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  1. #1
    Michael L. Arends
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    Another question for the group.

    A friend of mine just very recently upgraded to a Sanyo 5300 flip.
    He was offered this as a FREE phone when he recently renegotiated his
    contract. (He had to take a 2 year contract However ugh...)

    I am currently using a Sanyo 5150, and love it. I use the old WW, and am
    satisfied with it for what I need.

    My contract will be up very soon, and it will be time for a call to
    retention. I was going to try for the free upgrade to the 5300 If I
    could. I've ben a sprint PCS customer since around 96-97 (I think).

    I would Not be getting Vision, But would need a data cable for it, as I
    use the Sanyo Multimedia software to upload new ringtones,
    and I also use the Sprint Contact sync software, for syncing my
    phonebooks etc..

    My question I guess, is , is there any Bonuses for using a Sanyo 5300 on
    a NON vision account?

    Any Minuses?




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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?


    "Michael L. Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Another question for the group.
    >
    > A friend of mine just very recently upgraded to a Sanyo 5300 flip.
    > He was offered this as a FREE phone when he recently renegotiated his
    > contract. (He had to take a 2 year contract However ugh...)
    >
    > I am currently using a Sanyo 5150, and love it. I use the old WW, and am
    > satisfied with it for what I need.
    >
    > My contract will be up very soon, and it will be time for a call to
    > retention. I was going to try for the free upgrade to the 5300 If I
    > could. I've ben a sprint PCS customer since around 96-97 (I think).
    >
    > I would Not be getting Vision, But would need a data cable for it, as I
    > use the Sanyo Multimedia software to upload new ringtones,
    > and I also use the Sprint Contact sync software, for syncing my
    > phonebooks etc..
    >
    > My question I guess, is , is there any Bonuses for using a Sanyo 5300 on
    > a NON vision account?
    >
    > Any Minuses?


    Actually Michael, if you end up upgrading your phone to a 5300, which is a
    great phone btw, go ahead and try Vision. I believe SPCS is still offering 2
    months free. If after trying it out and you find out it's not worth having,
    you can cancel that option ...

    Bob





  3. #3
    Michael L. Arends
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?

    In infinite wisdom Bob Smith answered:

    >>I am currently using a Sanyo 5150, and love it. I use the old WW, and am
    >>satisfied with it for what I need.
    >>
    >> My contract will be up very soon, and it will be time for a call to
    >>retention. I was going to try for the free upgrade to the 5300 If I
    >>could. I've ben a sprint PCS customer since around 96-97 (I think).
    >>
    >> I would Not be getting Vision, But would need a data cable for it, as I
    >>use the Sanyo Multimedia software to upload new ringtones,
    >>and I also use the Sprint Contact sync software, for syncing my
    >>phonebooks etc..
    >>
    >>My question I guess, is , is there any Bonuses for using a Sanyo 5300 on
    >>a NON vision account?
    >>
    >>Any Minuses?

    >
    >
    > Actually Michael, if you end up upgrading your phone to a 5300, which is a
    > great phone btw, go ahead and try Vision. I believe SPCS is still offering 2
    > months free. If after trying it out and you find out it's not worth having,
    > you can cancel that option ...
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Can I do that and still have the WW on plan for the $5.00 a month I have
    now? That way if I don't want vision (which I really don't think I will)
    I can still fall back on the old WW?

    Michael





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?


    "Michael L. Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In infinite wisdom Bob Smith answered:


    <snipped>
    > Can I do that and still have the WW on plan for the $5.00 a month I have
    > now? That way if I don't want vision (which I really don't think I will)
    > I can still fall back on the old WW?
    >
    > Michael


    No, I don't believe you can keep WW, as all the new phones are Vision
    phones, save for the Nokia. WW was for pre 3G phones, Vision for 3G phones.
    Like I said, Vision is free for 2 months ... so if you don't like it, you
    can cancel that option.

    Bob





  5. #5
    Mike
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?

    Michael L. Arends wrote:


    > Can I do that and still have the WW on plan for the $5.00 a month I have
    > now? That way if I don't want vision (which I really don't think I will)
    > I can still fall back on the old WW?
    >
    > Michael


    No. WW and Vision are mutually-exclusive data features.
    -mike




  6. #6
    ZJ Driver
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?


