Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Animal John
    Guest
    I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.

    TIA

    J.



    See More: Can I turn off my service from time to time?




  2. #2
    Al Klein
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 01:47:32 GMT, Animal John <[email protected]>
    said in alt.cellular.nextel:

    >I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    >teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    >the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    >and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    >is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    >have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    >someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    >and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.


    Unfortunately, no, there's no way you can do that. You might consider
    changing to a plan with more minutes for now, and changing to Boost
    (prepaid) when your contract is over.



  3. #3
    Dan Foxley
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    You can suspend your plan. It is called Seasonal Standby ($5 per. month).
    6 months on SS then 3 mos. on your plan, etc.. Cust. Care my try and reup
    your contract when you take it off SS if the orignal plan is not available -
    so beware of that.


    "Al Klein" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 01:47:32 GMT, Animal John <[email protected]>
    > said in alt.cellular.nextel:
    >
    >>I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    >>teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    >>the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    >>and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    >>is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    >>have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    >>someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    >>and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.

    >
    > Unfortunately, no, there's no way you can do that. You might consider
    > changing to a plan with more minutes for now, and changing to Boost
    > (prepaid) when your contract is over.






  4. #4
    Bill K
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    yes you can I do it all the time when my Granddaughter gets close It dose
    not cost anything. All you have it to go to Nextel's web page and select
    phone and subscribers. There you will see all your phone numbers you pay
    for. Select the one you want then scroll down to what you want to do. I just
    stop incoming calls but you can also stop outgoing. When you do this they
    still have DC and 911 calls. Hope this helps,If you need more help email me
    direct..

    Have a good one
    Bill




    "Animal John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    > teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    > the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    > and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    > is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    > have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    > someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    > and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > J.






  5. #5
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 03:12:13 GMT, Al Klein <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 01:47:32 GMT, Animal John <[email protected]>
    >said in alt.cellular.nextel:
    >
    >>I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    >>teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    >>the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    >>and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    >>is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    >>have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    >>someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    >>and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.

    >
    >Unfortunately, no, there's no way you can do that. You might consider
    >changing to a plan with more minutes for now, and changing to Boost
    >(prepaid) when your contract is over.


    I just changed to a new one that allows 600 anytime w/100 bonus that
    costs over $100 per month. I then had to reset my contract for
    another two years from that point on. I want to replace her broken
    phone with a newer one but they want full price. More than the new
    customers pay. In order to get a discount I must sign on for yet
    another two years. I am now considering paying the $200 disconnect fee
    and wonder if that is even more than stated because I have a two year
    contract. Then I think I might lose all or a portion of my $500
    deposit. I will NOT be staying with Nextel so I will not do anything
    to extent the service I have for another day.

    Thanks for the reply.

    AJ



  6. #6
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 21:08:25 -0800, "Dan Foxley"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You can suspend your plan. It is called Seasonal Standby ($5 per. month).
    >6 months on SS then 3 mos. on your plan, etc.. Cust. Care my try and reup
    >your contract when you take it off SS if the orignal plan is not available -
    >so beware of that.


    Now this sounds like a nice option however I only want to set it up
    so there are never any calls allowed after the limit has been reached
    each month.

    AJ



  7. #7
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 00:13:14 -0500, "Bill K" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >yes you can I do it all the time when my Granddaughter gets close It dose
    >not cost anything. All you have it to go to Nextel's web page and select
    >phone and subscribers. There you will see all your phone numbers you pay
    >for. Select the one you want then scroll down to what you want to do. I just
    >stop incoming calls but you can also stop outgoing. When you do this they
    >still have DC and 911 calls. Hope this helps,If you need more help email me
    >direct..
    >
    >Have a good one
    >Bill


    Great Bill this is what I am looking for. Thanks.

    AJ.



  8. #8
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    Animal John wrote:
    >
    > I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    > teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    > the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    > and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    > is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    > have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    > someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    > and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.


    Boy, times have surely changed...

    What ever happened to, when someone abused a privilege, it was
    taken away, not just "cut back?"

