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  1. #1
    Mike
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    Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees
    or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    -mike




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  2. #2
    Joe Gill
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    Re: Military


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    > are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees
    > or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > -mike
    >


    Call SPRINT Customer care...
    There is NOT a cancellation policy, but rather they put the account on some
    sort of
    Military hold or plan....
    I may need that soon for one of the phones on my account, and what Sprint
    described to me was more than generous!





  3. #3
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Military

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and=20
    > are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees=

    =20
    > or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > -mike
    >=20
    >=20



    You'll need to assign someone to act in your behalf.

    Our military plan is $5/month, and basically puts your number in a=20
    reserved hold for up to 11 months, and then it needs to get renewed. A=20
    1-year agreement is required. No minutes, no VM, $1.00/min if it *does*=20
    get used.

    I think. I know the 12 months part is correct, at least, and someone=20
    can renew it on your behalf if you make that arrangement with us.

    And then, when you get back, you sign up under whatever plans are in=20
    effect at that time.

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



  4. #4
    Casper Milquetoast
    Guest

    Re: Military


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    > are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees
    > or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > -mike



    Yep, I've been TDY a bunch of times over the years I've had Sprint PCS
    service, and they do have a plan where they basically just hold on to your
    SPCS phone # for however long, but it costs around $5/month.

    You know that if you had a (non-Sprint) GSM phone, there's a good chance
    you could use it where you're deployed to, right?






  5. #5
    Bubba
    Guest

    Re: Military


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    > are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees
    > or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > -mike
    >



    Actually, I was able to cancel my sprint PCS service without any charges.
    If you provide a copy of your orders sending you overseas you cannot be held
    to your contract. Thats like a landlord charging you for breaking a lease
    because you're being sent overseas. You are unable to control where the US
    Government sends you, so you can't be bound to a contract for anticipated
    state side use.

    Imagine having to continue paying state side rent, ISP's, cell companies,
    gyms and the like for x amount of months after you get sent to another
    country. And then paying to start the same services in the country you go
    to also! That would suck! If they don't like it get JAG.

    If you pay 5 bucks a month for 1-2 maybe even 3 years you might as well
    cancel and pay a fee to start your cell service from scratch when you
    return. It's one less bill for you to worry about while you're busy 'doin'
    your thang'.

    Good luck!






  6. #6
    NobodyMan
    Guest

    Re: Military

    On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 16:43:55 -0600, "Bubba" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    >> are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fees
    >> or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    >> -mike
    >>

    >
    >
    >Actually, I was able to cancel my sprint PCS service without any charges.
    >If you provide a copy of your orders sending you overseas you cannot be held
    >to your contract. Thats like a landlord charging you for breaking a lease
    >because you're being sent overseas. You are unable to control where the US
    >Government sends you, so you can't be bound to a contract for anticipated
    >state side use.


    Then Sprint was being NICE to you. The Soldiers and Sailors Relief
    act will help you, but unless contracts you enter have a military
    release clause, then you ARE liable to pay for the remainder of the
    contract period in question. That's the law and it's on their side.
    You could probably go to court, fight, and win, but by the time you
    pay legal fees, it would be cheaper to just pay out the rest of the
    contract.

    >Imagine having to continue paying state side rent, ISP's, cell companies,
    >gyms and the like for x amount of months after you get sent to another
    >country. And then paying to start the same services in the country you go
    >to also! That would suck! If they don't like it get JAG.


    As above. Unless your contracts contain a release clause, then you
    are liable. Trust me, I've been in the military for close to 20 years
    and have seen too many people assume they can just get out of
    contracts when moving - only to discover those contracts don't have
    release clauses and they were financially liable. Sometimes they
    companies let them out of the contract, sometimes they didn't.

