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  1. #1
    Robert M.
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    "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    savings." It says today on the PCS website.


    It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.

    "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    available in certain markets."



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    >
    >
    > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.
    >
    > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > available in certain markets."


    Auto pay is no problem. I've had that set up since they first made it
    available, 3 or so years ago.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Erin
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    <<It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the
    right to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a
    billing dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your
    money. >>

    A lot of companies are going the automatic payment route, sadly. Sprint
    and AT&T Wireless heavily push this, andI'm sure it will only be a
    matter of time before Verizon and Cingular start offering "perks" for
    auto-pay customers... I am already getting inserts in my gas and
    electric bills touting the benefits of auto-pay. I guess the world is
    moving in a direction that leaves us old-fashioned "pay with a monthly
    bill" people behind.

    Eric




  4. #4
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

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

    > <<It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the
    > right to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a
    > billing dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your
    > money. >>
    >
    > A lot of companies are going the automatic payment route, sadly. Sprint
    > and AT&T Wireless heavily push this, andI'm sure it will only be a
    > matter of time before Verizon and Cingular start offering "perks" for
    > auto-pay customers... I am already getting inserts in my gas and
    > electric bills touting the benefits of auto-pay. I guess the world is
    > moving in a direction that leaves us old-fashioned "pay with a monthly
    > bill" people behind.
    >
    > Eric


    If they want automatic payment (and the do because of how much it saves
    them), then share the savings with your customers. 5% off each bill for
    automatic payment would be reasonable. A one time only $50 off for 2
    years for new Auto-payment only does not cut it.



  5. #5
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    <<If they want automatic payment (and the do because of how much it
    saves them), then share the savings with your customers. 5% off each
    bill for automatic payment would be reasonable. A one time only $50 off
    for 2 years for new Auto-payment only does not cut it. >>

    My newspaper offers a discount of some sort off monthly subscriptions
    for people who use the auto-pay/auto-debit system. I guess I am old
    fashioned in the sense that I just like paying my bills every month via
    snail mail with a check. Because if the company you are dealing with
    does make a mistake and charge you too much or too often, it becomes a
    major headache to deal with and could throw the rest of your finances in
    chaos until it is resolved.

    Eric




  6. #6
    Antonio
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    A good website that can manage auto pay that I use is
    http://www.mycheckfree.com. Never had problems with this site.

    Antonio
    "Erin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > <<It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the
    > right to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a
    > billing dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your
    > money. >>
    >
    > A lot of companies are going the automatic payment route, sadly. Sprint
    > and AT&T Wireless heavily push this, andI'm sure it will only be a
    > matter of time before Verizon and Cingular start offering "perks" for
    > auto-pay customers... I am already getting inserts in my gas and
    > electric bills touting the benefits of auto-pay. I guess the world is
    > moving in a direction that leaves us old-fashioned "pay with a monthly
    > bill" people behind.
    >
    > Eric
    >






  7. #7
    plane
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    [email protected] (Eric) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > <<If they want automatic payment (and the do because of how much it
    > saves them), then share the savings with your customers. 5% off each
    > bill for automatic payment would be reasonable. A one time only $50 off
    > for 2 years for new Auto-payment only does not cut it. >>
    >
    > My newspaper offers a discount of some sort off monthly subscriptions
    > for people who use the auto-pay/auto-debit system. I guess I am old
    > fashioned in the sense that I just like paying my bills every month via
    > snail mail with a check. Because if the company you are dealing with
    > does make a mistake and charge you too much or too often, it becomes a
    > major headache to deal with and could throw the rest of your finances in
    > chaos until it is resolved.
    >
    > Eric


    You got that right!!!!



  8. #8
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > If they want automatic payment (and the do because of how much it saves
    > them), then share the savings with your customers. 5% off each bill for
    > automatic payment would be reasonable. A one time only $50 off for 2
    > years for new Auto-payment only does not cut it.


    Wait a minute, challenged troll- you're the one always pointing out how they
    are losing money quarter after quarter. Are you saying that they are
    financially healthy enough to pass these types of savings on, or are they in
    need of the cost savings for the balance sheet? Which is it- you can't sit
    on both sides of the argument.





  9. #9
    TechGeek
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<vih6c.27335$%[email protected]>...
    > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    > > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    > > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    > >
    > >
    > > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.
    > >
    > > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    > > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    > > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > > available in certain markets."

