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    Sprint PCS - F.A.Q.

    3/14/2004 - Version 5

    1-PCS Service Plans 2-PCS Extras 3-Before I Sign Up 4-General
    Information 5-Phone's Hardware

    6-Phone's Software 7-PC Software 8-Internet 9-Handy Phone Numbers
    10-Sprint Hacks



    1. What are the available Sprint PCS plans?

    a. Price Chart (as of March 2004):

    Monthly Charge

    (cost of the plan)
    $35
    $45
    $50
    $65
    $80
    $100
    $115
    $135
    $160

    Anytime Minutes

    (7am - 9pm)( M-F) (Local or LD are the same)
    300
    500
    700
    1,100
    1,400
    2,000
    2,500
    3,500
    4,500

    Nights and Weekends

    (Starts at 9pm)
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited

    Nationwide Long Distance

    (Doesn't apply. Local and LD are same)
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Unlimited

    Overage - per minute

    (If you go over on you Anytime minutes)
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40
    $.40

    Attachable Options (per month)










    Unlimited Nights - Starting at 7pm

    (7pm - 9pm M-F) instead of (9 pm M-F)
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    Unlimited PCS-PCS*

    (Call any other PCS phone as much as you want)
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    PCS Free & Clear America

    (Unlimited Roaming)
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    PCS Vision Pack

    (3 types: Picture, Premium or Professional)

    (Web access, 100 SMS messages, pictures, downloads)
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**

    PCS Ready Link (no PCS Vision)

    (Walkie-talkie style up to 5 phones. With 1 button)
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15
    $15

    PCS Ready Link (with PCS Vision Access)

    (Walkie-talkie style up to 5 phones. With 1 button)
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**

    PCS Video Mail (Picture Mail is Required)

    (Send videos from a video phone to others)
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    Add-A-Phone - Line 2*

    (allow multiple phones to share minutes)
    n/a
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**
    Free**

    Add-A-Phone - Line 3-5*

    (allow multiple phones to share minutes)
    n/a
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20
    $20

    Add-A-Phone with PCS Vision - Line 2*

    (allow multiple phones to share minutes)
    n/a
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    Add-A-Phone with PCS Vision - Line 3-5*

    (allow multiple phones to share minutes)
    n/a
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25
    $25

    PCS Voice Command

    (Allows you to say the name of the caller out loud)
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    PCS Business Connection
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5
    $5

    PCS Equipment Replacement Program

    (Though Lockline Insurance)
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4

    Roadside Rescue (Provider is AAA)

    (3 mile Car towing, roadside assistance)
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4
    $4

    Month to Month

    (No 1-2 year agreement required)
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10
    $10

    TAXES (above and beyond Sprint's charges)

    Around 33% for National, State & Local











    i. 2
    year PCS advantage agreement required

    ii. * -
    unlimited PCS-PCS is included free with any PCS add-a-phone purchase when
    the primary line signs a 2-year advantage agreement.

    iii. PCS
    Wireless Web is available for $5 per month

    iv. ** -
    Free on primary line. Choose either a vision pack or ready link with PCS
    access for free.

    b. Unlisted Plans:

    i. Some
    plans are not listed but you can negotiate with sprint for them.
    1-866-207-7913.

    1. $40 for 750 minutes, free nights and weekends for National Free &
    Clear plan.

    2. With a new 'Advantage' agreement you might be able to negotiate an
    additional credit on your account which helps towards the cost of a new
    phone.

    3. Business Discounts: Pricing is different for anyone working at a
    company where their employer has a deal with Sprint PCS. One may receive a
    discount off all items billed every month. They even still have a $10 Vision
    Plan for Business. "Sprint PCS Vision Access Pack"
    http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/pl...ce/vision.html

    c. Plans:

    i. Free
    and Clear America Plan:

    1. Apparently, you can only use ½ of your minutes on the free and clear
    America plan while roaming. Nothing was said to me about this in any
    broucher I got, so his may be a bit deceptive.
    http://www.sprintpcs.com/common/popu...rAmerica.html.

    2. In a plan from Sprint corporate it's up to half of the minutes you
    actually use. In a plan from an affiliate it may be something like up to 100
    roaming minutes.

    3. The additional $10 fee/50% usage does not apply nationwide. SPCS
    affiliates have different charges and different amounts of roaming minutes
    offered to customers in those respective areas.

    ii.
    Area-Wide Calling Plan:

    1. These vary from area to area. The following chart is for the
    'Greater Florida' Calling Area. You may choose this or any other standard
    plan:

    Monthly Charge
    $45

    Anytime Minutes
    1,000

    Nights & Weekends
    Unlimited

    Nationwide Long Distance from Calling Area
    Unlimited

    Overage - per minute
    $.50

    Off-Network Roaming - per minute
    $.50

    Service on PCS Network outside calling area - per minute
    $.50

    Attachable Options (per month)


    Unlimited Nights - Starting at 7pm
    $5

    Unlimited PCS-PCS
    $5

    PCS Ready Link (no PCS Vision)
    $15

    PCS Ready Link (with PCS Vision Access)
    $20

    PCS Vision Pack

    (3 types: Picture, Premium or Professional)
    $15

    PCS Video Mail (Picture Mail is Required)
    $5

    Add-A-Phone - Per Line*
    $20

    Add-A-Phone with PCS Vision - Per Line*
    $25

    PCS Voice Command
    $5

    PCS Business Connection
    $5

    Equipment Replacement
    $4

    Roadside Rescue
    $4

    Month to Month
    $10


    2. 2 year PCS advantage agreement required

    3. * - unlimited PCS-PCS is included free with any PCS add-a-phone
    purchase when the primary line signs a 2-year advantage agreement.

    iii. PCS
    Equipment Replacement Program:

    1.

    iv. PCS
    Ready Link:

    This lets you talk walkie-talkie style with a touch of 1 button across the
    sprint PCS network.

    1. This includes 1-to-1 calls and group calls.

    2. Picture mail can be added for an addition $5 per month.

    v. PCS
    SMS:

    1. This allows you to instantly send and receive SMS messages to and
    from SMS enabled phones.

    2. It is not available while off the enhanced Sprint PCS network.

    SMS w/o a vision package

    Unlimited SMS
    $10

    100 SMS Messages
    $5

    Individual SMS messages
    $.10




    SMS w/a vision package

    Unlimited SMS
    $5

    100 SMS Messages
    Included

    Individual SMS messages
    $.10


    vi. PCS
    Vision Packs:

    1. PCS Picture Pack (for people with a PCS Vision Camera)

    1. $5 a month towards the download of premium services (games,
    applications like Map Quest.com or The Weather Channel.com).

