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  1. #1
    JRW
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    If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    weekends?

    Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    on.




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  2. #2
    plane
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > weekends?
    >
    > Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > on.


    no difference on my statement ( no distinction) if i roam either
    digitally or analog---all of roam minutes are just grouped by date and
    carrier.

    Other than the totals of the minutes used to roam, no additional
    billing.

    and In my area, I will use at least a 100 or so minutes per month



  3. #3
    JRW
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    plane wrote:
    > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    >>weekends?
    >>
    >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    >>on.

    >
    >
    > no difference on my statement ( no distinction) if i roam either
    > digitally or analog---all of roam minutes are just grouped by date and
    > carrier.


    But are any of those minutes during night and weekend hours? In other
    words, if I use my phone on the weekend and happen to place the call
    while in analog roam, will that call come out of my daytime minutes?




  4. #4
    Scott Nelson
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    I did several test calls a month ago and they were not part of my plan
    minutes or were they deducted from my plan minutes..
    Incoming got charged at .39 a min, while outgoing to same area code ( 202 )
    got charged .39 min plus LD at .25 minute.
    Seems to be consisant with other carriers roaming policies.

    I have tried a couple of different calls ( 611, #646# and the CS
    888-211-4727 ) just to see if they bill for this. We'll see when bill comes
    out in a week or so.
    611 doesn't go through anyway. #646# is the code for Verizon ( roaming
    partner for SprintPCS in my market ) and asks me for my Verizon mobile
    number, which of course won't do me any good for checking minute usage on my
    SprintPCS phone. ;-)
    I did get though on 888 number but, will have to wait and see if they charge
    me for roaming.

    Anyway, just fyi.....

    Scotty



    "JRW" <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > plane wrote:
    > > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > >
    > >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > >>weekends?
    > >>
    > >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > >>on.

    > >
    > >
    > > no difference on my statement ( no distinction) if i roam either
    > > digitally or analog---all of roam minutes are just grouped by date and
    > > carrier.

    >
    > But are any of those minutes during night and weekend hours? In other
    > words, if I use my phone on the weekend and happen to place the call
    > while in analog roam, will that call come out of my daytime minutes?
    >






  5. #5
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

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    JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > weekends?
    >
    > Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > on.
    >


    N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    apply to your anytime minutes.

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  6. #6
    Ray
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
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    > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    >
    >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    >>weekends?
    >>
    >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    >>on.
    >>

    >
    >
    > N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    > native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    > apply to your anytime minutes.
    >
    >


    Wrong!



  7. #7
    Scott Nelson
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    > Wrong!

    Well, thanks for the one word answer. ;-)
    Any thoughts top backup your one word answer?

    I haven't seen any minutes taken out of my plan minutes for roaming, peak or
    weekend/night minutes.
    Verizon or T-Mobile from my tests are the same way.
    When I was in Italy, my T-Mobile minutes never decreased when I was roaming
    in Italy but I definably got charged for roaming.
    My Verizon AC plan roams every now and them and roaming charges for them are
    separate roaming line items and not deducted from my minutes.
    It would really suck if it did, as plan minutes are supposed to be free. If
    I am getting charged for roaming and they are taking minutes from my plan,
    they would be double-dipping at that point. Make sense?

    Scotty


    "Ray" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > >>weekends?
    > >>
    > >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > >>on.
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > > N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    > > native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    > > apply to your anytime minutes.
    > >
    > >






  8. #8
    plane
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I did several test calls a month ago and they were not part of my plan
    > minutes or were they deducted from my plan minutes..
    > Incoming got charged at .39 a min, while outgoing to same area code ( 202 )
    > got charged .39 min plus LD at .25 minute.
    > Seems to be consisant with other carriers roaming policies.
    >
    > I have tried a couple of different calls ( 611, #646# and the CS
    > 888-211-4727 ) just to see if they bill for this. We'll see when bill comes
    > out in a week or so.
    > 611 doesn't go through anyway. #646# is the code for Verizon ( roaming
    > partner for SprintPCS in my market ) and asks me for my Verizon mobile
    > number, which of course won't do me any good for checking minute usage on my
    > SprintPCS phone. ;-)
    > I did get though on 888 number but, will have to wait and see if they charge
    > me for roaming.
    >
    > Anyway, just fyi.....
    >
    > Scotty
    >
    >
    >
    > "JRW" <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > plane wrote:
    > > > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message

    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > >
    > > >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > > >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > > >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > > >>weekends?
    > > >>
    > > >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > > >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > > >>on.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > no difference on my statement ( no distinction) if i roam either
    > > > digitally or analog---all of roam minutes are just grouped by date and
    > > > carrier.

    > >
    > > But are any of those minutes during night and weekend hours? In other
    > > words, if I use my phone on the weekend and happen to place the call
    > > while in analog roam, will that call come out of my daytime minutes?
    > >


    These calls are made at every possible times of day and night, and
    thus far, no chargers-----my f&ca is the $5 one added about november
    last fall



  9. #9
    Scott Nelson
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    F&CA is different than the regular F&C and hence, I do not have this on my
    account to give an opinion as to whether it gets taken off F&C minutes or
    not.

