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    I noticed this on my plan information screen and thought I'd share. I did opt for 7 PM starting the Nights/Weekends, and while I was at it I went with the F&CA. But, the Off-Network Option was bugging me, so I called Sprint. And here is the difference

    Free and Clear America is pseudo-unlimited in that you can use 1/2 of your standard minutes while roaming.

    Off-Network Option is like F&CA except you have a set number of roaming minutes, oh, and it costs $10 more.

    Thought I'd clear that up in case anyone else was confused by it or lost sleep or were just plain perplexed.
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I decided to add Free and Clear America, but I'm not clear on whether or not I can still be charged for long distance. Do you know?
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    That may not be 100% accurate. I just add F&CA to my plan and this is how the rep told me it worked:

    I can only use up to 50% of the anytime minutes that I actually use (NOT that I have available to me). And if you have unlimited nights & weekends, if I make a roaming call on the weekend, it counts against my anytime minutes.

    Example:
    * Let's say I have 1000 anytime minutes and unlimited nights & weekends.
    * Let's say I use up 200 anytime minutes on Sprint's network plus 400 nights & weekend minutes (the amount of minutes here is irrelevant since I have unlimited N&W).
    * Given the above, I am only allowed to use up to 100 additional minutes roaming, regardless of when I roam (weekday daytime, N&W, it doesn't matter).

    So...given the above...If I found myself using 300 total minutes roaming, I would need to "get busy" before the month was up and use up an additional 400 minutes talking on Sprint's network (non-N&W) just so that I could pass the "600 anytime minutes used on Sprint" mark, thus making those additional 300 roaming minutes be under the 50% of total anytime minute usage.

    Confused? I don't blame you. But I think I got it right (of course assuming that this rep knew what they were talking about). The bottom line is that it's still a nice option to have for only $5/month more. If you're constantly roaming, you need to be careful. For me, I have pretty good Sprint coverage most of the time, but inside my house I have a weak Sprint signal, but a pretty good Verizon signal. So, if I wanted to use my cell phone inside my house for free long distance, I'd probably be OK. If I wanted to drop my land-line, I'd probably be in danger of using too much roaming time, though.

    Scott
    Now THIS is the future of smartphones.
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    Originally posted by WFTarHeel
    Thanks for clearing that up. I decided to add Free and Clear America, but I'm not clear on whether or not I can still be charged for long distance. Do you know?
    Like most thing with Sprint, it is not straightforward. It should be called the free and unclear America plan.
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    Originally posted by newtreouser
    Like most thing with Sprint, it is not straightforward.
    Ain't that the truth.

    Scott
    Now THIS is the future of smartphones.

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