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  1. #1
    DSL GURU
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    Sprint is expected to offer SMS starting next month. You will need a new phone
    that supports SMS.

    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com has been following this story, and initially
    reported that SMS would be free. Now they think you will have to have Vision on
    your account in order to use SMS.



    See More: SMS Coming - free or not?




  2. #2

    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    On 21 Nov 2003 11:34:30 GMT, [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote:

    >Sprint is expected to offer SMS starting next month. You will need a new phone
    >that supports SMS.
    >
    >http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com has been following this story, and initially
    >reported that SMS would be free. Now they think you will have to have Vision on
    >your account in order to use SMS.



    SMS is a data service. Data=Vision.
    Note that the web site notes that it isn't affiliated with Sprint or
    Sprint PCS. So any speculation on their part is just that,
    speculation.



  3. #3

    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:51:09 -0600, [email protected] wrote:

    >On 21 Nov 2003 11:34:30 GMT, [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote:
    >
    >>Sprint is expected to offer SMS starting next month. You will need a new phone
    >>that supports SMS.
    >>
    >>http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com has been following this story, and initially
    >>reported that SMS would be free. Now they think you will have to have Vision on
    >>your account in order to use SMS.

    >
    >
    >SMS is a data service. Data=Vision.
    >Note that the web site notes that it isn't affiliated with Sprint or
    >Sprint PCS. So any speculation on their part is just that,
    >speculation.


    Whether SPCS will have a special "package" allowing a fixed number of
    SMS messages for free or a fee less than full Vision is something that
    only Sprint can answer.




  4. #4
    wldthng842
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    sms is different than vision. It doesn't use data at all. ESTIMATES here
    are another $5 a month add on with vision like RL.

    --
    -Brandt
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *DON'T* speak for them

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:51:09 -0600, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > >On 21 Nov 2003 11:34:30 GMT, [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote:
    > >
    > >>Sprint is expected to offer SMS starting next month. You will need a new

    phone
    > >>that supports SMS.
    > >>
    > >>http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com has been following this story, and

    initially
    > >>reported that SMS would be free. Now they think you will have to have

    Vision on
    > >>your account in order to use SMS.

    > >
    > >
    > >SMS is a data service. Data=Vision.
    > >Note that the web site notes that it isn't affiliated with Sprint or
    > >Sprint PCS. So any speculation on their part is just that,
    > >speculation.

    >
    > Whether SPCS will have a special "package" allowing a fixed number of
    > SMS messages for free or a fee less than full Vision is something that
    > only Sprint can answer.
    >






  5. #5
    DSL GURU
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?


    > sms is different than vision.
    > It doesn't use data at all.


    Why don't you SprintPCS employees get together so we can get this straight.

    Rob vargas said it is data.



  6. #6
    wldthng842
    Guest

    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    shortmail is data, sms is sms. it is a different messaging server. It is
    similar in that it is the opposite of voice, but is different nonetheless.
    It would be nice, if it costs more, to have them leave shortmail up and
    free, so you can chose, but no one knows until it is launched.

    --
    -Brandt
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *DON'T* speak for them

    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > > sms is different than vision.
    > > It doesn't use data at all.

    >
    > Why don't you SprintPCS employees get together so we can get this

    straight.
    >
    > Rob vargas said it is data.






  7. #7
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    wldthng842 wrote:
    > shortmail is data, sms is sms. it is a different messaging server.
    > It is similar in that it is the opposite of voice, but is different
    > nonetheless. It would be nice, if it costs more, to have them leave
    > shortmail up and free, so you can chose, but no one knows until it is
    > launched.
    >


    To be competitive with the SMS kings like T-Mobile and AT&T, they should
    probably included something like 50 free SMS messages per month with each
    line of service. My Wife used to have T-Mobile and the $19.99 plan and I
    used the 50 free SMS messages to send her notifications in the same way I do
    with Sprint PCS and text notifications. The 50 free was nice, and she could
    respond if she wanted, which sent them back to my regular email address.

    Tom Veldhouse





  8. #8
    O/Siris
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    DSL [email protected] says...
    > Rob vargas said it is data.
    >=20


    I did? Where?

    Oh, that's right, Milton, you don't respond to expectations=20
    that you back up your claims with facts.

    Sorry for daring to question THE WORD ACCORDING TO WEEKEND=20
    SUNSHINE.

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



  9. #9
    Reggie Degger
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote:

    >> sms is different than vision.
    >> It doesn't use data at all.

    >
    >Why don't you SprintPCS employees get together so we can get this straight.
    >
    >Rob vargas said it is data.


    Of course it's ****ing data. What other method of conveying information
    could SPCS possibly be using? Telepathy? Quantum physics? A little guy
    inside your phone who quietly calls *2 and whispers the content of your text
    message into an operator's ear?

    I suppose option #2 is technically possible; after all, this is the company
    that built the nation's first all-digital network from the ground up...




  10. #10
    mcg
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    Re: SMS Coming - free or not?

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > To be competitive with the SMS kings like T-Mobile and AT&T, they should
    > probably included something like 50 free SMS messages per month with each
    > line of service. My Wife used to have T-Mobile and the $19.99 plan and I
    > used the 50 free SMS messages to send her notifications in the same way I

    do
    > with Sprint PCS and text notifications. The 50 free was nice, and she

    could
    > respond if she wanted, which sent them back to my regular email address.
    >

    I think SprintPCS sould have a great competitive product on their hands if
    they offered unlimited SMS Messaging as part of their Vision service. I can
    see the commercials now: a young woman holding a competitors phone and a
    calculator as she tries to figure out how much this "conversation" with
    their friend is costing while Flasher guy stands there and tells her that
    she could SMS her friend all she wants (for free?) if they had Sprint.





  11. #11
    ginhoi
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    i find it easier to just send sms web-to-phone.. plus you can spoof who the real sender is... i like that;

    http://www.agentsms.com

    their site loads kinda slow from Asia though, other than that it's all good



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