    Anyone know if this is a separate line item on your bill or does it come out
    of your plan minutes?
    I would think it would as the website implies that it would.

    Scotty

    "plane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > I did several test calls a month ago and they were not part of my plan
    > > minutes or were they deducted from my plan minutes..
    > > Incoming got charged at .39 a min, while outgoing to same area code (

    202 )
    > > got charged .39 min plus LD at .25 minute.
    > > Seems to be consisant with other carriers roaming policies.
    > >
    > > I have tried a couple of different calls ( 611, #646# and the CS
    > > 888-211-4727 ) just to see if they bill for this. We'll see when bill

    comes
    > > out in a week or so.
    > > 611 doesn't go through anyway. #646# is the code for Verizon ( roaming
    > > partner for SprintPCS in my market ) and asks me for my Verizon mobile
    > > number, which of course won't do me any good for checking minute usage

    on my
    > > SprintPCS phone. ;-)
    > > I did get though on 888 number but, will have to wait and see if they

    charge
    > > me for roaming.
    > >
    > > Anyway, just fyi.....
    > >
    > > Scotty
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "JRW" <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > plane wrote:
    > > > > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message

    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > >
    > > > >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > > > >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > > > >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > > > >>weekends?
    > > > >>
    > > > >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > > > >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > > > >>on.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > no difference on my statement ( no distinction) if i roam either
    > > > > digitally or analog---all of roam minutes are just grouped by date

    and
    > > > > carrier.
    > > >
    > > > But are any of those minutes during night and weekend hours? In other
    > > > words, if I use my phone on the weekend and happen to place the call
    > > > while in analog roam, will that call come out of my daytime minutes?
    > > >

    >
    > These calls are made at every possible times of day and night, and
    > thus far, no chargers-----my f&ca is the $5 one added about november
    > last fall






  10. #10
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

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    Ray <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    >> native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    >> apply to your anytime minutes.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Wrong!


    Why not explain yourself? It certainly is not wrong.

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  11. #11
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
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    > Ray <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    > >> native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    > >> apply to your anytime minutes.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > Wrong!

    >
    > Why not explain yourself? It certainly is not wrong.
    >


    I've lost track who has said what, but the verbiage from SPCS's site on F&CA
    (from a zip code in SPCS's direct coverage) says: "PCS Free & Clear
    America - Enjoy no additional charges for roaming in this expanded coverage
    area, reaching more than 280 million people, as long as less than half of
    your monthly call time is used while roaming"

    Nowhere here do I see F&CA usage applied to AT minutes. Nor do I see it in
    the Roaming FAQ - http://tinyurl.com/2b6ur

    Bob





  12. #12
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    Ray <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<hc5Yb.196891$U%[email protected]_s03>...
    > Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
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    > >
    > > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > >>out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > >>your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > >>weekends?
    > >>
    > >>Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > >>the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > >>on.
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > > N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    > > native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    > > apply to your anytime minutes.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Wrong!


    I agree, if I call after 8pm and I am roaming, the minutes are *NOT*
    deducted from my anytime minutes----

    I have seen other questions about the 50% rule etc, and it seems that
    we are trying to make this far too complcated----the brochures say
    something like use your minutes anywhere, and there is no distinction
    ( thank god) betweem anytime and N&W.-----it is a great value, and I
    have absolutely no complaints about it....



  13. #13
    Ray
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
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    > Ray <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>>N&W, PCS-PCS and perhaps some other types all apply only when on the
    >>>native Sprint PCS network. F&CA roaming minutes, even on weekends,
    >>>apply to your anytime minutes.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Wrong!

    >
    >
    > Why not explain yourself? It certainly is not wrong.
    >

    The analog roaming minutes in F & C A do not all come out of the
    anytime minutes if used in nights and weekends. I was told this by the
    rep when I signed up and it has held true for me for three months.



  14. #14
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    JRW wrote:
    > If the $5/mo F&C plan draws analog roaming minutes
    > out of your daytime plan, does it also take it out of
    > your daytime plan if you use the F&C after 9:00 or on
    > weekends?
    >
    > Stands to reason it would, because Sprint has to reimburse
    > the roaming carrier providing the service you are roaming
    > on.
    >


    Called CS (the last thing I usually do and only when I can find
    the anwer using my own). Here is the answer:

    Free and Clear is just a branded name for Sprint's PCS service.

    Free and Clear AMERICA allows you to roam off network and not have
    to pay roaming charges - the daytime minutes you use off the network
    come out of your regular daytime.

    If you roaming during weekends or after 9 PM (7 PM for some), its
    still a free call. In otehr words, if you used up all your minutes
    in your plan and used anotehr 100 minutes roaming on a weekend,
    there would be no overage charges.




  15. #15
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Analog F&C nightime minutes?

    Ray <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>

    > The analog roaming minutes in F & C A do not all come out of the
    > anytime minutes if used in nights and weekends. I was told this by the
    > rep when I signed up and it has held true for me for three months.


    Yes they do. Check your bill next time. Night & Weekend minutes only
    apply to in-network calls, as do PCS-PCS.

    --

    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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