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  1. #1
    JCS
    Guest
    Any stories about porting back to your original provider after switching?

    I've been with Sprint for over 2 years now and they didn't offer me too much
    incentive to stick with them, so I'm considering porting to ATT. Free
    Motorola Smartphone and competitive rate plans. From what I hear about
    friends, ATT service is comparable if not better in Philadelphia, but I
    haven't had many reception problems with my Sanyo 5150. Anyway...hopefully
    the port is for the better.

    My question is...has anyone heard of people porting back to their original
    provider? If I were to port back to Sprint, (and this is a long shot) would
    they honor any previous retention plans?

    TIA,
    JCS





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  2. #2
    JWilhelm
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    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    Or, a follow up question in case anybody knows the answer...

    I have been with Sprint for four years. I have a good plan, but the new
    phones are pretty expensive unless you're a new subscriber. I especially
    like the Sanyo 5400 and 5500. I would like to keep my existing number. What
    if I port to another provider for a few days (signing no yearly contract)
    and then back to Sprint as a new customer? Would that work?

    Jeff


    "JCS" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Any stories about porting back to your original provider after switching?
    >
    > I've been with Sprint for over 2 years now and they didn't offer me too

    much
    > incentive to stick with them, so I'm considering porting to ATT. Free
    > Motorola Smartphone and competitive rate plans. From what I hear about
    > friends, ATT service is comparable if not better in Philadelphia, but I
    > haven't had many reception problems with my Sanyo 5150.

    Anyway...hopefully
    > the port is for the better.
    >
    > My question is...has anyone heard of people porting back to their original
    > provider? If I were to port back to Sprint, (and this is a long shot)

    would
    > they honor any previous retention plans?
    >
    > TIA,
    > JCS
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Ambien79
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    When you leave Sprint, you leave your retention plan. If you port
    back, you will not be eligible for that same plan.



  4. #4
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Or, a follow up question in case anybody knows the answer...
    >=20
    > I have been with Sprint for four years. I have a good plan, but the new
    > phones are pretty expensive unless you're a new subscriber. I especially
    > like the Sanyo 5400 and 5500. I would like to keep my existing number. Wh=

    at
    > if I port to another provider for a few days (signing no yearly contract)
    > and then back to Sprint as a new customer? Would that work?
    >=20
    > Jeff
    >=20


    Nope. Now this isn't written anywhere that I've been able=20
    to find, but the consensus around the call center is that=20
    you have to stay gone at least 6 months to qualify.

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



  5. #5
    Bruce
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    Instead of porting at first you could open a new account with AT&T with a
    new number, try it out under their 30 poloicy. Refund that account either
    way. If you like AT&T service then port, if not you still have your Sprint
    service and number.

    Bruce

    "Ambien79" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > When you leave Sprint, you leave your retention plan. If you port
    > back, you will not be eligible for that same plan.






  6. #6
    Peterbilt
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    Great idea, when my SPCS contract is up in July I think I'll do that.

    "Bruce" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Instead of porting at first you could open a new account with AT&T with a
    > new number, try it out under their 30 poloicy. Refund that account either
    > way. If you like AT&T service then port, if not you still have your

    Sprint
    > service and number.
    >
    > Bruce
    >
    > "Ambien79" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > When you leave Sprint, you leave your retention plan. If you port
    > > back, you will not be eligible for that same plan.

    >
    >






  7. #7
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    JWilhelm wrote:

    > Or, a follow up question in case anybody knows the answer...
    >
    > I have been with Sprint for four years. I have a good plan, but the new
    > phones are pretty expensive unless you're a new subscriber. I especially
    > like the Sanyo 5400 and 5500. I would like to keep my existing number. What
    > if I port to another provider for a few days (signing no yearly contract)
    > and then back to Sprint as a new customer? Would that work?


    You say you've been a customer for four years... how long have you had
    your current phone? If it's 18 months or more, then you can get a new
    phone at new-customer rates through the Sprint handset upgrade program.
    No need to bother with porting.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  8. #8
    Dan W.
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    "Bruce" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Instead of porting at first you could open a new account with AT&T with a
    > new number, try it out under their 30 poloicy. Refund that account either
    > way. If you like AT&T service then port, if not you still have your Sprint
    > service and number.



    I think this is an excellent way to go about trying out a new provider.



  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    JCS wrote:
    > Any stories about porting back to your original provider after
    > switching?
    >
    > I've been with Sprint for over 2 years now and they didn't offer me
    > too much incentive to stick with them, so I'm considering porting to
    > ATT. Free Motorola Smartphone and competitive rate plans. From what
    > I hear about friends, ATT service is comparable if not better in
    > Philadelphia, but I haven't had many reception problems with my Sanyo
    > 5150. Anyway...hopefully the port is for the better.
    >
    > My question is...has anyone heard of people porting back to their
    > original provider? If I were to port back to Sprint, (and this is a
    > long shot) would they honor any previous retention plans?
    >


    If you were Sprint, would you?

    I think, and this is an educated guess, but I think the answer is a
    resounding NO.

    Tom Veldhouse





  10. #10
    Dan W.
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > JCS wrote:
    > > Any stories about porting back to your original provider after
    > > switching?
    > >
    > > I've been with Sprint for over 2 years now and they didn't offer me
    > > too much incentive to stick with them, so I'm considering porting to
    > > ATT. Free Motorola Smartphone and competitive rate plans. From what
    > > I hear about friends, ATT service is comparable if not better in
    > > Philadelphia, but I haven't had many reception problems with my Sanyo
    > > 5150. Anyway...hopefully the port is for the better.
    > >
    > > My question is...has anyone heard of people porting back to their
    > > original provider? If I were to port back to Sprint, (and this is a
    > > long shot) would they honor any previous retention plans?
    > >

    >
    > If you were Sprint, would you?
    >
    > I think, and this is an educated guess, but I think the answer is a
    > resounding NO.
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse


    If the billing period in which you canceled (or began your port) has
    not yet completed, then possibly yes. If it has cycled through, then
    most likely no.



  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Porting back to original provider?

    In article <[email protected]>, veldy71
    @yahoo.com says...
    > If you were Sprint, would you?
    >=20
    > I think, and this is an educated guess, but I think the answer is a
    > resounding NO.
    >=20
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >=20


    Good guess. I like Bruce's idea best of all. Set up service for the=20
    trial period, and then, if you like it, port your number from your old=20
    provider.

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



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