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  1. #1
    Jeff
    Guest
    Has anyone noticed that they're now being charged to receive 1-way SMS
    messages ("notifications" in Sprint PCS parlance)? When did Sprint notify
    it's customers that this service which was once free would no longer be
    free?

    - Jeff





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  2. #2
    John
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    Well, it never was supposed to be free. Those notifications were only
    supposed to be included if you had Wireless Web or Vision, but for some
    reason, were available to everyone. If you don't subscribe to either, you
    basically got a free ride until now. While it'd probably be nice, I'm not
    sure that Sprint needs to tell you that your free ride it up. I noticed it
    on my bill too ($0.20 for 2 messages), and while I could probably get a
    credited for it, it's just not worth it. Oh well. Can't expect them to
    stay stupid forever.


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s51...
    > Has anyone noticed that they're now being charged to receive 1-way SMS
    > messages ("notifications" in Sprint PCS parlance)? When did Sprint notify
    > it's customers that this service which was once free would no longer be
    > free?
    >
    > - Jeff
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    There is no such thing as one way SMS. Perhaps you are thinking
    of Text Messaging. Which type of phone do you have, Wireless Web or
    Vision?

    Jeff wrote:

    > Has anyone noticed that they're now being charged to receive 1-way SMS
    > messages ("notifications" in Sprint PCS parlance)? When did Sprint notify
    > it's customers that this service which was once free would no longer be
    > free?
    >
    > - Jeff
    >
    >





  4. #4
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web an
    "extra" that you must sign up for?

    Thank you,

    Jeff






  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]_s52...
    > Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    > that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web

    an
    > "extra" that you must sign up for?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jeff


    No, it doesn't automatically imply you have WW. It's a completely different
    protocol than Vision, used on older 2G phones.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    It depends on whether you have a Wireless Web phone or a Vision
    phone. What type of phone do you have, Wireless Web or Vision?


    Jeff wrote:
    > Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    > that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web an
    > "extra" that you must sign up for?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jeff
    >
    >
    >





  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    In article <[email protected]_s52>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    > that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web=

    an
    > "extra" that you must sign up for?
    >=20
    > Thank you,
    >=20
    > Jeff
    >=20


    Let's try this at a more basic level. What model phone do you have?

    I'm trying to check on this. I'm getting charged for every one of=20
    them, too, and I'm on a Vision pack, so at least SOME of them should=20
    be included.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  8. #8
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    Jerome,

    I have a Sanyo 4900.

    Thank you,

    Jeff

    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]_s52>, [email protected]
    says...
    > Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    > that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web

    an
    > "extra" that you must sign up for?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jeff
    >


    Let's try this at a more basic level. What model phone do you have?

    I'm trying to check on this. I'm getting charged for every one of
    them, too, and I'm on a Vision pack, so at least SOME of them should
    be included.

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them





  9. #9
    Terry Knab
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    I have yet to be charged, and I'm on a current pack (prior to Feb, but the
    free vision w/2000 min plan)

    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]_s52>, [email protected]
    says...
    > Jerome, I just have a basic calling plan without Vision. Does that imply
    > that I automatically, by default, have wireless web? Or, is wireless web

    an
    > "extra" that you must sign up for?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jeff
    >


    Let's try this at a more basic level. What model phone do you have?

    I'm trying to check on this. I'm getting charged for every one of
    them, too, and I'm on a Vision pack, so at least SOME of them should
    be included.

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them





  10. #10
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > Has anyone noticed that they're now being charged to receive 1-way SMS
    > messages ("notifications" in Sprint PCS parlance)? When did Sprint notify
    > it's customers that this service which was once free would no longer be
    > free?
    >
    > - Jeff


    Yes it does appear that they are cracking down on this. My brother
    used to never be charged for text messaging (he's not on a Vision
    plan) but in the past month or so it's being charged extra (10 cents
    each) on his bill. What's up with this?



  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    In article <[email protected]_s02>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Jerome,
    >=20
    > I have a Sanyo 4900.
    >=20
    > Thank you,
    >=20
    > Jeff
    >=20


    OK, that clears up a bit.

    See, "Wireless Web" isn't just a term. It's also a brand name. The=20
    name of the previous generation data service that SPCS had on their=20
    network (OK, *has*). All current phones that have Web services built=20
    into them use the newer generation data service SPCS calls "Vision."

    Just like with the older Wireless Web phones, the data services of=20
    Vision phones (and your 4900 is a Vision phone) are enabled by=20
    default. The part we offer you is a billing plan that covers the=20
    phone's use of those data services.

    So, the answer to your question is, really, both. It's included in=20
    the capabilities of your phone, but it's also an "extra" that you=20
    must pay for. By the KB if you opt not to include the service=20
    "packs" that we make available. Or the one flat fee if you opt *to*=20
    include one.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  12. #12
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    O/Siris,

    Thanks very much for taking the time to offer the detailed explanation.

    - Jeff

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > > Has anyone noticed that they're now being charged to receive 1-way SMS
    > > messages ("notifications" in Sprint PCS parlance)? When did Sprint

    notify
    > > it's customers that this service which was once free would no longer be
    > > free?
    > >
    > > - Jeff

    >
    > Yes it does appear that they are cracking down on this. My brother
    > used to never be charged for text messaging (he's not on a Vision
    > plan) but in the past month or so it's being charged extra (10 cents
    > each) on his bill. What's up with this?






  13. #13
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: 1-Way SMS no longer free?

    In article <[email protected]_s53>,
    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Yes it does appear that they are cracking down on this.



    Don't you love the way no one is told (certainly not CSRs) and you don't
    know till you see it on your bill, regardless of what salespeople told
    you when you signed up?

    And then Sprint wonders why its Customer Service is rated worst.



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