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  1. #1
    Me!
    Guest
    Here's a question to ask the group without first having to ask a CS Rep.
    First of all, I have the Samsung A620 (VGA 1000) with Sprint. Got it
    back in December of 2004 when I signed up. Hey, that's the one they
    gave me!

    I have the PCS Fair & Flexible plan with 300 anytime minutes, the PCS
    Vision Pictures Pack, nationwide long distance, unlimited night &
    weekends included, caller ID & call waiting, 3-way calling, & 100 web
    messages/month, (people on my MSN and ICQ list can text me) all for
    $58.07 with all taxes included. Now that you have an idea of what I
    have on my phone, here's the question.

    I'm seriously considering the A900 to replace my A620. My 2 year
    contract is not up until December of this year, but I can still get $75
    off the A900 if I renew the contract for a couple of years. The PROBLEM
    is that I've read in other posts that if I get a powervision phone, most
    likely I'll have to get the powervision plan. I want to keep all the
    other services I have now, but powervision is not available in this
    little town I live in. The vision pack works just fine here, but by
    looking at the coverage maps, powervision doesn't reach here. Radio
    Shack (the authorized dealer in this area) is selling powervision
    phones. I asked them why they were selling those phones if the service
    is not available in this area. They laughed and told me I was mis-
    informed. I told them to call CS just to see for themselves. Well,
    what-do-you-know??? Powervision is NOT available in this area! I just
    bit my lip to keep from saying TOLD YOU SO!

    At any rate, do you think I can keep the regular PCS Vision pack if
    powervision isn't available here and still pay the same price I'm paying
    now if I upgrade to the A900? I know the answer may be obvious, but I'd
    at least like to hear your opinions and facts about it.

    Thanks



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  2. #2
    sky
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Here's a question to ask the group without first having to ask a CS
    > Rep. First of all, I have the Samsung A620 (VGA 1000) with Sprint.
    > Got it back in December of 2004 when I signed up. Hey, that's the one
    > they gave me!
    >
    > I have the PCS Fair & Flexible plan with 300 anytime minutes, the PCS
    > Vision Pictures Pack, nationwide long distance, unlimited night &
    > weekends included, caller ID & call waiting, 3-way calling, & 100 web
    > messages/month, (people on my MSN and ICQ list can text me) all for
    > $58.07 with all taxes included. Now that you have an idea of what I
    > have on my phone, here's the question.
    >
    > I'm seriously considering the A900 to replace my A620. My 2 year
    > contract is not up until December of this year, but I can still get
    > $75 off the A900 if I renew the contract for a couple of years. The
    > PROBLEM is that I've read in other posts that if I get a powervision
    > phone, most likely I'll have to get the powervision plan. I want to
    > keep all the other services I have now, but powervision is not
    > available in this little town I live in. The vision pack works just
    > fine here, but by looking at the coverage maps, powervision doesn't
    > reach here. Radio Shack (the authorized dealer in this area) is
    > selling powervision phones. I asked them why they were selling those
    > phones if the service is not available in this area. They laughed and
    > told me I was mis- informed. I told them to call CS just to see for
    > themselves. Well, what-do-you-know??? Powervision is NOT available
    > in this area! I just bit my lip to keep from saying TOLD YOU SO!
    >
    > At any rate, do you think I can keep the regular PCS Vision pack if
    > powervision isn't available here and still pay the same price I'm
    > paying now if I upgrade to the A900? I know the answer may be
    > obvious, but I'd at least like to hear your opinions and facts about
    > it.
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    This has been my worst dream no one not even Sprint seems sure about
    this. The only answer I can give you is you must by a power vision plan .
    If it is not available in your area you will have regular vision. I have
    done everything in my power to change that but I have given up.



  3. #3
    George G
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    No, you cannot keep your old vision plan on a powervision phone, the
    powervision phones require certain codes to be provisioned when activating,
    and the old vision codes must be replaced. That said, the power vision
    phones will work on the sprint network at the older, slower speeds if
    powervision is not available where you live, and you can take a lesser
    powervision package priced comparable to your old vision service.


    "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Xns97BD3C92[email protected]
    > Here's a question to ask the group without first having to ask a CS Rep.
    > First of all, I have the Samsung A620 (VGA 1000) with Sprint. Got it
    > back in December of 2004 when I signed up. Hey, that's the one they
    > gave me!
    >
    > I have the PCS Fair & Flexible plan with 300 anytime minutes, the PCS
    > Vision Pictures Pack, nationwide long distance, unlimited night &
    > weekends included, caller ID & call waiting, 3-way calling, & 100 web
    > messages/month, (people on my MSN and ICQ list can text me) all for
    > $58.07 with all taxes included. Now that you have an idea of what I
    > have on my phone, here's the question.
    >
    > I'm seriously considering the A900 to replace my A620. My 2 year
    > contract is not up until December of this year, but I can still get $75
    > off the A900 if I renew the contract for a couple of years. The PROBLEM
    > is that I've read in other posts that if I get a powervision phone, most
    > likely I'll have to get the powervision plan. I want to keep all the
    > other services I have now, but powervision is not available in this
    > little town I live in. The vision pack works just fine here, but by
    > looking at the coverage maps, powervision doesn't reach here. Radio
    > Shack (the authorized dealer in this area) is selling powervision
    > phones. I asked them why they were selling those phones if the service
    > is not available in this area. They laughed and told me I was mis-
    > informed. I told them to call CS just to see for themselves. Well,
    > what-do-you-know??? Powervision is NOT available in this area! I just
    > bit my lip to keep from saying TOLD YOU SO!
    >
    > At any rate, do you think I can keep the regular PCS Vision pack if
    > powervision isn't available here and still pay the same price I'm paying
    > now if I upgrade to the A900? I know the answer may be obvious, but I'd
    > at least like to hear your opinions and facts about it.
    >
    > Thanks