    2. Unlimited PCS Vision Access (Web and messaging)

    3. Unlimited Picture Mail

    4. 100 SMS messages w/SMS-enabled phones

    2. PCS Vision Premium Pack

    1. $10 a month towards the download of premium services (games,
    applications like Map Quest.com or The Weather Channel.com).

    2. Unlimited Web Access

    3. Unlimited Messaging

    4. 100 SMS messages w/SMS-enabled phones

    3. PCS Vision Professional Pack (for business people away from the
    office)

    1. $15 additional for PCS professional pack on all pocket PC devices
    (primary subscription only)

    2. Unlimited PCS Vision Access (Web and Messaging)

    3. Unlimited Picture Mail

    4. 100 SMS messages w/SMS-enabled phone

    5. Unlimited access to PCB business Connection Personal Edition

    vii. Road
    Side Rescue:

    1. Availability:

    1. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    2. Service is availably anywhere in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and
    the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    3. You can have up to 4 services per year. If you loan your phone to
    someone else who uses a service, then that is counted towards one of your
    four for the year.

    4. The plan starts 72 hours after being added to the phone.

    5. Roadside Rescue follows your phone. If you give your phone to
    another person, that person can receive a Roadside Rescue service event.

    2. Costs:

    1. $4 per month.

    2. You will be charged airtime and roaming if applicable when calling
    #ROAD from your PCS Phone. You can avoid this charge by using a nearby pay
    phone to place the call, but you will still need your PCS phone when the
    vehicle is serviced.

    3. Provider:

    1. Roadside Rescue program services are provided by AAA, AAA clubs, CAA
    clubs and in California, National Automobile Club. Sprint is not a motor
    club.

    4. Requirements:

    1. You must have your PCS phone at the vehicle.

    2. You must be in the car at the time of service (due to some state
    laws).

    3. You must provide the 10 digit PCS shone number of the phone.

    4. You must have a light passenger car or truck, including rental cars.
    Not covered are RVs, motorcycles, boats, trailers, limousines, taxis,
    commercial and/or heavy-duty vehicles.

    5. Services:

    1. Battery Boost

    2. Tire Service

    3. Fuel Delivery

    4. Lockout Service

    5. Extricating/Winching

    6. Minor Mechanical Adjustment

    7. Towing up to 3 miles

    6. Telephone Number

    1. #ROAD on a Sprint PCS phone.

    2. 1-888-878-5825 on any phone..

    viii. PCS
    Vision for PCS Connection cards:

    1. You can get a SnapMedia cable and avoid this outrageous charge. See
    PC software section.

    Monthly charge
    $40
    $60
    $80
    $100

    Included Megabytes
    20
    40
    70
    300

    Overage
    $.002
    $.002
    $.002
    $.002


    1. Calls made on PCS Connection Cards with voice capability will be
    charges $.20 per minute.

    2. What are the Sprint PCS Extras (on the Sprint
    nationwide PCS network)

    a. Caller ID (Free):

    i. You
    phone will see the number of whoever is calling.

    ii. You
    can call Sprint PCS customer service and tell them to make you number
    private. Your number will not show up on other phones. Instead it will say
    something like 'private'. This is a free service

    iii. You
    can block your number from appearing on another phone on a per-call basis.
    Before making a phone call, dial *67 and then dial the destination phone
    number (10 digits).

    b. Call Forwarding (Pay - $.10 per minute plus any long distance
    charges):

    i. To
    Activate

    1. Press *72

    2. Enter the area code and phone number (10 digits)

    3. Press talk

    ii. To
    De-Activate

    1. Press *720

    2. Press Talk

    c. Call Waiting (Free):

    i. When
    you are on the phone and another person is calling in:

    1. Press 'talk' to put the first person on hold. Press 'Talk' again to
    switch between calls (3-way) OR

    2. Press 'End' to end the first call and then press 'Talk' to answer
    the second call (2-way).

    d. Numeric Paging (Free):

    i. You
    can receive numeric pages on your PCS Phone instead of voicemail messages.
    When Numeric Paging is turned on, your voicemail will prompt callers to
    either leave a voice message or send a numeric page..

    e. 411 (PCS Directory Assistance)

    i. Dial
    411 on your PCS Phone to access a variety of convenient services - phone
    numbers, driving directions, show times, restaurant reservations and more.

    ii. It
    cost $1.25 per call, plus airtime charges.

    iii. You
    can receive up to 3 requests per call and be automatically connected at no
    additional charge.

    f. Three-way Calling (Free to use, but your minutes accumulate for
    each of the two calls. IE double minutes):

    i. This
    allows a person to call 2 different phone numbers to have a 3 way call.

    1. Enter the first number to call and press 'talk'.

    2. Once the connection is established, press 'talk' to put the caller
    on hold.

    3. Enter the second number and press 'talk'.

    4. Once the second connection is established al 3 people can talk.

    ii. If the
    person dialing in the phone numbers hangs up, all 3 parties are
    disconnected.

    iii. If 1
    of the 2 parties that were called hangs up, then in the initiator and the
    remaining person called will still be connected.

    g. Voice Mail (Free):

    i. This
    is like an answering machine. When you do not answer the phone, the caller
    can leave a message on Sprint's server. Later, you can dial in to retrieve
    the messages.

    3. What do I need to know before I sign up?

    a. Specials:

    i.
    Sprint PCS (as of March of 2004):

    1. Unlimited anytime minutes for the first 2 months (on certain plans
    over $45 and a 2 year commitment)

    2. 2 months free on certain plans (PCS ready link, PCS ready link
    w/vision access, PCS Vision, PCS Video Mail, PCS Voice Command, PCS Business
    Connection and PCS Wireless Web 2G). I even got them to throw in roadside
    rescue on my plan.

