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    Is there a charge for call forwarding? I saw that once I activated it it made a network change. IS this a phone feature or network?
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    Sprint charges for forwarding. What network are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lb505
    Sprint charges for forwarding. What network are you using?
    Sprint.
    So, if I use the feature on the phone under phone preferences, I am indeed getting charged extra?
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    Sprint charges $.10 per minute for the duration of the forwarded call. This includes calls that are unanswered.
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    I don't believe that's necessarily true. Sprint has never charged me for call forwarding when I send my calls to a busy invalid number. I do this when I don't want to be bothered with incoming phone calls nor bother to hassle with new voicemail messages

    I also send calls to a number that is temp out of order (so that I can fake like my phone is off and get exxtra funds from my girlfriend) pretty slick right?
    "I have to return some videotapes."
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    But I guess that the call would actually have To be routed to an actlve number. that's probably why I've never gotten charged.
    "I have to return some videotapes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreoDaddeo6
    I also send calls to a number that is temp out of order (so that I can fake like my phone is off and get exxtra funds from my girlfriend) pretty slick right?
    Too funny! I never thought of the sympathy angle...... Every time I used call forwarding, I have been charged for minutes used while the originating caller was waiting for the call to be answered. For example: I forwarded my PCS phone to my phone at my lake house (where I do not have voice mail nor answering machine) and my ***** brother would let the call ring 30-40 times before hanging up. I had $.30 calls for each time he called.
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    ATTWS charges $0.20/minute, but they don't count against your minutes. Its a huge ripoff in my opinion. Its just another way for them to make money. I could have sworn it was free back when I was first with ATTWS 2 years ago.

    Joe
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    Yea sprint had it ncluded with their prehistoric plans as well. I don't know when they stopped. that's when cell phone companies gave u things like that for free but didn't give you much minutes to use as the drawback.
    Last edited by TreoDaddeo6; 07/13/2004 at 06:51 PM.
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    T-Mobile just includes forwarded minutes as regular minutes. The call forwarding charges is the biggest reason I have not considered switching to Sprint.
    Palm V-->Visor Deluxe-->Visor Prism-->Visorphone-->Treo 180-->Treo 600-->Treo 650 on Sprint-->Treo 700p-->Centro-->Diamond-->Pre-->HTC EVO 4g???!
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    I had to call Sprint to find out what $6.40 of "Other Charges" were on my bill. Yeap, it was call forwarding. Ouch....
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    Quote Originally Posted by quake97
    ATTWS charges $0.20/minute, but they don't count against your minutes. Its a huge ripoff in my opinion. Its just another way for them to make money. I could have sworn it was free back when I was first with ATTWS 2 years ago.

    Joe
    actually, this isn't true.. i just started using callfilter and wanted to be sure i wouldn't be charged like this for forwarded calls.. i have a local gsm package.. sunday afternoon i was assured (3 times, 1 by a supervisor) that i would not be incrementally charged for forwarded calls. they would, however, count against my included minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    T-Mobile just includes forwarded minutes as regular minutes. The call forwarding charges is the biggest reason I have not considered switching to Sprint.
    T-Mo charges regular minutes for unconditional forwarding (forward all calls) but if you use the conditional forwarding, T-Mo uses what you have in forwarding minutes which separate from your regular minutes.

    By doing, this I can choose to ignore a call and autoforwards the call to a number I had set before. End result not additional charges nor do I lose any regular air time.
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    I had a phone with a local Cingular plan and was charged $.08 per call if forwarded to a local number, nothing if forwarded to an 800#, and $.24/min if forwarded to a long distance number. Then I switched to their Cingular Nation plan and was never charged for call forwards under that plan. I used the conditional call forwarding feature (*68) instead of voice mail. It was much better No airtime was ever charged for forwards, either. Very useful, considering I had my cell forwarded to an answering service that took my messages for me and texted them to me.

    I spoke with a manager at SprintPCS once and they said their system was built from the ground up to charge $.10 per minute for call forwards, even to local and 800#'s. No deduction of airtime, though.

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