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  1. #1
    MRK
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    I just opened up the Los Angeles Times and T Mobil is selling 1000 anytime
    minutes free nights and week ends for 39.99. There has to be a catch. Is it
    true long distance?
    Can you ad a phone to this plan for sharing. Does anyone have this plan? I
    sure am tempted to switch from Sprint



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  2. #2
    fusQuanto
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    On Sun, 04 Apr 2004 17:21:51 GMT
    MRK <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I just opened up the Los Angeles Times and T Mobil is selling 1000 anytime
    > minutes free nights and week ends for 39.99. There has to be a catch. Is it
    > true long distance?
    > Can you ad a phone to this plan for sharing. Does anyone have this plan? I
    > sure am tempted to switch from Sprint


    you're lucky you live in LA, that plan is only available in 8 markets, LA being
    one of them. but it is real...



  3. #3
    Lou
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    On Sun, 04 Apr 2004 17:21:51 GMT, MRK <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just opened up the Los Angeles Times and T Mobil is selling 1000 anytime
    >minutes free nights and week ends for 39.99. There has to be a catch. Is it
    >true long distance?
    >Can you ad a phone to this plan for sharing. Does anyone have this plan? I
    >sure am tempted to switch from Sprint


    I'm only going to say that T-Mobile is by far the worst service here
    on the East Coast. I wouldn't care how much they charged. My
    girlfriend was stuck with them for a year, and there were times she'd
    have no service for days.



  4. #4
    Captain
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    I've had every provider, at least the major ones. I would stay away from
    T-mobile if you travel out the LA area, say to the midwest or east coast, I
    did this and the service was horrible, the midwest service is focused mainly
    in the downtown city area, after that it gets bad, same on east coast when i
    was there, as long as I was in a major city it was good, but 30 miles out it
    had issues. I had sprint at the same time and switched the t-mobile one to a
    $20 a month just until the contract ended. But like everything, what is good
    for one person isn't for another, comes down to travel and personal
    preference.

    Capt.

    "Lou" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 04 Apr 2004 17:21:51 GMT, MRK <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I just opened up the Los Angeles Times and T Mobil is selling 1000

    anytime
    > >minutes free nights and week ends for 39.99. There has to be a catch. Is

    it
    > >true long distance?
    > >Can you ad a phone to this plan for sharing. Does anyone have this plan?

    I
    > >sure am tempted to switch from Sprint

    >
    > I'm only going to say that T-Mobile is by far the worst service here
    > on the East Coast. I wouldn't care how much they charged. My
    > girlfriend was stuck with them for a year, and there were times she'd
    > have no service for days.






  5. #5
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    FYI, in California, T-Mobile uses Cingular's 1900 GSM network. In
    California, T-Mobile does not operate its own network of cell sites. So
    anything good or bad you hear about Cingular's coverage in California
    (and also I think for the Seattle & Las Vegas areas) applies equally to
    T-Mobile.

    You could browse or search the alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream
    newsgroup for reports on T-Mobile's coverage and service (and
    alt.cellular.cingular for LA coverage).

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620



  6. #6
    columbia51
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    I switched to T-Mobile from Sprint about 2 months ago and am thoroughly
    impressed with the service. Sprint service was fine, but T-Mobile has been
    awesome to say the least. I live in a fairly rural region of Missouri and
    have great service in the cities and along the interstates and secondary
    highways. T-Mobile's laptop internet speeds are definitely slower than
    Sprint's, but it works well and is truly unlimited via laptop (and promoted
    as such) unlike Vision. In fact, all plans included free unlimited web
    browsing via laptop with some access port restrictions. If you want the port
    restrictions removed, it's like $20 extra per month.

    Also, T-Mobile's CS reps are knowledgeable and very friendly. Wait times are
    usually only a minute or two.

    The 1000 whenever minutes with free nights / weekends for $40 is a great
    buy. I'd switch my plan to it in a heartbeat if they offered it here.

    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > I've had every provider, at least the major ones. I would stay away from
    > T-mobile if you travel out the LA area, say to the midwest or east coast,

    I
    > did this and the service was horrible, the midwest service is focused

    mainly
    > in the downtown city area, after that it gets bad, same on east coast when

    i
    > was there, as long as I was in a major city it was good, but 30 miles out

    it
    > had issues.






  7. #7
    Robert M.
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    In article <[email protected]>, MRK <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I just opened up the Los Angeles Times and T Mobil is selling 1000 anytime
    > minutes free nights and week ends for 39.99. There has to be a catch. Is it
    > true long distance?


    The "catch" is that its a "Local Plan". If you stay in Los Angeles all
    the time, its a good deal, if you travel out of state, (i.e. to Chicago)
    then every call is a roaming call.

    SprintPCS now has a smililar "Local Plan" of 1000 minutes for $45, all
    with long distance from your local calling area. With Sprint for $5
    extra you could get 7 PM Nights with your weekends.



  8. #8
    Unsaid
    Guest

    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    Actually, their new 1000 min./unlimited n&w $40 promotion is a national
    plan.





  9. #9
    columbia51
    Guest

    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    Wrong again, Phillipe.

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > The "catch" is that its a "Local Plan". If you stay in Los Angeles all
    > the time, its a good deal, if you travel out of state, (i.e. to Chicago)
    > then every call is a roaming call.






  10. #10
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    Lou <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm only going to say that T-Mobile is by far the worst service here
    > on the East Coast. I wouldn't care how much they charged. My
    > girlfriend was stuck with them for a year, and there were times she'd
    > have no service for days.


    I've heard that T-Mobile in California and Nevada is also pretty bad -
    here they use Cingular's network (and Cingular uses T-Mobile's network in NYC).

    I can't confirm or deny this, however; ask T-Mobile customers in the area where
    you live for opinions on the service. That's your best bet.

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  11. #11
    John Richards
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    Re: Should I be tempted.to go from Sprint

    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I've heard that T-Mobile in California and Nevada is also pretty bad -
    > here they use Cingular's network (and Cingular uses T-Mobile's network in NYC).
    >
    > I can't confirm or deny this, however; ask T-Mobile customers in the area where
    > you live for opinions on the service. That's your best bet.


    T-Mobile coverage (using the Cingular network) in the San Francisco Bay area
    is pretty decent. Both of my kids have been T-Mo subscribers for years.





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