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Dec 19, 2003, 8:03 PM

Stay away from Sprint. Read this horror story.

Bought a family plan with two phones at a local Sprint store. All was OK until one phone developed intermittent problems (powered off - stayed off even when plugged in to ac adapter). Sprint store tested and said was fine. Two days later it was dead. Yes it was an intermittent problem, but I didn't buy an intermittent cell plan! Since they could not recreate the problem - they said they could not replace it. Even though the phone was under warranty. So I had a family plan that I could not use unless I bought another phone from them. Not right. Just replace the darn phone and everyone would be happy. But that would be too easy for Sprint.

Cust service is extremely slow (try to call customer service instead of the sales line. If you're not ...
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Dec 26, 2003, 12:35 PM

LNP police

Mad what i cannot understand is why people would stay w/ a compant period if they do not liike the service .i have friends who work for SPRINT,CINGULAR ,AWS and Verizon.threy speak to so many people who ,"you guys sick " or " i hope you go out of business" really what do these people think. i mean cancel then.yippe your gone maybe if customers would learn to read and add or PAY ATTENTION to whats being said they may not end up w/ huge bills then call customre care to whine and cry.boo hoo.its the customres fault 70 -80 % of the time .suck it up.stop complaining.people in this country as far a consumers have gotten this" customres always right" in their head so much that the mistakes they make are irreleveant they want somethinfore nothing or...

Dec 25, 2003, 10:12 PM

Think twice about Sprint PCS & take the LEAP of FAITH like they say.

I have been a long time Sprint PCS customer but this year has totally been nothing but problems that range from system problems to basic account information that it seems i spend more time talking to them on the phone than anything else. Despite all the problems i was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt and actually considered remaining a customer but the last straw came when no one could give me the exact date of when my contract expires. I called and talked to about 6 diff people and spend a long time on the phone with them and each one gave me a diff date of expiration. Even when i showed up to the Sprint PCS store i was yet given a 7th diff date of expiration! How diff can that be? Don't they all have the same info? Anyhow...

Dec 23, 2003, 12:57 AM

Wireless Service Off of Sprint's Network??

Does anyone have any good answers or experience with Sprint off network? Specifically I am referring to going north of Green Bay, WI where Sprints network ends. The reason I ask is that previously I have had service with AT&T and Cingular and their TDMA networks had coverage or roaming coverage in most areas where I travel. With Sprint, Sanyo 4900 latest PRL, I get spotty at best coverage where I previously had near perfect coverage on previous carriers. Even when I get coverage if I am driving I am prone to frequent drop-offs. I have contacted Sprint sales and engineering and they claim the 4900 is their best so far. I do love Sprints on-network coverage and call handling but the phone seems subpar off network. I spend about 4 to 5 w...
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Dec 18, 2003, 11:06 PM

Best Signel Strengh phone from sprint

Which of sprints phones has the best signel str? Right know I have the Sanyo SCP -6400 (slim phone) and it has the best signel str of any sprint phone I've used so far but I want a color one now (and I refuse to by samsung after the A460 issue) I'm looking at the Sanyo VM4500.
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Dec 10, 2003, 7:38 PM

nokia 3588i

question for anyone who owns a sprint nokia 3588i!
how do you like the phone? if anyone of you knows, how is it different from the old red 3585i? i used to own a 3585i and occasionally it used to 'restart' on me without any known warning (it used to be patched up with the latest firmware/PRL updates)
i am eligible for up to $150 towards a new sprint phone being that i've been with sprint 4ever.

if you ever ran accross such a phone let me know how it stands up...i got 2000 shared mins between 3 phones for $85 with nights&weekends starting @ 7.00 P.M (3000 mins weekends) + unlimited vision

i'm aware nokias are not vision enabled but i can live with that.

if you don't like the nokia @ all what phone would you recommend...or should ...
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Dec 17, 2003, 12:26 AM

help - using phone as a modem to access internet

I would like to access the internet using a laptop, connection cable and the phone as a modem using Sprints unlimited Vision access plan.

I have been told Sprint doesn't advertise this possibility because they want us to buy their expensive wireless cards and download at per KB data rates.

1. Are there any provisions in place for Sprint to block this or charge per KB?

2. Will minutes be deducted from my plan while using the phone as a modem through Vision?

2. Any advice on configuring and accessing the system would be greatly appreciated.
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Dec 21, 2003, 3:00 AM

Any Sprint phones compatible with iSync?

Hi, I'm purchasing an Apple Powerbook in a couple weeks, and a new phone as well... I'm wondering if any Sprint phones are compatible with Apple's iSync? Let me know. Thanks.


