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  1. #1
    Mark L.
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    I haven't paid much attention to the plans lately, but I thought I read on
    this newsgroup that new plans were coming out today? The plans look the
    same to me, other than the 7 pm add-on option. Am I missing something?

    Currently I'm on the old $30, 300 anytime, unlimited N/W plan with free
    PCS-PCS with my two year contract. I was hoping to see something more
    competitive on the lower end like t-mobile and attws, such as $40 price for
    600 mins, plus unlimited N/W.

    Another quick question: I currently have the Sanyo 4900. I'm very happy
    with the phone's performance but I'm kind of in the need for something a
    little smaller. If you had to choose between the Sanyo 8100 and the VGA1000
    which would you get? I don't care who has the better camera because I
    wouldn't use it much. Only worried about the performance of the phone, ease
    of use, etc. It appears I can get either phone for free (after rebate) from
    amazon.com if I renew my contract, OR I can get either phone for $99
    (instant rebates) if I were to purchase at Radio Shack. Will I save myself
    frustration and headaches if I just coughed up the $99 and went with Radio
    Shack, or is amazon.com a good route to go? I've never used them before for
    any purchases.

    Thanks,

    Mark





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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
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    Re: price plans

    You are correct. There has been no change to the base price plans the last
    month, other than the add-ons. That may change with the advent of Nov. 24.
    Also if you are off contract, you might be offered more minutes under a
    Retention plan if you asked.

    The VGA1000 just went on sale at 2 for $149 after rebate. With SprintPCS
    picture phones you'd want 2, as you can only send pictures from SprintPCS
    phones to other SprintPCS picture phones. Free from Amazon sure sounds good to
    me. You can't just email picture phone pictures from SprintPCS phones to
    anyone, as you can with Verizon picture phones. Verizon just dropped the prices
    on some of its phones, and maybe thats where price competition will start, as
    its easier to turn off when new phones come out.



  3. #3
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: price plans


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > You are correct. There has been no change to the base price plans the last
    > month, other than the add-ons. That may change with the advent of Nov. 24.
    > Also if you are off contract, you might be offered more minutes under a
    > Retention plan if you asked.


    I am getting ready to complete year one of a two year agreement. I don't
    mind extending or resetting my two year agreement if the price is right.
    The problem, as I see it, is if I purchase and activate a new phone, I'll
    have to sign a new contract. Since Sprint isn't offering me a plan like I
    was hoping for (600 anytime, unlimited N/W for around $40) I'd have to
    settle for the closest thing to what I have now, which would be 300 anytime
    minutes and unlimited night and weekends for $35. I would also want the 7pm
    nights, so that's another $5. So, effectively I'd go from $30 for 300
    minutes, to $40 for 300 minutes. Will they give me 7pm nights with a
    renewed contract?


    > The VGA1000 just went on sale at 2 for $149 after rebate. With SprintPCS
    > picture phones you'd want 2, as you can only send pictures from SprintPCS
    > phones to other SprintPCS picture phones. Free from Amazon sure sounds

    good to
    > me. You can't just email picture phone pictures from SprintPCS phones to
    > anyone, as you can with Verizon picture phones. Verizon just dropped the

    prices
    > on some of its phones, and maybe thats where price competition will start,

    as
    > its easier to turn off when new phones come out.


    I really don't care about the camera on either phone, or whether I can or
    cannot mail the pictures (although that would be nice). I'm just want a
    decent flip phone, and I've never really cared for the A460 or A500.

    Mark





  4. #4
    Fellow Traveler
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    If you don't travel much you might want to get the area wide plan, its $45
    for 1000 any, UN&W. You can then add Pcs2pcs or 7pm if you want for the
    additional cost.


    "Mark L." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    >
    > "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > You are correct. There has been no change to the base price plans the

    last
    > > month, other than the add-ons. That may change with the advent of Nov.

    24.
    > > Also if you are off contract, you might be offered more minutes under a
    > > Retention plan if you asked.

