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  1. #1
    Chris
    Guest
    Hi all,

    I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    handing over to Sprint.

    The service is free, and developed solely for us to benefit without
    having to worry about our minutes.

    If you're interested, sign up @ http://www.minutesminder.com

    Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting
    this project.

    Chris



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  2. #2
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Chris) wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > handing over to Sprint.
    >
    > The service is free, and developed solely for us to benefit without
    > having to worry about our minutes.
    >
    > If you're interested, sign up @ http://www.minutesminder.com
    >
    > Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting
    > this project.
    >
    > Chris


    Good way to get your Identity stolen. Just give this guy your username
    and password for SprintPCS.

    NOT RECOMMENDED.



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?


    "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > handing over to Sprint.
    >
    > The service is free, and developed solely for us to benefit without
    > having to worry about our minutes.
    >
    > If you're interested, sign up @ http://www.minutesminder.com
    >
    > Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting
    > this project.
    >
    > Chris


    If one is continually going over their plan minutes, there's only one thing
    to say ... Go to the next higher plan offered ... As to this service you
    are trying to provide, just what benefit do you receive ...?

    Bob





  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?


    Uhm, I hate to sound rude, but I would never use this service. First
    starters, I can log into my cell carrier's website just fine and check
    the minutes myself.

    Second, in order to sign up for your service, you require that users
    provide you with their account username and password, in effect handing
    off the ability to view and modify personal account information, change
    plans, even buy equipment, to an as-yet-unproven third party.

    While I can't say either way that your intentions would be malicious,
    I'd still say that people should be VERY wary of this.

    Chris wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > handing over to Sprint.
    >
    > The service is free, and developed solely for us to benefit without
    > having to worry about our minutes.
    >
    > If you're interested, sign up @ http://www.minutesminder.com
    >
    > Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting
    > this project.
    >
    > Chris



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




  5. #5
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    <<Good way to get your Identity stolen. Just give this guy your username
    and password for SprintPCS. >>

    Agreed. Sounds like some kind of scam to me... there are better ways to
    keep track of your used minutes.




  6. #6
    Chris
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    Guys,

    I totally understand where you're coming from. Although I'm sure it
    doesn't mean much, I can assure you this service is not "stealing"
    anything from anyone. The truth is that I personally got tired of
    going over on minutes...seeing others do the same over and over gave
    me the idea for this project a few years back. Sure, phone companies
    will not like it, but who cares - I am trying to offer a service that
    will help folks - not harm them.

    Anyhow, it's just a project that needs users right now for testing
    purposes - to see if it is useful.

    If you don't want to participate, don't. I don't care what you choose
    to do. Just wanted to let you know the service exists if you want to
    give it a try.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    "Bob Smith" <usirscl[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    > > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > > handing over to Sprint.
    > >
    > > The service is free, and developed solely for us to benefit without
    > > having to worry about our minutes.
    > >
    > > If you're interested, sign up @ http://www.minutesminder.com
    > >
    > > Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting
    > > this project.
    > >
    > > Chris

    >
    > If one is continually going over their plan minutes, there's only one thing
    > to say ... Go to the next higher plan offered ... As to this service you
    > are trying to provide, just what benefit do you receive ...?
    >
    > Bob




  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    In article <a1a26a5.0403160634.550d35a5
    @posting.google.com>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.=20
    > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > handing over to Sprint.
    >=20


    Over the past couple of years? Then why is your domain=20
    only 4 months old?

    Chris *****
    ***** ****** Lane
    ***********, VA *****
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com
    Domain Name: MINUTESMINDER.COM
    Created on: 22-Nov-03
    Expires on: 22-Nov-05
    Last Updated on: 22-Nov-03

    Administrative Contact:
    *****, Chris

    Although it's publically available information, I've opted=20
    to blank out the truly personal information.
    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  8. #8
    Chris
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    Folks in this group:

    Had I known the mere suggestion would be such a problem for you I
    would have never said anything. Please note that I have been very
    polite in my postings, and as I said before: do what you want. I
    completely understand the concern expressed, and that's fine. I know
    my intentions and you have a right to be cautious with your personal
    information. Again, please don't sign up.

