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  1. #1
    Hemant Shah
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    I am in market for a new phone, and was interested in Treo 650. I called
    Sprint and I was told that I am eligible for $150 instant saving at the store
    if I sign 2-year contract, and they will also give me $100 credit towards
    the service on my next bill.

    I am on a old retention plan, and I do not want Vision, so operator told me
    that the store (clerk) can add vision to my existing plan and I could cancel
    vision before free period was over.

    Is that true or will sprint change my plan on me automatically?

    I have heard that for some sprint users the plan was changed automatically
    without their knowledge or approval.



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  2. #2
    thunder
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    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?


    "Hemant Shah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > I am in market for a new phone, and was interested in Treo 650. I called
    > Sprint and I was told that I am eligible for $150 instant saving at the
    > store
    > if I sign 2-year contract, and they will also give me $100 credit towards
    > the service on my next bill.
    >
    > I am on a old retention plan, and I do not want Vision, so operator told
    > me
    > that the store (clerk) can add vision to my existing plan and I could
    > cancel
    > vision before free period was over.
    >
    > Is that true or will sprint change my plan on me automatically?
    >
    > I have heard that for some sprint users the plan was changed automatically
    > without their knowledge or approval.


    What kind of minutes do you have now? The latest retention deals, at least
    as of last month was. 1000 anytime with unlimited nights and weekends
    beginning at 8pm for a one year deal and beginning at 6pm with a two year
    agreement for $40 per month. Or 1500 anytime for $49 per month with the same
    N/W deals.. To get the free 6pm you have to agree to a two year agreement
    and you have to ask for 6pm or you'll just get the standard 7pm for the two
    year..If you want a new plan, I'd settle on the plan first then get the
    phone. You qualify for the 150 rebate, but you have to sign a two agreement
    to do so($75 rebate if you only sign a one year) If you get the phone first
    with the rebates you'll loose your leverage to get a better retention deal
    since you would have already signed a new agreement to get a phone rebate so
    they won't be as willing to counter your offers as you are already in a new
    agreement. So get the new retention deal plan first then get the phone. I
    ended up with the $40 plan for 1000 a/t as I wont sign a two year(as they
    always have better retention deals one year later) and I got a $10 vision
    picture plan with 100 text msg. last week. This is the retention dept.
    direct number 1-866-0882. I called and just asked if they would at least
    match T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and they said yes.





  3. #3
    Hemant Shah
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    While stranded on information super highway thunder wrote:
    >
    > "Hemant Shah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>
    >> I am in market for a new phone, and was interested in Treo 650. I called
    >> Sprint and I was told that I am eligible for $150 instant saving at the
    >> store
    >> if I sign 2-year contract, and they will also give me $100 credit towards
    >> the service on my next bill.
    >>
    >> I am on a old retention plan, and I do not want Vision, so operator told
    >> me
    >> that the store (clerk) can add vision to my existing plan and I could
    >> cancel
    >> vision before free period was over.
    >>
    >> Is that true or will sprint change my plan on me automatically?
    >>
    >> I have heard that for some sprint users the plan was changed automatically
    >> without their knowledge or approval.

    >
    > What kind of minutes do you have now? The latest retention deals, at least
    > as of last month was. 1000 anytime with unlimited nights and weekends
    > beginning at 8pm for a one year deal and beginning at 6pm with a two year
    > agreement for $40 per month. Or 1500 anytime for $49 per month with the same
    > N/W deals.. To get the free 6pm you have to agree to a two year agreement
    > and you have to ask for 6pm or you'll just get the standard 7pm for the two
    > year..If you want a new plan, I'd settle on the plan first then get the
    > phone. You qualify for the 150 rebate, but you have to sign a two agreement
    > to do so($75 rebate if you only sign a one year) If you get the phone first
    > with the rebates you'll loose your leverage to get a better retention deal
    > since you would have already signed a new agreement to get a phone rebate so
    > they won't be as willing to counter your offers as you are already in a new
    > agreement. So get the new retention deal plan first then get the phone. I
    > ended up with the $40 plan for 1000 a/t as I wont sign a two year(as they
    > always have better retention deals one year later) and I got a $10 vision
    > picture plan with 100 text msg. last week. This is the retention dept.
    > direct number 1-866-0882. I called and just asked if they would at least
    > match T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and they said yes.
    >
    >


    Thanks, I will give them a call, maybe I can get better deal. Right now my
    wife and I both have individual plan: 750 Anytime, 3000 night and weekend
    minutes, free PCS to PCS for $40.

    We do not come close to using these minutes, maybe I can get better
    family plan.



