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  1. #1
    Timothy J. Trace
    Guest
    Greetings,

    I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.

    Here's my current package:

    $40, includes-
    750 anytime minutes
    3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    First Incoming Minute Free
    unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance

    There were some other bonuses when I accepted the contract:
    $40 one-time service credit
    $100 new-phone credit
    Free unlimited Vision for 2 months, $10/month thereafter

    Then, this was "times 3", for the three phones in my household. The other 2 phones have
    500 AT minutes, but all the other package features (and signing bonuses), for $30/month.

    Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal? Should I be attempting
    renegotiations at the 1-year mark? Will SPCS even consider renegotiations?

    I believe that I've still got a good deal, a year later. But what do I know ;-> ???

    Best regards,

    Tim ==
    (substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
    _________________

    Visit the Surrender Dorothy web !! (http://dorothyrocks.com)
    Visit the Crunch Monkey web !! (http://crunchmonkey.com)



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  2. #2
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Renegotiation at the halfway mark.

    On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 12:20:44 -0600, Timothy J. Trace
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Greetings,
    >
    >I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.
    >
    >Here's my current package:
    >
    >$40, includes-
    >750 anytime minutes
    >3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    >First Incoming Minute Free
    >unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    >unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance
    >
    >There were some other bonuses when I accepted the contract:
    >$40 one-time service credit
    >$100 new-phone credit
    >Free unlimited Vision for 2 months, $10/month thereafter
    >
    >Then, this was "times 3", for the three phones in my household. The other 2 phones have
    >500 AT minutes, but all the other package features (and signing bonuses), for $30/month.
    >
    >Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal? Should I be attempting
    >renegotiations at the 1-year mark? Will SPCS even consider renegotiations?
    >
    >I believe that I've still got a good deal, a year later. But what do I know ;-> ???
    >
    >Best regards,
    >
    >Tim ==
    >(substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
    >_________________


    Yes, if what you have posted is true, you still have a good deal. Of
    course, everybody has the unlimitted long distance minutes from
    wherever they are not roaming (which would be nationwide on a national
    a non-local plan).

    Tom Veldhouse



  3. #3
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Renegotiation at the halfway mark.

    Timothy J. Trace wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.
    >
    > Here's my current package:
    >
    > $40, includes-
    > 750 anytime minutes
    > 3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    > First Incoming Minute Free
    > unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    > unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance


    *snip*

    > Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal?


    A VERY good deal, I'd say. Competition among carriers isn't that great
    these days in the peak airtime-bucket department, and so current plans
    aren't as generous as this.

    > Should I be attempting renegotiations at the 1-year mark?


    You could try. Not sure how successful you'd be. You MIGHT manage to
    get your 3000 night and weekend minutes switched to unlimited (but if
    you're not close to exceeding 3000 N&W minutes, then this won't help you
    very much). You might also convince them to modify your start time to 7
    p.m., though they might want to charge you for it (I was offered the $5
    7:00 p.m. add-on with a 5% discount off my total bill, bringing the
    effective cost down to about $1.50-$2.00).

    > Will SPCS even consider renegotiations?


    Again, considering the current lackluster of plans out there (not just
    with Sprint, but all carriers are not being very generous lately),
    probably not.


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




  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Renegotiation at the halfway mark.

    How many minutes do you use per month?


    Timothy J. Trace wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.
    >
    > Here's my current package:
    >
    > $40, includes-
    > 750 anytime minutes
    > 3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    > First Incoming Minute Free
    > unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    > unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance
    >
    > There were some other bonuses when I accepted the contract:
    > $40 one-time service credit
    > $100 new-phone credit
    > Free unlimited Vision for 2 months, $10/month thereafter
    >
    > Then, this was "times 3", for the three phones in my household. The other 2 phones have
    > 500 AT minutes, but all the other package features (and signing bonuses), for $30/month.
    >
    > Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal? Should I be attempting
    > renegotiations at the 1-year mark? Will SPCS even consider renegotiations?
    >
    > I believe that I've still got a good deal, a year later. But what do I know ;-> ???
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Tim ==
    > (substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
    > _________________
    >
    > Visit the Surrender Dorothy web !! (http://dorothyrocks.com)
    > Visit the Crunch Monkey web !! (http://crunchmonkey.com)





  5. #5
    Tim A
    Guest

    Re: Renegotiation at the halfway mark.

