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  1. #1
    Mike Harvey
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    I have been with SprintPCS since 1999 and I am on the $30 for 300min (plus
    unlimited N/W and PCS to PCS) plan using a Qualcomm 2760 phone. I am happy
    with the plan I have. I do not see any advantage to any of the plans
    currently offered by SprintPCS.

    I do want to get a new phone and I am willing to pay for it and skip any
    rebates. I was looking at the "change your phone" page on the SprintPCS
    website and it indicates that if I am switching to a Vision phone that I
    will have to get a new plan. Somewhere else I think I saw that the plan
    must be a Vision plan.

    If I am forced to get a new F&C plan it looks like I will be paying $40 a
    month to get what I have now plus I will be tied in to an advantage plan.
    If I have to add Vision to the plan I will be paying even more?

    Is this the case? If so, this seems to put a limit on the phone that I can
    use to replace my old phone. Looking at the phone lineup at SprintPCS I do
    not see many phones (one or two) that are not Vision phones. Does anyone
    have any knowledge on this topic?



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?


    "Mike Harvey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have been with SprintPCS since 1999 and I am on the $30 for 300min (plus
    > unlimited N/W and PCS to PCS) plan using a Qualcomm 2760 phone. I am

    happy
    > with the plan I have. I do not see any advantage to any of the plans
    > currently offered by SprintPCS.
    >
    > I do want to get a new phone and I am willing to pay for it and skip any
    > rebates. I was looking at the "change your phone" page on the SprintPCS
    > website and it indicates that if I am switching to a Vision phone that I
    > will have to get a new plan.


    That doesn't sound right. If you wanted to take the vision option, you would
    need to change plans, but if you are just going to use the phone to talk,
    there shouldn't be a need to change plans.

    > Somewhere else I think I saw that the plan
    > must be a Vision plan.
    >
    > If I am forced to get a new F&C plan it looks like I will be paying $40 a
    > month to get what I have now plus I will be tied in to an advantage plan.
    > If I have to add Vision to the plan I will be paying even more?
    >
    > Is this the case? If so, this seems to put a limit on the phone that I

    can
    > use to replace my old phone. Looking at the phone lineup at SprintPCS I

    do
    > not see many phones (one or two) that are not Vision phones. Does anyone
    > have any knowledge on this topic?


    Here's what I would do. Go into your manage page, scroll down to the bottom
    of the page, click on the "contact us" link, then on the email link and
    outline your question there. Mention that you aren't interested in using the
    Vision option. You should get an email back from them within 24 hours.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

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    Mike Harvey <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I do want to get a new phone and I am willing to pay for it and skip any
    > rebates. I was looking at the "change your phone" page on the SprintPCS
    > website and it indicates that if I am switching to a Vision phone that I
    > will have to get a new plan. Somewhere else I think I saw that the plan
    > must be a Vision plan.
    >


    They require this because they have to provision the Vision services on
    the phone and that is attached to the plan [granted, you probably don't
    want the Vision services, but that is the way it is].

    > If I am forced to get a new F&C plan it looks like I will be paying $40 a
    > month to get what I have now plus I will be tied in to an advantage plan.
    > If I have to add Vision to the plan I will be paying even more?


    Why not get the F&F plan for $35? That starts with 300 minutes. I know
    it is $5 more / month. You can probably call "retention" and get that
    $5 taken back off of your bill :-)

    >
    > Is this the case? If so, this seems to put a limit on the phone that I can
    > use to replace my old phone. Looking at the phone lineup at SprintPCS I do
    > not see many phones (one or two) that are not Vision phones. Does anyone
    > have any knowledge on this topic?


    Again, I would deal with the retention department on this. Just
    indicate your dilemna and indicate that the increased monthly cost would
    motivate you to potentially consider another carrier and you should do
    alright. The people that I know have used it have not had to break legs
    to get a good deal.

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  4. #4
    John R. Copeland
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    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

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    That might be a current requirement, but I know three people who have
    vision-capable phones without being on vision plans.
    In fact all three of those people are on the very same $30/300 plan
    which Mike says he's using now.
    They simply activated the new phones on their old plans,
    simultaneously declining the free 2-months vision services trial offer.
    ---JRC---




  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

    Mike Harvey wrote:
    > I have been with SprintPCS since 1999 and I am on the $30 for 300min (plus
    > unlimited N/W and PCS to PCS) plan using a Qualcomm 2760 phone. I am happy
    > with the plan I have. I do not see any advantage to any of the plans
    > currently offered by SprintPCS.
    >
    > I do want to get a new phone and I am willing to pay for it and skip any
    > rebates. I was looking at the "change your phone" page on the SprintPCS
    > website and it indicates that if I am switching to a Vision phone that I
    > will have to get a new plan. Somewhere else I think I saw that the plan
    > must be a Vision plan.


