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  1. #1
    Mij Adyaw
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    Why does it take up to four hours for a phone or data card activation on the
    Sprint Network? When I was with Verizon, the activation was instantaneous.






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  2. #2
    Scooterflex
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    Re: Phone Activation Time

    Whenever I had to have a phone activated on Sprint is was done right away
    (within less than five minutes, less time than it would take to finish
    talking to the rep and walk out of the store) except it took up to four
    hours for the Vision user information to propogate to the phone. The last
    time I had to have this done a few weeks ago it was a little less than four
    hours... maybe three to three and a half.

    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Why does it take up to four hours for a phone or data card activation on

    the
    > Sprint Network? When I was with Verizon, the activation was instantaneous.
    >
    >
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  3. #3
    Joel Kolstad
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    Re: Phone Activation Time

    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Why does it take up to four hours for a phone or data card activation on the
    > Sprint Network?


    Just how the whole network infrastructure's software was programmed... it's
    common for systems using large databases (as Sprint's most certainly would) to
    only perform 'bulk' updates at pre-scheduled intervals (e.g., every hour or
    so). The idea is that it's a more efficient use of bandwidth which -- at
    least at some point in time -- was quite limited. These days bandwidth is
    pretty easy to come by, but there's plenty of legacy software out there.

    My experience has been that activation is considerably faster and that the
    "four hours" number is given just to make sure people wait "long enough"
    before calling in a trouble ticket.





  4. #4
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Phone Activation Time

    The activation of my EVDO data card took 5 hours and 20 minutes.

    "Joel Kolstad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Why does it take up to four hours for a phone or data card activation on
    >> the Sprint Network?

    >
    > Just how the whole network infrastructure's software was programmed...
    > it's common for systems using large databases (as Sprint's most certainly
    > would) to only perform 'bulk' updates at pre-scheduled intervals (e.g.,
    > every hour or so). The idea is that it's a more efficient use of
    > bandwidth which -- at least at some point in time -- was quite limited.
    > These days bandwidth is pretty easy to come by, but there's plenty of
    > legacy software out there.
    >
    > My experience has been that activation is considerably faster and that the
    > "four hours" number is given just to make sure people wait "long enough"
    > before calling in a trouble ticket.
    >
    >






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