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  1. #1
    * * Chas
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    I spent about an hour on Google/Google Groups and 20 minutes on
    Sprint's web site trying to find information about Sprint prepaid
    cards. I came up blank, only 3rd party rip-offs.

    I have my own Sprint phone and I'm coming to the end of my 30 trail
    with Sprint. I like Sprint's coverage in my area and I'm going to
    reactivate my Sprint service in 2 months after my Verizon contract
    expires. I use up to 4000 minutes a month for business and I don't
    want to be paying for 2 months of dual coverage.

    In the mean time, I'd like to keep using my Sprint phone in areas
    where it works better than Verizon phone (my home for instance).

    I haven't been able to get any info on the cards from stores where
    they are sold.

    Anyone have any GOOD info on these cards or a link where I can find
    out pricing, coverage, roaming restrictions and so on?

    Chas.





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  2. #2
    Central
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards

    On Wed, 04 May 2005 10:07:06 -0700, * * Chas wrote:

    > I haven't been able to get any info on the cards from stores where
    > they are sold.
    >
    > Anyone have any GOOD info on these cards or a link where I can find
    > out pricing, coverage, roaming restrictions and so on?
    >
    > Chas.


    If you are refering to sprint prepaid phone cards then you have to look
    for the service virgin mobile. Virgin mobile is a strictly prepaid service
    in the US and Canada, world wide in general, that buys usage on
    local provider networks to resell for prepaid use. In this case they
    partnered with sprintpcs to resell their network in the US url:
    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/

    In case anyone is wondering about the Canada roaming (off topic but some
    might be confused by this) keep in mind the network they resell are done
    by Bell, which was launched in march, and they do not allow roaming either
    US->CA or CA->US. So getting a virgin mobile prepaid phone won't solve
    that problem. They are working on it but it won't bridge the gap for
    travellers looking for a cheap US/CA cell phone.

    Now if you are talking about sprint calling cards as in cards used from
    any touch tone phone for long distance dialing then you need to look at
    sprint long distance and not sprintpcs which are two different setups. If
    I recall sprint usually doesn't sell the cards directly to consumers
    without them getting an account first and usually just sells the throwaway
    cards to third party companies for them to resell.



  3. #3
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards

    * * Chas wrote:
    > I spent about an hour on Google/Google Groups and 20 minutes on
    > Sprint's web site trying to find information about Sprint prepaid
    > cards. I came up blank, only 3rd party rip-offs.
    >
    > I have my own Sprint phone and I'm coming to the end of my 30 trail
    > with Sprint. I like Sprint's coverage in my area and I'm going to
    > reactivate my Sprint service in 2 months after my Verizon contract
    > expires. I use up to 4000 minutes a month for business and I don't
    > want to be paying for 2 months of dual coverage.
    >
    > In the mean time, I'd like to keep using my Sprint phone in areas
    > where it works better than Verizon phone (my home for instance).


    At this point, Sprint does not offer its own prepaid service. Instead,
    prepaid service on Sprint is done through Virgin Mobile USA. The bad
    news: they use their own, specially-modified phones for their prepaid
    service, and do NOT use the conventional Sprint phones.

    The best option might be to tough it out for those two months, either by
    waiting out your contract before signing up to Sprint, or just keeping
    the Sprint service while your contract with Verizon ends. I ended up
    doing exactly the same thing when I first signed up for Sprint service,
    moving from Verizon. the ability to actually USE my phone, even though
    Iw as paying about three months of service on both carriers, was worth it.

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  4. #4
    * * Chas
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards


    "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Wed, 04 May 2005 10:07:06 -0700, * * Chas wrote:
    >
    > > I haven't been able to get any info on the cards from stores where
    > > they are sold.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any GOOD info on these cards or a link where I can

    find
    > > out pricing, coverage, roaming restrictions and so on?
    > >
    > > Chas.

    >
    > If you are refering to sprint prepaid phone cards then you have to

    look
    > for the service virgin mobile. Virgin mobile is a strictly prepaid

    service
    > in the US and Canada, world wide in general, that buys usage on
    > local provider networks to resell for prepaid use. In this case they
    > partnered with sprintpcs to resell their network in the US url:
    > http://www.virginmobileusa.com/


    Thanks for the information. In my area Radio Shack markets both Sprint
    and Verizon cellular service. They have Sprint Cellular prepaid cards
    on sale for various amounts of service.

    There's about a page+ of very fine print on the cardboard attached to
    the cards. I was wondering if anyone in the NG has any experience with
    these prepaid cards.

    For example, what is the per minute cost, what about roaming and so
    on.

    Cingular has a pretty straight forward policy on their new cards:
    $1.00 per day and $0.10 per minute.

    Chas.





