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  1. #1
    Donna Becker
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    Well I have been a happy Sprint customer for a year. I especially enjoyed
    using Vision with Sanyo 4900/laptop/cable when I traveled in my RV. But
    alas, I got such a deal from Cincinnati Bell wireless I had to switch.
    Yesterday I signed up - and 30 hours later my number is fully ported to my
    new phone - a Nokia 3595. The deal I got was for 1000 anytime minutes -
    unlimited nights and weekends - no roaming on AT&T network - long distance
    included for $39.99 per month with a one time $30 activation fee and a free
    phone the rep threw in (it was a demo with 8 hours on it) works fine. No
    contract required. For a time this morning calls made to the Sprint phone
    went into voice mail. Then the account was deactivated. Then the CB
    wireless (AT&T) account was giving the message that "this number is no
    longer in service" - so the porting is not entirely without problems. So
    now I have a Sanyo 4900/4 batteries/3 cables and the usual chargers etc.
    Not sure if I should try to sell on eBay. I did call customer service - who
    told me you do not have to cancel your service - it is done automatically -
    and when I tried to sign in online - I couldn't. In addition they told me
    once the last bill is paid the ESN number is good to go. I did not have a
    contract with Sprint. Not sure if this info is of use to anyone but at
    least porting my Sprint number wasn't too painful - but I guess I will have
    to wait for the final bill to arrive in the mail. If anyone needs a 4900
    with tons of stuff make me an offer. DonnaB





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  2. #2
    Jesse
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    "Donna Becker" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:
    So now I
    > have a Sanyo 4900/4 batteries/3 cables and the usual chargers etc. Not
    > sure if I should try to sell on eBay. I did call customer service -
    > who told me you do not have to cancel your service - it is done
    > automatically - and when I tried to sign in online - I couldn't. In
    > addition they told me once the last bill is paid the ESN number is
    > good to go. I did not have a contract with Sprint. Not sure if this
    > info is of use to anyone but at least porting my Sprint number wasn't
    > too painful - but I guess I will have to wait for the final bill to
    > arrive in the mail. If anyone needs a 4900 with tons of stuff make me
    > an offer. DonnaB
    >
    >

    Might as well try ebay - The 4900's go from $60-120 there.
    Would be thoughtfull to include ESN info right in your ad,so people can
    check the phone before bidding.




  3. #3
    Mark E. Daniel
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Jesse <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Might as well try ebay - The 4900's go from $60-120 there.
    > Would be thoughtfull to include ESN info right in your ad,so people can
    > check the phone before bidding.


    Maybe I'm just nuts, but I looked at eBay for a 5300 before I was going
    to spcs... There were plenty of em all from the same bulk seller. I
    find the check to see if the ESN is stolen kind of insulting in that
    case. Sigh. The guy was a bulk seller and I took the check ESN thing
    to imply that either he got is supply of 5300s from a rather heated
    source or something. But I ended up paying $229 from the Sprint
    website. Now almost a month into my service I am tempted to get rid of
    my Verizon aircard (too bad it would cost entirely too much as in
    etf+equipment) and perhaps my Sprint phone and go to T-Mobile and pay
    $100/month and get 1000 min +9pm w/Friday weekends and unlimited
    wap/pictures and laptop connectivity. Sigh

    Sorry bout the non Sprint stuff in here but why should the buyer have to
    check an ESN? The valid answer is that any monkey can sell on eBay, but
    then I think that should change too. lol



  4. #4
    Donna Becker
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    <Sorry bout the non Sprint stuff in here but why should the buyer have to
    check an ESN?>To be on the safe side! The phone doesn't have to be stolen
    but if the person didn't pay the final bill Sprint told me they would not
    activate it for the new owner. But if I were to sell it on eBay the proper
    thing to do would be for ME to make sure it was good to go and of course
    post the ESN in the auction.

    One other thing on my switch to Cincinnati Bell (AT&T) - according to their
    website you get 2 free months of data/pictures which I have no clue how it
    compares to Vision because you pay for data differently and from what I
    understand you can't hookup the laptop to the cell and get online. In
    addition, YIKES, not only can you NOT check your usage on online you can't
    call and get your usage. I found this out AFTER I signed up. The only way,
    I guess, is to look on your phone call log which gives total minutes used
    but lumps the anytime with the night time and the 611 minutes. Thus, Sprint
    has some features I really took for granted ;-( . DonnaB





  5. #5
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Mark E. Daniel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sorry bout the non Sprint stuff in here but why should the buyer have to
    > check an ESN?