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  4. #4
    Hemant Shah
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    While stranded on information super highway thunder wrote:
    >
    >
    > What kind of minutes do you have now? The latest retention deals, at least
    > as of last month was. 1000 anytime with unlimited nights and weekends
    > beginning at 8pm for a one year deal and beginning at 6pm with a two year
    > agreement for $40 per month. Or 1500 anytime for $49 per month with the same
    > N/W deals.. To get the free 6pm you have to agree to a two year agreement
    > and you have to ask for 6pm or you'll just get the standard 7pm for the two
    > year..If you want a new plan, I'd settle on the plan first then get the
    > phone. You qualify for the 150 rebate, but you have to sign a two agreement
    > to do so($75 rebate if you only sign a one year) If you get the phone first
    > with the rebates you'll loose your leverage to get a better retention deal
    > since you would have already signed a new agreement to get a phone rebate so
    > they won't be as willing to counter your offers as you are already in a new
    > agreement. So get the new retention deal plan first then get the phone. I
    > ended up with the $40 plan for 1000 a/t as I wont sign a two year(as they
    > always have better retention deals one year later) and I got a $10 vision
    > picture plan with 100 text msg. last week. This is the retention dept.
    > direct number 1-866-0882. I called and just asked if they would at least
    > match T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and they said yes.
    >


    I think you missed the 3 digits in the middle.
    Can you send complete number?

    Thanks.
    >


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  5. #5
    thunder
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    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    >
    > I think you missed the 3 digits in the middle.
    > Can you send complete number?
    >
    > Thanks.



    Sorry, about that

    1-866-571-0882






  6. #6
    thunder
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    > Thanks, I will give them a call, maybe I can get better deal. Right now my
    > wife and I both have individual plan: 750 Anytime, 3000 night and weekend
    > minutes, free PCS to PCS for $40.
    >
    >


    Also check out http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/ go to the forums section
    and check out the General discussion board and really check out the Tips &
    Tricks board as there is a current discussion going on concerning retention
    deals that people are getting.. This is a great site if you want to learn
    about the ins and outs of sprint phones,plans and general info..






  7. #7
    thunder
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?


    "thunder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%9gvf.5947$%[email protected]
    >> Thanks, I will give them a call, maybe I can get better deal. Right now
    >> my
    >> wife and I both have individual plan: 750 Anytime, 3000 night and weekend
    >> minutes, free PCS to PCS for $40.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Also check out http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/ go to the forums section
    > and check out the General discussion board and really check out the Tips &
    > Tricks board as there is a current discussion going on concerning
    > retention deals that people are getting.. This is a great site if you want
    > to learn about the ins and outs of sprint phones,plans and general info..



    Another place to look at is www.phonescoop.com click on carriers then click
    on sprint. It'll show current pones and there is forum there as well, but
    sprintusers is better as the forums are full of tricks on using the phones
    and sprints services. Also a phone review posted by other people that bought
    a phone and they give you there views on the phone..





  8. #8
    Kovie
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    "thunder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Hemant Shah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>
    >> I am in market for a new phone, and was interested in Treo 650. I called
    >> Sprint and I was told that I am eligible for $150 instant saving at the
    >> store
    >> if I sign 2-year contract, and they will also give me $100 credit towards
    >> the service on my next bill.
    >>
    >> I am on a old retention plan, and I do not want Vision, so operator told
    >> me
    >> that the store (clerk) can add vision to my existing plan and I could
    >> cancel
    >> vision before free period was over.
    >>
    >> Is that true or will sprint change my plan on me automatically?
    >>
    >> I have heard that for some sprint users the plan was changed
    >> automatically
    >> without their knowledge or approval.

    >
    > What kind of minutes do you have now? The latest retention deals, at least
    > as of last month was. 1000 anytime with unlimited nights and weekends
    > beginning at 8pm for a one year deal and beginning at 6pm with a two year
    > agreement for $40 per month. Or 1500 anytime for $49 per month with the
    > same N/W deals.. To get the free 6pm you have to agree to a two year
    > agreement and you have to ask for 6pm or you'll just get the standard 7pm
    > for the two year..If you want a new plan, I'd settle on the plan first
    > then get the phone. You qualify for the 150 rebate, but you have to sign a
    > two agreement to do so($75 rebate if you only sign a one year) If you get
    > the phone first with the rebates you'll loose your leverage to get a
    > better retention deal since you would have already signed a new agreement
    > to get a phone rebate so they won't be as willing to counter your offers
    > as you are already in a new agreement. So get the new retention deal plan
    > first then get the phone. I ended up with the $40 plan for 1000 a/t as I
    > wont sign a two year(as they always have better retention deals one year
    > later) and I got a $10 vision picture plan with 100 text msg. last week.
    > This is the retention dept. direct number 1-866-0882. I called and just
    > asked if they would at least match T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and
    > they said yes.


