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  1. #1
    Darrel Mattox
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    What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    the 7 PM nights and weekends.

    thanks
    Darrel



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  2. #2
    Mark L.
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    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????


    "Darrel Mattox" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    > Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    > I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    > the 7 PM nights and weekends.
    >
    > thanks
    > Darrel


    From what I see people are generally against two year contracts. On Dec.
    31st I had completed 1 year of a two year agreement and was thinking about
    adding the 7PM option to my account. I had originally signed a two year
    agreement because they gave me free PCS-PCS. I had dealings with Sprint in
    the past and I was generally happy with their service. I knew people who
    used other carriers who weren't happy with their service, most notably
    ATTWS, so I decided to "take the gamble" and sign a two year deal. I used
    the same logic when thinking about adding the 7PM feature. I didn't like
    the coverage availablity (locally speaking) that the GSM carriers were
    offering, and the only other company I'd possibly be happy with would have
    been VZW, but they want too much money from me in the form of a deposit, so
    considering that I've been happy with Sprint I took the 7PM option and
    renewed my contract.

    Sprint PCS customer for a year now.
    -total of about 5 dropped calls.
    -never run into analog roaming issues.
    -most people tell me that I sound as if I'm on a landline.
    -always have a good signal.
    -currently use the Sanyo 4900.

    So, I guess in my situation, why not sign for a two year contract. If I had
    signed up for a one year contract, and decided to renew for the same amount
    of minutes, I'd have to pay $5 more a month for the plan (300 mins for $30.
    they now charge $35 for that plan), $5 more for the PCS-PCS, and $5 more for
    the 7PM option.

    Mark





  3. #3
    Steve Crow
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    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    That's for you to decide, not us. Everyone is going to have a different opinion. If 7pm nights are that important to you personally, then go for it. But if you have problems with other aspects of the service or think you might want to switch carriers with
    in the next two years for any reason, it might be a bad idea.

    Steve



  4. #4
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:54:01 GMT, "Mark L." <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >So, I guess in my situation, why not sign for a two year contract. If I had
    >signed up for a one year contract, and decided to renew for the same amount
    >of minutes, I'd have to pay $5 more a month for the plan (300 mins for $30.
    >they now charge $35 for that plan), $5 more for the PCS-PCS, and $5 more for
    >the 7PM option.
    >


    Actually, you wouldn't be paying anymore than you are now. You don't
    need to renew your contract when you obligation ends. The contract
    continues on indefintely. In the contract (agreement) is a clause
    that says you will pay an ETF if you cancel before a certain period of
    time, once that amount of time has elapsed, you have fulfilled you
    "tenure" obligation, but the contract doesn't end. You can keep the
    same plan and rates essentially forever.

    Tom Veldhouse



  5. #5
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:01:26 +0000 (UTC), Steve Crow
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >That's for you to decide, not us. Everyone is going to have a different opinion. If 7pm nights are that important to you personally, then go for it. But if you have problems with other aspects of the service or think you might want to switch carriers wit

    hin the next two years for any reason, it might be a bad idea.
    >
    >Steve



    Hey ... can you fix your news client to post lines no longer than 70
    characters? This is a standard and you can see why.

    Thanks,

    Tom Veldhouse



  6. #6
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:54:01 GMT, "Mark L." <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    > >So, I guess in my situation, why not sign for a two year contract. If I

    had
    > >signed up for a one year contract, and decided to renew for the same

    amount
    > >of minutes, I'd have to pay $5 more a month for the plan (300 mins for

    $30.
    > >they now charge $35 for that plan), $5 more for the PCS-PCS, and $5 more

    for
    > >the 7PM option.
    > >

    >
    > Actually, you wouldn't be paying anymore than you are now. You don't
    > need to renew your contract when you obligation ends. The contract
    > continues on indefintely. In the contract (agreement) is a clause
    > that says you will pay an ETF if you cancel before a certain period of
    > time, once that amount of time has elapsed, you have fulfilled you
    > "tenure" obligation, but the contract doesn't end. You can keep the
    > same plan and rates essentially forever.
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse


    I understand Tom, but let's say I had finished a one year contract and
    wanted the 7PM nights. I'd have to sign up for a 2 year contract, and
    wouldn't I have to pick a plan from what is currently available? Either
    way, I have a plan now that I won't be able to get in the future so I guess
    to a certain degree it doesn't matter. I know that you can continue beyond
    the end date of your contract, with the same plan and rates like you said,
    but that's really assuming that you don't make any changes. If you change
    anything about your service (minutes, features, etc) sprint could say that
    you need to pick a new plan because they don't offer your old plan anymore,
    right?