    3. Add-a-phone (requires a 2 year agreement)

    1. Free unlimited PCS-PCS with PCS add-a-phone purchase)

    2. Free waived activation fee on lines 2-5 ($36 per line)

    3. Free second line to share on plans 2,000 minutes and higher

    ii. Snap
    Sync/Snap Dialer/Data Cable:

    1. As of March 2004, Radio Shack has an instant special. SnapSync/Snap
    Dialer CD with a free cable. The back of the CD box has a chart showing
    which cable to get to go with your phone. The total is $41 plus tax for
    both software titles and the cable.

    iii. Sanyo
    Phones:

    1. As of March of 2004, Sprint has a rebate of $150 on some Sanyo
    phones. This requires a 2 year plan. Best Buy has the same phone as Radio
    Shack but at better prices. Actually, Best Buy's phone was $370, they gave
    me $150 off on an instant rebate and then another $150 off on a mail in
    rebate for the SPC-5500 phone ($370 phone for $70).

    2. Instant rebate for new customers or current customers with a new
    line, former customers must have used the same phone for 18 months
    previously to be eligible for a rebate.

    b. Porting and existing telephone number over:

    i. You
    can have you home number or another mobile phone number ported over to your
    new mobile phone. The mobile company must port another mobile phone number
    over in 4 days or a land line over to a mobile phone in 30 days.

    ii. Top
    100 MSAs (Metropolotian Statistical Areas)

    1. The start date to port over lines in the top 100 MSAs was November
    24, 2003.

    iii. Rural
    areas

    1. The start date for portability in rural areas or in cities below the
    top 100 MSAs is May 24, 2004.

    iv. Do not
    terminate service with your old carrier before establishing contact with the
    new carrier or you may loose your old number.

    v. Each
    carrier has its own site explaining portability in terms of switching to
    itself: .DTL

    1. Alltel - http://www.alltel.com/wlnp/

    2. AT&T - http://tinyurl.com/uiqg

    3. Cingular - http://tinyurl.com/uiqs

    4. Nextel - http://tinyurl.com/uu3r

    5. T-Mobile - http://www.t-mobile.com/switch

    6. Verizon - http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/lnp

    4. How about some general information?

    a. Definitions:

    i. For a
    definition of mobile phone terms, go to:
    http://www.symbian.com/technology/glossary.html

    ii. 3G:

    1. In mobile telephony, third-generation protocols support much higher
    data rates, measured in Mbps, intended for applications other than voice. 3G
    networks trials started in Japan in 2001. 3G will support bandwidth-hungry
    applications such as full-motion video, video-conferencing and full Internet
    access

    iii.
    Analog:

    1. The simple way to transmit speech, which is translated into
    electronic signals of different frequency and/or amplitude. The first
    networks for mobile phones, as well as broadcast transmissions, were analog.
    Due to being longer established in some countries, analog networks may offer
    better coverage than digital networks, however analog phones are less secure
    and suffer more from interference where the signal is weak. Analog systems
    include AMPS, NMT and ETACS.

    iv. CDMA
    (Code Division Multiple Access)

    1. A digital wireless telephony transmission technique.

    2. CDMA allows multiple frequencies to be used simultaneously (Spread
    Spectrum). The CDMA idea was originally developed for military use over 30
    years ago.

    3. The CDMA standards used for second-generation mobile telephony are
    the IS-95 standards championed by QUALCOMM

    v.
    Cellular Radio:

    1. The technology that has made large scale mobile telephony possible.
    Current cellular networks reuse the same radio frequencies by assigning them
    to cells far enough apart to reduce interference. A cell is the geographical
    area covered by one radio base station transmitting/receiving in the center.
    The size of each cell is determined by the terrain, transmission power, and
    forecasted number of users. Service coverage of a given area is based on an
    interlocking network of cells, called a cell system.

    vi. Digital:

    1. A way of encoding information. On digital networks, data doesn't
    need to go though the extra step of being converted to an analog signal,
    voice is sampled and coded in a way similar to how it is recorded on a CD.
    Digital networks are fast replacing analog ones as they offer improved sound
    quality, secure transmission and can handle data directly as well as voice.
    Digital networks include mobile systems GSM, D-AMPS, CDMA, TDMA and UMTS.

    vii. Duel
    Mode:

    1. Dual mode mobile phones have more than one air interface and hence
    can work on more than one network. One example is phones that operate on
    both digital and analog networks. They are quite useful if you want the
    advantages of a digital phone, but regularly visit areas where analog is the
    only service available.

    viii. PCS
    (Personal Communications Service):

    1. An American generic term for a mass-market mobile phone service,
    emphasizing personal communication, independent of the technology used to
    provide it. PCS includes such digital cellular technologies as GSM 1900,
    CDMA and TDMA IS-136.

    ix. SMS
    (Short Message Service)

    1. Available on digital GSM networks allowing text messages of up to
    160 characters to be sent and received via the network operator's message
    center to your mobile phone, or from the Internet, using a so-called "SMS
    gateway" website. If the phone is powered off or out of range, messages are
    stored in the network and are delivered at the next opportunity.

    x. WAP
    (Wireless Application Protocol)

    1. A set of communication protocol standards to make accessing online
    services from a mobile phone simple.

    2. WAP was conceived by four companies: Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and
    Unwired Planet (today called Phone.com). The WAP Forum is an industry
    association with over 200 members.

    b. FCC:

    i.
    http://www.donotcall.org. If you do not want telemarketers to call you, go
    to this web site and type in your phone number. There are exemptions
    (politicians, charities), you have to renew every so many years and you need
    a valid e-mail address. If someone bothers you, just complain.

    c. Lost Phones:

    i. Call
    PCS Customer Solutions at 888-211-4727. If you have the PCS Equipment
    Replacement Program on your account, call lockline Insurance at
    1-800-584-3666.

    d. Other FAQs:

    i.
    Handheld's Cellular Data FAQ: http://celdata.cjb.net

    ii. Sprint
    PCS Forum at Howard Forums:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...readid=166490. Good page
    that has a FAQ look with messages.

    iii.
    Wireless FAQ: http://www.wirelessadvisor.com/wireless_faq.cfm

    e. Towers:

    i. This
    is a link to the sprint towers:
    http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/co...owermaps.html. It is clickable
    so you can see where there towers are all at.

    ii. This
    is to all towers: http://www.towermaps.com .

    f. Warranties and Repairs;

    i. "The
    manufacturer of your phone offers a one-year limited warranty from the date
    of purchase. To replace your phone under the manufacturer's warranty, a
    Sprint Store technician must verify the defect. To locate the nearest Sprint
    Store, dial *2 on your PCS Phone, say "Store locator," and follow the
    instructions; or go to our online Sprint Store locator. (Note: Warranties
    are exclusive to the manufacturer and only allow for same-model exchanges.
    Sprint has no liability in connection with the manufacturers' acts and/or
    omissions.)" What does Sprint PCS say about repairs? "If you are having
    trouble with your PCS Phone, visit a local Sprint Store Technical Center
    with service capabilities for a phone evaluation to determine if there is a
    problem. A Sprint Store must have service capabilities to repair your PCS
    Phone."

