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  1. #1
    Dr Nick
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    I just got into a BIG argument with nextel. (not that it hasn't happened
    before) I found one of my phones went WAY over, (to the tune of 100 bucks
    over) so i called th change the plan (my billing cycle falls on the 10th, I
    called on the 12th of may) to change the plan to free incomming (as most of
    the calls were incomming). well they told me this could NOT be done. (which
    is total BS becuase I've done it a few times before, as recently as 3 or 4
    months ago). well, to make a long story short, they basically told me, I'm
    ****ed for another month then I can change. I asked for a supervisor, and
    then another supervisor and still got nothing done. any ideas on what I can
    do?

    -Nick





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  2. #2
    sniper0981
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    Re: changing plans mid month?

    as far as i know you can change your rate plan whenever you want for a charge of $10. this came from a friend that works at a local store.....
    UTP SWAT UP
    www.section518com
    hit the rep!!



  3. #3
    =?windows-1252?Q?JDa=99=A9?=
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    Re: changing plans mid month?

    Dr Nick wrote:
    > I just got into a BIG argument with nextel. (not that it hasn't happened
    > before) I found one of my phones went WAY over, (to the tune of 100 bucks
    > over) so i called th change the plan (my billing cycle falls on the 10th, I
    > called on the 12th of may) to change the plan to free incomming (as most of
    > the calls were incomming). well they told me this could NOT be done. (which
    > is total BS becuase I've done it a few times before, as recently as 3 or 4
    > months ago). well, to make a long story short, they basically told me, I'm
    > ****ed for another month then I can change. I asked for a supervisor, and
    > then another supervisor and still got nothing done. any ideas on what I can
    > do?
    >
    > -Nick
    >

    Yea that happened to me as well! Apparently now that they are
    "SPRINT/nextel" they
    have stopped pro-rating back to the billing cycle. When it was just
    Nextel it was no
    trouble for them to "HELP THE CUSTOMER", but not SPRINT/nextel.

    A friend who has been working for one of the "Direct Connect" stores,
    told me last week
    to look for more SH*T chances to the Nextel product line with-in the
    next 2 to 3 months.
    If you look at what has happened to the shelf space at any of the older
    Nextel stores, the
    iDen products have been pushed to the side. They are cramming all the
    Nextel & Boost
    iDen phones into one counter, and putting all the Sprint phones into
    three counters they
    have left. The counter were the iDen phones are is crammed packed with
    only a 1 inch
    between the phones, were as the Sprint phones have 3 to 4 inches between
    them.
    Wall space is the same way. I can understand stores wanting to ramp up
    a new product,
    and have the (new) product displayed in a nice fashion, but not at the
    detriment of a
    proven and current product leader.
    Just the appearance of the store is telling me that SPRINT/nextel is
    really pushing sprint!




  4. #4
    Zman
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    The reason they would not change the rate plan until the beginning of the
    next bill cycle is due to pro-rations.

    Nextel, like most carriers, bills one month in advance. Changing your plan
    in the middle of the month will result in pro-rations on your next bill.
    They have found that no matter how well they explain the pro-rations when
    the plan is changed, most of the customers call when they receive the next
    bill and scream about the charges, requiring care to re-explain it all over
    again, usually with the customer not believing the rep. Most system user
    profiles will not allow the rep to change the rateplan in the middle of the
    month, unless the phone is coming off of stand-by.

    "Dr Nick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I just got into a BIG argument with nextel. (not that it hasn't happened
    > before) I found one of my phones went WAY over, (to the tune of 100 bucks
    > over) so i called th change the plan (my billing cycle falls on the 10th,

    I
    > called on the 12th of may) to change the plan to free incomming (as most

    of
    > the calls were incomming). well they told me this could NOT be done.

    (which
    > is total BS becuase I've done it a few times before, as recently as 3 or 4
    > months ago). well, to make a long story short, they basically told me, I'm
    > ****ed for another month then I can change. I asked for a supervisor, and
    > then another supervisor and still got nothing done. any ideas on what I

    can
    > do?
    >
    > -Nick
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Zman
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    I can't comment on the retail stores, I don't go to them very often.

    As for JDa™©'s claim that "Apparently now that they are
    "SPRINT/nextel" they have stopped pro-rating back to the billing cycle.
    When it was just Nextel it was no trouble for them to "HELP THE CUSTOMER",
    but not SPRINT/nextel", this could not be more incorrect. Nextel put this
    policy in place shortly after they switched to billing in advance a few
    years ago. Due to the number of problems created by care reps ignoring the
    policy, changes were made to profile policies in the billing system
    preventing them from being able to change the rate plan mid-month.




