30/2009 at 11:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk3cn4b View Post
    wanting to get a Pro
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    But the important thing, to me, in this call is that they did NOT tell him he needs an Everything plan! If this CSR knows what s/he is talking about, it looks like current customers can keep a current plan with a data pack add-on and get rebates on the Pre!
    Unless he typo'd he wasn't asking about a Pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asforme View Post
    Unless he typo'd he wasn't asking about a Pre.
    My bad. I'm so used to reading about the Pre I read the 'o' as an 'e'.
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    I checked four months or so ago about going with TMobile and was shocked at the increase in costs for what I was receiving at that time with Sprint. A recent change in my Sprint account now has me with more time than before for a little less money. Really it is time to move on.
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    Well, I disagree that Sprint is as good as say, Verizon.

    I am a lone ranger with Sprint, friends and even my wife have other carriers and there has been no instance ever where I had coverage and they didn't, but it's so frequent that I don't have coverage and they do, that it's a running joke whether I even have coverage or not.

    The only reason I had Sprint was because it was $29.99 with $15 data. That's why I put up with a sub-par carrier. Saving $20 or $30 a month was worth it to me.

    I'll take all of your opinions into consideration before I make any jumps but I'm betting I am going with Verizon. I guess it's true about their dead zone commercials.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Verizon is by far the most expensive out of the top 5. Good luck.
    ATT History- From 1997-2001-> Nokia 6362->Motorola StarTac->Nokia 8260.

    Nextel History From 2001-2004-> Motorola i1000-> Motorola i90c-> Motorola i95cl-> Motorola i730->Motorola i850.

    Sprint History From 2005 - Currently->Sanyo 5500-> Sanyo 5600-> Sanyo-> 7400->Sanyo 8300->Sanyo->7500-> Sanyo 9000->Sanyo 8400->Sanyo M1->PPC-6700->Treo 700wx->PPC-6800(Mogul)-> Motorola Q9C-> Treo 800w-> Curve->Treo 800w->Touch Pro->Treo Pro> Curve "M"->HTC Hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VibrantRedGT View Post
    Verizon is by far the most expensive out of the top 5. Good luck.
    about $40 for 450 minutes, $45 for unlimited data, $10 for limited messaging, $5 insurance, which makes $110, add tax and you are talking around $120 a month for a phone
    My Phone & My Wife's Phone Two Unlocked GSM Treo Pro's

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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    about $40 for 450 minutes, $45 for unlimited data, $10 for limited messaging, $5 insurance, which makes $110, add tax and you are talking around $120 a month for a phone
    Yahtzee!!! The reason why I am sticking with Sprint. I pay $135 (that's with tax & fees) for 3 lines on a Simply Everything Plan (1500 minute share)

    Verizon is incredibly expensive.
    ATT History- From 1997-2001-> Nokia 6362->Motorola StarTac->Nokia 8260.

    Nextel History From 2001-2004-> Motorola i1000-> Motorola i90c-> Motorola i95cl-> Motorola i730->Motorola i850.

    Sprint History From 2005 - Currently->Sanyo 5500-> Sanyo 5600-> Sanyo-> 7400->Sanyo 8300->Sanyo->7500-> Sanyo 9000->Sanyo 8400->Sanyo M1->PPC-6700->Treo 700wx->PPC-6800(Mogul)-> Motorola Q9C-> Treo 800w-> Curve->Treo 800w->Touch Pro->Treo Pro> Curve "M"->HTC Hero.
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    I got mine at Best Buy. You can get it for $199 out the door....no rebates needed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk3cn4b View Post
    Well, I disagree that Sprint is as good as say, Verizon.

    I am a lone ranger with Sprint, friends and even my wife have other carriers and there has been no instance ever where I had coverage and they didn't, but it's so frequent that I don't have coverage and they do, that it's a running joke whether I even have coverage or not.


    Thanks for the input.
    Coverage is a very local phenomenon. Where I live, I get a Sprint signal pretty much everywhere. With a very few exceptions, if I can't get a good Sprint signal I can't get a good roaming signal either. And there are a few locations where I get strong signals and my verizon air card gets zip.

    If Sprint (or any other carrier) doesn't have good coverage where you spend your time, that's a good reason to avoid them. No matter how cheap a plan is, if you can't use it, it's not a good deal. Just don't assume your experience is typical.
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    In my experience, the phone factors into the signal equation too. Lots of times I have good signal from Sprint on my Treo, while the spouse has no signal on a Razr also on Sprint. Sometimes it's the way around. We laugh about the differences. So if you're not getting a signal, it may be your specific phone.

    I agree with the signal being a local issue. We live in the heart of Verizon territory and in many places we get good service on Sprint that we never got on Verizon. Just my opinion and experiences though.
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    << Try Again

    But first read:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/cd...uncements.html

    Thanks,
    Berd >>
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    Welcome to the Forum, Ronny. Might want to cut down on the caffeine, though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Welcome to the Forum, Ronny. Might want to cut down on the caffeine, though....
    LMAO!!!

    I was kinda hard on the kid huh? But come'on... at least I didn't call him a troll.

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    ronnybryant, I don't care if you are a Sprint employee or stock holder, or championing the Sprint name for whatever reason. But if you want to attack my ideas or statements, go ahead. For you to do a personal attack like you did shows who the troll is, and is totally uncalled for and actually not permitted here. Go away.

    I'm not threatening anything. Users need to know that if they have the Sprint $29.99 plan they will get no more yearly phone credits, and will get no rebates at least on the Pro, and I think that's unfair and I'm happy to let other Sprint users know it.

    So, ronnybryant, take your attitude and your pre and GO AWAY.

    Anyone have anything constructive to say, like having an alternative for someone who uses very low minutes and wants unlimited data, please chime in. Yes I'd take Sprint weaker coverage if it saves significant money, but that option looks gone.
    Last edited by mk3cn4b; 05/04/2009 at 03:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    about $40 for 450 minutes, $45 for unlimited data, $10 for limited messaging, $5 insurance, which makes $110, add tax and you are talking around $120 a month for a phone
    Yea, saw Verizon was pretty high.

    I have a friend doing some kinda multi-phone deal with AT&T, voice is cheap but their data is $30 I think. Considering getting in with them, wasn't aware of the multi-phone deals like that. I may have an answer to cheaper plan and still get good affordable PDA phone, anyone else know of a way to get out of this cheap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnybryant View Post
    LMAO!!!

    I was kinda hard on the kid huh? But come'on... at least I didn't call him a troll.



    Quote Originally Posted by mk3cn4b View Post
    ronnybryant, I don't care if you are a Sprint employee or stock holder, or championing the Sprint name for whatever reason. But if you want to attack my ideas or statements, go ahead. For you to do a personal attack like you did shows who the troll is, and is totally uncalled for and actually not permitted here. Go away.

    I'm not threatening anything. Users need to know that if they have the Sprint $29.99 plan they will get no more yearly phone credits, and will get no rebates at least on the Pro, and I think that's unfair and I'm happy to let other Sprint users know it.

    So, ronnybryant, take your attitude and your pre and GO AWAY.

    Anyone have anything constructive to say, like having an alternative for someone who uses very low minutes and wants unlimited data, please chime in. Yes I'd take Sprint weaker coverage if it saves significant money, but that option looks gone.
    I dont know what was said before Berd beat me to the post, and to be honest I don't care.
    But what I do care about is that we keep the atmosphere friendly around here, so please take this discussion offline.

    Thanks
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