Sprint Policies Give Subscribers An Out
Oct 11, 2006, 1:32 PM by (staff)
Sprint last week raised the price of a text message for subscribers who do not have a messaging or data plan from 10 to 15 cents. Since this is viewed as a material change in Sprint's pricing, customers who have not paid a bill since October 1 can cancel their account in the next 30 days without being charged an early termination fee. Separately, a class action suit has been filed in California against Sprint for locking their handsets. Although an unlocked Sprint handset would not fully work with any other national carrier's network - it could only be used for basic functions, a judge has agreed to hear the case and given it class action status. Should Sprint lose, California subscriber who did not ask to be exempt could be given an option to leave Sprint without paying a fee and / or other compensation.
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Ship Jumpers caught!!!!! Sorry folks no waived ETF's anymore!!
Will this work even if you currently have unlimited text messaging?
A cop-out for all Spring customers
I don't think most Spring customers care about porting their phone to another CDMA carrier. They just want to cut lose Sprint.
I've never heard of Spring...
Actually, they would work with another carrier
Actually they would work with any other CDMA carrier such as Verizon (but no web as VZW uses BREW and Sprint uses Java), Alltell (same web situation), Metro PCS, Cricket, U.S. Cellular. However the ESN would have to be added to the data base for a subscriber to activate the phone which most carriers will not do. They could be used if you could get another carrier to add the phone to the system, but most features such as picture mail, text messaging and web would not be functional so you would be stuck with a fancy phone that you could not use any of the features.
Thanks god to GSM.Just switch Sim Card,download all the settings for Text,MMS,Web and you good to Go.
They will give you unlimited texts before anything
If you don't want a contract, pay full price for a phone and get raped on overages. Done.
Crowd surfing with "bad actors"
Just For Clarification on This Article.......
The only way you are going to be able to cancel out your sprint service without etf is:
1) Customers have 60 days from October 1, 2006 to call to cancel because of the increase in rates for casual data usage and receive the ETF waiver, regardless of usage or a receiving a bill. The only way you are going to be able to get out of your contract is if you have consistent CASUAL DATA OR TEXT MESSAGE charges for the past 2 consecutive months. If you have a limited text plan (100, 300, 500,or 1000 msgs a month) or a vision subscriber you are S.O.L.
2) The customer specifically mentions that this increase in casual Text Messaging and Data Services is the reason why they are canceling. You must ...
Would this include porting to other carriers?
am i to assume?
i know a nextel sub with 10 lines who wants to switch to Cingular but is waiting for his contracts to be up.
so your saying anyone who has sprint and did not pay them any money after oct. 1 can cancel without any fee's? i dont understand how this is possible.
also, if this is so, does it include nextel customers too?