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  1. #1
    Mark
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    Hi,

    I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe

    Thanks,

    Mark




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  2. #2
    burris
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    Mark wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    > distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    > know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mark
    >

    I would look a bit more.

    Does this include the phone line?

    Does this include the FCC access charge...about 6.50 month

    Does this include the Universal service charge?

    Suggest you read this and inquire some more?

    Sprint Unlimited At Home: Available to new Sprint long-distance
    customers with a Sprint PCS account in good standing. Subject to credit.
    For domestic single-family residential, direct-dial voice calling from
    your home phone. Requires that you switch your long-distance and
    local-toll (where available) service to Sprint. For state-to-state,
    local-toll (where available) and in-state calling. With reasonable
    notice, Sprint reserves the right to terminate or change your plan if
    you no longer qualify. International, directory assistance,
    operator-assisted, and toll-free/calling card calls rates excluded.
    Depending on your billing cycle, your first invoice may include a
    partial monthly fee and standard monthly fee billed in advance. All
    rates and terms are subject to change. Add’l restrictions apply. Call
    1-800-862-5658 or visit www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions for full
    rates, terms and conditions.



  3. #3
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    burris wrote:
    >
    > Mark wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    > > distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    > > know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Mark
    > >

    > I would look a bit more.
    >
    > Does this include the phone line?
    >
    > Does this include the FCC access charge...about 6.50 month
    >
    > Does this include the Universal service charge?
    >
    > Suggest you read this and inquire some more?
    >
    > Sprint Unlimited At Home: Available to new Sprint long-distance
    > customers with a Sprint PCS account in good standing. Subject to credit.
    > For domestic single-family residential, direct-dial voice calling from
    > your home phone. Requires that you switch your long-distance and
    > local-toll (where available) service to Sprint. For state-to-state,
    > local-toll (where available) and in-state calling. With reasonable
    > notice, Sprint reserves the right to terminate or change your plan if
    > you no longer qualify. International, directory assistance,
    > operator-assisted, and toll-free/calling card calls rates excluded.
    > Depending on your billing cycle, your first invoice may include a
    > partial monthly fee and standard monthly fee billed in advance. All
    > rates and terms are subject to change. Add’l restrictions apply. Call
    > 1-800-862-5658 or visit www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions for full
    > rates, terms and conditions.


    A lot of these offerings don't make it clear that it's $X per
    month (plus whatever taxes, service charges, etc.), regardless
    of whether you talk for one minute or an "unlimited" number of
    minutes.

    For those who spend days on the phone, it's worth it. For others,
    not even close.

    My phone company charges $0.05 per minute, up to a maximum of
    $20. After that, all calls are "free."

    Notan



  4. #4
    PRNole
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    The $15 service is only for the "monthly recurring charge." There are
    other fees, just like with any phone service.

    I've had Sprint local service at two homes in Florida forever. Sprint is
    our local carrier. However, my long distance service had been with MCI,
    then Alltel, then Verizon, etc. Sprint had not been competitive for me
    in LD, until now.

    Last summer, when I added Sprint's DSL to both home locations, I learned
    of the unlimited nationwide LD packages. I then switched to Sprint for
    LD and the packages and have been happy ever since. The price is
    dependent on locations, so that in one home I pay $24.99 and in the
    other I pay the $15 for the same unlimited nationwide LD. I've had
    these plans now for 1 year and only 2 weeks ago switched from Nextel to
    SprintPCS. Since I already had the LD packages, I did not qualify for
    it again :-)

    The monthly bill for my $15 home breaks down as follows:

    $15.00 for the "monthly recurring charge" (basic LD service)
    $0.99 for "carrier cost recovery charge"
    -$0.75 credit for going thru my insurance company (USAA) to sign up for
    the service

    ....for a base charge of $15.24 for the basic service.

    Then come the taxes:
    Local Comm Service Tax : $0.79
    Fla Comm Service Tax : $0.36
    Carrier Universal Service Tax : $0.95
    Federal Excise Tax : $0.46
    Total taxes : $2.56

    Grand Total : $17.80 per month

    I had a total of 1,840 LD minutes last month from that home, all for $17.80.

    My other home came similarly priced, the difference being the base LD
    service is higher (at $24.99) so the ensuing additional taxes were
    proportionately higher. That bill came to $29.54 (for 2,368 LD minutes
    used), including the same set of taxes and credits.

    burris wrote:
    > Mark wrote:
    >
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    >>distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    >>know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>
    >>Mark
    >>

    >
    > I would look a bit more.
    >
    > Does this include the phone line?
    >
    > Does this include the FCC access charge...about 6.50 month
    >
    > Does this include the Universal service charge?
    >
    > Suggest you read this and inquire some more?
    >
    > Sprint Unlimited At Home: Available to new Sprint long-distance
    > customers with a Sprint PCS account in good standing. Subject to credit.
    > For domestic single-family residential, direct-dial voice calling from
    > your home phone. Requires that you switch your long-distance and
    > local-toll (where available) service to Sprint. For state-to-state,
    > local-toll (where available) and in-state calling. With reasonable
    > notice, Sprint reserves the right to terminate or change your plan if
    > you no longer qualify. International, directory assistance,
    > operator-assisted, and toll-free/calling card calls rates excluded.
    > Depending on your billing cycle, your first invoice may include a
    > partial monthly fee and standard monthly fee billed in advance. All
    > rates and terms are subject to change. Add’l restrictions apply. Call
    > 1-800-862-5658 or visit www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions for full
    > rates, terms and conditions.