    Notan



  9. #9
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 09:18:27 -0700, Notan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Animal John wrote:
    >>
    >> I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    >> teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    >> the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    >> and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    >> is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    >> have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    >> someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    >> and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.

    >
    >Boy, times have surely changed...
    >
    >What ever happened to, when someone abused a privilege, it was
    >taken away, not just "cut back?"
    >
    >Notan


    Ya. times have changed from when I was young. The unknown
    circumstances are that her useless drunken mother tossed her out on
    her ass 6 years ago when she was only 10. I am the next door neighbor
    that used to baby sit her since she was 5. She is one step from being
    homeless and staying 50 miles away with some family of a friend she
    found on the streets. I also bought her a car a few weeks ago so she
    will have some place to stay when she abuses the setup she has now and
    gets tossed out once again. Not her fault for the way she is. Nice
    world we live in, hey?

    John



  10. #10
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    In message <[email protected]> Notan <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >> I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    >> teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    >> the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    >> and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    >> is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    >> have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    >> someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    >> and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.

    >
    >Boy, times have surely changed...
    >
    >What ever happened to, when someone abused a privilege, it was
    >taken away, not just "cut back?"


    The theory is to teach responsibility -- Teach them to budget and to pay
    their bills, rather then to just wait for the repo man to take away
    their toys.

    --
    Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts
    -- Jeff Foxworthy



  11. #11
    Phillip T. Murphy
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    Nextel has a "Spending Limits" program that should help...

    https://nextelonline.nextel.com/myne...ts/index.shtml



    "Animal John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the service to my
    > teenagers phone once it has reached the limit and turn it on again at
    > the end of the billing period. This month she went over by 300 minutes
    > and the only way I can think of to teach her to keep down the talking
    > is to configure it to stop working once it has reached that point. I
    > have not gotten through to tech support about this so I was hoping
    > someone here could give me some advice. She does not live in my area
    > and I don't see her very often so confiscating it is not an option.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > J.






  12. #12
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?



    Bill K wrote:
    > yes you can I do it all the time when my Granddaughter gets close It
    > dose not cost anything. All you have it to go to Nextel's web page
    > and select phone and subscribers. There you will see all your phone
    > numbers you pay for. Select the one you want then scroll down to what
    > you want to do. I just stop incoming calls but you can also stop
    > outgoing. When you do this they still have DC and 911 calls. Hope
    > this helps,If you need more help email me direct..
    >
    > Have a good one
    > Bill
    >

    Bill. I have been trying to locate this configuration page but I have
    somehow come up short. I fail to see a place where I am able to do what you
    describe. Could you paste a link some how?

    Thanks.

    John





  13. #13
    Al Klein
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 16:32:28 GMT, Animal John <[email protected]>
    said in alt.cellular.nextel:

    >Not her fault for the way she is. Nice world we live in, hey?


    And the reason for that is people telling people "it's not your fault
    for the way you are". Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but it's sure her
    fault for not doing something to improve herself.



  14. #14
    Al Klein
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 11:43:46 -0600, "Phillip T. Murphy"
    <[email protected]> said in alt.cellular.nextel:

    >Nextel has a "Spending Limits" program that should help...


    >https://nextelonline.nextel.com/myne...ts/index.shtml


    From the site:

    "The Spending Limits Program is not voluntary; instead it is based on
    one's credit score."

    IOW, you can't ask to be put on it.



  15. #15
    Animal John
    Guest

    Re: Can I turn off my service from time to time?



    Al Klein wrote:
    > On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 16:32:28 GMT, Animal John <[email protected]>
    > said in alt.cellular.nextel:
    >
    >> Not her fault for the way she is. Nice world we live in, hey?

    >
    > And the reason for that is people telling people "it's not your fault
    > for the way you are". Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but it's sure her
    > fault for not doing something to improve herself.


    It is hard to become self sufficient when you have not been handed the
    tools to begin with. In a relative normal and average situation the 'rules'
    would apply. This is a time when extra measures need be taken. Tolerance and
    understanding need be force fed.

    John





  • Similar Threads




  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast