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    This may not be new, but it's new to me. There is a "Area Wide" plan with different rates. For someone like me who does not travel out of the state that often, this could be a good deal (though there are no real definitions of "extended local area" that I could find.

    All of the rates below are WITHOUT Vision, though the page clearly states that Vision can be added ($10 I believe, though free for 3-months).

    300 Anytime, 3200 NW = 34.99
    600 Anytime, 4400 NW =49.99
    800 Anytime, 5200 NW = 59.99

    Intersting, is that this means that the lowest (web advertised) Vision plan is now $44.99 (the 34.99 plan + $10 for vision). Also, the $49.99 ($59.99 with Vision) plan has 100 more anytime minutes then the $59.99 Vision plan.

    Of course none of this matters if you travel every day...

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...=1029348709935
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    Originally posted by mpk65281
    This may not be new, but it's new to me. There is a "Area Wide" plan with different rates. For someone like me who does not travel out of the state that often, this could be a good deal (though there are no real definitions of "extended local area" that I could find.

    All of the rates below are WITHOUT Vision, though the page clearly states that Vision can be added ($10 I believe, though free for 3-months).

    300 Anytime, 3200 NW = 34.99
    600 Anytime, 4400 NW =49.99
    800 Anytime, 5200 NW = 59.99

    Intersting, is that this means that the lowest (web advertised) Vision plan is now $44.99 (the 34.99 plan + $10 for vision). Also, the $49.99 ($59.99 with Vision) plan has 100 more anytime minutes then the $59.99 Vision plan.

    Of course none of this matters if you travel every day...

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...=1029348709935
    Hahaha, Ok to add even more to the confusion, check out what I just did.

    Called *2 again. After talking to a SPCS rep who put me on hold for about 40 minutes to figure out what the pricing plans are, he came back with this info.

    My current plan: 4000 N&W / 500 anytime / 2 megs
    $44.99 / month
    minutes shared
    nationwide long distance (not regional plan)
    2 megs

    *THIS* plan WILL be charged $20 for the add a phone.
    (3rd SPCS rep who told me this, so now I'm 3 votes for Will charge $20 for add a phone and 2 votes for won't charge add a phone).

    Then the SPCS rep put me on hold again, and said he might be able to find me a 'better deal'

    After about 20 min he came back and said that this Plan:

    $59.99
    4000 N&W / 500 anytime / 2 megs
    minutes shared
    nationwide long distance (not regional plan)
    8 megs

    Does *NOT* charge the extra $20 for add a phone.

    Thus, even though this is $15 more than the 44.99 per month it actually ends up being $5 cheaper because of no add a phone charge, and I also get more megs on top of that (not that I can use them all as 3g is so slowwwwww).

    So, I'm not sure yet if this deal is for real or not, but in keeping with my "lets switch SPCS plans at least 3 times per day" theme, I figured what the heck and took it.

    I specifically asked him 4 times, "ARE YOU SURE that there is NO CHARGE FOR ADD A PHONE" and he assured me yes all 4 times.

    Thus, it appears, that for SOME plans, there is no charge for add a phone, but for others there is. So be aware of that and try to get the most straight answer you can when buying a plan. I'm going to cross post this to a couple of other threads so that others are aware of this.
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    Originally posted by doctorc


    Hahaha, Ok to add even more to the confusion, check out what I just did.

    Called *2 again. After talking to a SPCS rep who put me on hold for about 40 minutes to figure out what the pricing plans are, he came back with this info.

    My current plan: 4000 N&W / 500 anytime / 2 megs
    $44.99 / month
    minutes shared
    nationwide long distance (not regional plan)
    2 megs

    *THIS* plan WILL be charged $20 for the add a phone.
    (3rd SPCS rep who told me this, so now I'm 3 votes for Will charge $20 for add a phone and 2 votes for won't charge add a phone).

    Then the SPCS rep put me on hold again, and said he might be able to find me a 'better deal'

    After about 20 min he came back and said that this Plan:

    $59.99
    4000 N&W / 500 anytime / 2 megs
    minutes shared
    nationwide long distance (not regional plan)
    8 megs

    Does *NOT* charge the extra $20 for add a phone.

    Thus, even though this is $15 more than the 44.99 per month it actually ends up being $5 cheaper because of no add a phone charge, and I also get more megs on top of that (not that I can use them all as 3g is so slowwwwww).

    So, I'm not sure yet if this deal is for real or not, but in keeping with my "lets switch SPCS plans at least 3 times per day" theme, I figured what the heck and took it.

    I specifically asked him 4 times, "ARE YOU SURE that there is NO CHARGE FOR ADD A PHONE" and he assured me yes all 4 times.

    Thus, it appears, that for SOME plans, there is no charge for add a phone, but for others there is. So be aware of that and try to get the most straight answer you can when buying a plan. I'm going to cross post this to a couple of other threads so that others are aware of this.
    Holy cow, as a correction to this post, anothe 10 minutes on hold and the SPCS rep comes back to me and gives me the following info. He assures me this info is true and correct. Here is the "true" information according to SPCS Rep one Million that I have spoken to:

    SPCS does *NOT* charge an add a phone fee for the FIRST phone that you add to your account -- AS LONG as you have MEGABYTES on your plan (any amount of megabytes).

    They *DO* charge for the addition of any other phones beyond the first add a phone.

    Now, the catch is, (and this is where many of you may get caught so I'd call back SPCS to be sure) that in order for you to NOT get charged for the first addd a phone, SPCS reps need to set it up a "special way" so that you are not billed for the add a phone on your first add a phone.

    I had my account originally set up this way, but then an uninformed SPCS rep (oxymoron?) "un-setup" the account and put it back to the "old way" where you DO get charged a $20 add a phone fee.

    I suspect that many SPCS reps are accidentally setting up add-a-phones in an incorrect way. Basically the "new" add a phone setup requires SPCS reps to set up the add-a-phone as if it were also a "primary" phone so that you don't get billed the add a phone fee for it. Most SPCS reps are probably setting up your add a phone as a 'secondary' phone so you will be billed the extra $20 for it.

    Take home message: NO CHARGE for add a phone (up to 1 additional phone) as long as you have PCS Vision with Data.

    BUT -- you need to absolutely be sure that the SPCS rep you are speaking with sets up your second add a phone in the correct way so that you are not charged for it. Many (including the guy I just spoke to) were not / are not aware of this and are probably setting up your second phones the wrong way.

    I urge you to call back to double check that you are set up correctly, and to "share the knowledge" with your SPCS rep, so to speak.

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