  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards

    * * Chas wrote:

    >
    > Thanks for the information. In my area Radio Shack markets both Sprint
    > and Verizon cellular service. They have Sprint Cellular prepaid cards
    > on sale for various amounts of service.


    Wow, they still exist? I would be VERY wary of those cards. Sprint
    USED to market a prepaid cellular service on the Sprint brand long ago,
    we're talking 1998. I wouldn't be surprised of those cards were unsold
    stock from those days, and I worry that they probably aren't valid anymore.

    > There's about a page+ of very fine print on the cardboard attached to
    > the cards. I was wondering if anyone in the NG has any experience with
    > these prepaid cards.


    I used one, back in 98 as a way to get some extra outgoing minutes for
    one month when I was moving and had a LOT of phone calls to make. Back
    then:

    - The cards did not work in affiliate markets, and probably still won't
    today, though they worked just fine in corporate markets.

    - They would work for outgoing calls on an activated phone as well as an
    unactivated phone. However, the cards did not work for incoming calls.

    - The effective cost was around $.50 per minute. Of course, LD was
    included. Roaming was not.




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  6. #6
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards

    * * Chas wrote:

    > Thanks for the information. In my area Radio Shack markets both Sprint
    > and Verizon cellular service. They have Sprint Cellular prepaid cards
    > on sale for various amounts of service.


    Perhaps Sprint PCS resells prepaid to Radio Shack like they do to Virgin
    Mobile, then. Sprint themselves do not offer prepaid.

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  7. #7
    Stanley Reynolds
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    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > * * Chas wrote:
    > > I spent about an hour on Google/Google Groups and 20 minutes on
    > > Sprint's web site trying to find information about Sprint prepaid
    > > cards. I came up blank, only 3rd party rip-offs.
    > >
    > > I have my own Sprint phone and I'm coming to the end of my 30 trail
    > > with Sprint. I like Sprint's coverage in my area and I'm going to
    > > reactivate my Sprint service in 2 months after my Verizon contract
    > > expires. I use up to 4000 minutes a month for business and I don't
    > > want to be paying for 2 months of dual coverage.
    > >
    > > In the mean time, I'd like to keep using my Sprint phone in areas
    > > where it works better than Verizon phone (my home for instance).

    >
    > At this point, Sprint does not offer its own prepaid service. Instead,
    > prepaid service on Sprint is done through Virgin Mobile USA. The bad
    > news: they use their own, specially-modified phones for their prepaid
    > service, and do NOT use the conventional Sprint phones.
    >
    > The best option might be to tough it out for those two months, either by
    > waiting out your contract before signing up to Sprint, or just keeping
    > the Sprint service while your contract with Verizon ends. I ended up
    > doing exactly the same thing when I first signed up for Sprint service,
    > moving from Verizon. the ability to actually USE my phone, even though
    > Iw as paying about three months of service on both carriers, was worth it.
    >

    http://www.stimobile.com/ also reseller of sprint service





  8. #8
    Tom
    Guest

    Re: Sprint prepaid calling cards

    Sprint doesn't have prepaid anymore. They offer a card like a prepaid that
    tied to your phone. You have a spending limit on it. you can recharge your
    card at sprint stores or most wal-marts. Its mainly for people that don't
    have credit or debt cards. the cards are only used to make payments
    really.

    "Stanley Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> * * Chas wrote:
    >> > I spent about an hour on Google/Google Groups and 20 minutes on
    >> > Sprint's web site trying to find information about Sprint prepaid
    >> > cards. I came up blank, only 3rd party rip-offs.
    >> >
    >> > I have my own Sprint phone and I'm coming to the end of my 30 trail
    >> > with Sprint. I like Sprint's coverage in my area and I'm going to
    >> > reactivate my Sprint service in 2 months after my Verizon contract
    >> > expires. I use up to 4000 minutes a month for business and I don't
    >> > want to be paying for 2 months of dual coverage.
    >> >
    >> > In the mean time, I'd like to keep using my Sprint phone in areas
    >> > where it works better than Verizon phone (my home for instance).

    >>
    >> At this point, Sprint does not offer its own prepaid service. Instead,
    >> prepaid service on Sprint is done through Virgin Mobile USA. The bad
    >> news: they use their own, specially-modified phones for their prepaid
    >> service, and do NOT use the conventional Sprint phones.
    >>
    >> The best option might be to tough it out for those two months, either by
    >> waiting out your contract before signing up to Sprint, or just keeping
    >> the Sprint service while your contract with Verizon ends. I ended up
    >> doing exactly the same thing when I first signed up for Sprint service,
    >> moving from Verizon. the ability to actually USE my phone, even though
    >> Iw as paying about three months of service on both carriers, was worth
    >> it.
    >>

    > http://www.stimobile.com/ also reseller of sprint service
    >
    >






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