    "Michael L. Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In infinite wisdom Bob Smith answered:
    >
    > >>I am currently using a Sanyo 5150, and love it. I use the old WW, and am
    > >>satisfied with it for what I need.
    > >>
    > >> My contract will be up very soon, and it will be time for a call to
    > >>retention. I was going to try for the free upgrade to the 5300 If I
    > >>could. I've ben a sprint PCS customer since around 96-97 (I think).
    > >>
    > >> I would Not be getting Vision, But would need a data cable for it, as I
    > >>use the Sanyo Multimedia software to upload new ringtones,
    > >>and I also use the Sprint Contact sync software, for syncing my
    > >>phonebooks etc..
    > >>
    > >>My question I guess, is , is there any Bonuses for using a Sanyo 5300 on
    > >>a NON vision account?
    > >>
    > >>Any Minuses?

    > >
    > >
    > > Actually Michael, if you end up upgrading your phone to a 5300, which is

    a
    > > great phone btw, go ahead and try Vision. I believe SPCS is still

    offering 2
    > > months free. If after trying it out and you find out it's not worth

    having,
    > > you can cancel that option ...
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    > Can I do that and still have the WW on plan for the $5.00 a month I have
    > now? That way if I don't want vision (which I really don't think I will)
    > I can still fall back on the old WW?


    Can't use WW on a vision phone. I have the 5300 and I love it. Great sound
    quality, holds a signal very well. I got mine for free to extend my 1 month
    old contract. No big loss there.

    When I went to Vision from WW they wanted to charge me. I didn't want to be
    charged. I actually got them to credit my account $120.00 for one year of
    Vision (it was $10/mo then). This is NOT the usual way of getting this.
    Usually they bill you and then credit your account each month. I'll see in
    February if I can get them to do it again.





  7. #7
    Michael L. Arends
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?

    In infinite wisdom Bob Smith answered:


    >
    > No, I don't believe you can keep WW, as all the new phones are Vision
    > phones, save for the Nokia. WW was for pre 3G phones, Vision for 3G phones.
    > Like I said, Vision is free for 2 months ... so if you don't like it, you
    > can cancel that option.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Yeah, see, then I may just make sure my firmware on the 5150 is up to
    date, and then just negotiate a new plan. for what I need it for,
    Just Occasional retrieval of email off my ISP account, and occasional
    posting email, (when I'm on the road) I DON'T need vision. And $5.00 a
    month extra is a lot less than $15.00 a month for stuff I'm NEVER going
    to use.


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  8. #8
    Michael L. Arends
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?

    In infinite wisdom ZJ Driver answered:


    >
    > Can't use WW on a vision phone. I have the 5300 and I love it. Great sound
    > quality, holds a signal very well. I got mine for free to extend my 1 month
    > old contract. No big loss there.
    >
    > When I went to Vision from WW they wanted to charge me. I didn't want to be
    > charged. I actually got them to credit my account $120.00 for one year of
    > Vision (it was $10/mo then). This is NOT the usual way of getting this.
    > Usually they bill you and then credit your account each month. I'll see in
    > February if I can get them to do it again.
    >
    >

    If ya don't mind me asking, what sort of a plan do you have with them?

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  9. #9
    ZJ Driver
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    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?


    "Michael L. Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In infinite wisdom ZJ Driver answered:
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Can't use WW on a vision phone. I have the 5300 and I love it. Great

    sound
    > > quality, holds a signal very well. I got mine for free to extend my 1

    month
    > > old contract. No big loss there.
    > >
    > > When I went to Vision from WW they wanted to charge me. I didn't want

    to be
    > > charged. I actually got them to credit my account $120.00 for one year

    of
    > > Vision (it was $10/mo then). This is NOT the usual way of getting this.
    > > Usually they bill you and then credit your account each month. I'll see

    in
    > > February if I can get them to do it again.
    > >
    > >

    > If ya don't mind me asking, what sort of a plan do you have with them?


    No problem at all. I've been with Sprint since about 1997. In the last
    couple years, their coverage here in Austin has actually gotten quite good.
    I only have one really bad spot (far SW). I've been on this retention plan
    for going on three years. When number portability came about I contact the
    viable options with my plan to see what the could do. They simply couldn't
    come close.

    1300 Anytime
    6500 N/W - I think. I always just refer to it as a ridiculous amount of N/W
    1000 SPCS-SPCS
    Vision
    $50+ Tax and nonsense a month.
    Also, I haven't had to buy a new phone for a while. Every time there has
    either been a legit problem with the phone or they offer me equipment
    credits to extend my contract.

