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  1. #1
    Robert M.
    Guest


    > Under Sprint's new plan, customers pay $35 and get 300 anytime minutes,
    > plus unlimited night and weekend minutes. Customers who use extra
    > anytime minutes will pay $2.50 for 25-minute blocks, until they reach
    > about 650 minutes.


    Wonderful (NOT), thats

    Flexible & Fair SprintPCS Free & Clear

    $65 for 600 minutes. $65 for 1100 minutes

    $50 for 450 minutes $50 for 700 minutes

    $40 for 400 minutes $40 for 500 minutes

    $70 for 700 minutes

    $90 for 1100 minutes


    Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use less
    than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could be neither
    can cost you a lot more.

    In which case it could be a MAJOR PRICE INCREASE.



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  2. #2
    Just trying to help
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

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

    > Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use
    > less than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could
    > be neither can cost you a lot more.


    Ahh but isn't having a choice what's it all about? There are folks who
    could benefit from this plan. I certainly wouldn't and would never
    pick it but there are folks who will.



  3. #3
    TechGeek
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >
    > Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use less
    > than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could be neither
    > can cost you a lot more.
    >
    > In which case it could be a MAJOR PRICE INCREASE.


    But that is exactly who it is being marketed to, the low end users who
    may go over their minutes one or two months a year. It is in no way
    meant to replace an existing plan. It is also not meant for high end
    users who use up several hundered to a thousand minutes a month, it is
    not meant for the business customers, etc.

    They're testing this out, and if it goes well, you'll see similar
    plans with a higher bucket of minutes for the base.

    You cannot compare what it *would* cost *if* they went over one or two
    months to someone who is on the higher end plan.



  4. #4
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't


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

    >
    > But that is exactly who it is being marketed to, the low end users who
    > may go over their minutes one or two months a year. It is in no way
    > meant to replace an existing plan. It is also not meant for high end
    > users who use up several hundered to a thousand minutes a month, it is
    > not meant for the business customers, etc.
    >
    > They're testing this out, and if it goes well, you'll see similar
    > plans with a higher bucket of minutes for the base.
    >
    > You cannot compare what it *would* cost *if* they went over one or two
    > months to someone who is on the higher end plan.


    Good post. One more thing- the block of minutes, at most, come to 10 cents
    a minute. Overage on most other plans are 40 cents per minute. That is
    where the cost savings is- if you go over by 25 minutes, you would pay $2.50
    instead of $10.00.





  5. #5
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Just trying to help <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use
    > > less than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could
    > > be neither can cost you a lot more.

    >
    > Ahh but isn't having a choice what's it all about? There are folks who
    > could benefit from this plan. I certainly wouldn't and would never
    > pick it but there are folks who will.


    Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press Release
    like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.



  6. #6
    Just trying to help
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:robert167-B242D7.0446170505[email protected]:

    > Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press
    > Release like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.


    My guess is that other companies will follow suit with something
    similiar of their own.




  7. #7
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Just trying to help <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press
    > > Release like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.

    >
    > My guess is that other companies will follow suit with something
    > similiar of their own.


    If it catches on, certainly. My guess is that too few people will see
    this as a good plan.



  8. #8
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    Robert M. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > If it catches on, certainly. My guess is that too few people will see
    > this as a good plan.


    I know several low minute users that would find this plan great ...
    because they wouldn't worry about vacation usage. This plan really is
    only useful for low minute users.

    --

    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  9. #9
    Artists Management
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    It's always about the money.
    I guess for some people it could prevent a $1000 bill, but for most it
    wouldn't be of help.


    http://artists.primetones.com/blummy
    Primetones - Mp3 Tracks, Ringtones, Games, Graphics, Karaoke


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

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > >
    > >
    > > Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use less
    > > than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could be neither
    > > can cost you a lot more.
    > >
    > > In which case it could be a MAJOR PRICE INCREASE.

    >
    > But that is exactly who it is being marketed to, the low end users who
    > may go over their minutes one or two months a year. It is in no way
    > meant to replace an existing plan. It is also not meant for high end
    > users who use up several hundered to a thousand minutes a month, it is
    > not meant for the business customers, etc.
    >
    > They're testing this out, and if it goes well, you'll see similar
    > plans with a higher bucket of minutes for the base.
    >
    > You cannot compare what it *would* cost *if* they went over one or two
    > months to someone who is on the higher end plan.






  10. #10
    Richard M.
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Artists Management" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's always about the money.
    > I guess for some people it could prevent a $1000 bill, but for most it
    > wouldn't be of help.


    I retain my opinion that this "Great New Plan" is no big deal for most
    people, but also don't disagree with most of what TechGeek says.

    >
    >
    > http://artists.primetones.com/blummy
    > Primetones - Mp3 Tracks, Ringtones, Games, Graphics, Karaoke
    >
    >
    > "TechGeek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Unless you know you only go over one or two months a year and use less
    > > > than 300 minutes other months, the Flexible & Fair Plan could be neither
    > > > can cost you a lot more.
    > > >
    > > > In which case it could be a MAJOR PRICE INCREASE.

    > >
    > > But that is exactly who it is being marketed to, the low end users who
    > > may go over their minutes one or two months a year. It is in no way
    > > meant to replace an existing plan. It is also not meant for high end
    > > users who use up several hundered to a thousand minutes a month, it is
    > > not meant for the business customers, etc.
    > >
    > > They're testing this out, and if it goes well, you'll see similar
    > > plans with a higher bucket of minutes for the base.
    > >
    > > You cannot compare what it *would* cost *if* they went over one or two
    > > months to someone who is on the higher end plan.




  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <robert167-B242D7.04461705052004
    @news6.west.earthlink.net>, [email protected] says...
    >=20
    > Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press Release=20
    > like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.
    >=20


    This from the same genius who berated me for, in his own words,=20
    claiming the 7300 has no flash.


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



  12. #12
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >
    > > Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press Release
    > > like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.
    > >

    >
    > This from the same genius


    You're two hours late for your midnight run of insults.

    You remain the disgrace of SprintPCS.



  13. #13
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]> wrote:
    >=20
    > > >=20
    > > > Certainly there may be a few, but it hardly warrants the Press Releas=

    e=20
    > > > like its the greatest thing for cellular users ever.
    > > >=20

    > >=20
    > > This from the same genius=20

    >=20
    > You're two hours late for your midnight run of insults.
    >=20
    > You remain the disgrace of SprintPCS.
    >=20

    I notice you still can't face up to your own mistake. You tried to=20
    slam me for claiming, in your words, that the 7300 has no flash.

    It doesn't, BTW. But you thought I deserved criticism for saying so.

    I didn't say that anyway, but you made a point of bringing it up for=20
    a full week. Now you can't even quote yourself saying it.

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



  14. #14
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Flexible and Fair Isn't

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > I retain my opinion that this "Great New Plan" is no big deal for most=20
    > people, but also don't disagree with most of what TechGeek says.
    >=20


    That may be right. But I would argue it's a big deal for simply one=20
    reason: it changes the discussion, so to speak.

    There's been a lot of talk about Cingular's rollover minutes. It=20
    might not work, but I think it's a terrific attempt at answering=20
    that: Why roll them over if you never have to pay for them in the=20
    first place?

    It might not work, but I like the plan in the sense above.

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



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