    Do you know if there are currently any retention plans for around $50 +/-
    with 1000~1500 minutes, 2nd line included w/shared minutes, and free Vision
    on at least line 1? Right now I've got a pretty good retention deal with
    similar features but for $100/mo and 2500 minutes, which I've never even
    come close to using--I've never even hit 1000, actually. I have 8pm N/W so I
    don't really need anything earlier (but wouldn't mind it if that's all they
    had!).

    --
    Kovie
    [email protected]zen





  9. #9
    thunder
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?


    "Kovie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "thunder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:76bvf.12[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Hemant Shah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I am in market for a new phone, and was interested in Treo 650. I called
    >>> Sprint and I was told that I am eligible for $150 instant saving at the
    >>> store
    >>> if I sign 2-year contract, and they will also give me $100 credit
    >>> towards
    >>> the service on my next bill.
    >>>
    >>> I am on a old retention plan, and I do not want Vision, so operator told
    >>> me
    >>> that the store (clerk) can add vision to my existing plan and I could
    >>> cancel
    >>> vision before free period was over.
    >>>
    >>> Is that true or will sprint change my plan on me automatically?
    >>>
    >>> I have heard that for some sprint users the plan was changed
    >>> automatically
    >>> without their knowledge or approval.

    >>
    >> What kind of minutes do you have now? The latest retention deals, at
    >> least as of last month was. 1000 anytime with unlimited nights and
    >> weekends beginning at 8pm for a one year deal and beginning at 6pm with a
    >> two year agreement for $40 per month. Or 1500 anytime for $49 per month
    >> with the same N/W deals.. To get the free 6pm you have to agree to a two
    >> year agreement and you have to ask for 6pm or you'll just get the
    >> standard 7pm for the two year..If you want a new plan, I'd settle on the
    >> plan first then get the phone. You qualify for the 150 rebate, but you
    >> have to sign a two agreement to do so($75 rebate if you only sign a one
    >> year) If you get the phone first with the rebates you'll loose your
    >> leverage to get a better retention deal since you would have already
    >> signed a new agreement to get a phone rebate so they won't be as willing
    >> to counter your offers as you are already in a new agreement. So get the
    >> new retention deal plan first then get the phone. I ended up with the $40
    >> plan for 1000 a/t as I wont sign a two year(as they always have better
    >> retention deals one year later) and I got a $10 vision picture plan with
    >> 100 text msg. last week. This is the retention dept. direct number
    >> 1-866-0882. I called and just asked if they would at least match
    >> T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and they said yes.

    >
    > Do you know if there are currently any retention plans for around $50 +/-
    > with 1000~1500 minutes, 2nd line included w/shared minutes, and free
    > Vision on at least line 1? Right now I've got a pretty good retention deal
    > with similar features but for $100/mo and 2500 minutes, which I've never
    > even come close to using--I've never even hit 1000, actually. I have 8pm
    > N/W so I don't really need anything earlier (but wouldn't mind it if
    > that's all they had!).
    >

    Not really sure about the shared plans, but go to
    http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/ and look at the tips and tricks board.
    There is a thread on retention deals.. Also look at the general info board.





  10. #10
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    Can you post the number again? This doesn't seem complete. I'm on a regular
    $40 plan, 500 at minutes and 9 pm n/w and $10 vision for my Samsung i500.
    When Sprint comes out with the 700p I plan on calling them to get a new
    plan. I'm not in contract at the moment.

    > This is the retention dept.direct number 1-866-0882. I called and just

    asked if they would at least
    > match T-mobiles 1500 minute plan for $49 and they said yes.
    >
    >






  11. #11
    thunder
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?


    "Scooterflex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can you post the number again? This doesn't seem complete. I'm on a
    > regular
    > $40 plan, 500 at minutes and 9 pm n/w and $10 vision for my Samsung i500.
    > When Sprint comes out with the 700p I plan on calling them to get a new
    > plan. I'm not in contract at the moment.



    Retention Dept. 1-866-571-0882

    Sorry about the missing numbers earlier.

    The retention plans offered in Dec of 05 for one year agreement was the 1000
    a/t, unlimited n/w starting at 8pm(tell them you want 8pm and not 9pm) for
    $40 month. Or 1500 a/t for $49. Now if you signed a two year they told me
    they(sprint) would start my n/w at 6pm,but I do a new retention every year
    with a better plan so I never go two years.. Check out www.sprintusers.com
    go to forums and check out the tips and tricks forum as there is thread on
    retention deals..Also know what the competitors are doing for price plans..
    Right now the only T-mobile in my area(Cincinnati,oh) is listing a 1500 at
    for 49. That is the one I used on sprint.. I just called asked if sprint
    could offer the same or better than the tmobile plan and that is when the cs
    read the two plans to me..