    >
    > Auto pay is no problem. I've had that set up since they first made it
    > available, 3 or so years ago.
    >
    > Bob


    Same here, I've had it set up before I worked with them, I had one
    small issue, and it got corrected quickly (and yes, before I worked
    for them).



  10. #10
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion



    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<vih6c.27335$%[email protected]>...
    > > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > > > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    > > > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > > > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > > > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    > > > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > > > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > > > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.
    > > >
    > > > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    > > > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    > > > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > > > available in certain markets."

    > >
    > > Auto pay is no problem. I've had that set up since they first made it
    > > available, 3 or so years ago.
    > >
    > > Bob



    Nothing is ever a problem with Sprint for you, too bad so many other
    folks do have problems, and the proof of that is the lowest rating for
    Customer Service SprintPCS always gets.



  11. #11
    hi-matic 11
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    I've used auto pay with Sprint for well over a year with absolutely no
    problems. In fact, I only have 1 monthly bill left that can't be paid via
    the internet and that's a rent check to a local guy for a self storage unit.
    My other dozen or so monthly bills I pay online. Love it. Never had a single
    problem and not going to worry about it until something happens... if ever.

    Though with you being the one making this claim, nobody here is going to
    take it seriously...

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.






  12. #12
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "hi-matic 11" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've used auto pay with Sprint for well over a year with absolutely no
    > problems. In fact, I only have 1 monthly bill left that can't be paid via
    > the internet and that's a rent check to a local guy for a self storage unit.
    > My other dozen or so monthly bills I pay online. Love it. Never had a single
    > problem and not going to worry about it until something happens... if ever.


    Paying online is one thing, automatic payment where the vendor takes
    your money is another.



  13. #13
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:<vih6c.27335$%[email protected]>...
    > > > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > > > > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase

    and
    > > > > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > > > > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > > > > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your

    overall
    > > > > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the

    right
    > > > > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > > > > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your

    money.
    > > > >
    > > > > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage

    Agreement
    > > > > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied

    in
    > > > > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > > > > available in certain markets."
    > > >
    > > > Auto pay is no problem. I've had that set up since they first made it
    > > > available, 3 or so years ago.
    > > >
    > > > Bob

    >
    >
    > Nothing is ever a problem with Sprint for you, too bad so many other
    > folks do have problems, and the proof of that is the lowest rating for
    > Customer Service SprintPCS always gets.


    Oh bite me troll boy ... I've listed some problems previously, which were
    easily corrected ... with a phone call or an email.

    Bob





  14. #14
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    "Robert M." wrote:
    >
    > > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:<vih6c.27335$%[email protected]>...
    > > > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > > > > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    > > > > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > > > > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > > > > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    > > > > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > > > > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > > > > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.
    > > > >
    > > > > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    > > > > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    > > > > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > > > > available in certain markets."
    > > >
    > > > Auto pay is no problem. I've had that set up since they first made it
    > > > available, 3 or so years ago.
    > > >
    > > > Bob

    >
    > Nothing is ever a problem with Sprint for you, too bad so many other
    > folks do have problems, and the proof of that is the lowest rating for
    > Customer Service SprintPCS always gets.


    Too bad the rating companies don't include the IQs of the respective
    participants.

    Larry



  15. #15
    Peterbilt
    Guest

    Re: BEWARE of new Promotion

    If there is a dispute with any vendor when using a credit card you just file
    a dispute with the credit card company. I've been using auto pay for over
    two years now and no hassles at all, in fact I love it. If there ever is a
    problem you can log on to the website and remove your card # from auto pay.
    It's very simple.

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Save $50 when you shop and pay online.
    > Receive a $50 service credit when you complete the online purchase and
    > activation of a new Sprint PCS® Phone on a new line of service, and
    > enroll in online billing and automatic payment. This offer can be
    > combined with other offers, so it's a great way to increase your overall
    > savings." It says today on the PCS website.
    >
    >
    > It's the automatic payment that's problematic. You give Sprint the right
    > to put its hand in your pocket. NOT GOOD if you ever have a billing
    > dispute. You have very poor leverage when they already have your money.
    >
    > "This offer ends May 31, 2004. Two-year Sprint PCS® Advantage Agreement
    > and qualifying credit required. $50 service credit will be applied in
    > two installments of $25 each on the first two invoices. May not be
    > available in certain markets."







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