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  1. #1
    Joe Versaggi
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    Theoretically there are no roaming charges, but I have read in other
    discussion groups that analog roaming gets charged, or that no more than
    half of your minutes used may be free roaming. Is any of that true ?




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  2. #2
    Frank Harris
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    Makes no difference if the roaming is digital or analog. The same rules
    apply.

    The fine print says, "Sprint may terminate service if a majority of the
    minutes in a given month are used while roaming off the Nationwide
    Sprint PCS Network."

    But many have reported on this newsgroup that an occasional month or two
    over has not caused Sprint to take any action.

    Joe Versaggi wrote:
    > Theoretically there are no roaming charges, but I have read in other
    > discussion groups that analog roaming gets charged, or that no more than
    > half of your minutes used may be free roaming. Is any of that true ?
    >


    --

    Frank Harris in San Francisco with a A920



  3. #3
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    On the new plans roaming is included. AT least for now and into the
    foreseeable future, I will stay with a plan where roaming is extra. I,
    and I think most Sprint PCS customers, very seldom need to roam. I have
    never needed to make a call while outside of Spring PCS service.



  4. #4
    Jeremy
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible


    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On the new plans roaming is included. AT least for now and into the
    > foreseeable future, I will stay with a plan where roaming is extra. I,
    > and I think most Sprint PCS customers, very seldom need to roam. I have
    > never needed to make a call while outside of Spring PCS service.


    A Sprint rep told me that roaming minutes in excess of half the home minutes
    were billed at $.50 per minute. In the 3 months I've had Sprint I have
    never roamed even one single minute, so I personally don't worry about this
    very much. I am very pleased with the call quality over that of my previous
    carrier, and there have been absolutely no surprises in billing.

    I've spoken to Sprint Customer Reps 5 times to iron out or clarify issues
    and, contrary to what others have said about them, they were all competent,
    polite and accommodating. I've been a satisfied Sprint business long
    distance customer for over a decade, and my experience with their PCS
    division has been equally satisfying so far.

    My only regret is that I didn't switch over to them sooner.





  5. #5
    Floyd
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    I had two vacations planned in Maine, which is out of the Sprint area, so I
    needed roaming. Last year I called before my trips and (thought I) set up
    roaming, only to find a $150 roaming bill when I got back from my trips.
    Sprint refunded about 2/3s of it after MUCH complaining on my part.
    This year, with Spring advertising the "free" 7pm N&W with the FFF plan and
    roaming included, I called up and they told me I had to get a new plan to
    get the 7pm and roaming, with a new 2 year agreement. They also said I
    would be able to keep my FIMF(first incoming minute free) that I've had
    since '98. It turns out that they "lost" my FIMF and can't get it back.
    Furthurmore, I found out that Nationwide Long Distance is not "free" when
    roaming, and there is a per-minute charge. Since I usually make/receive
    most of my calls from my home area, the roaming option isn't as great as I
    imagined. I did tell the CSR that I was dissapointed and was able to get
    the Sprint-to-home feature added at no cost, or so they say. We'll see when
    the bill arrives with my new plan.
    BTW, the day after I changed my plan the new plan was posted up for me to
    see in My PCS, but they always leave off some of the features that the CSR
    agreed was included, which gives me an uneasy feeling, since my past
    experience shows that less than 50% of the plan changes include everything
    as stated when I sign up for them. I usually have to call back for several
    days and have a CSR review my plan with me to insure that all the features
    are showing up on their computer at least. I don't know why they can't list
    all the items on your plan on the website. They always leave some off of
    the invoice as well.

    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On the new plans roaming is included. AT least for now and into the
    > foreseeable future, I will stay with a plan where roaming is extra. I,
    > and I think most Sprint PCS customers, very seldom need to roam. I have
    > never needed to make a call while outside of Spring PCS service.






  6. #6
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    Joe Versaggi <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Theoretically there are no roaming charges, but I have read in other
    > discussion groups that analog roaming gets charged, or that no more than
    > half of your minutes used may be free roaming. Is any of that true ?
    >


    The latter is true, and it is generally only enforced if you repeatedly exceed
    50% of your minutes used (not to be confused with 50% of your total anytime
    minutes).

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  7. #7
    DecaturTxCowboy
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    Joe Versaggi wrote:
    > Theoretically there are no roaming charges, but I have read in other
    > discussion groups that analog roaming gets charged, or that no more than
    > half of your minutes used may be free roaming. Is any of that true ?


    The $5 per month F&F Plan is certainly worth it, even if you don't think
    you are going to use it (in my opinion).

    When you are off the Sprint network for a daytime call, it simply comes
    out of your day-time minutes bucket with no additional roaming charges.

    For nights and weekends, its a free call.



  8. #8
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    They lied to you about FIMF. I don't think it's possible to keep it
    with a new plan.

    Roaming includes long distance. Roaming calls, regardless of the
    distance, just come out of your daytime or unlimited nighttime buckets
    (but never from your mobile-to-mobile bucket). No long distance charges.

    Floyd wrote:
    > They also said I
    > would be able to keep my FIMF(first incoming minute free) that I've had
    > since '98. It turns out that they "lost" my FIMF and can't get it back.
    > Furthurmore, I found out that Nationwide Long Distance is not "free" when
    > roaming, and there is a per-minute charge.



    --

    Frank Harris in San Francisco with a A920



  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    DecaturTxCowboy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Joe Versaggi wrote:
    >> Theoretically there are no roaming charges, but I have read in other
    >> discussion groups that analog roaming gets charged, or that no more than
    >> half of your minutes used may be free roaming. Is any of that true ?

