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  1. #1
    boxermansr
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    When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it ring
    4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going to
    be taken out of my airtime?






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  2. #2
    Donald
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    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    > after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it ring
    > 4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going to
    > be taken out of my airtime?


    The second you press send to the second you press end. Even non answers
    may be charged if you let it ring more than 4 times.



  3. #3
    Blevins
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:38:02 GMT, "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    >after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it ring
    >4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going to
    >be taken out of my airtime?



    Probably a minute. It starts when you hit the send button, not when
    the other party answers.



  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..


    "Donald" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    > > after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it

    ring
    > > 4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that

    going to
    > > be taken out of my airtime?

    >
    > The second you press send to the second you press end. Even non answers
    > may be charged if you let it ring more than 4 times.


    Bogus advice there Phillipe ... With SPCS, if the person called does not
    answer, there is no charge, whether the call goes 4 rings or 20 rings or
    more ... Minute charges only starts when a person answers or the call goes
    into VM, and then the charges start when hitting the send button ...

    Bob





  5. #5
    boxermansr
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    Let's say you dial someone's number. It rings 8 times (say 70 seconds have
    gone by now) -- they answer -- you talk for 30 seconds -- is that call going
    to be billed as two minutes (70 seconds waiting, plus 30 talking), or as one
    minute (since 30 seconds is rounded up to one minute).


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Donald" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send,

    or
    > > > after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let

    it
    > ring
    > > > 4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that

    > going to
    > > > be taken out of my airtime?

    > >
    > > The second you press send to the second you press end. Even non answers
    > > may be charged if you let it ring more than 4 times.

    >
    > Bogus advice there Phillipe ... With SPCS, if the person called does not
    > answer, there is no charge, whether the call goes 4 rings or 20 rings or
    > more ... Minute charges only starts when a person answers or the call goes
    > into VM, and then the charges start when hitting the send button ...
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Blevins
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 01:17:12 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Bogus advice there Phillipe ... With SPCS, if the person called does not
    >answer, there is no charge, whether the call goes 4 rings or 20 rings or
    >more ... Minute charges only starts when a person answers or the call goes
    >into VM, and then the charges start when hitting the send button ...



    No ****? WhooHoo! Another good reason to stick with SPCS. Thanks for
    the info.



  7. #7
    Donald
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Blevins <[email protected]> wrote:

    > With SPCS, if the person called does not
    > >answer, there is no charge, whether the call goes 4 rings or 20 rings or
    > >more .




    Thanks for correcting me. With ATTWS, after 30 seconds you get charged
    connection or no.



  8. #8
    Donald
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Let's say you dial someone's number. It rings 8 times (say 70 seconds have
    > gone by now) -- they answer -- you talk for 30 seconds -- is that call going
    > to be billed as two minutes (70 seconds waiting, plus 30 talking), or as one
    > minute (since 30 seconds is rounded up to one minute).


    2 minutes. 70+30 =100, rounded up to 2 minutes.



  9. #9
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..


    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Let's say you dial someone's number. It rings 8 times (say 70 seconds have
    > gone by now) -- they answer -- you talk for 30 seconds -- is that call

    going
    > to be billed as two minutes (70 seconds waiting, plus 30 talking), or as

    one
    > minute (since 30 seconds is rounded up to one minute).


    2 minutes ...

    Bob





  10. #10
    Gprestonian
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    If you have to ask....... your plan isn't large enough.

    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Let's say you dial someone's number. It rings 8 times (say 70 seconds have
    > gone by now) -- they answer -- you talk for 30 seconds -- is that call going
    > to be billed as two minutes (70 seconds waiting, plus 30 talking), or as one
    > minute (since 30 seconds is rounded up to one minute).




  11. #11
    JAC
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    Valid question - but it makes me wonder, with the ton of minutes
    available now, does this really matter?

    On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:38:02 GMT, "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    >after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it ring
    >4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going to
    >be taken out of my airtime?
    >
    >





  12. #12
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    Donald wrote:


    >>When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    >>after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it ring
    >>4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going to
    >>be taken out of my airtime?

    >
    >
    > The second you press send to the second you press end. Even non answers
    > may be charged if you let it ring more than 4 times.


    Funny, I've never had that happen, Phillipe. If the phone doesn't
    answer, I've never been charged for airtime. If there is an answer
    however, you will be charged for the whole call (from send to end).

    Tell me Phillipe, does ATTWS still charge for unanswered calls if they
    last longer than 30 seconds?

    http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/bus...es/4399625.htm



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  13. #13
    pcdebb
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    I dont know where some of you get your info from. From the time you hit
    send is when the timer starts, no matter if a person answers or not. If a
    person doesn't answer you are still using airtime. the system doenst know
    when you are kicking into someones voicemail unless you are calling another
    spcs phone (i would imagine)

    so the answer is yes, it's taking a minute out of your airtime if it rings
    with no answer after 30 seconds. one minute and 1 second is 2 minutes....I
    think you get the idea



    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    > after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it

    ring
    > 4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that going

    to
    > be taken out of my airtime?
    >
    >
    >
    >






  14. #14
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..


    "pcdebb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I dont know where some of you get your info from. From the time you hit
    > send is when the timer starts, no matter if a person answers or not. If a
    > person doesn't answer you are still using airtime. the system doenst know
    > when you are kicking into someones voicemail unless you are calling

    another
    > spcs phone (i would imagine)
    >
    > so the answer is yes, it's taking a minute out of your airtime if it rings
    > with no answer after 30 seconds. one minute and 1 second is 2

    minutes....I
    > think you get the idea


    Deb, sorry ... but you are wrong. SPCS does not charge for an unanswered
    outgoing call ...

    Bob





  15. #15
    John
    Guest

    Re: When do minutes start being used..

    The other people are talking about if you hang up before voicemail picks up.
    If you hear voicemail, it's the equivalent of someone picking up. But if
    you hang up before you hear voicemail, then there is no minute charge.


    "pcdebb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I dont know where some of you get your info from. From the time you hit
    > send is when the timer starts, no matter if a person answers or not. If a
    > person doesn't answer you are still using airtime. the system doenst know
    > when you are kicking into someones voicemail unless you are calling

    another
    > spcs phone (i would imagine)
    >
    > so the answer is yes, it's taking a minute out of your airtime if it rings
    > with no answer after 30 seconds. one minute and 1 second is 2

    minutes....I
    > think you get the idea
    >
    >
    >
    > "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > When placing a call, does minute use begin the second you press send, or
    > > after a certain # of seconds. In other words, if I place a call, let it

    > ring
    > > 4 times (about 30 seconds), and disconnect, with no answer, is that

    going
    > to
    > > be taken out of my airtime?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






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