    "JDa™©" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Yea that happened to me as well! Apparently now that they are
    > "SPRINT/nextel" they
    > have stopped pro-rating back to the billing cycle. When it was just
    > Nextel it was no
    > trouble for them to "HELP THE CUSTOMER", but not SPRINT/nextel.
    >
    > A friend who has been working for one of the "Direct Connect" stores,
    > told me last week
    > to look for more SH*T chances to the Nextel product line with-in the
    > next 2 to 3 months.
    > If you look at what has happened to the shelf space at any of the older
    > Nextel stores, the
    > iDen products have been pushed to the side. They are cramming all the
    > Nextel & Boost
    > iDen phones into one counter, and putting all the Sprint phones into
    > three counters they
    > have left. The counter were the iDen phones are is crammed packed with
    > only a 1 inch
    > between the phones, were as the Sprint phones have 3 to 4 inches between
    > them.
    > Wall space is the same way. I can understand stores wanting to ramp up
    > a new product,
    > and have the (new) product displayed in a nice fashion, but not at the
    > detriment of a
    > proven and current product leader.
    > Just the appearance of the store is telling me that SPRINT/nextel is
    > really pushing sprint!
    >






  6. #6
    Built4mud
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    I just changed my plan the guy at the store was arguing with them on the
    phone and told me to come back on the 19th (billing runs to the 18th) and
    then they would change my plan.I called Nextel directly and they said no
    problem they would change right now.But when I go to my Nextel it still
    lists it as old plan called Nextel back and they said it wouldn't go into
    effect until end of billing cycle.

    "Zman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I can't comment on the retail stores, I don't go to them very often.
    >
    > As for JDaT©'s claim that "Apparently now that they are
    > "SPRINT/nextel" they have stopped pro-rating back to the billing cycle.
    > When it was just Nextel it was no trouble for them to "HELP THE
    > CUSTOMER",
    > but not SPRINT/nextel", this could not be more incorrect. Nextel put this
    > policy in place shortly after they switched to billing in advance a few
    > years ago. Due to the number of problems created by care reps ignoring
    > the
    > policy, changes were made to profile policies in the billing system
    > preventing them from being able to change the rate plan mid-month.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "JDaT©" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> Yea that happened to me as well! Apparently now that they are
    >> "SPRINT/nextel" they
    >> have stopped pro-rating back to the billing cycle. When it was just
    >> Nextel it was no
    >> trouble for them to "HELP THE CUSTOMER", but not SPRINT/nextel.
    >>
    >> A friend who has been working for one of the "Direct Connect" stores,
    >> told me last week
    >> to look for more SH*T chances to the Nextel product line with-in the
    >> next 2 to 3 months.
    >> If you look at what has happened to the shelf space at any of the older
    >> Nextel stores, the
    >> iDen products have been pushed to the side. They are cramming all the
    >> Nextel & Boost
    >> iDen phones into one counter, and putting all the Sprint phones into
    >> three counters they
    >> have left. The counter were the iDen phones are is crammed packed with
    >> only a 1 inch
    >> between the phones, were as the Sprint phones have 3 to 4 inches between
    >> them.
    >> Wall space is the same way. I can understand stores wanting to ramp up
    >> a new product,
    >> and have the (new) product displayed in a nice fashion, but not at the
    >> detriment of a
    >> proven and current product leader.
    >> Just the appearance of the store is telling me that SPRINT/nextel is
    >> really pushing sprint!
    >>

    >
    >






  7. #7
    Nick
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    Most system user
    > profiles will not allow the rep to change the rateplan in the middle of
    > the
    > month, unless the phone is coming off of stand-by.


    it's REALLY funny you mentined that.... while was on the phone with them I
    noted that I HAD switched the plan no longer than 2 months before mid month.
    she informed me that I did it because the phone was on stand by (which it
    was on stand by for about 2-3 days.. long story.. dont' ask) so I told the
    supervisor "your telling me if it was on stand by I could switch my plan?"
    she told me "yes" I said, "ok lets put the phone on stand by then" she
    laughed, and sent me back to the orignal peon I was dealing with. to make a
    long story short, I had her put the phone on stand by and she gave me the
    "can i do anything else for you?" my reply was "yes, take the phone off
    stand by and put it on the rate plan" she FLIPPED out. it was sort of funny
    went into some sort of rant saying "you are trying to commit fraud, and I
    will NOT be apart of this!" then said "I'm making a note in your file so no
    one else wil do this either"... anyway I'm looking to switch to cingular...
    I'm sick of all the damn games, OLD phones (camera phones with LESS than 1
    mega pixel? come on!)... inferior service and all this BS anytime I call
    them. I wonder what they will tell me when I call to cancel... I'm sure
    they'll be more than happy to swithc my plan then, fi not I think I'll go to
    cingular, move my numbers, and deny the charges on my AMEX when I get the
    1,000 dollars + in cancelation fees (I have 9 lines.. did I mention that?)

