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  1. #1
    gus
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    I talked to Sprint and was told we can get unlimited internet for $15
    and the internet time does not go against your total minutes.

    This is a deal if it is true and works faster than 33kbs.

    This would allow us to drop home phone service all together resulting
    is a giant savings.

    Is Sprint internet run on a PC worth considering?



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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    Either:
    + You misunderstood
    + Asked the wrong question
    + were misinformed

    $15/month is for unlimited Internet via Vision on your cell phone. It is not
    supposed to be for PC use,
    although folks have figured out ways to do that, but bad things may then happen
    with any significant use.

    + They charge you per byte downloaded
    + They count the minutes against your account
    + The cancel your Vision internet

    To use the SprintPCS wireless network with a PC, they want you to buy a "PC
    data Card" and pay significantly higher amounts.
    Per Month download allowance
    20MB= $40
    40MB = $60
    70MB = $80
    300MB =$100

    I suspect using a cell phone as a modem generates too many support calls to be
    profitable at a price point anyone would be willing to pay. SprintPCS does not
    now support using your cell phone as a modem.




  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Either:
    > + You misunderstood
    > + Asked the wrong question
    > + were misinformed
    >
    > $15/month is for unlimited Internet via Vision on your cell phone. It is

    not
    > supposed to be for PC use,
    > although folks have figured out ways to do that, but bad things may then

    happen
    > with any significant use.
    >
    > + They charge you per byte downloaded
    > + They count the minutes against your account
    > + The cancel your Vision internet


    Phillipe ... now why would you include "They count the minutes against your
    account". The original poster was talking about Vision, and not WW ...
    Minutes used only applies to WW, and not Vision ...

    Bob





  4. #4
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    > "They count the minutes against your
    > account". The original poster was talking about
    > Vision, and not WW ...
    > Minutes used only applies to WW, and not Vision ...



    The poster was also talking about using his cell phone as his ISP for internet
    access from his PC, something only allowed under WW



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > "They count the minutes against your
    > > account". The original poster was talking about
    > > Vision, and not WW ...
    > > Minutes used only applies to WW, and not Vision ...

    >
    >
    > The poster was also talking about using his cell phone as his ISP for

    internet
    > access from his PC, something only allowed under WW


    He was quoting the $15 fee, which is the Vision charge. What's more, he did
    not say he had a pre-3G phone, which is the only way to qualify for WW ...

    Now ... to answer Gus's original question, it is possible to hook up your
    phone to your laptop, and do some occasional usage, via Vision, however,
    it's not to be used to replace your current ISP.

    Bob





  6. #6
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    > it is possible to hook up your
    > phone to your laptop, and do some occasional
    > usage, via Vision, however,
    > it's not to be used to replace your current ISP.


    What is your understanding of what will happen if he goes ahead as he plans,
    and SprintPCS decides he's abusing the system?



  7. #7
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > it is possible to hook up your
    > > phone to your laptop, and do some occasional
    > > usage, via Vision, however,
    > > it's not to be used to replace your current ISP.

    >
    > What is your understanding of what will happen if he goes ahead as he

    plans,
    > and SprintPCS decides he's abusing the system?


    As has been mentioned here by others, first a warning from SPCS ... and then
    the Vision option is removed if they notice continued use after the warning
    ....





  8. #8
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    There have been postings of folks that HAVE gotten billed for data useage.



  9. #9
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > There have been postings of folks that HAVE gotten billed for data useage.


    I remember that, but I don't remember whether that user had the Vision
    option on his account either ...

    Bob





  10. #10
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    A lot of cases back in January 2003. Some got 39 cents a minute, some got .002
    per K; many posted later that calling *2 got those charges removed.

    Thats why I listed minutes as a possibility. Maybe they wouldnt do that now.



  11. #11
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > A lot of cases back in January 2003. Some got 39 cents a minute, some got

    ..002
    > per K; many posted later that calling *2 got those charges removed.
    >
    > Thats why I listed minutes as a possibility. Maybe they wouldnt do that

    now.

    You fully know that those $0.39/min. charges were for 2G phones & no WW
    option on the account, so why do you bring that up? The issue was on Vision
    usage.

    Bob





  12. #12
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    > You fully know that those $0.39/min. charges were for > 2G phones & no WW
    option on the account

    Because that was not the case.



  13. #13
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    Once such post:

    "I had the same problem two days ago with Sprint, I have unlimited Vision and
    was charged $15 for 40 minutes of "data". "



  14. #14
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Once such post:
    >
    > "I had the same problem two days ago with Sprint, I have unlimited Vision

    and
    > was charged $15 for 40 minutes of "data". "


    Where in this quote does it say that it was WW data, and not Vision data, or
    how much data was downloaded ... ?

    Bob





  15. #15
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Unlimited internet for $15 - can I drop my home ISP

    You said I knew he didnt have Vision, and I provided the post where he said he
    did have Vision.



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