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Replying to:  Is this legal? by Screwedbyuscellular   Apr 29, 2013, 7:01 PM

Re: Is this legal?

by erikpkp    May 4, 2013, 12:00 PM

Former USCC employee that was in a transition market. We were told at that time that it was business as usual. So new activation, upgrades and the likes were still acceptable practices.

It wasn't until Jan. that the phone prices went up and the mind set changed from selling to customer service alone. I understand that you feel mislead however for legal reasons the network will not just turn off when the deal closes in a few days, officially.

The USCC network in these areas will still work unless Sprint gives terms as to when the network needs to be turned off... So for you that means two things, Sprint will let you know when that will happen or if they don't USCC has to keep the network up for at least two years (to full fill any contract obligations) to service customers.

Now that Sprint says that customers can be removed from their contracts I would imagine that they would create a timeline to which you would have to switch to either Sprint (which Sprint wants) or another Provider.

You can still take advantage of carriers trade in programs or sell your USCC phones on the open market (most value here).

I'm not going to be an @$$ but keep in mind that all 900+ employees in those markets also have to find new employment and there were some that were very upset and some that did not properly explain to customers what was happening 100% of the time nor had 100% of the information at the time per the company request.

I know your upset, just as all 900+ employees however keep in mind that you got $700 phones at a discounted price and now get to do that again much faster than most providers would offer.

Hope that helps.

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