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Why does sprint charge extra .10 to forward calls

p_lane

Oct 31, 2003, 2:30 AM
Has anyone ever discovered why sprint charges .10 minute to forward calls--does any other carrier do this?
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Chris Russell

Oct 31, 2003, 7:43 AM
That is their charge for forwarding calls and they don't need any reason to charge it. I know that they have been charging it ever since I got my first SPCS phone in 1998.

Chris
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p_lane

Oct 31, 2003, 10:09 AM
Yes, I know they have charged for years: I have read on other forums, various "guesses"; this is one of the little annoyances of sprint, if I were trying to decide between one carrier or the other.

I have had other carriers, who don't charge to forward, except the minutes used. Also the old bell south dcs( and I believe cingular currently) has what was called 2 in 1 forwarding in which calls would the sent to the handset, and another phone simultaneously; this was handy at the time and there was no charge for the forwarded call at all.
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wldthng842

Oct 31, 2003, 3:50 PM
They charge so that buisness can't get a phone in most major cities, and call forward it to their offices elsewhere. This would allow them to have no long distance charges for them, or who's calling. If no charge and no mins, it becomes very cheap.

i aggree with the idea that it should just use regular minutes instead of that 10 cents stuff.
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p_lane

Oct 31, 2003, 4:58 PM
Thanks
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evengrift

Nov 7, 2003, 1:01 PM
This is completely bogus, there are so many way for companys (individuals too) to get free and near free virtual local numbers now a days, this is not a concern. Just look at the vonage options for this..

-Austin
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Big Poppa

Nov 7, 2003, 6:37 PM
I'll will tell you why, in one small answer wether u like it or not accept it..

The answer is.....


Because they can...


No need to try to figure out all the reason why.. Just simply put... Because they can.

If you don't like the fact the charge for it, then here is another really easy answer..

Don't use it..

Simple and easy huh..

Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to come out like a smarta$$.. I just putting it to the simpilist terms.
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p_lane

Nov 7, 2003, 7:22 PM
I was just trying to see if anyone else found this to be annoying. I have both sprint and verizon, and find the call forwarding (on verizon) very useful, and use the don't answer portion most of the time--and pay the minute charges, which seems fair (as with regular telephone service). Eventually wilkl probably get rid of the extra line and this little "pisser" may determine which one I keep.

I read the posts about having a foreign number, etc---what a crock!--do any of the other carriers charge "extra" for call forwarding?
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evengrift

Nov 7, 2003, 8:38 PM
Foreign number, huh? Are you replying to my post? If so, I'd ask, who doesn't charge? Coming out of your minutes is *still* charging, and at that for service you're not using, the mobility portion of your mobile phone service.

Ya know if $0.10/minute for forwarded calls is a deal-breaker for you, I can't imagine there's going to be a carrier that doesn't have a deal-breaker.

Consider this also, perhaps if you're forwarding that many calls you may want to get a personal number which you forward at all times to whatever device happens to be convenient be it: mobile, home, direct inward dial at work, etc, etc.
Finally consider that an estimated 5.7million people in the US have now ditched their copper for wireless only, what are they ...
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