    5. What about the phone's hardware?

    a. Phones (Models):

    i. Sanyo
    SPC-5500 (newer version of the VM-4500)

    1. Features:

    1. Digital Camcorder:

    1. Take and send up to 33 'normal quality' 15-second video clips can be
    stored in the handset's internal memory.

    2. Video resolution is 96 x 128 pixels.

    3. Can include sound with the video.

    2. Digital Camera:

    1. Take and send VGA (640 x 480 pixels), QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) and
    QQVGA (160 x 120 pixels) digital photos.

    2. Up to 31 'fine quality' VGA or 150 'lower-quality' and
    smaller-resolution photos can be stored in internal memory.

    3. Voice Memo:

    1. Capability to attach a voice memo of up to 10 seconds to any photo
    or video.

    4. Main LCD:

    1. A 2.1-inch, 65,536-color main TFT LCD display

    5. Secondary (outside LCD):

    1. A 1-inch, 65,536-color external TFT LCD display helps identify
    callers via Photo Caller ID and also can be used as a viewfinder when taking
    a self portrait.

    6. Web Browser:

    1. WAP 2.0 browser/Java (J2ME) for enhanced Web browsing.

    2. Tips:

    1. Silent all:

    1. Open the clamshell and press the side volume. It will change the
    volume up or down all of the way to 'silent all'.

    2. Calendar:

    1. Holidays are in red while every other day is in black. It comes
    preset with Sundays/Holidays in red.

    2. Reset Sundays and Holidays to normal days (black). Now you can set
    special days in red and non-special days in black. For example: If you
    work different days each week (freelance), you can set up your work days as
    holidays. This will allow you to see what days you work over the whole
    month. This can be used for school days, soccer practice or whatever.

    3. Codes: (I tried these but they don't seem to work)

    1. To enter codes dial the code (just like any other phone number) then
    press the OK key and select "Save Phone #" from the menu

    1. ##VOCODER - Change the voice encoding settings (this doesn't work,
    as the network setting takes priority)

    2. ##040793 - Modify phone's data speed, the built-in cap. Changing the
    phone to 144/230 mode can improve speed over the default setting of 144K, as
    it removes the phone's built-in cap

    6. What about the phone's internal software?

    a. Applications:

    i.

    b. Firmware:

    i.
    Firmware for your Phone:

    1. This is a link to the Sprint PCS firmware tracker page:
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    Look up your model, and when you check your version numbers, if it's not up
    to date, take your phone to your local SPCS store and get the
    firmware/software version upgraded.

    ii. PRL
    (Preferred Roaming List):

    1. Problems with roaming are many times alleviated by a "PRL" update
    (PRL = Preferred Roaming List). SprintPCS has agreements with other
    cellular carriers to allow your phone to work on other networks when outside
    of the range of the SprintPCS network. You do not get to choose which
    carrier; it is determined by the PRL, software inside your phone. Each
    phone also has a version of its unique firmware. As phones are in the hands
    of users, often times "bugs" are discovered and fixed, by a firmware update,
    but this has to be done by a SprintPCS technician at the Sprint store.

    2. The PRL (or Preferred Roaming List) contains important information
    about which towers your phone can use when roaming off-network. Keep this
    file up-to-date in order to get the best reception on-network and off. Most
    phones can have their PRL updated over-the-air (some older phones that can't
    can receive this ability by getting a firmware update, and even older phones
    can get PRL updates in-store - provided they still have the cable for your
    phone). Just call *2 (from the phone you want updated) and ask to have your
    number flagged for a PRL update. If the rep you talk to doesn't know what
    that is, it's best to politely hang up and call back. If you have trouble
    getting the PRL update with Customer Service, take the phone to your nearest
    Sprint Store and ask for it.

    c. Games:

    i.

    d. Instant Messaging:

    i.
    Format:

    1. 160 characters max (if sent from an e-mail, any header is included
    in the 160 characters so you get 60-120 characters max).

    2. Include all 10 digits including area code.

    ii. Web
    Sites to send from:

    1. To send a text message from the internet to a phone, use this link:
    http://messaging.sprintpcs.com/sml/guestCompose.do

    iii.
    Domains: Type in an e-mail and send it to the following address for instant
    messaging on the person's phone. Between the <> is the 10 digit phone
    number.

    1. AT&T: <AT&T #>@messaging.att.com or <AT&T#>@mobile.att.net

    2. Cingular: <Cingular #>@mobile.mycingular.com

    3. Sprint: <SPCS #>@messaging.sprintpcs.com

    4. Verizon: <VZW #>@vtext.com

    e. Ring Tones (Ringers):

    i. This
    site allows you to send free ringers, applications and pictures to your
    sprint PCS Phone: http://www.sprintusers.com/focus/

    ii.
    http://www.3gforfree.com/

    iii.
    Google: Use as a search parameter "SongName.mid". Dozens of hits appear,
    click on the midi file and save it directly to the computer for later
    manipulation and download to my phone via FutureDial SnapMedia Software and
    a USB cable for the phone.

    iv.
    www.foshoo.com

    v.
    http://www.xingtone.com/

    vi.
    http://www.cdmatech.com/solutions/pr...e_download.jsp

    vii.
    www.myphonefiles.com

    viii.
    http://mobile.hopto.org/

    ix. How to
    make your own Ringers:
    http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/74883-1.html and then upload it to
    your phone at http://www.t1mmy.net/visionTool.html

    f. Screen Savers:

    i.

    7. What PC software can I use to add to my Sprint PCS experience?

    a. Developers and Standards:

    i. Here
    is a link for standards for Sprint PCS phones and how to write applications
    for the: http://developer.sprintpcs.com/adp/index.do

    ii. How to
    make your web page easy on a mobile phone:

    1. "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Creating Web Pages" by Que Publishing.
    Put the following in the header for mobile devices. You can also check out
    http://www.w3.org
    <!DOCTYPC html PUBLIC "\//W3C//DTC XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <title>Enter Title Here</title>
    <! - - Designed By XXXXX- - >
    <! - - Last Updatep 07/25/2003 - - >
    </head>
    <body>

    </body>
    </html>

    b. PC Software:

    i.
    http://www.futuredial.com offers MS Windows 98+ PC software packages.