  12. #12
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    Thanks for this information.... I'll call them in the next few days to see
    what they'll give me.

    "thunder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Scooterflex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Can you post the number again? This doesn't seem complete. I'm on a
    > > regular
    > > $40 plan, 500 at minutes and 9 pm n/w and $10 vision for my Samsung

    i500.
    > > When Sprint comes out with the 700p I plan on calling them to get a new
    > > plan. I'm not in contract at the moment.

    >
    >
    > Retention Dept. 1-866-571-0882
    >
    > Sorry about the missing numbers earlier.
    >
    > The retention plans offered in Dec of 05 for one year agreement was the

    1000
    > a/t, unlimited n/w starting at 8pm(tell them you want 8pm and not 9pm) for
    > $40 month. Or 1500 a/t for $49. Now if you signed a two year they told me
    > they(sprint) would start my n/w at 6pm,but I do a new retention every year
    > with a better plan so I never go two years.. Check out www.sprintusers.com
    > go to forums and check out the tips and tricks forum as there is thread on
    > retention deals..Also know what the competitors are doing for price

    plans..
    > Right now the only T-mobile in my area(Cincinnati,oh) is listing a 1500 at
    > for 49. That is the one I used on sprint.. I just called asked if sprint
    > could offer the same or better than the tmobile plan and that is when the

    cs
    > read the two plans to me..
    >
    >






  13. #13
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    I find the continuing upping of retention plan a/t minutes
    to be somewhat useless. My two-year-old retention plan
    is 750 minutes for the same $40, and I use less than 350
    minutes per month. What good would more minutes do me?
    It would be more useful for me if Sprint would offer free
    Vision instead of more minutes. Has anyone bargained
    successfully for that?

    --
    John Richards


    "thunder" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > The retention plans offered in Dec of 05 for one year agreement was the 1000
    > a/t, unlimited n/w starting at 8pm(tell them you want 8pm and not 9pm) for
    > $40 month. Or 1500 a/t for $49.




  14. #14
    Joseph Huber
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?

    On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 04:32:34 GMT, "John Richards"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I find the continuing upping of retention plan a/t minutes
    >to be somewhat useless. My two-year-old retention plan
    >is 750 minutes for the same $40, and I use less than 350
    >minutes per month. What good would more minutes do me?
    >It would be more useful for me if Sprint would offer free
    >Vision instead of more minutes. Has anyone bargained
    >successfully for that?


    I agree about the minutes. I suspect Sprint looks at your usage, and
    if it is low, they have no qualms about adding more minutes that you
    won't use. As I was upgrading from a WW plan, I asked for Vision at
    the same price as the WW add-on ($5), but to no avail. Sprint offered
    me an additional $5/month download credit, which for me, is about as
    useless as the extra minutes. Finally, they gave me a small discount
    of the base plan rate. I also took the extra minutes, but will never
    use them, unless Sprint comes up with some billing plan where A/T
    minutes can be used for data.

    However, it never hurts to ask about a discount on Vision. Who knows,
    you might get lucky...

    Joe Huber
    [email protected]



  15. #15
    thunder
    Guest

    Re: New phone old plan, will I get screwed?


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I find the continuing upping of retention plan a/t minutes
    > to be somewhat useless. My two-year-old retention plan
    > is 750 minutes for the same $40, and I use less than 350
    > minutes per month. What good would more minutes do me?
    > It would be more useful for me if Sprint would offer free Vision instead
    > of more minutes. Has anyone bargained
    > successfully for that?


    I agree with you on that. I work nights and only use about 350 to 400 A/T
    minutes with about 1500 minutes at night. I considered going with the Fair
    and Flex plan for $37.99 at 0-400 per month. $5 extra per 50 minutes of
    usage.But sometimes I hit 500 A/T minutes and that's why I asked about
    different retention/loyalty plans, and they were actually offering the 1000
    A/T for $40 per month.. Cheaper for me that route as my old retention plan
    was 1000 A/T,unlimited n/w at 8pm for $50 a month. If they didn't give it to
    me, I would have gone with the Fair and Flexible plan... As for as the free
    vision, forget it. Reading the forums on sprintusers.com the only ones that
    use to get free vision are the high dollar plans (above $100 plans) or the
    multiple user plans with a good high dollar plan. Supposedly several posters
    on the above mentioned web site are even saying that the free vision plans
    are gone-no more, so if some has it done get ride of it cause the codes used
    to get into the system don't exist anymore-again this what has been stated
    on sprint users. Now I did get a $10 vision plan with picture mail and 100
    text-(don't care dumbest thing I have ever seen-typing a msg. on a phone
    pad) since I was a long term user.





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