    Mark





  7. #7
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 19:15:55 GMT, "Mark L." <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >
    >I understand Tom, but let's say I had finished a one year contract and
    >wanted the 7PM nights. I'd have to sign up for a 2 year contract, and
    >wouldn't I have to pick a plan from what is currently available?


    I can't answer that for sure, but if it is a standard plan add-on,
    then I would say the answer is no. However, it appears that it is not
    (hence the two-year contract), so the answer is yes. That would be
    true whether you are bound to another contract or not, they would just
    supercede your current contract with a new one 2-years in length.

    > Either
    >way, I have a plan now that I won't be able to get in the future so I guess
    >to a certain degree it doesn't matter. I know that you can continue beyond
    >the end date of your contract, with the same plan and rates like you said,
    >but that's really assuming that you don't make any changes. If you change
    >anything about your service (minutes, features, etc) sprint could say that
    >you need to pick a new plan because they don't offer your old plan anymore,
    >right?
    >
    >Mark
    >


    No, if you pick a simple add-on, there is no change to the contract.
    You can add PCS-PCS, or F&CA, or whatever without modifying the basic
    contract. It depends what you are trying to do.

    I don't understand why everybody gets so worked up about 7PM N&W
    minutes (except for maybe on the west coast where calls to the Midwest
    and the East would be arriving very late in the evening). Of all the
    people I know with cell phones (which is just about everybody I know),
    almost none of them would actually benefit from N&W starting at 7PM
    when a $5 / month fee is added on. This would imply that peope are
    not making calls currently after 7PM because they are waiting for the
    9PM N&W minutes to start, or they are consistantly going over because
    they make alot of calls between 7PM and 9PM. People should check
    their bill and see if they REALLY will benefit from this (at an added
    cost of $5/month for 24 months!). I think that for the majority of
    users the answer is an overwhelming NO.

    Tom Veldhouse



  8. #8
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]


    > I don't understand why everybody gets so worked up about 7PM N&W
    > minutes (except for maybe on the west coast where calls to the Midwest
    > and the East would be arriving very late in the evening). Of all the
    > people I know with cell phones (which is just about everybody I know),
    > almost none of them would actually benefit from N&W starting at 7PM
    > when a $5 / month fee is added on. This would imply that peope are
    > not making calls currently after 7PM because they are waiting for the
    > 9PM N&W minutes to start, or they are consistantly going over because
    > they make alot of calls between 7PM and 9PM. People should check
    > their bill and see if they REALLY will benefit from this (at an added
    > cost of $5/month for 24 months!). I think that for the majority of
    > users the answer is an overwhelming NO.
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse


    I don't really see why people get worked up either. I would actually
    benefit more from a "3 day weekend" promotion that T-mobile runs. Having
    said that, I did add the 7PM feature, even though it might not end up being
    financially beneficial. I did it for 2 reasons. First, I only have 300
    A.T. minutes per month and I usually come close to using those minutes
    (within 10-40 mins per month). So I've cut down the window in which I must
    use my 300 minutes. The second reason I did it, is that if I have the time,
    I'd rather call some people like my mother in the 7 o'clock time frame,
    rather than the 9 o'clock timeframe. I more or less added the 7PM feature
    out of convenience rather than necessity.

    I should also mention that my cellphone is the only phone that I have. I
    don't have a house phone.


    Mark





  9. #9
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    Darrel Mattox wrote:

    > What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    > Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    > I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    > the 7 PM nights and weekends.