  4. #4
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    George G wrote:
    > No, you cannot keep your old vision plan on a powervision phone, the
    > powervision phones require certain codes to be provisioned when
    > activating, and the old vision codes must be replaced. That said,
    > the power vision phones will work on the sprint network at the older,
    > slower speeds if powervision is not available where you live,


    I should certainly hope so, considering EV-DO isn't available in approx.
    75% or more of the areas Sprint has CDMA 1x coverage in. And if you do
    live in a covered area, it won't take too long to drive out of it.


    > and you
    > can take a lesser powervision package priced comparable to your old
    > vision service.


    Not if you were using Picture Mail (let alone those of with
    grandfathered Vision plans that include unlimited text messages).
    Picture Mail's not included in the $15 per-month Power Vision plan--you
    need the $20 plan.

    Five dollars might not seem like a lot, but as evidenced here, it's
    enough to push some people away from Power Vision--or Vision altogether.
    Methinks there's a certain price-point where an average user is just
    going to say, "enough." Ten dollars wasn't too bad--fifteen not much
    worse. But I'm not so sure about twenty... especially when there is
    little-to-nothing to gain (unless you happen to travel to an EV-DO area
    a lot).


    --
    Mike





  5. #5
    Joel Kolstad
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Five dollars might not seem like a lot, but as evidenced here, it's enough
    > to push some people away from Power Vision--or Vision altogether.


    Sprint has become quite good at the "nickel and diming" game in the past few
    years, with all their $5 add-ons. There's nothing inherently wrong with that,
    but I can certainly identify with people who feel it's not the kind of
    business deal they'd like to participate in.





  6. #6
    Joshua Miller
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    That's not entirely true.

    You could keep the vision plan, and it would work just fine, it's wether or
    not the rep forces you to keep it, or catches that it's there in the first
    place.

    "Proof"

    One of my 6 lines on my family plan was a Sanyo vm4500. Had the $5
    add-a-phone vision on it... I went to Fry's Electronics, bought the A900
    outright, walked out the door, charged the battery, called spring from the
    a900 and said I'd like to do an ESN swap... they put the new ESN in place of
    my Sanyo vm4500, and I hung up, waited 2 minutes, and the phone and VISION
    worked just fine. Then I started to get "greedy"... I wanted to try out
    EVDO since I live in EVDO land :-)... I called up to have the unlimited
    $40/month PAM plan added.. and that's when the rep caught that I had a
    standard vision plan on there and said that he had to change it to a power
    vision plan. I don't doubt he had the "upgrade" my vision plan to get the
    EVDO PAM to work, but the fact that vision worked just fine for 2 weeks
    prooves that you don't NEED a PowerVision plan for internet to work.. just
    for EVDO speeds to work :-D

    If you call them up, explain the situation, and ask nicely, if you get ahold
    of someone who actually knows what they're doing and knows that 'yes it will
    work' then you might be able to get away with it. Or if you do what I
    did... buy phone outright, and ESN Swap it... you may end up with what
    you're wanting.

    -Josh / Phoenix, Arizona


    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > No, you cannot keep your old vision plan on a powervision phone, the
    > powervision phones require certain codes to be provisioned when
    > activating, and the old vision codes must be replaced. That said, the
    > power vision phones will work on the sprint network at the older, slower
    > speeds if powervision is not available where you live, and you can take a
    > lesser powervision package priced comparable to your old vision service.
    >
    >
    > "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Here's a question to ask the group without first having to ask a CS Rep.
    >> First of all, I have the Samsung A620 (VGA 1000) with Sprint. Got it
    >> back in December of 2004 when I signed up. Hey, that's the one they
    >> gave me!
    >>
    >> I have the PCS Fair & Flexible plan with 300 anytime minutes, the PCS
    >> Vision Pictures Pack, nationwide long distance, unlimited night &
    >> weekends included, caller ID & call waiting, 3-way calling, & 100 web
    >> messages/month, (people on my MSN and ICQ list can text me) all for
    >> $58.07 with all taxes included. Now that you have an idea of what I
    >> have on my phone, here's the question.
    >>
    >> I'm seriously considering the A900 to replace my A620. My 2 year
    >> contract is not up until December of this year, but I can still get $75
    >> off the A900 if I renew the contract for a couple of years. The PROBLEM
    >> is that I've read in other posts that if I get a powervision phone, most
    >> likely I'll have to get the powervision plan. I want to keep all the
    >> other services I have now, but powervision is not available in this
    >> little town I live in. The vision pack works just fine here, but by
    >> looking at the coverage maps, powervision doesn't reach here. Radio
    >> Shack (the authorized dealer in this area) is selling powervision
    >> phones. I asked them why they were selling those phones if the service
    >> is not available in this area. They laughed and told me I was mis-
    >> informed. I told them to call CS just to see for themselves. Well,
    >> what-do-you-know??? Powervision is NOT available in this area! I just
    >> bit my lip to keep from saying TOLD YOU SO!
    >>
    >> At any rate, do you think I can keep the regular PCS Vision pack if
    >> powervision isn't available here and still pay the same price I'm paying
    >> now if I upgrade to the A900? I know the answer may be obvious, but I'd
    >> at least like to hear your opinions and facts about it.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    >