    >
    > I am getting ready to complete year one of a two year agreement. I don't
    > mind extending or resetting my two year agreement if the price is right.
    > The problem, as I see it, is if I purchase and activate a new phone, I'll
    > have to sign a new contract. Since Sprint isn't offering me a plan like I
    > was hoping for (600 anytime, unlimited N/W for around $40) I'd have to
    > settle for the closest thing to what I have now, which would be 300

    anytime
    > minutes and unlimited night and weekends for $35. I would also want the

    7pm
    > nights, so that's another $5. So, effectively I'd go from $30 for 300
    > minutes, to $40 for 300 minutes. Will they give me 7pm nights with a
    > renewed contract?
    >
    >
    > > The VGA1000 just went on sale at 2 for $149 after rebate. With SprintPCS
    > > picture phones you'd want 2, as you can only send pictures from

    SprintPCS
    > > phones to other SprintPCS picture phones. Free from Amazon sure sounds

    > good to
    > > me. You can't just email picture phone pictures from SprintPCS phones

    to
    > > anyone, as you can with Verizon picture phones. Verizon just dropped the

    > prices
    > > on some of its phones, and maybe thats where price competition will

    start,
    > as
    > > its easier to turn off when new phones come out.

    >
    > I really don't care about the camera on either phone, or whether I can or
    > cannot mail the pictures (although that would be nice). I'm just want a
    > decent flip phone, and I've never really cared for the A460 or A500.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: price plans


    "Fellow Traveler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If you don't travel much you might want to get the area wide plan, its $45
    > for 1000 any, UN&W. You can then add Pcs2pcs or 7pm if you want for the
    > additional cost.



    I've thought about going that direction. The only thing that stops me is
    that I live in Texas and have family in Wisconsin, so anytime that I go
    home, I wouldn't be able to use my phone, even though there would be ample
    coverage under Sprint, it just wouldn't cover me without roaming charges.
    This would only be two or three times per year, but it would still irritate
    me. I've thought about picking up a prepaid phone for the couple times per
    year that I go home, but would rather not do that. I may end up on this
    plan, but would prefer to stay on a national plan.

    Mark





  6. #6
    Bill
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    are you in a affiliate market?
    "Mark L." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Fellow Traveler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > If you don't travel much you might want to get the area wide plan, its

    $45
    > > for 1000 any, UN&W. You can then add Pcs2pcs or 7pm if you want for the
    > > additional cost.

    >
    >
    > I've thought about going that direction. The only thing that stops me is
    > that I live in Texas and have family in Wisconsin, so anytime that I go
    > home, I wouldn't be able to use my phone, even though there would be ample
    > coverage under Sprint, it just wouldn't cover me without roaming charges.
    > This would only be two or three times per year, but it would still

    irritate
    > me. I've thought about picking up a prepaid phone for the couple times

    per
    > year that I go home, but would rather not do that. I may end up on this
    > plan, but would prefer to stay on a national plan.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >






  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    DSL [email protected] says...
    > You can't just email picture phone pictures from SprintPCS phones to
    > anyone, as you can with Verizon picture phones.
    >=20


    Yes you can. Not *like* Verizon does it. But you can=20
    share SPCS Picturemail to *any* email address anywhere.

    Otherwise, good info.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    In article <o47ub.3790$sb4.3597
    @newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>, Mark L.ekbbbb1334
    @earthlink.net says...
    > Since Sprint isn't offering me a plan like I
    > was hoping for (600 anytime, unlimited N/W for around $40) I'd have to
    > settle for the closest thing to what I have now, which would be 300 anyti=

    me
    > minutes and unlimited night and weekends for $35. I would also want the =

    7pm
    > nights, so that's another $5. So, effectively I'd go from $30 for 300
    > minutes, to $40 for 300 minutes. Will they give me 7pm nights with a
    > renewed contract?
    >=20
    >=20


    For a new 2-year contract, we'd tack on the 7PM option to=20
    almost any plan out there that we've ever offered. But it=20
    would still be an extra $5/month for it.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  9. #9
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: price plans


    "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > are you in a affiliate market?