    I guess it depends on a number of things, particularly how happy you are
    with Sprint (or unhappy as the case may be), and how willing you are to
    plan to stick around for two years. Personally, I don't find this to be
    a problem... I've been with Sprint since '97, and have a minute plan
    that beats what's currently offered by other carriers, and I just don't
    see a useful reason to change as of yet. So I went ahead and renewed.

    Of course, other people are different and prefer having the freedom to
    jump wherever they please sooner than two years. So renewing is not for
    them.



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




  10. #10
    Steven V Crow
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

    > On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:01:26 +0000 (UTC), Steve Crow
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >That's for you to decide, not us. Everyone is going to have a different opinion. If 7pm nights are that important to you personally, then go for it. But if you have problems with other aspects of the service or think you might want to switch carriers w

    ithin the next two years for any reason, it might be a bad idea.
    > >
    > >Steve

    >
    >
    > Hey ... can you fix your news client to post lines no longer than 70
    > characters? This is a standard and you can see why.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >


    Tom,

    I was wondering if they were making it to the group like that, and I see
    now that they are. I ordinarly use Pine on my Linux server, but opted
    instead to use a PHP-based Newsreader for this message.

    Time to hack away at some code...

    Thanks for the heads-up.

    Steve





  11. #11
    Thadius
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    My opinon: I have always been happy with Sprint PCS. I have a 2000 minute
    plan with other add-ons and my bill after taxes is already approaching the
    ETF on a monthly basis. If I ever became unhappy with Sprint PCS and wanted
    so move, the ETF would not be that difficult to take (not that I would want
    to pay it but I DID agree to a contact). In any event, I am happy and do
    not foresee a move so a two year agreement was a small factor.
    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Darrel Mattox wrote:
    >
    > > What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    > > Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    > > I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    > > the 7 PM nights and weekends.

    >
    > I guess it depends on a number of things, particularly how happy you are
    > with Sprint (or unhappy as the case may be), and how willing you are to
    > plan to stick around for two years. Personally, I don't find this to be
    > a problem... I've been with Sprint since '97, and have a minute plan
    > that beats what's currently offered by other carriers, and I just don't
    > see a useful reason to change as of yet. So I went ahead and renewed.
    >
    > Of course, other people are different and prefer having the freedom to
    > jump wherever they please sooner than two years. So renewing is not for
    > them.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >






  12. #12
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    I think the 2 year Advantage Agreement would be worth considering
    to get the 1900 Nights & Weekends, but not for an additional $5 per
    month. I am considering the 2 year Advantage Agreement to get the
    Sprint PCS to Sprint PCS, even though we don't come close to going over
    our Minutes in Plan now, because once you get it, it will stay, and
    possibly when our usage would make Sprint PCS to Sprint PCS
    advantageous, it might no longer be offered free.


    Darrel Mattox wrote:

    > What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    > Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    > I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    > the 7 PM nights and weekends.
    >
    > thanks
    > Darrel





  13. #13
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    Does tmobile's 3 day weekends also include nights during the week?
    I thought I heard not, and that was the trade off to get the third day.

    Mark L. wrote:

    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    >
    >>I don't understand why everybody gets so worked up about 7PM N&W
    >>minutes (except for maybe on the west coast where calls to the Midwest
    >>and the East would be arriving very late in the evening). Of all the
    >>people I know with cell phones (which is just about everybody I know),
    >>almost none of them would actually benefit from N&W starting at 7PM
    >>when a $5 / month fee is added on. This would imply that peope are
    >>not making calls currently after 7PM because they are waiting for the
    >>9PM N&W minutes to start, or they are consistantly going over because
    >>they make alot of calls between 7PM and 9PM. People should check
    >>their bill and see if they REALLY will benefit from this (at an added
    >>cost of $5/month for 24 months!). I think that for the majority of
    >>users the answer is an overwhelming NO.
    >>
    >>Tom Veldhouse