    --
    PRNole
    --------------------------------------
    For email reply, please remove the 195



  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    burris wrote:

    > Does this include the phone line?


    Uh, no... why would it? It's long distance.

    You can't get regular phone service from Sprint unless you live somewhere where
    Sprint is the local phone company, like Las Vegas (LV is the biggest city where
    Sprint provides local service).

    $15 per month for unlimited long distance is a great deal if you would normally
    make calls amounting to more than $15 per month. Otherwise, you might want to
    take advantage of another service from Sprint or another long distance carrier.
    We use Sprint 50 at Home (50 minutes free per month, 7 cents/minute after 50
    minutes.) Maybe someone else's package would work better for you. You'll have
    to figure it out yourself...

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



  6. #6
    Mark L.
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance


    "burris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Mark wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    >> distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    >> know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>

    > I would look a bit more.
    >
    > Does this include the phone line?


    Um, no. That's just the monthly recurring charge for the long distance
    plan. No long distance plans offered by any of the traditional wireline
    telco's include "the line", the phone number, or any calling features such
    as caller id.
    >
    > Does this include the FCC access charge...about 6.50 month
    >
    > Does this include the Universal service charge?


    The price also doesn't include any of the various taxes, surcharges, and
    fees.
    >
    > Suggest you read this and inquire some more?


    Nope, don't need to. I already know the fine print, and was just curious
    who is using the plan. I ask, because amazingly enough, a lot of people
    aren't aware that it even exists.

    Mark





  7. #7
    ll
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > We use Sprint 50 at Home (50 minutes free per month,
    > 7 cents/minute after 50 minutes.)


    I've never understood this -- 50 minutes of "free LD".
    That amount is virtually nothing.

    Why not just use your cellphone? (Assuming LD is included,
    as it is with most plans.) Especially with 7 p.m. N&W
    for $5/mo for all the phones on the account. Along with
    your AT minutes you can talk LD for thousands of minutes
    per month "for free" (i.e., included at no additional cost).



  8. #8
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    ll wrote:
    >
    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    > > We use Sprint 50 at Home (50 minutes free per month,
    > > 7 cents/minute after 50 minutes.)

    >
    > I've never understood this -- 50 minutes of "free LD".
    > That amount is virtually nothing.
    >
    > Why not just use your cellphone? (Assuming LD is included,
    > as it is with most plans.) Especially with 7 p.m. N&W
    > for $5/mo for all the phones on the account. Along with
    > your AT minutes you can talk LD for thousands of minutes
    > per month "for free" (i.e., included at no additional cost).


    Reception/clarity at my home, while talking on a cell phone,
    isn't quite as good as on a landline. During important calls,
    I prefer to use a landline and avoid those "Are you still
    there?" queries.

    Notan



  9. #9
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    ll wrote:
    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    >>We use Sprint 50 at Home (50 minutes free per month,
    >>7 cents/minute after 50 minutes.)

    >
    > I've never understood this -- 50 minutes of "free LD".
    > That amount is virtually nothing.


    It's enough for us. We make most of our long distance calls from the cell
    phone. I could get a cheaper per-minute rate, but why? We don't use many
    landline long-distance minutes.

    > Especially with 7 p.m. N&W
    > for $5/mo for all the phones on the account.


    We won't do this. Neither of us needs it and my wife doesn't want to get locked
    into another contract right now.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



  10. #10
    stevie
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    A question-is this just outbound calls, or can people call you free?
    "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    Hi,

    I'm curious how many people are taking advantage of the $15 long
    distance plan that is available to SprintPCS customers? If you don't
    know what I'm referring to, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/4msbe

    Thanks,

    Mark





  11. #11
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    stevie wrote:
    >
    > A question-is this just outbound calls, or can people call you free?


    You're serious, right?

    Have you *ever* heard of a landline plan that charges for incoming calls?

    Notan



  12. #12
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > stevie wrote:
    >>
    >> A question-is this just outbound calls, or can people call you free?

    >
    > You're serious, right?
    >
    > Have you *ever* heard of a landline plan that charges for incoming calls?
    >
    > Notan


    Probably every 800-number plan does that.




  13. #13
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    "John R. Copeland" wrote:
    >
    > "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > > stevie wrote:
    > >>
    > >> A question-is this just outbound calls, or can people call you free?

    > >
    > > You're serious, right?
    > >
    > > Have you *ever* heard of a landline plan that charges for incoming calls?
    > >
    > > Notan

    >
    > Probably every 800-number plan does that.


    OK, you got me! (I know... That's how 800 number subscribers
    are billed.)

    But something tells me that Stevie doesn't have an 800 number. <g>

    Notan



  14. #14
    stevie
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    you're right Notan-I was just fishing.
    "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    "John R. Copeland" wrote:
    >
    > "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > stevie wrote:
    > >>
    > >> A question-is this just outbound calls, or can people call you free?

    > >
    > > You're serious, right?
    > >
    > > Have you *ever* heard of a landline plan that charges for incoming
    > > calls?
    > >
    > > Notan

    >
    > Probably every 800-number plan does that.


    OK, you got me! (I know... That's how 800 number subscribers
    are billed.)

    But something tells me that Stevie doesn't have an 800 number. <g>

    Notan





  15. #15
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: $15 Unlimited Residential Long Distance

    stevie wrote:
    >
    > you're right Notan-I was just fishing.


    I could smell it a mile away. <g>

    Take care!

    Notan



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