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  1. #1
    Mark J. Finegold
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    My contract ends in a short time, and I have been contemplating the
    transfer of my Sprint PCS number to a new carrier (and a new phone, of
    course). But I am not sure how to do this without triggering the
    "early termination" fee that Sprint charges. Do I have to purchase a
    new phone and do the number transfer on the exact ending date of my
    contract? I am worried that doing it one day before the actual end
    date could be taken as "early" termination. But, if I wait a few days
    later just to be safe, I thought I might lose access to my Sprint
    phone number for portability purposes.

    Thanks for any input,

    MJF



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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    "Mark J. Finegold" wrote:
    >
    > My contract ends in a short time, and I have been contemplating the
    > transfer of my Sprint PCS number to a new carrier (and a new phone, of
    > course). But I am not sure how to do this without triggering the
    > "early termination" fee that Sprint charges. Do I have to purchase a
    > new phone and do the number transfer on the exact ending date of my
    > contract? I am worried that doing it one day before the actual end
    > date could be taken as "early" termination. But, if I wait a few days
    > later just to be safe, I thought I might lose access to my Sprint
    > phone number for portability purposes.


    After your contract expires, nothing changes.

    Notan



  3. #3
    Capn
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    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    wait until the day your contract is up according to your billing date, maybe
    a day or two aftterwards. All that happens after your contract is up is that
    you are on a month to month, you just want to switch early so as to avoid a
    full months bill.

    Capt.

    "Mark J. Finegold" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My contract ends in a short time, and I have been contemplating the
    > transfer of my Sprint PCS number to a new carrier (and a new phone, of
    > course). But I am not sure how to do this without triggering the
    > "early termination" fee that Sprint charges. Do I have to purchase a
    > new phone and do the number transfer on the exact ending date of my
    > contract? I am worried that doing it one day before the actual end
    > date could be taken as "early" termination. But, if I wait a few days
    > later just to be safe, I thought I might lose access to my Sprint
    > phone number for portability purposes.
    >
    > Thanks for any input,
    >
    > MJF






  4. #4
    Mark J. Finegold
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    This sounds like a good plan, except that I'm not sure switching early
    will enable me to avoid a full month's bill. That will work only if
    Sprint pro-rates the final "post contract" month. But they might
    charge me for the entire month even if I only stay on an extra couple
    of days. That's no huge tragedy, I suppose, compared with the monster
    fees they charge for "early" termination.

    "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >wait until the day your contract is up according to your billing date, maybe
    >a day or two aftterwards. All that happens after your contract is up is that
    >you are on a month to month, you just want to switch early so as to avoid a
    >full months bill.
    >
    >Capt.
    >





  5. #5
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    "Mark J. Finegold" wrote:
    >
    > This sounds like a good plan, except that I'm not sure switching early
    > will enable me to avoid a full month's bill. That will work only if
    > Sprint pro-rates the final "post contract" month. But they might
    > charge me for the entire month even if I only stay on an extra couple
    > of days. That's no huge tragedy, I suppose, compared with the monster
    > fees they charge for "early" termination.
    >
    > <snip>


    Why, by the way are you changing carriers?

    If it's because of your plan, now's the time to negotiate with
    Sprint's "retention department." They'll usually offer you all
    kinds of benefits, including more minutes, in order to keep you
    as a customer.

    If you're changing because of poor coverage, there's really
    nothing to do but change.

    Good Luck!

    Notan



  6. #6
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    Why change to another cell phone service when you are already with the best?

    -mij

    "Mark J. Finegold" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My contract ends in a short time, and I have been contemplating the
    > transfer of my Sprint PCS number to a new carrier (and a new phone, of
    > course). But I am not sure how to do this without triggering the
    > "early termination" fee that Sprint charges. Do I have to purchase a
    > new phone and do the number transfer on the exact ending date of my
    > contract? I am worried that doing it one day before the actual end
    > date could be taken as "early" termination. But, if I wait a few days
    > later just to be safe, I thought I might lose access to my Sprint
    > phone number for portability purposes.
    >
    > Thanks for any input,
    >
    > MJF






  7. #7
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    I guess that would depend on how large a plan you are on.


    Mark J. Finegold wrote:
    > This sounds like a good plan, except that I'm not sure switching early
    > will enable me to avoid a full month's bill. That will work only if
    > Sprint pro-rates the final "post contract" month. But they might
    > charge me for the entire month even if I only stay on an extra couple
    > of days. That's no huge tragedy, I suppose, compared with the monster
    > fees they charge for "early" termination.
    >
    > "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>wait until the day your contract is up according to your billing date, maybe
    >>a day or two aftterwards. All that happens after your contract is up is that
    >>you are on a month to month, you just want to switch early so as to avoid a
    >>full months bill.
    >>
    >>Capt.
    >>

    >
    >




  8. #8

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    Mark J. Finegold wrote:
    > My contract ends in a short time, and I have been contemplating the
    > transfer of my Sprint PCS number to a new carrier (and a new phone, of
    > course). But I am not sure how to do this without triggering the
    > "early termination" fee that Sprint charges. Do I have to purchase a
    > new phone and do the number transfer on the exact ending date of my
    > contract? I am worried that doing it one day before the actual end
    > date could be taken as "early" termination. But, if I wait a few days
    > later just to be safe, I thought I might lose access to my Sprint
    > phone number for portability purposes.
    >
    > Thanks for any input,
    >
    > MJF


    Why would you lose access to your number???? When your contract ends,
    that number is still yours, and the terms of your contract carry over
    until you terminate it.

    I'd be conservative about it, and initiate any transfer only AFTER your
    contract has expired.



  9. #9
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    Mark J. Finegold wrote:
    > This sounds like a good plan, except that I'm not sure switching early
    > will enable me to avoid a full month's bill. That will work only if
    > Sprint pro-rates the final "post contract" month.


    They don't. I ported out and got hit for the full month.

    That said though, it IS possible with any carrier to sign up *without*
    porting, trying the service out, and once you're confident that you want
    to stay, you can then port your number out of SPrint and into your
    account with the new carrier. The number the new carrier gave you will
    then go away and the Sprint number will replace it. This is how I did
    it, and had no issues.

    There will of course be some bill overlap, but it was worth it for me.
    It ensures that you're not stuck with a new carrier's service, and
    having a hell of a time "un-porting" your number if it turns out that
    their service is even worse.

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  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Proper Date to Transfer Off Sprint?

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > Why change to another cell phone service when you are already with the best?


    Mij, no cell company is the best for everyone. If that were true, there
    wouldn't still be four national carriers right now, and a half-dozen or
    so regionals, and who knows how many local mom&pops.


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