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  1. #1
    Ian
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    A year ago I signed up for 2000 AT plus Free add-a-phone + free Vision
    + Free PCS - PCS for $85.00 pm I could add N&W for $10.00 pm (from
    9:00 pm.

    In response to expected HEAVY churn, now that numbers can be
    transfreed from carrie to carrier, all Sprint Offers is MORE COST than
    this plan last year at the same time. And much of what they offer
    (free add-a-phone etc.) lasts ONLY for 3 months. N&W starting at 7:00
    pm rather than 9:00 pm is nice, but not a big determinator IMHO (at
    least for me).

    So I expect SprintPCS to suffer huge churn and their defensive
    offerings are just not good enough to retain customers whose contracts
    are ending. Also as a way of attracting new members from other
    carriers these offerings will likely not stand out as good enough.

    How do others feel? Have the new SprintPCS missed the mark badly?



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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
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    Re: IMHO the "new" PCS Plans are worse than one year ago

    Let's wait and see if SprintPCS offers something better by the time its
    November 24.



  3. #3
    Jim
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    Re: IMHO the "new" PCS Plans are worse than one year ago

    Like most major businesses, I think Sprint will wait until most of the
    horses have left the barn before trying to close the barn doors.

    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Let's wait and see if SprintPCS offers something better by the time its
    > November 24.






  4. #4

    Re: IMHO the "new" PCS Plans are worse than one year ago

    On 14 Nov 2003 09:45:11 -0800, [email protected] (Ian) wrote:

    >A year ago I signed up for 2000 AT plus Free add-a-phone + free Vision
    >+ Free PCS - PCS for $85.00 pm I could add N&W for $10.00 pm (from
    >9:00 pm.
    >
    >In response to expected HEAVY churn, now that numbers can be
    >transfreed from carrie to carrier, all Sprint Offers is MORE COST than
    >this plan last year at the same time. And much of what they offer
    >(free add-a-phone etc.) lasts ONLY for 3 months. N&W starting at 7:00
    >pm rather than 9:00 pm is nice, but not a big determinator IMHO (at
    >least for me).
    >
    >So I expect SprintPCS to suffer huge churn and their defensive
    >offerings are just not good enough to retain customers whose contracts
    >are ending.


    The plans they've signed up for don't terminate when the contract
    expires, so you'll get to keep the plan you have.

    I've had the $30 300 anytime/unlimited nights and weekends for about
    two years, and the $10 unlimited Vision plan for more than a year now.

    Are the new plans worse? Who else offers 7 PM nights?




  5. #5
    Bob Smith
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    Re: IMHO the "new" PCS Plans are worse than one year ago


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 14 Nov 2003 09:45:11 -0800, [email protected] (Ian) wrote:
    >
    > >A year ago I signed up for 2000 AT plus Free add-a-phone + free Vision
    > >+ Free PCS - PCS for $85.00 pm I could add N&W for $10.00 pm (from
    > >9:00 pm.
    > >
    > >In response to expected HEAVY churn, now that numbers can be
    > >transfreed from carrie to carrier, all Sprint Offers is MORE COST than
    > >this plan last year at the same time. And much of what they offer
    > >(free add-a-phone etc.) lasts ONLY for 3 months. N&W starting at 7:00
    > >pm rather than 9:00 pm is nice, but not a big determinator IMHO (at
    > >least for me).
    > >
    > >So I expect SprintPCS to suffer huge churn and their defensive
    > >offerings are just not good enough to retain customers whose contracts
    > >are ending.

    >
    > The plans they've signed up for don't terminate when the contract
    > expires, so you'll get to keep the plan you have.
    >
    > I've had the $30 300 anytime/unlimited nights and weekends for about
    > two years, and the $10 unlimited Vision plan for more than a year now.
    >
    > Are the new plans worse? Who else offers 7 PM nights?


    That's a misconception of some of the folks here, where they believe their
    current deals will go away, once their AA expires. Plans currently
    subscribed to never expire. Some folks are still on those 7 year old Pioneer
    plans, with no monthly service charge and $0.35/min. for incoming and
    outgoing calls.

    Bob





  6. #6
    norelpref
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    Re: IMHO the "new" PCS Plans are worse than one year ago

    On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 07:27:41 -0600, [email protected] said:


    >Are the new plans worse? Who else offers 7 PM nights?


    It seems the plans spread out with the cheaper getting cheaper (or
    stay the same) and the expensive plans getting more expensive and a
    combination of the base price staying the same but the add-ons like
    P2P and Vision going up.

    I got a 2000 minutes plan+F&CA around May with 2 extra add-on phones
    for a total of $130 +tax (minus a partner company discount of a few
    bucks) It is $100 +free +$20 for the three phones. All three phones
    have FC&A, a Vision pak and free P2P with a 9pm N&W start. That plan
    today would cost $100 (vision free on first phone with 2000 minute
    plan) +$25 for each add a phone with Vision and free P2P with 2 year
    contract. I've seen references to F&CA for $5 but I don't know if
    that is per phone or not, so basically I'd pay $155 or $165 for the
    same thing now.

    Since I've had the plan, the most anytime minutes I've used was about
    1000 so I've got room to spare so the 7pm N&W start would not be an
    advantage to me. At the time I got the contract, the overall
    difference between the 600 and 2000 minutes plan was only $20 (with
    the 2000 minute plan, first add a phone was free saving $20 and the
    600 minute plan was $40 cheaper) so it seemed worth it. I think
    others mentioned the same plan I have now was offered at an earlier
    time frame for a base price of $85 which would be even cheaper yet.
    So it appears that the plans have gone up in some instances..



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