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The fine print on "any mobile"

deepskyblue

Apr 16, 2010, 7:18 PM
just a general advisory here.

if you read the fine print on the any mobile plans, any mobile only is truly any mobile when you're on sprints network. if you are roaming (non-sprint tower) it counts against your minutes.

so the "landline minutes" could potentially include any call if you're not on sprints network.

just a word of caution to those who are thinking of selecting the smallest any mobile plan.
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sunilsonia

Apr 17, 2010, 12:04 AM
deepskyblue said:
just a general advisory here.

if you read the fine print on the any mobile plans, any mobile only is truly any mobile when you're on sprints network. if you are roaming (non-sprint tower) it counts against your minutes.

so the "landline minutes" could potentially include any call if you're not on sprints network.

just a word of caution to those who are thinking of selecting the smallest any mobile plan.


I have very specifically asked about this and they confirmed that AMAT includes roaming on partner carriers. You either seem to be a "TROLL" or you just plain and simply come off totally uninformed. Go back to the VZW forums and stop downplaying other carriers without any real ...
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deepskyblue

Apr 17, 2010, 8:27 AM
it's right on the sprint website, you must click "learn more about what's in this plan"

Any Mobile, Anytime: Applies when directly dialing/receiving standard voice calls between domestic wireless numbers as determined when the call is placed using independent third-party and Sprint databases. Available with select Sprint plans and while on the Nationwide Sprint or Nextel National Networks (excludes voicemail, 411 and other indirect methods).

whether or not it's a wireless number is determined by sprint or 3rd party data bases.

it's available while on sprint or nextel networks and excludes indirect methods.

it sounds like a sprint agent told you this, it looks to me like their websited says different.

it wouldn't be the first t...
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Amarantamin

Apr 18, 2010, 2:20 PM
It does roam on partner carriers, because they do not show up as roaming. If it is roaming on Verizon, for instance, the feature does not work. Any case in which the phone shows 'Roaming' the feature does not work, generally in the 'grey' areas on the website's coverage map.
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rainbow_metals

Apr 21, 2010, 2:35 PM
ok so first there it no use in calling someone a name who is just trying to be helpful to other customers. Second, they are right about any mobile anytime not being and available function while roaming off the Sprint network. This is also the case with mobile to mobile as well and has been the case since the beginning of time. Nothing has really changed.
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diggitydogg76

Apr 21, 2010, 5:43 PM
People say what they say to sell products ... NEVER take someones word for it, research yourself! Its all in the brochures that are at every sales location as well as online at the providers website. RESEARCH my friend, then you wouldnt seen like the FOOL in this situation!
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sunilsonia

Apr 17, 2010, 12:46 AM
deepskyblue said:
just a general advisory here.

if you read the fine print on the any mobile plans, any mobile only is truly any mobile when you're on sprints network. if you are roaming (non-sprint tower) it counts against your minutes.

so the "landline minutes" could potentially include any call if you're not on sprints network.

just a word of caution to those who are thinking of selecting the smallest any mobile plan.


What you said here is true only for International and not Domestic Roaming. But then again the perks you on your domestic service these days, no Carrier will allow you to carry out the use of those internationally without potential extra charges. It's insane to even think that ...
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gloopey1

Apr 17, 2010, 3:46 PM
Domestic roaming minutes do count against your anytime bucket. In fact, even N&W minutes don't apply while roaming. In other words, if you call another Sprint customer at 3 am Saturday while roaming, it comes out of your bucket of anytime minutes. But, considering I use less than 20 roaming minutes per month, who cares?
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gloopey1

Apr 17, 2010, 3:53 PM
...Even if WIMAX is only available on Sprint's native network, who cares as long as I can make and receive calls and use basic data services (i.e. texting, email, & web). Contrary to what some here think, the only roaming agreements between Sprint & Verizon likely to go away are 3G. Voice and 1xRTT will undoubtedly continue.
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sweetlucky

Apr 17, 2010, 12:13 PM
when you are roaming IE using a different towers than sprint, when you use the m2m it will go against your mins,
when your not roaming you can call all day long to another carrier cell phone 🤤
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rarodrig26

Apr 17, 2010, 3:17 PM
FYI...way to make this sound like it's only Sprint when every carrier is this way. M2M minutes, any mobile any time, whatever they are called..aren't counted on any carrier unless you are using their home network and NOT roaming. So yeah you kinda come off as a troll for making it sound like Sprint is unique with this. And honostly is this not common sense at this point anyway?
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madmatg

Apr 17, 2010, 8:44 PM
it's not a big deal on someone that has a big native network, it's a big deal on sprint when a lot of their network isn't native
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gloopey1

Apr 17, 2010, 9:25 PM
On where you live. I doubt folks who live around Blue Ridge GA or Tellico Plains would agree with you. Even "big native networks" have areas where their coverage and need for roaming is just as crucial. Besides, when did a network that covers over 90% of the population WITHOUT roaming partners become small? Do I detect a bit of fanboyism?
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rarodrig26

Apr 18, 2010, 9:16 PM
I'd quit drinking that verizon cool aid if i were you. Sprint's map would look like verizon's if they pulled the same BS verizon does & just painted the whole U.S. one color without acknowledging roaming areas too. The only difference is Sprint is actually up front with ppl about what is Sprint coverage and what is roaming. Native coverage is maybe a little bigger for verizon than it is for sprint, if at all. And there are plenty of areas where sprint is stronger.
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deepskyblue

Apr 21, 2010, 2:54 PM
check it out yourself, their roaming coverage must be almost as large or maybe even larger than their primary network.

roaming = grey

primary = green

http://coverage.sprintpcs.com/IMPACT.jsp?INTNAV=ATG: ... »
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deepskyblue

Apr 17, 2010, 9:06 PM
i've just encountered people who think they can come off of 1400 and 2100 minute plans and go to sprints any mobile 450 and save tons of money cause they hardly ever call landlines.

but you're right, the practice is 100% common.

but with their empasis on "any mobile" in their advertizing i think that they should have a little asterix on there.
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gloopey1

Apr 17, 2010, 9:30 PM
..if ALL providers did that. I don't recall, however, anyone pointing that out when at&t or Verizon were boasting about having the largest mobile to mobile calling communities.
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rarodrig26

Apr 20, 2010, 3:11 PM
I've had plenty of customer who can easily come off a 2100 min plan & go to the Everything 450 plan, especially when 95% of most peoples calls are to other cell phones now days.
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Amarantamin

Apr 18, 2010, 2:12 PM
This is the exact same clause that exists with M2M with every carrier.

Any Mobile Anytime is just M2M expanded to include all cellphones. Nothing different! It is not price increase. It is a free extra feature added to all data plans.

Once again, it is an expansion of normal M2M that has been around for years, and changes NOTHING except for the number of people that are free.
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X_MOSES_X

Apr 19, 2010, 11:18 AM
Everyone knows even if you did or did not use anytime minutes while roaming This deal cannot be beat!!!!!! Everyone else has that lame 5 or 10 favorites which works exactly the same. While off networks the deals are always off. Just know that when someone says do you have my 5 or 10 favs?....We can say no we have my 250,000,000 plus!!!!! Now that kicks everyones but. The consumer reports on most websites and in the paper will confirm SPRINT HAS THE BEST VALUE IN WIRELESS PERIOD!!! Everyone else wastes money. Hey if they have money to waste in this economy then who am I to tell them to stop. It would me job to show value and Sprint it. 😁
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