    1. SnapSync: Allows one to transfer from MS Outlook (on a PC) to a
    phone, from a phone to MS Outlook or from a phone to a phone (via a PC). It
    can also be used to backup the phone's contact list onto the PC if Outlook
    is not installed on the PC.

    2. SnapDialer: This allows one to use the phone as a modem. Install
    the driver for the phone and then install the program. Hook up the data
    cable and that's it. Sprint's picturemail/internet is $15 a month for
    unlimited use. You need a G3 phone to take advantage of the faster speed
    which is comparable to a standard land based telephone line. When new
    phones come out, they claim you can download the drivers for them. You only
    need the driver for your particular phone. It has speeds up to 115 kbs.
    After 10 minutes sprint may disconnect you so you need to run something like
    yahoo messenger in the background which send continuous data thought the
    modem.

    3. SnapMedia: This software allows transfer of photos and ringers from
    a PC to a cell phone using the appropriate phone to USB cable.

    4. Transfer Cable: A cable from the phone to the computer is required
    for transfer of data (http://www.futuredial.com or a Radio Shack). Each
    phone has its own port on it. The other end will be either serial or USB
    which plugs into the computer. All three of these programs need the data
    transfer cable.

    5. In March of 2004, Radio Shack had a special. SnapSync/Snap Dialer
    CD with a free cable. The back of the CD box has a chart showing which
    cable to get to go with your phone. The total is $41 plus tax. It may or
    may not still apply.

    6. To get a software update, go to this link
    http://www.futuredial.com/support/sn...nu=sanyo&model
    for the =VM4500(5500). Youwill need to log in as a registered user (e-mail
    and serial number).

    ii.
    Celllink: Allows your MS Outlook to message your cell phone (I think)

    1. http://www.settingstarstudio.com/CELLLINK.HTML

    iii.
    Susteen Datapilot: http://www.susteen.com/index.htm

    1. Phone book manager, Calendar, image editor, ring tone composer,
    Internet data connector and SMS manager. It interfaces with Outlook,
    Outlook Express, ACT, Plm Desktop and PDA software. This can be used with
    mobile phones or PDAs. The Software is $35, the Data Cable is $30 or both
    together for $60.

    8. Can I connect to the internet?

    a. E-Mail:

    i.
    E-mail is included in the PCS Vision Packages.

    ii. E-Mail
    can be viewed from the phone or though any PC web browser .

    iii. You
    can go to www.sprintpcs.com and set up your e-mail to send your phone an
    instant message whenever you get a new e-mail to your sprintpcs.com account.

    iv. On some
    phones (like the Sanyo SPC-5500), you can set up the instant messaging to
    vibrate 1 time when you get a new instant message. This way you do not get
    woken up all night long from instant messages but still can get incoming
    voice calls with a ringer.

    b. Setting up E-Mail:

    i. How
    do I set up Outlook Express to be my e-mail client (using a cable from my PC
    to the phone)?

    1. Run Outlook Express (This is for Version 6)

    2. Set Outlook Express to e-mail:

    1. Click on the INBOX in outlook express on the FOLDERS window pane.

    3. Create a new e-mail account:

    1. Click on TOOLS-ACCOUNT-ADD-MAIL

    2. YOUR NAME screen:

    1. You name on outgoing e-mails (Whatever you want. This can be a fake
    name).

    3. INTERNET E-MAIL ADDRESS screen:

    1. E-mail for the other person to see (whatever you want. This can be
    a fake address).

    4. E-MAIL SERVER NAMES screen:

    1. My incoming mail server is a POP 3 server.

    2. Incoming Mail: pop.sprintpcs.com.

    3. Outgoing Mail: smtp.sprintpcs.com.

    5. INTERNET MAIL LOGON screen:

    1. Account Name: Your Account Name (from sprint. This is your real
    account name).

    2. Password: Your password (from sprint. This is your real password).

    3. Clink on REMEMBER PASSWORD (so each time you run outlook express it
    will remember your password).

    4. Log on using secure password authentification (unchecked).

    4. Make your Sprint PCS E-Mail your default E-Mail when running Outlook
    Express:

    1. Click on TOOLS-ACCOUNTS

    2. Click on the Sprint PCS account

    3. Click on SET AS DEFAULT

    5. The first time you restart Outlook Express with this as your default
    e-mail account it make pop up with a logon window. If it does, then you
    typed in a wrong name or password.

    1. Type in you name and password again.

    2. Make sure everything is case sensitive.

    3. Do not include the '@sprintpcs.com' after your name.

    6. To verify your settings:

    1. Click on TOOLS-ACCOUNTS

    2. Click on your e-mail account (pop.sprintpcs.com).

    3. Click on PROPERTIES:

    1. General Tab:

    1. Mail Account

    1. Top Line: Anything you want. This is what will show up in Outlook
    Express' left window pane.

    2. User Information:

    1. Name: This is whatever you put in. This can be a fake name.

    2. E-Mail Address: Again, this is whatever you want and can be a fake
    address.

    3. Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing (Check
    this and your e-mail will be downloaded when you do these things).

    2. Servers Tab:

    1. Server Information:

    1. My incoming mail server is a POP 3 account.

    2. Incoming Mail (POP 3): pop.sprintpcs.com.

    3. Outgoing Mail (SMTP): smtp.sprintpcs.com.

    2. Incoming Mail Server:

    1. Account Name: You real account name from sprint (Just the name. Do
    not include '@sprintpcs.com').

    2. Password: You real password from sprint.

    3. Log on using secure password authentification (unchecked).

    3. Outgoing Mail Server:

    1. My server requires authentification (Checked). This probably is
    unchecked and is why you e-mail won't work.

    2. SETTINGS to the right: Use same settings as my incoming mail
    server.

    7. The rest of the e-mail settings should be fine. If you use your PCS
    phone as a modem, Sprint may charge or ban you. The rumor is that you can
    transfer up to 50 meg a month before they will say anything. Some estimates
    have it a bit higher.

    c. Web Sites:

    i. Web
    Browsers:

    1. A Web browser application for download (Pay):
    http://www.reqwireless.com/webviewer.html. Size is 48K and may not do
    javascript.