    I think my wife's Hitachi P-300 is a Vision phone. She bought it off eBay and
    activated it and is on the same plan she's always been on -- your $30/300 plus
    PCS to PCS plan. Mind you, this was not a phone she bought from Sprint (it'd
    already been discontinued when we got it last year)

    > If I am forced to get a new F&C plan it looks like I will be paying $40 a
    > month to get what I have now plus I will be tied in to an advantage plan.
    > If I have to add Vision to the plan I will be paying even more?


    No, unless you want $15 unlimited Vision or one of the Vision packs. There's no
    monthly charge if you don't want to pay monthly for it; in that case you pay
    per kilobyte transferrred.


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  6. #6
    Central
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    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

    On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 22:57:00 +0000, John R. Copeland wrote:
    > That might be a current requirement, but I know three people who have
    > vision-capable phones without being on vision plans.
    > In fact all three of those people are on the very same $30/300 plan
    > which Mike says he's using now.
    > They simply activated the new phones on their old plans,
    > simultaneously declining the free 2-months vision services trial offer.
    > ---JRC---


    Not to mention that you can add vision without a plan upgrade to the
    30dollar/300min plan. If they force the issue sign up for the two months
    free then cancel vision.



  7. #7
    Central
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

    On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 21:57:06 +0000, Bob Smith wrote:

    >
    > That doesn't sound right. If you wanted to take the vision option, you would
    > need to change plans, but if you are just going to use the phone to talk,
    > there shouldn't be a need to change plans.
    >


    Bob they have been offering the 30dollar/300min plan up to the beginning
    of 2003. You can add vision to it without a plan change, I know a few
    people who have that setup. Should be-able to do the two month free vision
    service if they for some reason they push the issue and then cancel it
    before the free trial ends.



  8. #8
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?


    "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 21:57:06 +0000, Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > That doesn't sound right. If you wanted to take the vision option, you

    would
    > > need to change plans, but if you are just going to use the phone to

    talk,
    > > there shouldn't be a need to change plans.
    > >

    >
    > Bob they have been offering the 30dollar/300min plan up to the beginning
    > of 2003. You can add vision to it without a plan change, I know a few
    > people who have that setup. Should be-able to do the two month free vision
    > service if they for some reason they push the issue and then cancel it
    > before the free trial ends.


    As that plan isn't available now, for those that want Vision, can they apply
    the appropriate codes to that same plan? I'm talking about now, not what
    could be done six months to two years ago.

    Bob





  9. #9
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > P.S. To those that read this and the other thread ... this post is a
    > perfect example of why I bottom post!


    I would call that more an example of posting inline, which I agree
    is appropriate when replying to multiple questions/points.
    To a purist, it is not true bottom posting.

    --
    John Richards



  10. #10
    let_it_ride
    Guest

    Re: Do I have to upgrade to a Vision plan?

    If you don't care about the rebate, there is no problem, just buy the phone
    you want!! Only reason you have to add Vision service is its a requirement
    to get the rebate .


    "Mike Harvey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have been with SprintPCS since 1999 and I am on the $30 for 300min (plus
    > unlimited N/W and PCS to PCS) plan using a Qualcomm 2760 phone. I am
    > happy
    > with the plan I have. I do not see any advantage to any of the plans
    > currently offered by SprintPCS.
    >
    > I do want to get a new phone and I am willing to pay for it and skip any
    > rebates. I was looking at the "change your phone" page on the SprintPCS
    > website and it indicates that if I am switching to a Vision phone that I
    > will have to get a new plan. Somewhere else I think I saw that the plan
    > must be a Vision plan.
    >
    > If I am forced to get a new F&C plan it looks like I will be paying $40 a
    > month to get what I have now plus I will be tied in to an advantage plan.
    > If I have to add Vision to the plan I will be paying even more?
    >
    > Is this the case? If so, this seems to put a limit on the phone that I
    > can
    > use to replace my old phone. Looking at the phone lineup at SprintPCS I
    > do
    > not see many phones (one or two) that are not Vision phones. Does anyone
    > have any knowledge on this topic?






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