  7. #7
    skip
    Guest

    Re: A900 and Powervision

    "Joshua Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > That's not entirely true.
    >
    > You could keep the vision plan, and it would work just fine, it's
    > wether or not the rep forces you to keep it, or catches that it's
    > there in the first place.
    >
    > "Proof"
    >
    > One of my 6 lines on my family plan was a Sanyo vm4500. Had the $5
    > add-a-phone vision on it... I went to Fry's Electronics, bought the
    > A900 outright, walked out the door, charged the battery, called spring
    > from the a900 and said I'd like to do an ESN swap... they put the new
    > ESN in place of my Sanyo vm4500, and I hung up, waited 2 minutes, and
    > the phone and VISION worked just fine. Then I started to get
    > "greedy"... I wanted to try out EVDO since I live in EVDO land :-)...
    > I called up to have the unlimited $40/month PAM plan added.. and
    > that's when the rep caught that I had a standard vision plan on there
    > and said that he had to change it to a power vision plan. I don't
    > doubt he had the "upgrade" my vision plan to get the EVDO PAM to work,
    > but the fact that vision worked just fine for 2 weeks prooves that you
    > don't NEED a PowerVision plan for internet to work.. just for EVDO
    > speeds to work :-D
    >
    > If you call them up, explain the situation, and ask nicely, if you get
    > ahold of someone who actually knows what they're doing and knows that
    > 'yes it will work' then you might be able to get away with it. Or if
    > you do what I did... buy phone outright, and ESN Swap it... you may
    > end up with what you're wanting.
    >
    > -Josh / Phoenix, Arizona
    >
    >
    > "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> No, you cannot keep your old vision plan on a powervision phone, the
    >> powervision phones require certain codes to be provisioned when
    >> activating, and the old vision codes must be replaced. That said,
    >> the power vision phones will work on the sprint network at the older,
    >> slower speeds if powervision is not available where you live, and you
    >> can take a lesser powervision package priced comparable to your old
    >> vision service.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Here's a question to ask the group without first having to ask a CS
    >>> Rep. First of all, I have the Samsung A620 (VGA 1000) with Sprint.
    >>> Got it back in December of 2004 when I signed up. Hey, that's the
    >>> one they gave me!
    >>>
    >>> I have the PCS Fair & Flexible plan with 300 anytime minutes, the
    >>> PCS Vision Pictures Pack, nationwide long distance, unlimited night
    >>> & weekends included, caller ID & call waiting, 3-way calling, & 100
    >>> web messages/month, (people on my MSN and ICQ list can text me) all
    >>> for $58.07 with all taxes included. Now that you have an idea of
    >>> what I have on my phone, here's the question.
    >>>
    >>> I'm seriously considering the A900 to replace my A620. My 2 year
    >>> contract is not up until December of this year, but I can still get
    >>> $75 off the A900 if I renew the contract for a couple of years. The
    >>> PROBLEM is that I've read in other posts that if I get a powervision
    >>> phone, most likely I'll have to get the powervision plan. I want to
    >>> keep all the other services I have now, but powervision is not
    >>> available in this little town I live in. The vision pack works just
    >>> fine here, but by looking at the coverage maps, powervision doesn't
    >>> reach here. Radio Shack (the authorized dealer in this area) is
    >>> selling powervision phones. I asked them why they were selling
    >>> those phones if the service is not available in this area. They
    >>> laughed and told me I was mis- informed. I told them to call CS
    >>> just to see for themselves. Well, what-do-you-know??? Powervision
    >>> is NOT available in this area! I just bit my lip to keep from
    >>> saying TOLD YOU SO!
    >>>
    >>> At any rate, do you think I can keep the regular PCS Vision pack if
    >>> powervision isn't available here and still pay the same price I'm
    >>> paying now if I upgrade to the A900? I know the answer may be
    >>> obvious, but I'd at least like to hear your opinions and facts about
    >>> it.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>

    I tried everything one person said I could have regular vision. Then I
    lost them and when I called back nope. So on the A900 I got rid of all
    vision and went to my Sanyo 8300 and got regular vision.



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