    2. Opera: http://www.opera.com

    ii.
    Downloads (Ring Tones, Games, Pictures, Etc.):

    1. http://www.3gupload.com

    2. http://www.matrixm.com

    3. http://www.xingtones.com

    4. http://www.myphonefiles.com

    5. http://www.w3.org

    6.
    http://www.primetones.com/personalpa...ters-Ringtones

    iii. Search
    Engines (Optimized for web phones):

    1. Froogle: http://wml.froogle.com/

    d. Newsgroups:

    i.
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs - Message only group.

    ii.
    (Binaries group for games, applications, ring tone and pictures) - No known
    binaries group for games, ringers and screensavers (maybe someone will
    create one).

    e. News Servers:

    i. If
    you are using your PCS phone as a modem, then you can use your PC with
    Outlook Express.

    ii. Free
    News Servers:

    1. http://www.newsservers.net/free_news_servers/

    2. http://freenews.maxbaud.net/

    3. news.cis.dfn.de

    4. news.individual.de

    9. What are some handy telephone numbers related to Sprint PCS?

    a. Dialing * or # before a number:

    i. *

    1. *2: (Free) Customer Service

    1. Options after connecting

    1. Press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish

    2. Times Open

    1. Pacific Standard Time: (Mon - Fri: 5am - 1am), (Sat: 6am - 6pm),
    (Sun: 8am - 8pm)

    2. Central Standard Time: (Mon - Fri: 6am - 2am), (Sat: 7am - 7pm),
    (Sun: 9am - 9pm)

    3. Eastern Standard Time: (Mon - Fri: 7am - 3am), (Sat: 8am - 8pm),
    (Sun: 10am - 10pm)

    2. *3: (Free) Speed Pay - Pay Your Bill on the phone

    3. *4: (Minutes accumulate) Airtime Usage - How many minutes left on
    your account.

    1. If have the vision plane ($15 per month), you can log on to sprint's
    web site for free and check the minutes. Not necessary to have Vision to
    check minutes at web site. *4 will use minutes if used in Prime Time. *4
    will also tell balance due on account.

    4. *5: (Free) Spanish Customer Service

    5. *18: Tower ReSync - Dial if having trouble placing or receiving
    calls.

    6. *67: You can block your number from appearing on another phone on a
    per-call basis by first dialing *67 and then the destination phone number
    (10 digits).

    7. *72: Activate Call Forwarding (and then the 10 digit phone number)

    8. *720: De-Activate Call forwarding.

    ii. #

    1. #222: Accessory Purchasing

    2. #30: Clear Exchange Program - Give your old phone to a new customer
    for a $30 credit.

    3. #724: Charles Schwab Direct

    4. #733: (#REF): Referral Credit System

    5. #777: Internet - Used to connect to the internet when using the
    phone as a PC modem (SyncDialer software).

    1. Dial #777 and use http://www.tpc.int/ to fax.

    6. #7623: (#ROAD): Roadside Assistance (Pay-Airtime usage and
    roaming) - If you pay the $4 a month for roadside assistance, you can use
    this feature.

    7. #986: Western Union - Use this to pay call Western Union to send
    money to someone.

    b. 411 (PCS Directory Assistance)

    i. Dial
    411 on your PCS Phone to access a variety of convenient services - phone
    numbers, driving directions, show times, restaurant reservations and more.

    ii. It
    cost $1.25 per call, plus airtime charges.

    iii. You
    can receive up to 3 requests per call and be automatically connected at no
    additional charge.

    c. 800 or 888 Numbers:

    i.
    Dialing a number starting with 800 or 800 DO count towards your minutes.

    d. 900 and 976 Numbers:

    i. Can
    not be made from a Sprint PCS phone.

    e. Voice Mail:

    i. You
    can not change the number of rings on your phone before the sprint voice
    mails picks it up.

    ii. To
    directly dial into someone's voice mail, dial 11 first. Example:
    11-555-555-5555 (This does not work in all areas) or 2 and then the number
    (2-555-555-5555) (This doesn't work for me)

    iii. Use
    'airplane mode' on your phone to send an incoming call directly to the voice
    mail. This disables your ability to receive calls or to call out.

    iv. Voice
    Mail by Regular Land Line (Accessing your sprint PCS voice mail by not using
    your Sprint PCS phone)

    1. Dial the first 6 digits of your number + MAIL (6245) to get to voice
    mail from a regular land line.

    2. If your number is 407-111-2222 you would dial 407-111-6245 (MAIL) to
    get to the voice mail prompt.

    3. It will ask for your 10 digit voice mail number and then press
    pound.

    4. Then it will ask for your voice mail pass code and press pound.

    5. You should now be able to access your voice mail and navigate
    through the prompts.

    f. PCS to PCS:

    i. To
    find out if someone is on sprint PCS, go to
    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/wlnp/wlnpPortHome.jsp and type in the
    phone number. If it's a sprint number it will tell you. This is actually
    to see if a number can be ported over. Use this trick if you have the
    unlimited PCS-to-PCS plan.

    g. MDN and MSID:

    i. In
    order for a phone to be used anymore, it must be able to support 2 numbers.
    The "regular" phone number is the MDN and an internal ID number "MSID." The
    two do not need to be the same number.

    h. MSL:

    i.
    Master Subsidy Lock for your phone. It's allows the phone to be programmed
    with your phone number, and to change settings. (Don't change any settings).
    Some people think that by having the MSL, they can use the phone on other
    providers. Only thing is that unless the ESN is in the other provider's
    databank, they probably won't activate the phone on their system. Some
    people have reported that they were able to move a SPCS phone to Alltel or
    Verizon, but it's very rare indeed to. Why should those other providers
    prove support on a phone which isn't sold through their system, and which
    isn't a model they offer to begin with.

    ii. You
    can move a subsidy-locked phone to Verizon if you have the MSL and it's a
    phone Verizon has firmware for. If they don't already sell it and therefore
    don't have firmware for it (e.g. any Sanyo) you're probably screwed. With
    the Samsungs and the Nokias (especially the 3588, which is essentially the
    same thing as the Verizon 3589 but with different firmware) you're probably
    ok.

    i. Telephone Numbers:

    i.
    Activations

    1. 1-888-715-4588

    ii. Credit
    Services (Pre-Sales Credit Check procedure)

    1. 1-800-908-0781

    2. This number is used by the store, like Best Buy, to verify the
    credit of a potential customer before they accept you.

    3. This number is not supposed to be released to customers. It's
    useless information but this does let you know how they accept customers.