    The buyer doesn't have to, but there are enough slimebags and there is
    enough fraud out there in the real world that only a stupid buyer won't.

    Don't want to check your ESN? Want to buy from a guy even after he refuses
    to give you the ESN? Your choice. Your loss if you get screwed.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
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  6. #6
    Bob Smith
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story


    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Mark E. Daniel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Sorry bout the non Sprint stuff in here but why should the buyer have to
    > > check an ESN?

    >
    > The buyer doesn't have to, but there are enough slimebags and there is
    > enough fraud out there in the real world that only a stupid buyer won't.
    >
    > Don't want to check your ESN? Want to buy from a guy even after he refuses
    > to give you the ESN? Your choice. Your loss if you get screwed.


    As a follow up to Steven's post, if the phone sold on eBay (or from anywhere
    else outside of SPCS), was stolen, it can't be activated. If the phone had
    been reported lost by a SPCS user, and found by someone else, it may not be
    allowed to be activated. If the phone was used on an account with $$ due on
    the account, it won't be allowed to be activated till that unpaid balance is
    cleared up ...

    Bob





  7. #7
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Donna Becker wrote:

    > One other thing on my switch to Cincinnati Bell (AT&T) - according
    > to their website you get 2 free months of data/pictures which I have
    > no clue how it compares to Vision because you pay for data
    > differently and from what I understand you can't hookup the laptop to
    > the cell and get online. In addition, YIKES, not only can you NOT
    > check your usage on online you can't call and get your usage. I
    > found this out AFTER I signed up. The only way, I guess, is to look
    > on your phone call log which gives total minutes used but lumps the
    > anytime with the night time and the 611 minutes. Thus, Sprint has
    > some features I really took for granted ;-( .


    Wow, Donna, I was just going to reply to your orginal post since I know
    you as the original "Vision RV-er" , and then I saw THIS! You
    mentioned that it roams on the AT&T network. Which AT&T network, the
    TDMA or GSM one? In either case, I doubt it's going to be anywhere near
    as fast as Vision (GSM should be faster). What you gonna do on the road
    now?


    --
    da
    ~~
    "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





  8. #8

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 00:20:02 GMT, "Donna Becker"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well I have been a happy Sprint customer for a year. I especially enjoyed
    >using Vision with Sanyo 4900/laptop/cable when I traveled in my RV. But
    >alas, I got such a deal from Cincinnati Bell wireless I had to switch.
    >Yesterday I signed up - and 30 hours later my number is fully ported to my
    >new phone - a Nokia 3595. The deal I got was for 1000 anytime minutes -


    Hi, Donna. You don't mention anything about data via AT&T. Did you
    give up having wireless data access?

    Gosh, I think you might have been able to work a deal with retention
    to get nights starting at 7 PM. That would have been at least an extra
    2400 minutes/month.




  9. #9
    Bruce Richards
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    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story


    "Donna Becker" <[email protected]> wrote i
    :
    : One other thing on my switch to Cincinnati Bell (AT&T) - according to
    their
    : website you get 2 free months of data/pictures which I have no clue how it
    : compares to Vision because you pay for data differently and from what I
    : understand you can't hookup the laptop to the cell and get online. In
    : addition, YIKES, not only can you NOT check your usage on online you
    can't
    : call and get your usage. I found this out AFTER I signed up. The only
    way,
    : I guess, is to look on your phone call log which gives total minutes used
    : but lumps the anytime with the night time and the 611 minutes. Thus,
    Sprint
    : has some features I really took for granted ;-( . DonnaB
    :

    I was a Cincinnati Bell customer for 5 years and never had any problems with
    billing or going over my family share plan minutes. But we wanted web
    access and their pricing just seemed ridiculous to me especially since you
    had to get a GSM only phone to get it. And the only picture phone they had
    cost $400 at the time of the switch. So we switched to Sprint and bought
    the 8100 phones. It's to early to tell if we'll be happy with Sprint but so
    far so good.

    All the comments in here about poor customer service have me a bit confused.
    I've had nothing but friendly helpful calls to CS so far. I'm sure I'll
    probably get a CS rep that's having a bad day eventually but so far it's
    been fine.

