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  1. #1
    O/Siris
    Guest
    So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after=20
    shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there. =20
    Arrived USPS today, well packed. Spotless phone. The=20
    employee rep took the ESN and, since I'm an employee, let=20
    me have my MSL and confirmed my phone number and MSID to=20
    let me program it myself. I was interested in the 7PM=20
    option so I let her sell it to me (yes, they *do* upsell us=20
    employees).

    And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.

    I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make=20
    calls on my new phone. The web site's updated to the new=20
    phone, so that would at least suggest she did her part=20
    right (swapping ESN's is only a whisker more difficult than=20
    editing a text box). My old N400 is still accessing=20
    voicemail when I turn it on, so I have a pretty good idea=20
    where the problem is.

    But, since I'm sick today, and not at work, I have to see=20
    if I can get someone to fix up whatever it might be.

    So have a good laugh, folks, I'm going for a ride.

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



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  2. #2
    Leisa
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor


    "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after
    shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there.
    Arrived USPS today, well packed. Spotless phone. The
    employee rep took the ESN and, since I'm an employee, let
    me have my MSL and confirmed my phone number and MSID to
    let me program it myself. I was interested in the 7PM
    option so I let her sell it to me (yes, they *do* upsell us
    employees).

    And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.

    I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    calls on my new phone. The web site's updated to the new
    phone, so that would at least suggest she did her part
    right (swapping ESN's is only a whisker more difficult than
    editing a text box). My old N400 is still accessing
    voicemail when I turn it on, so I have a pretty good idea
    where the problem is.

    But, since I'm sick today, and not at work, I have to see
    if I can get someone to fix up whatever it might be.

    So have a good laugh, folks, I'm going for a ride.



    Rob, when I left work yesterday at 5pm, provisioning time was at 24
    hours.From 4pm-5pm, we got 3 emails :"Provisioning is at 8 hours",
    "Provisioning is now at 12 hours", and 'Provisioning is now at 24 hours".
    Your ESN change is more than likely stuck in the hell that is ServicePro.

    Leisa





  3. #3
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    So, Rob, how soon can we expect to see a "SPRINTPCS SUXXXXX!!!!!!!" post
    from you in which you declare that SprintPCS is the worse corporation ever
    created and predict that it will be bankrupt and completely out of business
    within the next six months? I fully expect a Phillipe-style rant from you!

    Jeff <----- tongue firmly planted in cheek

    "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after
    shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there.
    Arrived USPS today, well packed. Spotless phone. The
    employee rep took the ESN and, since I'm an employee, let
    me have my MSL and confirmed my phone number and MSID to
    let me program it myself. I was interested in the 7PM
    option so I let her sell it to me (yes, they *do* upsell us
    employees).

    And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.

    I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    calls on my new phone. The web site's updated to the new
    phone, so that would at least suggest she did her part
    right (swapping ESN's is only a whisker more difficult than
    editing a text box). My old N400 is still accessing
    voicemail when I turn it on, so I have a pretty good idea
    where the problem is.

    But, since I'm sick today, and not at work, I have to see
    if I can get someone to fix up whatever it might be.

    So have a good laugh, folks, I'm going for a ride.

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





  4. #4
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 04:30:28 GMT, O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm>
    wrote:

    >So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after
    >shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there.
    >Arrived USPS today, well packed. Spotless phone. The
    >employee rep took the ESN and, since I'm an employee, let
    >me have my MSL and confirmed my phone number and MSID to
    >let me program it myself. I was interested in the 7PM
    >option so I let her sell it to me (yes, they *do* upsell us
    >employees).


    Of course they upsell to employees ... it obviously works

    >
    >And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.


    I will hazard a guess .... typing a message to be posted in
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs?

    >
    >I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    >calls on my new phone. The web site's updated to the new
    >phone, so that would at least suggest she did her part
    >right (swapping ESN's is only a whisker more difficult than
    >editing a text box). My old N400 is still accessing
    >voicemail when I turn it on, so I have a pretty good idea
    >where the problem is.
    >
    >But, since I'm sick today, and not at work, I have to see
    >if I can get someone to fix up whatever it might be.
    >


    Just how sick are you?

    Does your phone work now?



    Tom Veldhouse



  5. #5
    RexYBlue
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 04:30:28 GMT, O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm>
    wrote:
    >So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after
    >shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there.
    >Arrived USPS today, well packed... (snip)
    >
    >And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.
    >
    >I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    >calls on my new phone.


    Wow... don't they give you guys employee discounts? Guess not, since
    you shopped elsewhere. How cheap is that?

    I was going to do an ESN change yesterday (from the A-660 back to an
    8100). So glad something came up and I couldn't make it to the store
    to do the exchange!

    Thanks for the chuckle. Hope your "ride" isn't too bumpy. Let us know
    how you like your phone once it's working.