    4. Here's how it works:

    1. The employee at best Buy calls the number to talk to sprint's credit
    services

    2. He tells the credit services employee that he is a retail employee
    calling to have a pre-sales credit check performed.

    3. He gives them the following information:

    1. Store info such as: '79422 sprint PCS Best buy' and 'Sprint PCS
    Southeast Region'.

    2. Name, Date of Birth, Work Phone, Home Phone, Address, Social
    Security number, Driver's license (Including state)

    1. The customer needs a driver's license or a valid form of picture ID
    issued by a national, State or Local government (not a work ID)

    2. If the customer does not have a social security number, then there
    is a automatic deposit of $125.

    4. The customer is either approved or rejected.

    5. If the customer does not have his credit check done, he is only
    eligible for Pre-paid plans.

    iii.
    Customer Service with Claire & Hold Time

    1. 1-888-211-4727

    2. 1-888-788-4727

    3. 1-877-909-4806

    iv. Customer
    Service without Claire - Bumped to front of line (also known as the Red
    Phones)

    1. 1-800-658-7564

    2. 1-877-822-7505

    v.
    Customer Service - Business

    1. 1-888-788-4727

    vi.
    Collections

    1. 1-888-547-8119

    vii.
    Executive Services - For when things get really messed up

    1. 1-866-519-5698

    viii. Fraud
    Department

    1. 1-888-788-0788

    ix. Internal
    Marketing Opt-Out - Tell Sprint you don't want your contact info to be
    shared with other Sprint divisions for marketing purposes

    1. 800-865-7786

    x.
    International Roaming

    1. 1-888-226-7212

    xi.
    Retention - Negotiate a better plan/price to stay with Sprint PCS

    1. 1-866-207-7913 or direct at 1-817-215-3070.

    2. In many cases they quickly solve problems that seemed insoluble
    (billing snafus, porting snafus, improperly charged ETFs). Calling Customer
    Service Reps may bounce you around with no help. Retention has the authority
    to solve problems when customer service may not.

    xii. Rebate
    Line - Get the status of your Sprint rebate

    1. 1-800-477-4127

    xiii. Sprint
    PCS Premium Issues Line (Get refund for unsatisfactory download games - two
    $5 credits per billing cycle)

    1. 1-877-788-0743

    xiv. Sprint PCS
    Corporate HQ/Executive Services/Escalations

    1. 1-866-519-5698 (Or directly at 817-215-3070)

    xv.
    TeleSales - Phones & Accessories and Customer Service for Phone &
    Online orders

    1. 1-888-253-1315

    2. 1-866-PCS-AUTO (1-866-727-2886) (Telematics TeleSales)

    xvi. Vision/3G
    Wireless Web Support Department

    1. 1-877-228-2257

    2. 1-866-206-4108 (Tier 2)

    xvii. Employee
    Accounts

    1. 1-888-876-8381

    xviii. WLNP
    Priority Help Link - Help dealing with messed up WLNP ports

    1. 1-877-888-1518 Password 4357# (HELP#)

    j. Prepend:

    i. The
    Prepend function allows for inserting #'s before the phone number, for a
    total # of 32 digit numbers. So if your "long" phone number is 32 characters
    long or less, then you can do it.

    k. Faxing:

    i. Dial
    #777 and use http://www.tpc.int/

    l. Roaming:

    i. When
    a phone is roaming with a very strong analog signal and you dial a call,
    prior to the call being connected the phone will switch from this strong
    roaming signal to even the weakest hint of a SprintPCS signal if it is
    available. Of course with this very marginal signal you can't make a decent
    call. If you know you are in a fringe area and are on the F&CA plan, you go
    into SETUP and set the phone to use ANALOG only, so it won't be trying to
    use an unusable SprintPCS signal. Instead it will take the stronger
    non-spring analog signal.

    10. What are some hacks? (Use at your own risk. This is
    for educational use only)

    a. Store Hack

    i. This
    is an old hack that from around 1996 and was published in 2600 magazine. It
    may or may not still work. Sprint PCS does know about this.

    ii. Sprint
    PCS is a digital CDMA network making it tough to clone. The weakness of
    Sprint's network is that there digital coverage is pathetic. To fill up the
    huge holes in their network, Sprint has roaming agreements throughout the
    US. The roaming agreement is that whenever there isn't a digital signal
    (1900) the phones will drop to analog (800) which is what Sprint calls
    "roaming".

    iii. Every
    Sprint PCS store has a sales floor where they have activated phones that you
    can pick up and use. Sprint stores do that so you can try out their phones
    to hear the sound quality of each different phone before you buy one or to
    call anyone as a courtesy call.

    iv.
    Basically all you need to do is:

    1. Go through the menu and look for the phone's telephone number which
    is your MDN.

    2. Look at the back of the phone (under the battery) and find an 11
    character number/letter sequence and this is your ESN (this is also in the
    settings menu on the LCD).

    3. Program the ESN and MIN into your analog OKI-900 phone.

    4. This will clone Sprint PCS's courtesy phone. So when you use your
    cloned OKI-900 phone, Sprint PCS will think you are roaming since you are
    using an analog only phone.

    5. These phones are activated using unlimited calling minutes and it's
    doubtful that the Sprint PCS store looks though the hundreds off phones
    calls that are made from these phones each month so there's little to no
    chance of getting caught.

    6. There's like 7-8 different models out right now so you should get
    all 7-8 accounts and use them like crazy.





    See More: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)




  2. #2
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    BTW: This was done in HTML with tables, formatting and inks. I just make a
    text version so people won't ***** about the size. So deal with it for now





  3. #3
    Robert Freed
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    The Supreme Enchanter wrote:

    > BTW: This was done in HTML with tables, formatting and inks.


    Perhaps, before you attempt to write a FAQ, you should read some FAQs
    describing proper Usenet etiquette. It is unacceptable to post 615K of
    binary attachments in a text-only newsgroup.

    > I just make a text version so people won't ***** about the size.


    Sorry, but it didn't work. :-( Another 56K post. Also unacceptable. And
    practically unreadable, besides. Don't you realize that some people have
    to pay to transmit, receive, and store this crap?

    > So deal with it for now


    Why don't you deal with the fact that you are violating established
    policies and annoying a lot of people (who are not likely to take your
    efforts very seriously as a result)? Instead of providing useful
    information for the readers of this newsgroup, you are making the
    newsgroup useless for everyone.








  4. #4
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    Why not just post a link to your website that has your FAQs and
    NSFAQs (Not So FAQ). Surely you have your own server up and running
    or at least have a domainname with a web hosting service.