    -Bruce





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    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Donkey Agony wrote:
    > Donna Becker wrote:
    >
    > Wow, Donna, I was just going to reply to your orginal post since I
    > know you as the original "Vision RV-er" , and then I saw THIS! You
    > mentioned that it roams on the AT&T network. Which AT&T network, the
    > TDMA or GSM one? In either case, I doubt it's going to be anywhere
    > near as fast as Vision (GSM should be faster). What you gonna do on
    > the road now?


    GSM data (GRPS) is not faster than CDMA data (1xrtt). In fact, it is
    significantly slower.

    Tom Veldhouse





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    Donna Becker
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    <Hi, Donna. You don't mention anything about data via AT&T. Did you
    give up having wireless data access?

    Gosh, I think you might have been able to work a deal with retention
    to get nights starting at 7 PM. That would have been at least an extra
    2400 minutes/month.>

    I tried for the 7 pm - no go unless I signed a 2-year contract with Sprint!
    BTW I really did love my Sanyo 4900 and Vision access with laptop (on the
    road). With the free AT&T Nokia 3595 phone - it appears I can only access
    the internet via the phone - no laptop cables available - so I may purchase
    the Nokia 3200 BUT from what I can tell I will not be able to connect it to
    the laptop and just dial #777 like I did with Vision using the AT&T data
    plan! I am googling now to find out what I got myself into :-( However,
    more than likely we will be doing wi-fi when RVing (example all Flying Js
    have access) that is my latest project - researching wi-fi hot spots that
    are RV accessible! DonnaB





  12. #12
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

    >> Which AT&T network, the TDMA or GSM one? In either case, I doubt

    it's
    >> going to be anywhere near as fast as Vision (GSM should be faster).


    > GSM data (GRPS) is not faster than CDMA data (1xrtt). In fact, it is
    > significantly slower.


    That's what I said (see the "in either case" quoted above); the
    parenthetical "GSM should be faster" referred to data over GSM (i.e.,
    GPRS) vs. TDMA.

    Although -- come to think of it -- if she were using one of the as of
    now very rare EDGE networks, that would actually be faster than 1xrtt,
    no?


    --
    da
    ~~
    "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





  13. #13
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    Donkey Agony wrote:
    > Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    >
    >>> Which AT&T network, the TDMA or GSM one? In either case, I doubt
    >>> it's going to be anywhere near as fast as Vision (GSM should be
    >>> faster).

    >
    >> GSM data (GRPS) is not faster than CDMA data (1xrtt). In fact, it is
    >> significantly slower.

    >
    > That's what I said (see the "in either case" quoted above); the
    > parenthetical "GSM should be faster" referred to data over GSM (i.e.,
    > GPRS) vs. TDMA.
    >
    > Although -- come to think of it -- if she were using one of the as of
    > now very rare EDGE networks, that would actually be faster than 1xrtt,
    > no?


    Perhaps ... but the carrier for EDGE is a CDMA based technology I believe.
    The carrier for GSM (up to what T-Mobile, Cingular and AT&T are using) is
    TDMA based (don't confuse with TDMA-136 ... which is legacy TDMA that AT&T
    and Cingular still use).

    Tom Veldhouse





  14. #14
    K.S.H.
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    > If anyone needs a 4900
    > with tons of stuff make me an offer. DonnaB


    What batteries and cables do you have to go with it?

    KSH



  15. #15
    plane
    Guest

    Re: I'm gona miss this group - porting success story

    "Donna Becker" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > <Hi, Donna. You don't mention anything about data via AT&T. Did you
    > give up having wireless data access?
    >
    > Gosh, I think you might have been able to work a deal with retention
    > to get nights starting at 7 PM. That would have been at least an extra
    > 2400 minutes/month.>
    >
    > I tried for the 7 pm - no go unless I signed a 2-year contract with Sprint!
    > BTW I really did love my Sanyo 4900 and Vision access with laptop (on the
    > road). With the free AT&T Nokia 3595 phone - it appears I can only access
    > the internet via the phone - no laptop cables available - so I may purchase
    > the Nokia 3200 BUT from what I can tell I will not be able to connect it to
    > the laptop and just dial #777 like I did with Vision using the AT&T data
    > plan! I am googling now to find out what I got myself into :-( However,
    > more than likely we will be doing wi-fi when RVing (example all Flying Js
    > have access) that is my latest project - researching wi-fi hot spots that
    > are RV accessible! DonnaB




    saw that pilot truck centers will have wifi also



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