    Yes, minutes information is readily available, but the problem is
    usually the fact that folks are too lazy to check this on a regular
    basis, and thus they end up with overage charges.

    It's all a moot point now. Thanks for your comments.

    To the detective who did a whois on my domain: you are indeed correct
    that the domain itself is relatively new. As you probably already
    know, however, development does not directly depend on owning the
    domain name you want. Sometimes developers actually have development
    servers to work on prior to purchasing a domain name.

    O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <a1a26a5.0403160634.550d35a5
    > @posting.google.com>, [email protected]
    > says...
    > > I am sure many of you are aware of the overage charges that can
    > > accumulate monthly as we each exceed our alotted minutes with PCS.
    > > Over the past couple of years, I have developed a website to help us
    > > all manage our minutes and hopefully save us all (as a PCS user
    > > community) lots of money that we would otherwise be reluctantly
    > > handing over to Sprint.
    > >

    >
    > Over the past couple of years? Then why is your domain
    > only 4 months old?
    >
    > Chris *****
    > ***** ****** Lane
    > ***********, VA *****
    > United States
    >
    > Registered through: GoDaddy.com
    > Domain Name: MINUTESMINDER.COM
    > Created on: 22-Nov-03
    > Expires on: 22-Nov-05
    > Last Updated on: 22-Nov-03
    >
    > Administrative Contact:
    > *****, Chris
    >
    > Although it's publically available information, I've opted
    > to blank out the truly personal information.




  9. #9
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    <<Had I known the mere suggestion would be such a problem for you I
    would have never said anything.>>

    Its not that you are trying to run a site that would be helpful to
    people, but you also seem stunned that people would be suspicious of it.
    With all the identity theft and account fraud in the net today, its
    natural for people to be cautious. It's nothing personal.




  10. #10
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Chris) wrote:

    > To the detective who did a whois on my domain: you are indeed correct
    > that the domain itself is relatively new. As you probably already
    > know, however, development does not directly depend on owning the
    > domain name you want. Sometimes developers actually have development
    > servers to work on prior to purchasing a domain name.


    Yes, but it contradicted your previous statement, and destroyed your
    credibility in a situation where many folks suggested its not prudent to
    handout account information to a stranger.



  11. #11
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: tired of overage charges?

    Chris wrote:

    > Folks in this group:
    >
    > Had I known the mere suggestion would be such a problem for you I
    > would have never said anything.


    It's not a problem for us at all, Chris. We're merely pointing out that
    anyone should be wary of giving out out their personal account
    information to a third party. I don't even do it at Radio Shack, where
    Sprint empowers their reps to make account changes. All it takes is an
    errant or unscrupulous employee to ruin an A2-credit class account
    (highest-rated prime-credit account you can get on Sprint).

    Some people may care less if there's a risk that one's credit could be
    ruined, and that's fine. And there's more at stake than your intentions
    here. How do I know your site is secure? How do I know that you've
    taken measures to help ensure that hackers won't gain access to your
    user account database?

    Granted, the same security breaches may occur at Sprint, but I can
    reasonably assume that if a security breach does happen, I could most
    likely get my credit record corrected with Sprint's help, and probably
    some monetary compensation for my troubles, even if I do have to hire a
    lawyer to make things happen. As for you... I'm not sure you would have
    the resources to help me out if my identity was stolen through use of
    your site, nor the assets or financial resources to compensate anyone if
    you were found legally liable for such a breach.


    > Please note that I have been very
    > polite in my postings, and as I said before: do what you want.


    I'd say more like, politeness in front of thinly-veiled seething anger
    that we've pointed out the inherent security risk you're dangling here,
    but to each his own.

    > To the detective who did a whois on my domain:


    No detective work needed there. whois services deal in publicly
    available information. Anyone can go to the network solutions site and
    look up - for free - your personal contact info, including your phone
    number (did you know that?).





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