    ----------------------------
    To email me, remove the zz.



  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    RexYBlue <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.
    >>
    >>I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    >>calls on my new phone.

    >
    > Wow... don't they give you guys employee discounts? Guess not, since
    > you shopped elsewhere. How cheap is that?


    You're assuming that they don't get discounts. A used phone is likely to
    be cheaper than a new phone even with a discount.

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    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
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  7. #7
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > So EBay is a great little service. I managed, even after
    > shipping, to save a bit of money on a VM4500 there.
    > Arrived USPS today, well packed. Spotless phone. The
    > employee rep took the ESN and, since I'm an employee, let
    > me have my MSL and confirmed my phone number and MSID to
    > let me program it myself. I was interested in the 7PM
    > option so I let her sell it to me (yes, they *do* upsell us
    > employees).
    >
    > And now, 5 hours later, guess what I'm doing.
    >
    > I'm on hold trying to find out why I can't take or make
    > calls on my new phone. The web site's updated to the new
    > phone, so that would at least suggest she did her part
    > right (swapping ESN's is only a whisker more difficult than
    > editing a text box). My old N400 is still accessing
    > voicemail when I turn it on, so I have a pretty good idea
    > where the problem is.
    >
    > But, since I'm sick today, and not at work, I have to see
    > if I can get someone to fix up whatever it might be.
    >
    > So have a good laugh, folks, I'm going for a ride.


    You are saying that the this was just a esn change glich, which
    sometimes occurs (with any carrier) not that it was because you got it
    from ebay or another supplier, right.

    Also, should you need warranty repairs on this unit, sprint would take
    care of it right??



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    In article <[email protected]
    news.ops.worldnet.att.net>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > So, Rob, how soon can we expect to see a "SPRINTPCS SUXXXXX!!!!!!!" post
    > from you in which you declare that SprintPCS is the worse corporation eve=

    r
    > created and predict that it will be bankrupt and completely out of busine=

    ss
    > within the next six months? I fully expect a Phillipe-style rant from you=

    !
    >=20
    > Jeff <----- tongue firmly planted in cheek
    >=20


    G*D F&^*ING DA^%IT, they suck and they're the WORST kind of=20
    idiots!

    There, how's that? Actually, the rep warned me about the=20
    24 hours once I got through hold, and then, one hour later,=20
    I was getting notifications about my PCS email, so I=20
    checked, and call were doing their thing as planned.

    Of course, as I knew it would, the ESN swap did *not*=20
    propagate to the Vision side of things. So I had to call=20
    back in. After 20 minutes on hold, I bet the vision tech=20
    my old ESN was still setup in Vision (the utility Leisa=20
    referred to, ServicePro). I was right. I told just=20
    deprovision and reprovision and I'll wait for it to do its=20
    thing. 3 hours later, the update happened, and I've been=20
    good to go since. Now I'm waiting at least a week before I=20
    even attempt to try out RL.

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



  9. #9
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Wow... don't they give you guys employee discounts? Guess not, since
    > you shopped elsewhere. How cheap is that?
    >=20


    Yeah, we get 'em. Not great, but they're there. I saw a=20
    5500 auction on EBay, though, that appeared to be slipping=20
    under everyone's radar. So I went for it, and saved a nice=20
    bit on the phone.

    Took three calls, but I'm OK so far. I'll you know how RL=20
    goes when I sign up for it next week.

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



  10. #10
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    Thomas T. [email protected] says...
    > Just how sick are you? =20


    Sick enough to lay myself open to all kinds of retribution=20
    with this post :P

    Nah, I think I'm fighting something. Woke feeling like I=20
    was talking to world from the bottom of a deep and narrow=20
    hole, and the wife even commented on it. Felt like hell,=20
    but no fever. I figured I'd try not to risk starting my=20
    New Year off with the flu.

    I'm still a bit on the weak side, and my drops off into=20
    hoarseness once in a while. But still no fever. So I went=20
    in today.

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



  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Fate has a sense of humor

    In article=20
    <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > You are saying that the this was just a esn change glich, which
    > sometimes occurs (with any carrier) not that it was because you got it
    > from ebay or another supplier, right.


    EBay had nothing to do with it. That much is true. ESN=20
    swaps are... problematic... on our system right now. Voice=20
    sets up no problem. Vision never "sees" the swap. Or at=20
    least does so rarely. Out of 20-30 calls a day right now,=20
    I'd say 60% of them are this very problem. Nothing=20
    scientific, just a feeling based on my overall impression=20
    of each day's workload.

    >=20
    > Also, should you need warranty repairs on this unit, sprint would take
    > care of it right??
    >=20


    Sprint will be able to research the original date it was=20
    activated and provide warranty coverage up until one year=20
    from *that* date. So I only get (according to the seller's=20
    claimed date of activation) 11 months of warranty.

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



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