Nov 14, 2003, 9:52 PM

designs on the phones

do any body remember the website for the company that will wrap your phone with any choice of pics. like the coach logo or a pic of your baby. i just bought a new phone and i wanted to get it wrapped before i transferred my service to it. info will be appreciated
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Dec 18, 2003, 8:52 PM

Amazon rebate for new contract - details?

So, I bought the Treo and ported my Verizon number to Sprint.

However, I'm a little concerned about the way they opened the account.

I called the phone number Amazon's pamphlet told me to call, to activate the phone. The CSR noticed that I used to have Sprint PCS service years ago, and apparently set this up as a contract renewal, rather than a fresh, from scratch customer. I'm not sure I mentioned Amazon to them during the call, although I think I did.

Amazon's policy is unclear. Sometimes it says new contract, and sometimes it says new agreement.

I am worried because without the $200 rebate, the Treo will be a very expensive phone.

I just received a bill from Sprint for $0.00. I only activated last week and they sent me this...
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Dec 18, 2003, 2:58 PM

Sprint service in NYC, anyone know?

I am currently a T-Mobile subscriber looking to change service.
Reception (signal strength) is most important to me.

How is Sprint in the NYC and Long Island area?

How does it compare to T-Mobile or Verizon?

thanks in advance!
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Dec 4, 2003, 8:39 AM

Sprint SMS Launch Date ! ! @ @ ! !

Does Anyone know when the official launch date is for the SMS service with Sprint..? I hate having to connect to the web everytime i wanna read a text message..

Mtech2k4 Very Happy
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Dec 17, 2003, 2:30 PM

Sanyo SCP-5500 Colors

In addtion to the blue version, I have heard they will also release a charcaol and grey colored model as well. Has anyone heard this or have any pictures they can share? Thanks.

Nov 29, 2003, 11:45 AM

Cell phone release!

Smile Does any one know when the Lg LX 5550 and 5400 phones are being sold!
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Dec 5, 2003, 2:22 PM

What's the best plan to sign up for a Treo 600?

I haven't been with Sprint in a long time and want to know if there any tricks to getting the best plan.

I ordered from Amazon, so I have to activate with Sprint to get my rebates.

I ordered 300 minutes plus Free and Clear America - isn't that the best way to take advantage of Verizon's coverage in outlying areas?

And I ordered Vision Professional package.

I don't understand why a couple of those items were more expensively priced that what I've seen discussed in these forums.

I also was going to do one year rather than two year contract. Do you think that's a good move?

Now, a question as far as phone number. When I bought a T-Mobile phone last year in Atlanta (n. Georgia) they had no problem giving me an Atlanta number ev...
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Dec 10, 2003, 2:54 AM

Activation problem - agreement confirmation didn't recognize #

So I went through the whole adventure of porting my number from Verizon to Sprint, but then, when the live CSR switched me over to the computer to confirm my agreement, the computer didn't recognize my PCS number as valid.


What to do?
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Dec 10, 2003, 3:19 PM

Code "7A" message from Verizon during number port - what's that?

The CSR mentioned it this morning when I called to check on the status of my port.

Some sort of request for more information, but the rep didn't know what it was.

Anybody know what that is?

How concerned should I be?

Dec 9, 2003, 12:02 PM

New Dual-band/Tri-mode pda phone?

Does anyone have any info on any plans for sprint to release a dual-band/tri-mode pda phone? All thats out now is the I500, and it does not fit my needs.
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Nov 18, 2003, 9:54 AM

Sprint (Network & Services) Vs. Verizon (Network & Services)

I know this question has been asked plenty of times.. But the question will continue to come up..Both use the same technology for there network but.. there has to be a difference somewhere.. I have Verizon now..but I was with the new Sanyo's Out with PTT, I was planning on moving to Sprint to try it out.... With everything involved (Network,Services,Pricing)Is it worth it to move the Sprint..?

I live in the New York/Long Island Area

Thx Very Happy
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Dec 4, 2003, 11:26 PM

Sprint GSM Service

Has anyone tried the Sprint GSM service? I saw the GSM and PDC phones. I was wondering if I can use any GSM phones that are available on the public market.

Before you tell me that Sprint doesn't have GSM, they do have GSM. In fact they also sell GSM phones as well.

Here is the link.

http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Page.jsp?FOLDER%3C ... »

Sprint GSM is mainly for people who travel abroad but I was talking to a CSR and you can use it while you are in the States. Since I haven't seen any posts about Sprint GSm I was wondering if anyone out there is using the service.

The charge for internat...
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