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  1. #1
    nexrad
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    What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    this or is this a gimmick of sort?





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  2. #2
    Scott Stephenson
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    Re: Number Guard????

    nexrad wrote:

    > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    > this or is this a gimmick of sort?



    If I remember correctly, Number Guard is supposed to prevent you from
    getting slammed by another carrier. The program will not allow your number
    to be ported to another carrier without your permission, which will become
    a concern when WNLP hits next month.



  3. #3
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    nexrad wrote:

    > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    > this or is this a gimmick of sort?



    If I remember correctly, Number Guard is supposed to prevent you from
    getting slammed by another carrier. The program will not allow your number
    to be ported to another carrier without your permission, which will become
    a concern when WNLP hits next month.



  4. #4
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    Evan Platt wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:42:32 -0600, "nexrad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    >>hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    >>this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >
    > It simply gives one more hoop you need to jump through to switch
    > carriers from Nextel.
    >
    > No advantage for the end user - big advantage for the carrier - they
    > can try and weasel you out of leaving them.
    > To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



    An advantage to those who want to stay, and don't make it sound like this is
    automatically added to each account- customers have to request it.



  5. #5
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    Evan Platt wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:42:32 -0600, "nexrad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    >>hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    >>this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >
    > It simply gives one more hoop you need to jump through to switch
    > carriers from Nextel.
    >
    > No advantage for the end user - big advantage for the carrier - they
    > can try and weasel you out of leaving them.
    > To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



    An advantage to those who want to stay, and don't make it sound like this is
    automatically added to each account- customers have to request it.



  6. #6
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????


    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:42:32 -0600, "nexrad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl

    and
    > >hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more

    to
    > >this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >
    > It simply gives one more hoop you need to jump through to switch
    > carriers from Nextel.
    >
    > No advantage for the end user - big advantage for the carrier - they
    > can try and weasel you out of leaving them.
    > To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.


    ever been slammed, it is a pita. This will be good.





  7. #7
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????


    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:42:32 -0600, "nexrad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl

    and
    > >hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more

    to
    > >this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >
    > It simply gives one more hoop you need to jump through to switch
    > carriers from Nextel.
    >
    > No advantage for the end user - big advantage for the carrier - they
    > can try and weasel you out of leaving them.
    > To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.


    ever been slammed, it is a pita. This will be good.





  8. #8
    John Eckart
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > nexrad wrote:
    >=20
    > > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their =

    nl and
    > > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there =

    more to
    > > this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >=20
    >=20
    > If I remember correctly, Number Guard is supposed to prevent you from
    > getting slammed by another carrier. The program will not allow your =

    number
    > to be ported to another carrier without your permission, which will =

    become
    > a concern when WNLP hits next month.


    One example is if someone with a similar number as yours tries to change =
    carriers and the rep of that carrier keys in the wrong number (yours), =
    you won't find someone else owning your number. Imagine trying to fix =
    that problem.

    When you're ready to change carriers yourself, you simply call Nextel =
    and have Call Guard removed. Great service. If you ask me, Call Guard =
    should be enabled by default.



  9. #9
    John Eckart
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > nexrad wrote:
    >=20
    > > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their =

    nl and
    > > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there =

    more to
    > > this or is this a gimmick of sort?

    >=20
    >=20
    > If I remember correctly, Number Guard is supposed to prevent you from
    > getting slammed by another carrier. The program will not allow your =

    number
    > to be ported to another carrier without your permission, which will =

    become
    > a concern when WNLP hits next month.


    One example is if someone with a similar number as yours tries to change =
    carriers and the rep of that carrier keys in the wrong number (yours), =
    you won't find someone else owning your number. Imagine trying to fix =
    that problem.

    When you're ready to change carriers yourself, you simply call Nextel =
    and have Call Guard removed. Great service. If you ask me, Call Guard =
    should be enabled by default.



  10. #10
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    John Eckart wrote:


    Great service. If you ask me, Call Guard should
    > be enabled by default.



    I agree to a certain degree, but I think this was added as an optional
    feature to make the initial round of porting as painless as possible for
    the customer, and to not give the appearance of throwing obstacles in the
    way of those who do want to switch.



  11. #11
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    John Eckart wrote:


    Great service. If you ask me, Call Guard should
    > be enabled by default.



    I agree to a certain degree, but I think this was added as an optional
    feature to make the initial round of porting as painless as possible for
    the customer, and to not give the appearance of throwing obstacles in the
    way of those who do want to switch.



  12. #12
    Darek.O
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    The number guard gives them a chance to talk you out of leaving them and
    taking your number to a different carrier. For example: if you do not have
    number guard you just go to T-Mobile and say "I want service with you guys
    and here is my number". But if you have number guard you must call Nextel
    first and say "can you please release my number?" Is this a freebie or
    what?
    "nexrad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    > this or is this a gimmick of sort?
    >
    >






  13. #13
    Darek.O
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    The number guard gives them a chance to talk you out of leaving them and
    taking your number to a different carrier. For example: if you do not have
    number guard you just go to T-Mobile and say "I want service with you guys
    and here is my number". But if you have number guard you must call Nextel
    first and say "can you please release my number?" Is this a freebie or
    what?
    "nexrad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What is this Number Guard Nextel wants to give us. Read it in their nl and
    > hard to believe they are going to give us something free. Is there more to
    > this or is this a gimmick of sort?
    >
    >






  14. #14
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    In message
    <<[email protected]>>
    "Darek.O" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >The number guard gives them a chance to talk you out of leaving them and
    >taking your number to a different carrier. For example: if you do not have
    >number guard you just go to T-Mobile and say "I want service with you guys
    >and here is my number". But if you have number guard you must call Nextel
    >first and say "can you please release my number?" Is this a freebie or
    >what?


    I take it you've never been LD slammed.

    Personally, I'd sign up for number guard willingly, having been through
    it in the LD world I can just imagine what could happen with a cell...

    --
    Ah, the miracle mile, where value wears a neon sombrero and there's not a single church or library to offend the eye.



  15. #15
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Number Guard????

    In message
    <<[email protected]>>
    "Darek.O" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >The number guard gives them a chance to talk you out of leaving them and
    >taking your number to a different carrier. For example: if you do not have
    >number guard you just go to T-Mobile and say "I want service with you guys
    >and here is my number". But if you have number guard you must call Nextel
    >first and say "can you please release my number?" Is this a freebie or
    >what?


    I take it you've never been LD slammed.

    Personally, I'd sign up for number guard willingly, having been through
    it in the LD world I can just imagine what could happen with a cell...

    --
    Ah, the miracle mile, where value wears a neon sombrero and there's not a single church or library to offend the eye.



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