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  1. #1
    stevie
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    I'm thinking about getting Sprint roadside assistance.

    I have two phones on my plan. Would roadside assistance cover both phones
    at $4/mo, or would I have to pay $8 to cover both phones?

    Is Sprint roadside assistance any better than some auto clubs that I see
    advertised?


    Thanks.





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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: roadside assistance

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Is Sprint roadside assistance any better than some auto clubs that I see
    > advertised?
    >


    I think you have to set it up on each phone. So $8/month for both.

    As for whether it's better... hmmm... Allowed towing distance is a bit
    less (I think AAA is like up to 5 miles, and Roadside Assistance is like
    3 miles, but I'm guessing on that). HOWEVER, Roadside Assistance covers
    you as long as you have your SprintPCS phone with you, no matter which
    car is involved. AAA and others I think are limited to designated cars.

    I also think Sprint's Roadside Assistance has a usage limit on it.

    Pretty decent explanation on the Sprint PCS web site:

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/ue...roadsideRescue

    HTH
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    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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  3. #3
    Oscar_Lives
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    Re: roadside assistance

    AAA is dedicated to specific DRIVERS, no matter what the car is being driven
    or ridden in. I use my AAA to rescue my broken down company cars when I am
    traveling on business.


    "O/Siris" <r[email protected]st.nt> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Is Sprint roadside assistance any better than some auto clubs that I see
    > advertised?
    >


    I think you have to set it up on each phone. So $8/month for both.

    As for whether it's better... hmmm... Allowed towing distance is a bit
    less (I think AAA is like up to 5 miles, and Roadside Assistance is like
    3 miles, but I'm guessing on that). HOWEVER, Roadside Assistance covers
    you as long as you have your SprintPCS phone with you, no matter which
    car is involved. AAA and others I think are limited to designated cars.

    I also think Sprint's Roadside Assistance has a usage limit on it.

    Pretty decent explanation on the Sprint PCS web site:

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/ue...roadsideRescue

    HTH
    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    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+





  4. #4
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    In article <[email protected]_s72>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > AAA is dedicated to specific DRIVERS, no matter what the car is being driven
    > or ridden in. I use my AAA to rescue my broken down company cars when I am
    > traveling on business.
    >


    True. But I said I wasn't sure about that. Perhaps I was thinking of
    another "specialty" service, like that attached to insurance policies.
    Whatever.

    According to AAA's web site, though, it, too, is limited to four uses
    per year. Just like Roadside Rescue from SPCS.


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    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    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+



  5. #5
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: roadside assistance

    So, that would be $48 for one or $96 for two per year. AAA for two is
    $77. I think I will stay with AAA. Isn't RA just Sprint PCS reselling
    AAA? Why pay more for the same service?



  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > So, that would be $48 for one or $96 for two per year. AAA for two is
    > $77. I think I will stay with AAA. Isn't RA just Sprint PCS reselling
    > AAA? Why pay more for the same service?


    Sprint PCS is reselling AAA, and it makes sense cost-wise if you put RA
    on one account at $48 per year (less than tha $77 yearly membership to
    AAA), but for two, yeah you might as well go directly to AAA for that.

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  7. #7
    Oscar_Lives
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    Re: roadside assistance


    "O/Siris" <r[email protected]st.nt> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]_s72>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > AAA is dedicated to specific DRIVERS, no matter what the car is being
    > driven
    > or ridden in. I use my AAA to rescue my broken down company cars when I
    > am
    > traveling on business.
    >


    True. But I said I wasn't sure about that. Perhaps I was thinking of
    another "specialty" service, like that attached to insurance policies.
    Whatever.

    According to AAA's web site, though, it, too, is limited to four uses
    per year. Just like Roadside Rescue from SPCS.





    No kidding! The first time I used AAA after being a member for years, I got
    a nasty letter from the home office telling me I needed to start taking
    better care of my car so it wouldn't break down so much!

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    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+





  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Sprint PCS is reselling AAA, and it makes sense cost-wise if you put RA
    > on one account at $48 per year (less than tha $77 yearly membership to
    > AAA), but for two, yeah you might as well go directly to AAA for that.
    >


    There's an exception to that now, though.

    Sprint PCS recently issued a Press Release that "enhanced" Roadside
    Rescue is now being implemented. That means that a call to #ROAD on
    your SPCS phone, and they'll be able to determine where you are (IF you
    have the "Location" function turned on, as signified by that little
    crosshair icon with NO slash through it).

    That can be very useful on a highway where you can't remember the last
    mile marker you saw.

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    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+



  9. #9
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    AAA for one person is $51, for two is $77. So Ra is less expensive for
    one. Since the "location" info. is sent to AAA for RA members, might it
    be "always on" so that Sprint PCS phones not on RA calling directly in
    to AAA from Sprint PCS covered areas would also have their location sent
    to AAA? AAA might like it so they can service more of their members
    faster. If it cuts their costs and makes their members happier, AAA
    might be willing to pay Sprint PCS for the always on feature.



  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    O/Siris wrote:

    > Sprint PCS recently issued a Press Release that "enhanced" Roadside
    > Rescue is now being implemented. That means that a call to #ROAD on
    > your SPCS phone, and they'll be able to determine where you are (IF you
    > have the "Location" function turned on, as signified by that little
    > crosshair icon with NO slash through it).
    >
    > That can be very useful on a highway where you can't remember the last
    > mile marker you saw.



    Ahh, you're absolutely right. So with that, Sprint RA definitely has
    the advantage. Sort of like Onstar on a budget.

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  11. #11
    Bob Smith
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    Re: roadside assistance


    "Oscar_Lives" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s71...
    >
    > "O/Siris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]_s72>, [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > AAA is dedicated to specific DRIVERS, no matter what the car is being
    > > driven
    > > or ridden in. I use my AAA to rescue my broken down company cars when I
    > > am
    > > traveling on business.
    > >

    >
    > True. But I said I wasn't sure about that. Perhaps I was thinking of
    > another "specialty" service, like that attached to insurance policies.
    > Whatever.
    >
    > According to AAA's web site, though, it, too, is limited to four uses
    > per year. Just like Roadside Rescue from SPCS.


    For yours truly, AAA offers much more, especially when on the AAA Plus
    membership. Not only for extended roadside service -
    http://www.aaacarolinas.com/Members/roadservice.htm, but for getting
    discounts at movie theaters, hotels / motels, and a lot of other services
    out there.

    It costs me about $87 for 3 people (IIRC), and I save at least that much a
    year, with the discounts offered by using the card.

    SPCS offers a good service with the Roadside option, but it doesn't beat the
    perks offered for the AAA plus plan.

    Bob





  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: roadside assistance

    In article <0J%[email protected]>, jeromez1
    @earthlink.net says...
    > Since the "location" info. is sent to AAA for RA members, might it
    > be "always on" so that Sprint PCS phones not on RA calling directly in
    > to AAA from Sprint PCS covered areas would also have their location sent
    > to AAA?
    >


    Maybe. If AAA wants to license it for their own use. I have no
    knowledge of such inter-company relationships.

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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+



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