    The times I've been put to Retention I had what I considered legit gripes.
    My initial reason for cancelling was a third consecutive $250 cell phone
    bill. For the money I wasn't getting enough minutes and these huge bills
    were too much. At the time some other providers were offereing some great
    deals and I was out of contract. They offered the above and I jumped on it.
    They even credited my account for a chunk of the overages and I didn't pay a
    cell bill for like 6 months. I think I've been very lucky, but it's also
    crucial to have a point when you call in, not just, "Give me a better deal."

    The last time I extended my contract I was only one month into the current
    one. I basically got a free 5300 for adding one month to my existing
    contract. CS and the Website confirm this. Also, if you have multiple SPCS
    phones (you do) and you have friends and relatives with SPCS as well, don't
    underestimate those SPCS-SPCS minutes. About a year ago I had a month where
    I only used 103 anytime minutes. I did use over 900 SPCS-SPCS and another
    500+ N/W minutes.

    Peace...

    Fern...





  10. #10
    Michael L. Arends
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5300 good successor to 5150?

    In infinite wisdom ZJ Driver answered:


    > No problem at all. I've been with Sprint since about 1997. In the last
    > couple years, their coverage here in Austin has actually gotten quite good.
    > I only have one really bad spot (far SW). I've been on this retention plan
    > for going on three years. When number portability came about I contact the
    > viable options with my plan to see what the could do. They simply couldn't
    > come close.
    >
    > 1300 Anytime
    > 6500 N/W - I think. I always just refer to it as a ridiculous amount of N/W
    > 1000 SPCS-SPCS
    > Vision
    > $50+ Tax and nonsense a month.
    > Also, I haven't had to buy a new phone for a while. Every time there has
    > either been a legit problem with the phone or they offer me equipment
    > credits to extend my contract.
    >
    > The times I've been put to Retention I had what I considered legit gripes.
    > My initial reason for cancelling was a third consecutive $250 cell phone
    > bill. For the money I wasn't getting enough minutes and these huge bills
    > were too much. At the time some other providers were offereing some great
    > deals and I was out of contract. They offered the above and I jumped on it.
    > They even credited my account for a chunk of the overages and I didn't pay a
    > cell bill for like 6 months. I think I've been very lucky, but it's also
    > crucial to have a point when you call in, not just, "Give me a better deal."


    Well, I've had a Sanyo 5150 for over a year. BUT, just about the whole
    time I've had it, it's acted weird. Never enough to make me return it,
    But. Example. I'll be sitting in my family room, and my phone will
    constantly be beeping, going out or service, and then back in over and
    over, If I leave the phone physically in one place. Like it's attaining
    and then losing the signal. If I move it a foot it will stop. It seems
    to randomly do this where ever I go, my wifes phone does NOT, and my
    previous phone a old Sanyo 4700 did NOT either.

    My wifes OLD qualcom 2760 is rock solid.

    Now, I've never had a dropped call, and over all my phone works perfect,
    BUT it is driving me nuts. I JUST got a Card in the mail, and it says
    "congratulations, Sprint has just placed a new tower near me, and my
    coverage should be better". It never got better, and in some instances
    it's worse, in that my phone is switching in and out ALL the time now
    when I am at home.
    >
    > The last time I extended my contract I was only one month into the current
    > one. I basically got a free 5300 for adding one month to my existing
    > contract. CS and the Website confirm this. Also, if you have multiple SPCS
    > phones (you do) and you have friends and relatives with SPCS as well, don't
    > underestimate those SPCS-SPCS minutes. About a year ago I had a month where
    > I only used 103 anytime minutes. I did use over 900 SPCS-SPCS and another
    > 500+ N/W minutes.
    >
    > Peace...
    >
    > Fern...
    >
    >

    My wife and I use a lot of the PCS to PCS minutes, BUT, living in
    Seattle, and with our calling being back to the mid West and East coast,
    It would be nice to have more any time minutes, as even having the 8pm
    start time for N&W's most calls we make are arriving at 10:00pm central
    or 11:00 eastern time, and That's if we make them RIGHT at 8:00pm.

    We need more any time minutes, and could make do on what we have for N&W
    minutes,
    OK I've talked too much..

    Thanks for your help...
    Michael

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