    -Nick





  8. #8
    Zman
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    Most likely Retention will switch your rateplans for you
    "Nick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Sjrag.99114$k%[email protected]
    > Most system user
    > > profiles will not allow the rep to change the rateplan in the middle of
    > > the
    > > month, unless the phone is coming off of stand-by.

    >
    > it's REALLY funny you mentined that.... while was on the phone with them

    I
    > noted that I HAD switched the plan no longer than 2 months before mid

    month.
    > she informed me that I did it because the phone was on stand by (which it
    > was on stand by for about 2-3 days.. long story.. dont' ask) so I told the
    > supervisor "your telling me if it was on stand by I could switch my plan?"
    > she told me "yes" I said, "ok lets put the phone on stand by then" she
    > laughed, and sent me back to the orignal peon I was dealing with. to make

    a
    > long story short, I had her put the phone on stand by and she gave me the
    > "can i do anything else for you?" my reply was "yes, take the phone off
    > stand by and put it on the rate plan" she FLIPPED out. it was sort of

    funny
    > went into some sort of rant saying "you are trying to commit fraud, and I
    > will NOT be apart of this!" then said "I'm making a note in your file so

    no
    > one else wil do this either"... anyway I'm looking to switch to

    cingular...
    > I'm sick of all the damn games, OLD phones (camera phones with LESS than 1
    > mega pixel? come on!)... inferior service and all this BS anytime I call
    > them. I wonder what they will tell me when I call to cancel... I'm sure
    > they'll be more than happy to swithc my plan then, fi not I think I'll go

    to
    > cingular, move my numbers, and deny the charges on my AMEX when I get the
    > 1,000 dollars + in cancelation fees (I have 9 lines.. did I mention that?)
    >
    > -Nick
    >
    >






  9. #9
    Nick
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    Re: changing plans mid month?

    Ok I figured I'd update this cause quite frankley, it blew my monid. I
    called up nextel/sprint to change the plan (again) because I dind't want to
    wait, forget about it and be in teh same boat next month. well long story
    short I call up ask to change the plan, am put on hold for a few minutes
    while she does it, and then she comes back saying "ok your plan is changed
    as of today" I was shocked, I said "your saying my plan as of right now is
    changed?" she said yes. (my orignal plan was to go to the canceltaion dept
    when she refused me or to call back when my bill came in and tell them "I
    was told that day my plan was changed, whats the deal with it not being
    changed til now" but it seemed to work out fine. Nextel/sprint has managed
    to dumbfound me again. it seems I could call there 5 times, ask teh same
    question, and get 5 different answers. I can't wait for the day my contracts
    are up......

    -Nick





  10. #10
    Zman
    Guest

    Re: changing plans mid month?

    You'll be waiting a year.....


    "Nick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5H4bg.130463$k%[email protected]
    > Ok I figured I'd update this cause quite frankley, it blew my monid. I
    > called up nextel/sprint to change the plan (again) because I dind't want

    to
    > wait, forget about it and be in teh same boat next month. well long story
    > short I call up ask to change the plan, am put on hold for a few minutes
    > while she does it, and then she comes back saying "ok your plan is changed
    > as of today" I was shocked, I said "your saying my plan as of right now is
    > changed?" she said yes. (my orignal plan was to go to the canceltaion dept
    > when she refused me or to call back when my bill came in and tell them "I
    > was told that day my plan was changed, whats the deal with it not being
    > changed til now" but it seemed to work out fine. Nextel/sprint has managed
    > to dumbfound me again. it seems I could call there 5 times, ask teh same
    > question, and get 5 different answers. I can't wait for the day my

    contracts
    > are up......
    >
    > -Nick
    >
    >






  11. #11
    DiCeBeAtS
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    Re: changing plans mid month?

    I thought cells where to make life simplier...hope it works out for ya



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