    Or try the free www.geocities.com




  5. #5
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > BTW: This was done in HTML with tables, formatting and inks. I just make

    a
    > text version so people won't ***** about the size. So deal with it for

    now
    >
    >


    The only thing we have to deal with here is a pompous Sprint newbie who
    feels the need to fill this group with inaccurate and imcomplete
    information. And acting like a complete ass is not going to win over any
    friends.





  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > Why not just post a link to your website that has your FAQs and
    > NSFAQs (Not So FAQ). Surely you have your own server up and running
    > or at least have a domainname with a web hosting service.
    >
    > Or try the free www.geocities.com


    I already offered space.

    --
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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / [email protected]
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  7. #7
    Robert Freed
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    (Talking to myself) I wrote to "The Supreme Enchanter":

    > Perhaps, before you attempt to write a FAQ, you should read some FAQs
    > describing proper Usenet etiquette.


    So as not to be totally negative here, might I suggest for a start:

    /Internet FAQ Archives/
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs

    /FAQs about FAQs/
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/faqs/about-faqs

    /Rules for posting to Usenet/
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/posting-rules/part1

    /Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette/
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/emily-postnews/part1





  8. #8
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    Can't you set up a e-mal reader properly? If it's 600k DON'T DOWNLOAD IT.
    Set up the e-mail client to only download the message when you click on the
    header. If youcan't do that, then go find a FAQ that will explain it to
    you. Enough of the baby talk. I am posting it in HTML from now on. The
    text version is unreadable and I am not wasting my time doing a version for
    someone who can know better. Help yourself and stop acting like children
    here.

    (That was for all the complainers and not just you)


    "Robert Freed" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The Supreme Enchanter wrote:
    >
    > > BTW: This was done in HTML with tables, formatting and inks.

    >
    > Perhaps, before you attempt to write a FAQ, you should read some FAQs
    > describing proper Usenet etiquette. It is unacceptable to post 615K of
    > binary attachments in a text-only newsgroup.
    >
    > > I just make a text version so people won't ***** about the size.

    >
    > Sorry, but it didn't work. :-( Another 56K post. Also unacceptable. And
    > practically unreadable, besides. Don't you realize that some people have
    > to pay to transmit, receive, and store this crap?
    >
    > > So deal with it for now

    >
    > Why don't you deal with the fact that you are violating established
    > policies and annoying a lot of people (who are not likely to take your
    > efforts very seriously as a result)? Instead of providing useful
    > information for the readers of this newsgroup, you are making the
    > newsgroup useless for everyone.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  9. #9
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    No I don't.

    "JRW" <[email protected]_.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Why not just post a link to your website that has your FAQs and
    > NSFAQs (Not So FAQ). Surely you have your own server up and running
    > or at least have a domainname with a web hosting service.
    >
    > Or try the free www.geocities.com
    >






  10. #10
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    With strings attached...... We'll see.


    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > > Why not just post a link to your website that has your FAQs and
    > > NSFAQs (Not So FAQ). Surely you have your own server up and running
    > > or at least have a domainname with a web hosting service.
    > >
    > > Or try the free www.geocities.com

    >
    > I already offered space.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP:

    0xE3AE35ED
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    [email protected]
    > Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    > "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out

    and buy
    > slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows

    98/2000/2003





  11. #11
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    Another baby. Tell me what is inaccurate and I will fix it. Stop giving me
    answers and give me solutions.


    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > BTW: This was done in HTML with tables, formatting and inks. I just

    make
    > a
    > > text version so people won't ***** about the size. So deal with it for

    > now
    > >
    > >

    >
    > The only thing we have to deal with here is a pompous Sprint newbie who
    > feels the need to fill this group with inaccurate and imcomplete
    > information. And acting like a complete ass is not going to win over any
    > friends.
    >
    >






  12. #12
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)

    In the last several months, I found dozens of messages asking about a
    FAQ. Every replay was either they were too busy, didn't want to or
    whatever. They all said make one if you want. Bellsouth has several months
    of retention on this group. I took up the challenge, no one else did. If
    you don't like it, don't download it. You sound like one of those right
    wing Christian collation types that wants to ban strip joints. If you don't
    like it, don't go.

    However, you post here was positive and I thank you. You offered some help
    with links. That;s the way it should be, not a bunch of 'my ST is better
    than your amiga' messages. God, if I have to hear one more person say their
    carrier is better than someone else's I might implode (can of worms....me).
    You all need to relax and all will be better.


    "Robert Freed" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > (Talking to myself) I wrote to "The Supreme Enchanter":
    >
    > > Perhaps, before you attempt to write a FAQ, you should read some FAQs
    > > describing proper Usenet etiquette.

    >
    > So as not to be totally negative here, might I suggest for a start:
    >
    > /Internet FAQ Archives/
    > http://www.faqs.org/faqs
    >
    > /FAQs about FAQs/
    > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/faqs/about-faqs
    >
    > /Rules for posting to Usenet/
    > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/posting-rules/part1
    >
    > /Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette/
    > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/emily-postnews/part1
    >
    >






  13. #13
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Another baby. Tell me what is inaccurate and I will fix it. Stop giving

    me
    > answers and give me solutions.
    >

    You need to work on your people skills, little child. You also need to
    realize that the greater majority of the people you are so willing to put
    down have much more experience with Sprint than you do, and in some cases,
    know more about the cellular industry than you will ever figure out. Why
    would I want to help you out? All you've done is piss people off with your
    ****ty little attitude. And I have yet to see anything that is not
    available elsewhere- all you are doing is fulfilling some false sense of
    self-importance, and doing a pretty bad job of it.





  14. #14
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can't you set up a e-mal reader properly? If it's 600k DON'T DOWNLOAD IT.
    > Set up the e-mail client to only download the message when you click on

    the
    > header. If youcan't do that, then go find a FAQ that will explain it to
    > you. Enough of the baby talk. I am posting it in HTML from now on. The
    > text version is unreadable and I am not wasting my time doing a version

    for
    > someone who can know better. Help yourself and stop acting like children
    > here.
    >
    > (That was for all the complainers and not just you)
    >


    Post it in HTML again and you will reported for Usenet violations. Troll.





  15. #15
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS FAQ - Version 5 (work in progess)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > No I don't.
    >

    People keep pointing to to free space, and you ignore them. In fact, you
    ignore anything that doesn't strok your ego.





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