    >
    >
    > I don't really see why people get worked up either. I would actually
    > benefit more from a "3 day weekend" promotion that T-mobile runs. Having
    > said that, I did add the 7PM feature, even though it might not end up being
    > financially beneficial. I did it for 2 reasons. First, I only have 300
    > A.T. minutes per month and I usually come close to using those minutes
    > (within 10-40 mins per month). So I've cut down the window in which I must
    > use my 300 minutes. The second reason I did it, is that if I have the time,
    > I'd rather call some people like my mother in the 7 o'clock time frame,
    > rather than the 9 o'clock timeframe. I more or less added the 7PM feature
    > out of convenience rather than necessity.
    >
    > I should also mention that my cellphone is the only phone that I have. I
    > don't have a house phone.
    >
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >





  14. #14
    Darrel Mattox
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    "Thadius" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > My opinon: I have always been happy with Sprint PCS. I have a 2000 minute
    > plan with other add-ons and my bill after taxes is already approaching the
    > ETF on a monthly basis. If I ever became unhappy with Sprint PCS and wanted
    > so move, the ETF would not be that difficult to take (not that I would want
    > to pay it but I DID agree to a contact). In any event, I am happy and do
    > not foresee a move so a two year agreement was a small factor.
    > "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Darrel Mattox wrote:
    > >
    > > > What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    > > > Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    > > > I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    > > > the 7 PM nights and weekends.

    > >
    > > I guess it depends on a number of things, particularly how happy you are
    > > with Sprint (or unhappy as the case may be), and how willing you are to
    > > plan to stick around for two years. Personally, I don't find this to be
    > > a problem... I've been with Sprint since '97, and have a minute plan
    > > that beats what's currently offered by other carriers, and I just don't
    > > see a useful reason to change as of yet. So I went ahead and renewed.
    > >
    > > Of course, other people are different and prefer having the freedom to
    > > jump wherever they please sooner than two years. So renewing is not for
    > > them.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    > >


    Thanks for the replys....

    I do not have a problem with Sprint. I sometimes have dropped calls
    but I think that happens with all carriers. You could be sitting
    right next to a tower and still drop a call with a BAD phone.

    The only problem I have with Sprint and signing a two-year agreement
    is that Sprint does not always have a good selection of phones. Even
    now if you want a candy bar type phone Sprint has only 2 models to
    choose from.

    again thanks



  15. #15
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: opinions about 2 year contracts????

    I just checked their web site and saw 5 non flip phones.


    Darrel Mattox wrote:

    > "Thadius" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >>My opinon: I have always been happy with Sprint PCS. I have a 2000 minute
    >>plan with other add-ons and my bill after taxes is already approaching the
    >>ETF on a monthly basis. If I ever became unhappy with Sprint PCS and wanted
    >>so move, the ETF would not be that difficult to take (not that I would want
    >>to pay it but I DID agree to a contact). In any event, I am happy and do
    >>not foresee a move so a two year agreement was a small factor.
    >>"Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Darrel Mattox wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>What is the group's opinion about signing 2 year wireless contracts?
    >>>>Is the 7 PM nights worth comitting to a wireless carrier for 2 years?
    >>>>I am off my 1 year contract and considering the 2 year contract to get
    >>>>the 7 PM nights and weekends.
    >>>
    >>>I guess it depends on a number of things, particularly how happy you are
    >>>with Sprint (or unhappy as the case may be), and how willing you are to
    >>>plan to stick around for two years. Personally, I don't find this to be
    >>>a problem... I've been with Sprint since '97, and have a minute plan
    >>>that beats what's currently offered by other carriers, and I just don't
    >>>see a useful reason to change as of yet. So I went ahead and renewed.
    >>>
    >>>Of course, other people are different and prefer having the freedom to
    >>>jump wherever they please sooner than two years. So renewing is not for
    >>>them.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>--
    >>>E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    >>>Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >>>

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the replys....
    >
    > I do not have a problem with Sprint. I sometimes have dropped calls
    > but I think that happens with all carriers. You could be sitting
    > right next to a tower and still drop a call with a BAD phone.
    >
    > The only problem I have with Sprint and signing a two-year agreement
    > is that Sprint does not always have a good selection of phones. Even
    > now if you want a candy bar type phone Sprint has only 2 models to
    > choose from.
    >
    > again thanks





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