    >If you pay 5 bucks a month for 1-2 maybe even 3 years you might as well
    >cancel and pay a fee to start your cell service from scratch when you
    >return. It's one less bill for you to worry about while you're busy 'doin'
    >your thang'.
    >
    >Good luck!
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Bubba
    Guest

    Re: Military


    "NobodyMan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 16:43:55 -0600, "Bubba" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and
    > >> are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination

    fees
    > >> or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > >> -mike
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >Actually, I was able to cancel my sprint PCS service without any charges.
    > >If you provide a copy of your orders sending you overseas you cannot be

    held
    > >to your contract. Thats like a landlord charging you for breaking a

    lease
    > >because you're being sent overseas. You are unable to control where the

    US
    > >Government sends you, so you can't be bound to a contract for anticipated
    > >state side use.

    >
    > Then Sprint was being NICE to you. The Soldiers and Sailors Relief
    > act will help you, but unless contracts you enter have a military
    > release clause, then you ARE liable to pay for the remainder of the
    > contract period in question. That's the law and it's on their side.
    > You could probably go to court, fight, and win, but by the time you
    > pay legal fees, it would be cheaper to just pay out the rest of the
    > contract.
    >
    > >Imagine having to continue paying state side rent, ISP's, cell companies,
    > >gyms and the like for x amount of months after you get sent to another
    > >country. And then paying to start the same services in the country you

    go
    > >to also! That would suck! If they don't like it get JAG.

    >
    > As above. Unless your contracts contain a release clause, then you
    > are liable. Trust me, I've been in the military for close to 20 years
    > and have seen too many people assume they can just get out of
    > contracts when moving - only to discover those contracts don't have
    > release clauses and they were financially liable. Sometimes they
    > companies let them out of the contract, sometimes they didn't.
    >
    > >If you pay 5 bucks a month for 1-2 maybe even 3 years you might as well
    > >cancel and pay a fee to start your cell service from scratch when you
    > >return. It's one less bill for you to worry about while you're busy

    'doin'
    > >your thang'.
    > >
    > >Good luck!
    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    Hey you're absolutely right. A majority (99.9%) of large scale companies do
    respect service members obligations. The ones to look out for are the local
    businesses. Every post should have a "Black" list from your Commanding
    General (or equivalent) of companies and/or businesses that you should not
    patronize because they are either questionable or are flat out not "Military
    Friendly". Businesses that end up on this list disappear quickly (in the
    local area) due to the large volume of soldiers, sailors, or marines (with
    disposable income) in the surrounding area. Be sure to check with JAG about
    companies that haven't made the list but are causing problems.

    Sprint's cool with me though. I've done it once and I'm on the verge of
    having to do it again. I've never been totally unhappy with the final
    product so I'll sign back up when I return. They have my vote of
    confidence!

    Just out of curiosity... Later this week I'll leave a copy of the 'terms
    and conditions contract' in my Sprint manual in the Soldier Service Center
    to let the law guys lay an eyeball on it. Just to see what Sprint is
    contractually bound to do in a case like the above. I'll leave the results
    here after they take a look at it.

    Out.





  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Military

    In article=20
    <[email protected]>,=20
    O/[email protected]=EEntpcs.com says...
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    > says...
    > > Is there a Sprint PCS procedure for people who are in the military and=

    =20
    > > are called to active duty overseas? Do they waive early termination fee=

    s=20
    > > or offer a standby for the 18 months of service?
    > > -mike
    > >=20
    > >=20

    >=20
    >=20
    > You'll need to assign someone to act in your behalf.
    >=20
    > Our military plan is $5/month, and basically puts your number in a=20
    > reserved hold for up to 11 months, and then it needs to get renewed. A=

    =20
    > 1-year agreement is required. No minutes, no VM, $1.00/min if it *does*=

    =20
    > get used.
    >=20
    > I think. I know the 12 months part is correct, at least, and someone=20
    > can renew it on your behalf if you make that arrangement with us.
    >=20
    > And then, when you get back, you sign up under whatever plans are in=20
    > effect at that time.
    >=20
    >=20


    Woops, got that one wrong. The plan does not allow usage=20
    at all, and has no monthly charge. It requires a one-year=20
    agreement, and you must make arrangements with us ahead of=20
    time if you want someone to renew it beyond that first 12=20
    months. It's free, and it's sole purpose is letting you=20
    keep your phone number for when you return.

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



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