    No, I'm in a native area.

    Mark





  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    Mark L. wrote:

    > I haven't paid much attention to the plans lately, but I thought I read on
    > this newsgroup that new plans were coming out today? The plans look the
    > same to me, other than the 7 pm add-on option. Am I missing something?
    >
    > Currently I'm on the old $30, 300 anytime, unlimited N/W plan with free
    > PCS-PCS with my two year contract. I was hoping to see something more
    > competitive on the lower end like t-mobile and attws, such as $40 price for
    > 600 mins, plus unlimited N/W.
    >
    > Another quick question: I currently have the Sanyo 4900. I'm very happy
    > with the phone's performance but I'm kind of in the need for something a
    > little smaller. If you had to choose between the Sanyo 8100 and the VGA1000
    > which would you get?



    The Sanyo 8100, by far. I had a Sanyo 8100 before upgrading to the
    SCP-5400 this past Sunday, and during my having the 8100, I also tried a
    VGA1000 for a little while, and didn't like it.

    For starters, aside from the camera, the VGA1000 isn't worth the price.
    The camera is a little better, but the phone itself smacks of
    cheapness. Also, signal performance was pretty bad, as was the sound
    quality coming from the earpiece. The Sanyo 8100 beats the VGA1000 in
    just about everything but the camera.



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  11. #11
    plane
    Guest

    Re: price plans

    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Mark L. wrote:
    >
    > > I haven't paid much attention to the plans lately, but I thought I read on
    > > this newsgroup that new plans were coming out today? The plans look the
    > > same to me, other than the 7 pm add-on option. Am I missing something?
    > >
    > > Currently I'm on the old $30, 300 anytime, unlimited N/W plan with free
    > > PCS-PCS with my two year contract. I was hoping to see something more
    > > competitive on the lower end like t-mobile and attws, such as $40 price for
    > > 600 mins, plus unlimited N/W.
    > >
    > > Another quick question: I currently have the Sanyo 4900. I'm very happy
    > > with the phone's performance but I'm kind of in the need for something a
    > > little smaller. If you had to choose between the Sanyo 8100 and the VGA1000
    > > which would you get?

    >
    >
    > The Sanyo 8100, by far. I had a Sanyo 8100 before upgrading to the
    > SCP-5400 this past Sunday, and during my having the 8100, I also tried a
    > VGA1000 for a little while, and didn't like it.
    >
    > For starters, aside from the camera, the VGA1000 isn't worth the price.
    > The camera is a little better, but the phone itself smacks of
    > cheapness. Also, signal performance was pretty bad, as was the sound
    > quality coming from the earpiece. The Sanyo 8100 beats the VGA1000 in
    > just about everything but the camera.


    How does the 5400 perform. Any problems, advise, etc. I tried one in
    the store and looked and sounded really good, but they always do in
    the store.
    I see in your post that you too, think the sanyo's work better than
    the others--



  12. #12
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: price plans


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The Sanyo 8100, by far. I had a Sanyo 8100 before upgrading to the
    > SCP-5400 this past Sunday, and during my having the 8100, I also tried a
    > VGA1000 for a little while, and didn't like it.
    >
    > For starters, aside from the camera, the VGA1000 isn't worth the price.
    > The camera is a little better, but the phone itself smacks of
    > cheapness. Also, signal performance was pretty bad, as was the sound
    > quality coming from the earpiece. The Sanyo 8100 beats the VGA1000 in
    > just about everything but the camera.


    Thanks for the recommendation Isaiah. Truthfully, I've been leaning towards
    the 8100, but like that the 1000 was a little slimmer, and was sort of
    looking for someone to persuade me into going with Samsung over Sanyo.
    Since I really don't care about the camera on either phone, it sounds like I
    should stick with Sanyo. Got any advice about where to purchase? Have you
    ever purchased a phone through amazon.com ?

    Thanks again for the response,

    Mark





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