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  1. #1
    boxermansr
    Guest
    I just added F&CA to my plan a few days ago, and had a few questions. I'm on
    a shared plan (two phones).

    1) The $5.00 fee covers both phones, in other words, it's not 5.00 per
    phone, correct?

    2) I understand that 50% of minutes may be used off-network (based on the
    amount of minutes that you use). For example: if i use 1000 AT minutes, 500
    of those can be off-network. The same would hold for N/W minutes, correct?

    3) Do these totals of 50% come from each phone, in other words, if I use
    1000 minutes on the primary, and 200 on the secondary, does that mean I can
    use 500 off network, or I can use 600 off-network (1200 total AT, with 50%
    being 600 off-network).

    4) When looking at my 'current usage' section of the spcs webpage, it shows
    'ROAMING MINUTES IN PLAN" as a section. Under 'Included' it shows 0 'Used' 0
    (as I haven't roamed yet), 'Remaining' 0, and 'Additional Used' 0 -- does
    this information mean that F&CA isn't added to my plan yet (or won't reflect
    til my next cycle, since I added it in the middle of my current cycle), or
    will it always show 0 included and just not count the 'used' as technically
    'used' (meaning, I won't actually *get* charged if I roam for 6 minutes in
    one month -- and of course, having used by far more than 6 minutes
    in-network).

    That's about it -- since the SPCS webpage doesn't really explain this in all
    too much detail, I figured I'd inquire here.

    Thanks





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions


    "boxermansr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I just added F&CA to my plan a few days ago, and had a few questions. I'm

    on
    > a shared plan (two phones).
    >
    > 1) The $5.00 fee covers both phones, in other words, it's not 5.00 per
    > phone, correct?


    Absotively, posilutely ... $5 per ACCT.

    >
    > 2) I understand that 50% of minutes may be used off-network (based on the
    > amount of minutes that you use). For example: if i use 1000 AT minutes,

    500
    > of those can be off-network. The same would hold for N/W minutes, correct?


    Yes.

    >
    > 3) Do these totals of 50% come from each phone, in other words, if I use
    > 1000 minutes on the primary, and 200 on the secondary, does that mean I

    can
    > use 500 off network, or I can use 600 off-network (1200 total AT, with 50%
    > being 600 off-network).
    >

    It's on total minutes used, no matter which phone had used more minutes.
    Remember, it's on the account.

    > 4) When looking at my 'current usage' section of the spcs webpage, it

    shows
    > 'ROAMING MINUTES IN PLAN" as a section. Under 'Included' it shows 0 'Used'

    0
    > (as I haven't roamed yet), 'Remaining' 0, and 'Additional Used' 0 -- does
    > this information mean that F&CA isn't added to my plan yet (or won't

    reflect
    > til my next cycle, since I added it in the middle of my current cycle), or
    > will it always show 0 included and just not count the 'used' as

    technically
    > 'used' (meaning, I won't actually *get* charged if I roam for 6 minutes in
    > one month -- and of course, having used by far more than 6 minutes
    > in-network).


    I'm not sure when the addition of F&CA takes place, whether it's right when
    you call or at the start of your next billing cycle.

    >
    > That's about it -- since the SPCS webpage doesn't really explain this in

    all
    > too much detail, I figured I'd inquire here.
    >
    > Thanks
    >

    Really, there's not that much to explain ...

    Bob





  3. #3
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

    Looks like Bob gave you some good info already, but here goes anyway:

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > I just added F&CA to my plan a few days ago, and had a few questions. I'm=

    on
    > a shared plan (two phones).
    >=20
    > 1) The $5.00 fee covers both phones, in other words, it's not 5.00 per
    > phone, correct?


    For every phone sharing minutes, yeah. If ever a phone goes on its=20
    own plan, then that phone would pay $5/month, too. But, as you=20
    describe it, one $5 monthly charge.

    >=20
    > 2) I understand that 50% of minutes may be used off-network (based on the
    > amount of minutes that you use). For example: if i use 1000 AT minutes, 5=

    00
    > of those can be off-network. The same would hold for N/W minutes, correct=

    ?

