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  1. #1
    Michael Arends
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    Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
    anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
    people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
    over and above what I'm already paying.

    These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200

    I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
    might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
    then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
    require a recurring monthly fee.

    To me, thats BULL.

    ANYTHING anyone?
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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?


    "Michael Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
    > anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
    > people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
    > over and above what I'm already paying.
    >
    > These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
    >
    > I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
    > might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
    > then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
    > require a recurring monthly fee.
    >
    > To me, thats BULL.
    >
    > ANYTHING anyone?


    Michael, I don't know what price you will be paying for Vision, once your
    two month trial period is up, but on mine, it's $15/mo., and offers $5 / mo.
    back in credits on downloads. I have the History Channel game on my 5300,
    which would normally cost $3 or $4 / mo., but with the credits applied, it's
    no charge.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?


    "Michael Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
    > anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
    > people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
    > over and above what I'm already paying.
    >
    > These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
    >
    > I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
    > might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
    > then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
    > require a recurring monthly fee.
    >
    > To me, thats BULL.
    >
    > ANYTHING anyone?


    1) Some of the games are non-expiring

    2) At least it has been my experience, once you DOWNLOAD the the ringer...
    It's yours!
    I have never had a ringer 'go dead'!





  4. #4
    Michael Arends
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    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Smiling Wickedly, Joe Gill answered:
    > "Michael Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
    >>anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
    >>people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
    >>over and above what I'm already paying.
    >>
    >>These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
    >>
    >>I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
    >>might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
    >>then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
    >>require a recurring monthly fee.
    >>
    >>To me, thats BULL.
    >>
    >>ANYTHING anyone?

    >
    >
    > 1) Some of the games are non-expiring
    >
    > 2) At least it has been my experience, once you DOWNLOAD the the ringer...
    > It's yours!
    > I have never had a ringer 'go dead'!
    >
    >

    No, I know. The Most of the ringers DON'T expire. But the games do.

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  5. #5
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Smiling Wickedly, Bob Smith answered:

    > "Michael Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
    >>anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
    >>people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
    >>over and above what I'm already paying.
    >>
    >>These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
    >>
    >>I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
    >>might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
    >>then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
    >>require a recurring monthly fee.
    >>
    >>To me, thats BULL.
    >>
    >>ANYTHING anyone?

    >
    >
    > Michael, I don't know what price you will be paying for Vision, once your
    > two month trial period is up, but on mine, it's $15/mo., and offers $5 / mo.
    > back in credits on downloads. I have the History Channel game on my 5300,
    > which would normally cost $3 or $4 / mo., but with the credits applied, it's
    > no charge.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
    nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
    have to be negotiated?

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  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
    > nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
    > have to be negotiated?
    >


    You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
    month for premium downloads.

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    R
    O/Siris
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    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    O/Siris wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >
    >>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
    >>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
    >>have to be negotiated?
    >>

    >
    >
    > You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
    > month for premium downloads.


    And it's automatic. You actually have to opt-out of it if you don't want it,
    but if you do, your Vision monthly just goes down to $10... so if you do any
    downloading at all on a regular basis, you might want to hold onto it because
    otherwise you don't save that much money.

    No one at Sprint told me about this, either -- I had to ask after finding out
    about it here.


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  8. #8
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Smiling Wickedly, O/Siris answered:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >
    >>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
    >>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
    >>have to be negotiated?
    >>

    >
    >
    > You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
    > month for premium downloads.
    >

    See! They never told me this when I signed up. Glad to know though.

    They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
    2 months free.


    Thanks Rob.

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  9. #9
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Smiling Wickedly, Steve Sobol answered:

    > O/Siris wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>[email protected] says...
    >>
    >>
    >>>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
    >>>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
    >>>have to be negotiated?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
    >>month for premium downloads.

    >
    >
    > And it's automatic. You actually have to opt-out of it if you don't want it,
    > but if you do, your Vision monthly just goes down to $10... so if you do any
    > downloading at all on a regular basis, you might want to hold onto it because
    > otherwise you don't save that much money.
    >
    > No one at Sprint told me about this, either -- I had to ask after finding out
    > about it here.
    >
    >

    Thanks Steve, between Bob, You, and Rob, I'm convinced. OK oK..
    maybe I WILL call and verify just to be sure. :-)

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  10. #10
    Joseph Huber
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:02:27 -0800, Michael Arends
    >They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
    >2 months free.


    I think you mentioned that you are moving from a non-Vision plan to a
    Vision plan. There is one thing that you should be aware of (if you
    aren't already)...

    If you sign up for a Vision plan and activate your new phone in mid
    billing cycle, the Vision plan doesn't go into effect until the next
    billing cycle, and you will get billed for any Vision use (at whatever
    the current $/kbit rate is) prior to the start of the next billing
    cycle.

    Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
    charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
    mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
    cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
    hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.

    Joseph Huber
    [email protected]



  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Joseph Huber wrote:

    > Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
    > charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
    > mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
    > cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
    > hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.


    Yup. Without a plan Vision costs 1 cent per KB. And any plan changes (not just
    Vision) take effect at the start of the next billing cycle. But the two-month
    free trial started immediately when it was added, when I got it, which is not
    the way it usually works with Sprint. (I thought that was weird.)

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    "In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
    Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
    amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)



  12. #12
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    I have found SprintPCS customer service to be very curtious and helpful. If
    you treat them with respect, they will usually treat you with respect. A
    have a friend that called Verizon tech support and acted like a total dick.
    They did not help him. Can you blame them?

    -mij

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Joseph Huber wrote:
    >
    >> Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
    >> charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
    >> mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
    >> cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
    >> hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.

    >
    > Yup. Without a plan Vision costs 1 cent per KB. And any plan changes (not
    > just Vision) take effect at the start of the next billing cycle. But the
    > two-month free trial started immediately when it was added, when I got it,
    > which is not the way it usually works with Sprint. (I thought that was
    > weird.)
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    >
    > "In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
    > Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
    > amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)






  13. #13
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > I have found SprintPCS customer service to be very curtious and helpful. If
    > you treat them with respect, they will usually treat you with respect. A
    > have a friend that called Verizon tech support and acted like a total dick.
    > They did not help him. Can you blame them?


    Actually, I've found Sprint *and* Verizon CSRs to be helpful. Verizon CSRs tend
    to be much more consistently well-trained than Sprint CSRs do, though. (This
    from about four years of experience as a customer of both carriers.)

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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
    Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
    amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)



  14. #14
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Smiling Wickedly, Joseph Huber answered:

    > On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:02:27 -0800, Michael Arends
    >
    >>They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
    >>2 months free.

    >
    >
    > I think you mentioned that you are moving from a non-Vision plan to a
    > Vision plan. There is one thing that you should be aware of (if you
    > aren't already)...
    >
    > If you sign up for a Vision plan and activate your new phone in mid
    > billing cycle, the Vision plan doesn't go into effect until the next
    > billing cycle, and you will get billed for any Vision use (at whatever
    > the current $/kbit rate is) prior to the start of the next billing
    > cycle.


    Thanks Joseph. Actually I have had my phone activated for a bit.
    I had dabbled with Picture mail, and such, and then one day did a bunch
    of downloading ringer, screen savers, a few games, and then uploaded
    some pictures, etc.. and all of a sudden I had $17 in overages. I
    figured I might as well add Vision.
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  15. #15
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Fun stuff without a MONTHLY fee?

    Actually I specifically started my Vision service without the extra $5
    charge and download credit, which for our 2 Vision phones plus the WW
    phone is unnecessary.



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