Thinking of switching to sprint


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  1. mueron2000

    mueron2000 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    2 quick questions. I know this sounds crazy but has anyone heard of rival cellular companies paying the other companies early termination fees for example would sprint pay for my verizon early termination fees for switching over?

    Also, is the 69.99 everything plan truly unlimited everything?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

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    no, and no.
     
  3. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

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    Why don't u call Sprint and ask them.I have never heard of such a thing but everything is possible.

    Yes the $69.99 is unlimited except when u call a land line or a 1-800 number but for that I think they give around 450 minutes every month.Everything else is unlimited,data,SMS/Kmart,mobile to mobile(any carrier) along with sprint TV,GPS and all the sprint stuff.
     
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    oldsmoboat Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound unlimited if there is a limit on it... :eek:
     
  5. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    its pretty close, this is the 69.99 plan...

    Sprint Everything Data 450

    • Introducing Any Mobile, AnytimeSM (any cell phone on any network)
    • 450 Anytime Minutes (land line)
    • Unlimited Data (Email, Web Surfing, Sprint Music Premier, Sprint TV Premier, & GPS Navigation)
    • Unlimited Messaging (Picture, Text, & Video)
    • Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Minutes (any cell phone on ANY network)
    • Unlimited Night and Weekend Minutes Starting at 7PM (vs 9pm like most carriers)
    • Unlimited Direct Connect and Group Connect
    • Nationwide Long Distance and No Roaming Charges
    • Voice Mail, Caller Id, Call Waiting, Conference Calling
     
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  6. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    NO.. they will not pay your termination fee!

    i remember there was a $100 rebate for business account transfers from other services... you have to have a business account.. if you dont know what that is.. you dont have it!!!

    most of what u use.. is unlimited

    not free....
    international call are not free
    roaming outside the states is not free
    $29.99 for wifi tether app..
    $10 for EVO and Epic
     
  7. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

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    99.9% of the features he's going to use are unlimited.Try going to AT&T and see what u get for that price,after they tell you u really gonna be :eek:.
     
  8. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    ^^

    True
     
  9. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

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    Not true, 99.9% is an assumption, the unlimited plan is $99.99 a month
     
  10. jgalan14

    jgalan14 Well-Known Member

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    Mm no they won't pay etf but they could buy your old Verizon phone and transfer your line and it is way cheaper I had Verizon for over two years
     
  11. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    In many cases, paying your ETF to your current carrier will pay for itself in a few months when switching to Sprint.. then its pure savings every month thereafter.
     
  12. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

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    Here we go again how is that an assumption,the only that is not unlimited is the 450 anytime minutes to call land lines,everything else is unlimited.I don't feel that I need to pay an extra $30 just to have unlimited minutes to call land lines.Who other by companies uses land line phones even my 90yr old grandma has a cell phone.

    There's no need to mention that this does not include the hotspots fee, or the $10.00 extra they are charging to EVO owners because of the so called extra data.
     
  13. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the OP's Grandmother does not have a cell phone or does not use it as her primary line.

    The original question was; "is the 69.99 everything plan truly unlimited everything?"

    The answer is NO.

    You don't know the OP's situation, or how often s/he calls land lines, so why infer your assumptions on the matter?

    No need to muddy the waters with ifs, ands, or buts, or how Sprint's plans compare to other carriers.
     
  14. Cobravision

    Cobravision Well-Known Member

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    This.

    I tell this fact to people all the time, but they get so hung up on the ETF that they stick with their carrier. But even if you add the cost of a new phone and the ETF and the $10 upcharge, it would still pay for itself in a year.
     
  15. lillygirl7

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    I just made the switch at the end of June. I paid a $100 ETF. By next month the amount of money I'm saving with Sprint will have paid for the ETF.
    With The $69.99 plan I do get unlimited text, pic and navigation which was costing me an additional $25 (approx) a month with Verizon.
    Also, and this was what clinched the deal, Sprints hotspot for $29.99 is UNLIMITED and Verizon's is only 5g for $20.
     
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    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

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    You could go the same route I did. I left Verizon after finding a co-worker willing to take over my contract, my Droid, both car and desk dock for $30.

    This is the easiest/hardest route to take without paying the ETF. The easy part is no ETF, the hard part is finding someone to take over the contract.

    The only other route is to pay the ETF and sell the phone.
     
  17. QuickDraw

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    Also, not to put Sprint down or anything, you will be using your package minutes when you call and check your Voice Messages IF you use your Cell Phone, so keep that in mind. This was a bit of a SHOCK :eek: to me when I found it out, but hey my wife and I adjusted and so can you. :)
     
  18. HeadlessPonch

    HeadlessPonch Well-Known Member

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    Seriously?!? Visual Voicemail it is, then.
     
  19. IgnatiusTheKing

    IgnatiusTheKing Well-Known Member

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    They don't advertise the $69.99 plan it as "unlimited" because it's not. They do, however, advertise the $99.99 plan as unlimited because it is just that.
     
  20. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    This is not true. All calls to Sprint systems are free of charge.

    That being said, Sprint 69.99 Pretty much is unlimited for the vast majority of consumers out there.
     
  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    you might want to check your sources again!!!
    this is not true on the current plans.

    if you have a old plan that dont have free.. Sprint: mobile to mobile; then it would cost minutes.
     
  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    yes.. true...
    but you can save yourself even more $$$
    did you know the secret? to get the wifi hotspot free?
    HINT: root and set yourself free.... :D
     
  23. QuickDraw

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    Please note though that I mentioned that if you check voicemail with your CELL PHONE, it is charged against your package minutes. You can always check msgs via land line to avoid that.
     
  24. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

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    :) The source was Sprint. That's not to say it isn't wrong though. :) But it was a Sprint rep that told me this when I called to verify some mins that was taken away from my package. I guess it would be a good idea for everyone, either way, to call Sprint to find out for sure.


    EDIT: Ok, I've got an email into Sprint.com asking about this and when I get an answer, I will update this with their answer.
     
  25. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

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    Ok, well I promised in my other post to come back here and share my email response from Sprint, and here it is:



    Thank you for contacting Sprint.

    The way voice mail works is when you call to check your messages, any
    time spent on the call comes out of your anytime minutes. You have 1500
    anytime minutes for each month. When you are using nights and weekends
    minutes (from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Monday to Friday and from Friday 7:00
    pm to Monday 7:00 am), calling your voice mail is free. There is no
    additional fee for calling your voice mail.

    We value your business and appreciate the opportunity to answer your
    questions. Please reply to this email or visit sprint.com if we can be
    of further assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Carmen H
    Sprint



    Well, there ya go straight from the HORSES (Sprints) mouth (so to speak). This is basically what the other rep told me on the phone the first time I spoke with Sprint about the mins being deducted from my package minutes.
     

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