    Correct. Actually, if you go over that 50%, we still cover you,=20
    unless you do it twice within a three-month period. Then we cover=20
    you, tell you that you've exceeded that, and remove the option. But=20
    you'll get a warning the first time, too. A friendly note,=20
    basically, reminding you to keep your roaming below 50% of your on-
    network usage.

    >=20
    > 3) Do these totals of 50% come from each phone, in other words, if I use
    > 1000 minutes on the primary, and 200 on the secondary, does that mean I c=

    an
    > use 500 off network, or I can use 600 off-network (1200 total AT, with 50=

    %
    > being 600 off-network).


    Interesting question. From what I understand, the system looks at=20
    total usage for the plan.

    >=20
    > 4) When looking at my 'current usage' section of the spcs webpage, it sho=

    ws
    > 'ROAMING MINUTES IN PLAN" as a section. Under 'Included' it shows 0 'Used=

    ' 0
    > (as I haven't roamed yet), 'Remaining' 0, and 'Additional Used' 0 -- does
    > this information mean that F&CA isn't added to my plan yet (or won't refl=

    ect
    > til my next cycle, since I added it in the middle of my current cycle), o=

    r
    > will it always show 0 included and just not count the 'used' as technical=

    ly
    > 'used' (meaning, I won't actually *get* charged if I roam for 6 minutes i=

    n
    > one month -- and of course, having used by far more than 6 minutes
    > in-network).


    Nah. It's a default format for displaying plan options. As we get=20
    roaming usage reported to us, you'll see the used option tick up, and=20
    the other two will probably stay 0.

    >=20
    > That's about it -- since the SPCS webpage doesn't really explain this in =

    all
    > too much detail, I figured I'd inquire here.
    >=20
    > Thanks


    Sure. Hope this helps.

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



  4. #4
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

    O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Looks like Bob gave you some good info already, but here goes anyway:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    > > I just added F&CA to my plan a few days ago, and had a few questions. I'm

    > on


    > > Thanks

    >
    > Sure. Hope this helps.



    Is it true that adding f&ca and other add on's require a contract extention?



  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Is it true that adding f&ca and other add on's require a contract extent=

    ion?
    >=20
    >=20


    Not necessarily. F&CA, no. 7PM, yes. Vision, no. See what I mean?

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



  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

    O/Siris <[email protected]?ntpcs.com> wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> Is it true that adding f&ca and other add on's require a contract extention?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Not necessarily. F&CA, no. 7PM, yes. Vision, no. See what I mean?


    Well, Vision and F&CA aren't promotional packages, are they? 7PM Nights is,
    if I recall correctly. Most carriers do require an extension if you sign up
    for a promo.

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  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > O/Siris <[email protected]?ntpcs.com> wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,=20
    > > [email protected] says...
    > >> Is it true that adding f&ca and other add on's require a contract ext=

    ention?
    > >>=20
    > >>=20

    > >=20
    > > Not necessarily. F&CA, no. 7PM, yes. Vision, no. See what I mean?

    >=20
    > Well, Vision and F&CA aren't promotional packages, are they? 7PM Nights i=

    s,
    > if I recall correctly. Most carriers do require an extension if you sign =

    up
    > for a promo.
    >=20
    >=20


    I guess it's still, technically, a promo. It's a danged permanent=20
    one, but I'd suppose you're right.

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



  8. #8
    Røbert M.
    Guest

    Re: Free & Clear America Questions

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

    > O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Looks like Bob gave you some good info already, but here goes anyway:
    > >
    > > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > > says...
    > > > I just added F&CA to my plan a few days ago, and had a few questions. I'm

    > > on

    >
    > > > Thanks

    > >
    > > Sure. Hope this helps.

    >
    >
    > Is it true that adding f&ca and other add on's require a contract extention?


    A CSR may tell you that (they have quotas to meet) but the only add on
    that requires an extension is 7 PM Nights.



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