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  1. #1
    J. Bernie J.
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    Does Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's
    (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    In other words, if someone has lived in Florida for years, then
    switches to Sprint. But keeps her previous cell phone number from
    T-Mobile.

    Then relocates to California a few months later wishes to change over
    to a Los Angeles area code number.

    Would or does Sprint have any kind of a recording which tells callers,
    for say a month or so, that the phone number has changed and tell them
    the new phone number ?

    Thanks,
    J.B.






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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    In article <[email protected]>, J. Bernie J. =20
    < - no spam -- [email protected]> says...
    > Does Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's
    > (sprint) cell # has changed ?
    >=20
    > In other words, if someone has lived in Florida for years, then
    > switches to Sprint. But keeps her previous cell phone number from
    > T-Mobile.
    >=20
    > Then relocates to California a few months later wishes to change over
    > to a Los Angeles area code number.
    >=20
    > Would or does Sprint have any kind of a recording which tells callers,
    > for say a month or so, that the phone number has changed and tell them
    > the new phone number ?
    >=20
    > Thanks,
    > J.B.


    Short answer: no. There's no *requirement* with SPCS that you must=20
    change the number. But we provide no transitory services like that=20
    if you do opt to change it.

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



  3. #3
    J. Bernie J.
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 04:28:30 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>, J. Bernie J.
    >< - no spam -- [email protected]> says...
    >> Does Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's
    >> (sprint) cell # has changed ?
    >>
    >> In other words, if someone has lived in Florida for years, then
    >> switches to Sprint. But keeps her previous cell phone number from
    >> T-Mobile.
    >>
    >> Then relocates to California a few months later wishes to change over
    >> to a Los Angeles area code number.
    >>
    >> Would or does Sprint have any kind of a recording which tells callers,
    >> for say a month or so, that the phone number has changed and tell them
    >> the new phone number ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> J.B.

    >
    >Short answer: no. There's no *requirement* with SPCS that you must
    >change the number. But we provide no transitory services like that
    >if you do opt to change it.


    Thanks,
    My question is whether Sprint does or will offer a message, as does
    one's local land line company, simply informing callers to the
    "former/old" phone number and tell them what the new number is.

    Just that simple.

    Does Sprint provide that simple utility ?

    Thanks



  4. #4

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 04:28:30 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >Short answer: no. There's no *requirement* with SPCS that you must
    >change the number. But we provide no transitory services like that
    >if you do opt to change it.


    I didn't think it was possible to port a number across area codes, as
    would be the case in a move from Florida to California.


    Deb



  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    In article <[email protected]>, ddm46
    @att.net says...
    > I didn't think it was possible to port a number across area codes, as
    > would be the case in a move from Florida to California.
    >=20
    >=20
    > Deb
    >=20


    It can be done. It's a two step process. First, we would swap her=20
    to a number that *is* in the same coverage area as the number to be=20
    ported in, and then we do a "port swap" to port the number in on an=20
    existing account.

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



  6. #6

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:48:11 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >It can be done. It's a two step process. First, we would swap her
    >to a number that *is* in the same coverage area as the number to be
    >ported in, and then we do a "port swap" to port the number in on an
    >existing account.


    Which, effectively is the same thing as not porting a number at all,
    since the number changes at some point.


    Deb



  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    In article <[email protected]>, ddm46
    @att.net says...
    > On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:48:11 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]=EEntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >=20
    > >
    > >It can be done. It's a two step process. First, we would swap her=20
    > >to a number that *is* in the same coverage area as the number to be=20
    > >ported in, and then we do a "port swap" to port the number in on an=20
    > >existing account.

    >=20
    > Which, effectively is the same thing as not porting a number at all,
    > since the number changes at some point.
    >=20
    >=20
    > Deb
    >=20


    What? Isn't the point to keep the number coming in? Under that=20
    guideline, I don't get what you're saying. The number would be=20
    changed anyway, because the customer is WANTING to change it to one=20
    from another carrier.

    It *is* a port. First we match the existing number to the service=20
    area for the one being moved over. Then the desired number is moved=20
    over. One extra step, but isn't the whole point *to* change an=20
    existing number over to one currently on another carrier?

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



  8. #8

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:19:31 GMT, Jerome Zelinske
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It isn't. If she could have ported, then she would not need the
    >announcement of a number change service.


    Again, an example of trying to post in between other tasks around the
    house (sigh)


    >
    >
    >[email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 04:28:30 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Short answer: no. There's no *requirement* with SPCS that you must
    >>>change the number. But we provide no transitory services like that
    >>>if you do opt to change it.

    >>
    >>
    >> I didn't think it was possible to port a number across area codes, as
    >> would be the case in a move from Florida to California.
    >>
    >>
    >> Deb


    Deb



  9. #9

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 02:08:33 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >>
    >> Which, effectively is the same thing as not porting a number at all,
    >> since the number changes at some point.
    >>
    >>
    >> Deb
    >>

    >
    >What? Isn't the point to keep the number coming in? Under that
    >guideline, I don't get what you're saying. The number would be
    >changed anyway, because the customer is WANTING to change it to one
    >from another carrier.


    Never mind. I've already been caught in my mistake <grin>.

    >
    >It *is* a port. First we match the existing number to the service
    >area for the one being moved over. Then the desired number is moved
    >over. One extra step, but isn't the whole point *to* change an
    >existing number over to one currently on another carrier?


    Deb



  10. #10
    John S.
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    >I didn't think it was possible to port a number across area codes, as
    >would be the case in a move from Florida to California.
    >


    If you want to keep your number, simply change the "Billing Address" and don't
    ever tell them that the service address has changed.

    My wife kept her Dallas number for well over 2 years when she lived in
    Fayetteville, NC and never heard anything from the cellular company.

    I have been in NY, NC, and now LA for almost a year and went to paperless
    billing. The subject of area of usage has never come up. And I still have my
    Dallas numbers.

    --
    John S.
    e-mail responses to - john at kiana dot net



  11. #11
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    John S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>I didn't think it was possible to port a number across area codes, as
    >>would be the case in a move from Florida to California.
    >>

    >
    > If you want to keep your number, simply change the "Billing Address" and don't
    > ever tell them that the service address has changed.


    They don't care. Sprint didn't care if my wife kept her Cleveland number when
    I moved to Apple Valley, and Verizon didn't care if I kept mine.

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    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.



  12. #12
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    Jerome Zelinske <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Except for example your childes school not wanting to call long
    > distance to Ohio to tell you your child is sick.


    It's not their choice. Besides, they could always try my (local) number first.

    For me it wasn't an issue because we moved in the summer and both had local
    cell numbers by the time school started, anyhow.

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  13. #13
    tom ronson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    this can all be handled by Vonage IP phone, it'll add a few bucks to your
    monthly telcom total, but it's a neat service for just these sorts of
    things.


    "J. Bernie J." < - no spam -- [email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's
    > (sprint) cell # has changed ?
    >
    > In other words, if someone has lived in Florida for years, then
    > switches to Sprint. But keeps her previous cell phone number from
    > T-Mobile.
    >
    > Then relocates to California a few months later wishes to change over
    > to a Los Angeles area code number.
    >
    > Would or does Sprint have any kind of a recording which tells callers,
    > for say a month or so, that the phone number has changed and tell them
    > the new phone number ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > J.B.
    >
    >
    >






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  14. #14

    Re: Sprint provide the service of a message to callers that one's (sprint) cell # has changed ?

    On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 00:50:02 GMT, Jerome Zelinske
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Except for example your childes school not wanting to call long
    >distance to Ohio to tell you your child is sick.


    Providing your children are still in school.


    Deb



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