    >
    > The $5 per month F&F Plan is certainly worth it, even if you don't think
    > you are going to use it (in my opinion).
    >
    > When you are off the Sprint network for a daytime call, it simply comes
    > out of your day-time minutes bucket with no additional roaming charges.
    >
    > For nights and weekends, its a free call.


    Absolutely. I didn't use it for many months, but then one month I was working
    in a marginal area and made up for the recent months in just one day.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  10. #10
    dr.news
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    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    I think the fair and flexible plan is pretty kool. Its pretty close to
    pay-as-you-go-over; and avoids the big overages. Yup, pretty good deal,
    especially with the new 7pm nights. dr
    --
    dr.news //stores.ebay.com/better-price-wireless (not better than you
    deserve, just more than you're used to) //free.better-price.biz (for new
    lines of wireless service; all carriers; the phones are almost always a
    better-price)

    "Floyd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I had two vacations planned in Maine, which is out of the Sprint area, so I
    >needed roaming. Last year I called before my trips and (thought I) set up
    >roaming, only to find a $150 roaming bill when I got back from my trips.
    >Sprint refunded about 2/3s of it after MUCH complaining on my part.
    > This year, with Spring advertising the "free" 7pm N&W with the FFF plan
    > and roaming included, I called up and they told me I had to get a new plan
    > to get the 7pm and roaming, with a new 2 year agreement. They also said I
    > would be able to keep my FIMF(first incoming minute free) that I've had
    > since '98. It turns out that they "lost" my FIMF and can't get it back.
    > Furthurmore, I found out that Nationwide Long Distance is not "free" when
    > roaming, and there is a per-minute charge. Since I usually make/receive
    > most of my calls from my home area, the roaming option isn't as great as
    > I imagined. I did tell the CSR that I was dissapointed and was able to
    > get the Sprint-to-home feature added at no cost, or so they say. We'll
    > see when the bill arrives with my new plan.
    > BTW, the day after I changed my plan the new plan was posted up for me to
    > see in My PCS, but they always leave off some of the features that the CSR
    > agreed was included, which gives me an uneasy feeling, since my past
    > experience shows that less than 50% of the plan changes include everything
    > as stated when I sign up for them. I usually have to call back for
    > several days and have a CSR review my plan with me to insure that all the
    > features are showing up on their computer at least. I don't know why they
    > can't list all the items on your plan on the website. They always leave
    > some off of the invoice as well.
    >
    > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> On the new plans roaming is included. AT least for now and into the
    >> foreseeable future, I will stay with a plan where roaming is extra. I,
    >> and I think most Sprint PCS customers, very seldom need to roam. I have
    >> never needed to make a call while outside of Spring PCS service.

    >
    >






  11. #11
    Floyd
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    I'm off the sprint network up here in Maine, and supposedly have roaming and
    Nationwide long distance included in my plan. Whenever I make or receive a
    call(the phone says it's in 'digital roam' mode) a message pops up that says
    "Roaming rate applies: please press (1) to proceed."
    This happens on local, long distance, and voice mail calls. Does that mean
    that I'm going to pay for these calls?, or some of these calls?

    > They lied to you about FIMF. I don't think it's possible to keep it with
    > a new plan.
    >
    > Roaming includes long distance. Roaming calls, regardless of the
    > distance, just come out of your daytime or unlimited nighttime buckets
    > (but never from your mobile-to-mobile bucket). No long distance charges.
    >






  12. #12
    Floyd
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    > I'm off the sprint network up here in Maine, and supposedly have roaming
    > and Nationwide long distance included in my plan. Whenever I make or
    > receive a call(the phone says it's in 'digital roam' mode) a message pops
    > up that says "Roaming rate applies: please press (1) to proceed."
    > This happens on local, long distance, and voice mail calls. Does that
    > mean that I'm going to pay for these calls?, or some of these calls?
    >

    I just spoke with a sprint representative about this and she said that I
    could "Ignore" the message about "roaming rate applies..." and just consider
    it a message to let me know that I'm in a roaming mode/area.
    This time, the rep said that the FFF plan has "free" long distance when I'm
    roaming. I'll find out when I get my next bill.





  13. #13
    DecaturTxCowboy
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    Floyd wrote:
    > I'm off the sprint network up here in Maine, and supposedly have roaming and
    > Nationwide long distance included in my plan. Whenever I make or receive a
    > call(the phone says it's in 'digital roam' mode) a message pops up that says
    > "Roaming rate applies: please press (1) to proceed."
    > This happens on local, long distance, and voice mail calls. Does that mean
    > that I'm going to pay for these calls?, or some of these calls?


    All that means you have Call Guard turned on. Its defined as:
    "Extra step required to make or take roam calls." It forces you to think
    twice on placing or answering a call when roaming.

    On my Sanyo 8100:
    Settings > Roaming > Call Guard Off



  14. #14
    Floyd
    Guest

    Re: How Flexible is Fair & Flexible

    a message pops up that says "Roaming rate applies: please press (1) to
    proceed."
    >> This happens on local, long distance, and voice mail calls. Does that
    >> mean that I'm going to pay for these calls?, or some of these calls?

    >
    > All that means you have Call Guard turned on. Its defined as:
    > "Extra step required to make or take roam calls." It forces you to think
    > twice on placing or answering a call when roaming.
    >
    > On my Sanyo 8100:
    > Settings > Roaming > Call Guard Off


    Thanks, I hadn't noticed that "feature" option.





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