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  1. #1
    sheepish_bagholders
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    Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?

    I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    UMlimited




    See More: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos




  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos


    "sheepish_bagholders" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    > Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    > pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?


    Can't answer that one.

    >
    > I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    > unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    > in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    > UMlimited


    That unlimited feature only applies to data downloaded by the phone itself.
    So, IOW, you were using your phone tethered to a laptop, as an ISP to do a
    lot of downloading? How much data did they say you were using?

    Bob





  3. #3
    Notan
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    sheepish_bagholders wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    > unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    > in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    > UMlimited


    It has to do with the fact that it's in direct violation of Sprint's
    TOS:

    "Other Sprint PCS Vision Terms. You will not receive voice calls
    while using Vision. Vision is not available for use with server
    devices or host computer applications, other systems that drive
    continuous heavy traffic or data sessions, or as substitutes for
    private lines or frame relay connections. Unlimited Vision plans/
    options may not be used with Sprint PCS phones or smart phones
    being used as a modem in connection with other equipment (e.g.,
    computers, etc.) through use of connection kits or other phone-to
    computer/PDA accessories, or Bluetooth or other wireless technology.
    We may terminate services without notice for any misuse. You may have
    access to certain games, ringers, screen savers and other items on
    our Vision site ("Premium Services") that are available for an
    additional charge. You will be billed for Premium Service purchases
    on your Sprint PCS invoice based on the charges as specified at purchase.
    Subject to the terms of the content purchased, we may delete premium and
    non-premium items downloaded to any storage areas we may provide,
    including any pictures, games and other content. We may limit the amount
    of Premium Services you may purchase in a specific timeframe (month, week,
    day, or other time period)."

    As far as being "a high user or a low user," no one's been able to
    figure out where they stand... This subject been the basis of many
    a thread in this newsgroup.

    Notan



  4. #4
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    sheepish_bagholders wrote:
    > Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    > Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    > pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?


    PCS-PCS doesn't count when checking voicemail. Doesn't on some other
    carriers (this came up with Verizon some time ago).


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  5. #5
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    Sure your phone is a PCS phone. But your voice mail is not another PCS
    phone. Was this unusually large amount of data used on your phone?
    What was funny?


    sheepish_bagholders wrote:
    > Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    > Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    > pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?
    >
    > I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    > unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    > in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    > UMlimited
    >




  6. #6
    O/Siris
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    > unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    > in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    > UMlimited
    >


    You violated the TOS, didn't you? You tethered your phone to a laptop,
    and used your phone as a modem, didn't you? If you did, that's why that
    cease and desist letter arrived.

    Sprint believes that there is only a certain amount of data that your
    phone can receive per month if it's used exactly as the TOS allows. So
    the package really *is* unlimited in amount. But that pack is based
    upon a certain usage model, and you're bound by the Terms that govern
    how you can use the phone. No one ever promised you that "unlimited"
    meant unlimited ways to use it.

    --
    RØß
    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+



  7. #7
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    sheepish_bagholders wrote:
    > Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    > Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    > pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?


    You're not calling your phone, you're calling your voice mail inbox.
    PCS2PCS is just that... a connection from one Sprint PCS phone to another.

    > I got the cease and decist letter from sprint for using too much of my
    > unlimited vision plan..An "unusually large amount of data" as they say
    > in the otherwise comical letter. Unlimited..yeah right more like
    > UMlimited


    Hooked up your laptop and downloaded some MP3s did we?




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    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  8. #8
    sheepish_bagholders
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    So when my wife calls my cell and I don't answer; she gets voicemail,
    thats somehow no-longer a PCS PCS call? Bull**** and even sprint cust
    service agreed..MP3's no. Streaming stock quotes on my phone. And their
    own latest treo 650 patch enables the phone to be used as a modem. As
    too the amount of data deemed "unusually large" ? I'm not sure as it
    doesn't actually state the usage KB-wise.
    As an aside: I have 2 cell phones with sprint, my home phone and long
    distance is sprint; I have their highest speed DSL service as well. I
    have had all of the above items for years.
    You sprint employees here can justify this fine-print BS all you want.
    The company will be losing all of the services They now provide me
    which (well over 300 a month) as I will be moving on as soon as I find
    a suitable replacement.




  9. #9
    John S.
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > sheepish_bagholders wrote:
    >> Couple of questions for sprint folks..
    >> Why is calling my voicemail a billable call when I have unlimited
    >> pcs-pcs calling? Isn't my phone# a PCS phone?

    >
    > PCS-PCS doesn't count when checking voicemail. Doesn't on some other
    > carriers (this came up with Verizon some time ago).


    But it's not PCS to PCS (phone to phone) it is PCS to a land based
    switch/voicemail system.

    Although I disagree with their charging for retreiving your voice mail, they
    do because you ARE using airtime and NOT communicationg with another PCS
    phone/device.





  10. #10
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > You sprint employees here can justify this fine-print BS all you want.
    > The company will be losing all of the services They now provide me
    > which (well over 300 a month) as I will be moving on as soon as I find
    > a suitable replacement.
    >


    The simple fact is that nothing says you can't do it (tethered data
    usage). Only that your $15 Vision Pack won't cover it.

    I'm neither defending nor agreeing with the policy. Only pointing out
    that it exists. If you choose to take umbrage at being told the truth,
    that's your right, certainly. But it's not my fault.

    --
    RØß
    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+



  11. #11
    kanico
    kanico is offline
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    Free voicemail retrieval

    Just call another sprintpcs phone that you know will likely go unanswered and will transfer to voicemail.

    Press "*" then press "#", key your sprintpcs phone number, your password - retrieve your messages for free!!!



  12. #12
    Alan
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos



    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > Sure your phone is a PCS phone. But your voice mail is not another PCS
    > phone. Was this unusually large amount of data used on your phone?
    > What was funny?


    If you call from a non PCS phone (landline) to check your voicemail
    then there's no charge for minutes.




  13. #13
    Alan
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos



    kanico wrote:
    > Just call another sprintpcs phone that you know will likely go
    > unanswered and will transfer to voicemail.
    >
    > Press "*" then press "#", key your sprintpcs phone number, your
    > password - retrieve your messages for free!!!


    Are you sure its free? Doesn't pressing the star and pound keys
    activate the pac-mans that eat up minutes.




  14. #14
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    I was aware of that, although I have never done it. But, what does
    that have to do with the question at hand?


    Alan wrote:
    >
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >
    >>Sure your phone is a PCS phone. But your voice mail is not another PCS
    >>phone. Was this unusually large amount of data used on your phone?
    >>What was funny?

    >
    >
    > If you call from a non PCS phone (landline) to check your voicemail
    > then there's no charge for minutes.
    >




  15. #15
    Jason Kenney
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    Re: Umlimited is more like it Sprint..pos

    kanico <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > Just call another sprintpcs phone that you know will likely go
    > unanswered and will transfer to voicemail.
    >
    > Press "*" then press "#", key your sprintpcs phone number, your
    > password - retrieve your messages for free!!!
    >
    >


    it's easier to call directly to voicemail of another PCS phone
    (as in 11-xxx-xxx-xxxx) then pressing * . Instead of punching in a
    password, press * again. It will ask for your 10 digit number. This is
    technically a PCS-PCS call because you are initially calling another PCS
    phone...

    Jason Kenney
    PCS user, Las Vegas, NV



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