    I pay $65 for exactly what you have, so consider yourself lucky.


    "Timothy J. Trace" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Greetings,
    >
    > I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.
    >
    > Here's my current package:
    >
    > $40, includes-
    > 750 anytime minutes
    > 3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    > First Incoming Minute Free
    > unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    > unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance
    >
    > There were some other bonuses when I accepted the contract:
    > $40 one-time service credit
    > $100 new-phone credit
    > Free unlimited Vision for 2 months, $10/month thereafter
    >
    > Then, this was "times 3", for the three phones in my household. The other

    2 phones have
    > 500 AT minutes, but all the other package features (and signing bonuses),

    for $30/month.
    >
    > Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal? Should I be

    attempting
    > renegotiations at the 1-year mark? Will SPCS even consider

    renegotiations?
    >
    > I believe that I've still got a good deal, a year later. But what do I

    know ;-> ???
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Tim ==
    > (substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
    > _________________
    >
    > Visit the Surrender Dorothy web !! (http://dorothyrocks.com)
    > Visit the Crunch Monkey web !! (http://crunchmonkey.com)






  6. #6
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Renegotiation at the halfway mark.

    "Tim A" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I pay $65 for exactly what you have, so consider yourself lucky.
    >
    >
    > "Timothy J. Trace" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Greetings,
    > >
    > > I'm halfway through a 2-year SPCS retention commitment.
    > >
    > > Here's my current package:
    > >
    > > $40, includes-
    > > 750 anytime minutes
    > > 3000 night & weekend minutes starting at 8pm
    > > First Incoming Minute Free
    > > unlimited PCS-to-PCS
    > > unlimited Nationwide Long-Distance
    > >
    > > There were some other bonuses when I accepted the contract:
    > > $40 one-time service credit
    > > $100 new-phone credit
    > > Free unlimited Vision for 2 months, $10/month thereafter
    > >
    > > Then, this was "times 3", for the three phones in my household. The other

    > 2 phones have
    > > 500 AT minutes, but all the other package features (and signing bonuses),

    > for $30/month.
    > >
    > > Questions: Is my package still considered a good deal? Should I be

    > attempting
    > > renegotiations at the 1-year mark? Will SPCS even consider

    > renegotiations?
    > >
    > > I believe that I've still got a good deal, a year later. But what do I

    > know ;-> ???
    > >
    > > Best regards,
    > >
    > > Tim ==
    > > (substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
    > > _________________


    > >
    > > Visit the Surrender Dorothy web !! (http://dorothyrocks.com)
    > > Visit the Crunch Monkey web !! (http://crunchmonkey.com)


    What would make the deal better for you? Do you have enough minutes
    for your family, etc----From what I read, sprint, appears to give you
    what ever minutes you want, but they are very reluctant to cut what
    they charge---they gave me this retention rate, as far as minutes go,
    and I now have more minutes than I can use---but they charged me an
    extra $5 per month, which is really fair for the number of extra
    minutes I got---but the more I think about it, it's reminds me of the
    way resurants charge--unless you got to a more upscale place, its all
    in the $5-10 range, doesn't make any different where you go,
    mcdonalds, etc or a steak house type, chinese (lunch time) it's all
    the same, you can eat a little or a lot---they are going to take in so
    much per head (mouth) they serve---same with the cell phone companies.

    My point is, very seldom, do you see a post about reduced monthly
    rates; but you will see, especially with sprint (verizon gave me some
    free extra's too) the M2M, earlier nights, etc given---

    I have noticed in the specs for how well the carriers are doing, it
    the average billing, and low churn rate they brag about--so by giving
    you some extra stuff they keep the monthly billing up, and the churn
    rate down-winner-winner

    I'll bet, if you pay your bills on time, etc, you could get more
    minutes and no charge features, new phone discounts, 1 time
    credits,etc easier than a cheaper rate--- like the returant, you can
    either eat off the menu(the brochure) or the buffet (retention plans)
    but yuo pay about the same.



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