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    I'm not currently a Sprint customer

    I've never owned a smart phone but want to get one just
    for personal use. I want to be able to email, chk web,
    etc

    I don't need a Blackberry.... other smart phones will
    suffice such as Palm Centro or such


    However, I'm on a tight budget and cant make sense of
    Sprints data plans

    On one hand I've been told I have to go with an
    "everything" plan and cheapest is abt $70/month

    But if you look at Sprints pamphlets here in north
    Missouri it appears like you can pick a $40 voice plan
    and then get unlimited email and web for extra
    $15/month for total of $55/month

    Any advice on making sense of this?



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    Seth Goodman
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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Thu, 31 Jul
    2008 17:04:46 -0500, wrote:

    > I'm not currently a Sprint customer
    >
    > I've never owned a smart phone but want to get one just
    > for personal use. I want to be able to email, chk web,
    > etc
    >
    > I don't need a Blackberry.... other smart phones will
    > suffice such as Palm Centro or such
    >
    > However, I'm on a tight budget and cant make sense of
    > Sprints data plans
    >
    > On one hand I've been told I have to go with an
    > "everything" plan and cheapest is abt $70/month
    >
    > But if you look at Sprints pamphlets here in north
    > Missouri it appears like you can pick a $40 voice plan
    > and then get unlimited email and web for extra
    > $15/month for total of $55/month
    >
    > Any advice on making sense of this?
    >


    $40 voice with $15 data add-on is only for "dumb" phones. If you want a
    PDA/Smartphone such as the Palm Centro, you've got to go with one of
    their "Everything" plans.

    Also - how old is that pamphlet? Sprint changed their rate plans fairly
    substantially in June.

    --
    Seth Goodman



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    Joel Koltner
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    "Seth Goodman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > $40 voice with $15 data add-on is only for "dumb" phones.


    Since when, June?

    I'm sure there are many people here (including me) who have Moguls, Touchs,
    PPC-6700's, Treos, etc. that are *not* on 'Everything" plans (just regular
    $40+$15 plans, SERO, etc.). Hmm...





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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    "Joel Koltner" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Since when, June?
    >
    >I'm sure there are many people here (including me) who have Moguls, Touchs,
    >PPC-6700's, Treos, etc. that are *not* on 'Everything" plans (just regular
    >$40+$15 plans, SERO, etc.). Hmm...
    >


    Well I guess its worth a try getting a Centro with
    voice only plan for now.... then adding $15 email/web
    later? What you think?

    this is all confusing as hell on Sprints part!



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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:


    >$40 voice with $15 data add-on is only for "dumb" phones. If you want a
    >PDA/Smartphone such as the Palm Centro, you've got to go with one of
    >their "Everything" plans.
    >
    >Also - how old is that pamphlet? Sprint changed their rate plans fairly
    >substantially in June.


    OK I see

    But how is a "dumb" phone any diff from a smart phone
    especially if you CAN get email, web with it?

    I'm not seeing the distinction or how it affects their
    system such that they charge more for a smart phone
    email/web access?

    Well the pamphlet is probably old as it was at local
    Best buy! ha!



  6. #6
    Seth Goodman
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Thu,
    31 Jul 2008 17:39:09 -0700, Joel Koltner wrote:

    > "Seth Goodman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > $40 voice with $15 data add-on is only for "dumb" phones.

    >
    > Since when, June?


    Yes - since the "Everything" plans came out.
    >
    > I'm sure there are many people here (including me) who have Moguls, Touchs,
    > PPC-6700's, Treos, etc. that are *not* on 'Everything" plans (just regular
    > $40+$15 plans, SERO, etc.). Hmm...


    So far they're not making existing customers change plans to upgrade to
    PDA/Smartphones, except for the new Instinct. But that's cold comfort to
    a new customer.

    --
    Seth Goodman



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    Seth Goodman
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Thu, 31 Jul
    2008 19:53:38 -0500, wrote:

    > Well I guess its worth a try getting a Centro with
    > voice only plan for now.... then adding $15 email/web
    > later? What you think?


    You can't get a Centro with a voice-only plan. It can only be activated
    for a new customer on one of the "Everything" plans.

    --
    Seth Goodman



  8. #8
    Seth Goodman
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Thu, 31 Jul
    2008 19:58:52 -0500, wrote:

    > But how is a "dumb" phone any diff from a smart phone
    > especially if you CAN get email, web with it?
    >
    > I'm not seeing the distinction or how it affects their
    > system such that they charge more for a smart phone
    > email/web access?


    This is what AT&T and Verizon have been pulling for quite some time -
    Sprint is just "catching up". At least Sprint is throwing in unlimited
    messaging and unlimited Sprint GPS as part of the bargain.

    --
    Seth Goodman



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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]> on Thu, 31 Jul
    >2008 19:53:38 -0500, wrote:
    >
    >> Well I guess its worth a try getting a Centro with
    >> voice only plan for now.... then adding $15 email/web
    >> later? What you think?

    >
    >You can't get a Centro with a voice-only plan. It can only be activated
    >for a new customer on one of the "Everything" plans.


    Ok I see

    So what carrier has the cheapest plan for a smart phone
    such as Centro?

    Cost is an issue with me as I'm a college student



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    Seth Goodman
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Fri, 01 Aug
    2008 08:26:51 -0500, wrote:


    > So what carrier has the cheapest plan for a smart phone
    > such as Centro?
    >
    > Cost is an issue with me as I'm a college student
    >


    Of the four majors, T-Mobile is the cheapest - $30 basic plan + $20
    unlimited data. Alternatively, a T-Mobile Sidekick on a prepaid plan is
    $1/day + 15¢/minute for calling, with no contract. Of course, you get
    slow data speeds, and T-Mobile's more limited coverage area.

    I'm not familiar with your area. If you have US Cellular or Alltel in
    your area, or other regional carriers, you should check them out, too.

    You can usually get full information about a carrier's phones and plans
    from their web site. Often, phone prices on the web site are cheaper
    than phone prices in the stores, since no commission needs to be paid.


    --
    Seth Goodman



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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]> on Fri, 01 Aug
    >2008 08:26:51 -0500, wrote:
    >
    >
    >> So what carrier has the cheapest plan for a smart phone
    >> such as Centro?
    >>
    >> Cost is an issue with me as I'm a college student
    >>

    >
    >Of the four majors, T-Mobile is the cheapest - $30 basic plan + $20
    >unlimited data. Alternatively, a T-Mobile Sidekick on a prepaid plan is
    >$1/day + 15¢/minute for calling, with no contract. Of course, you get
    >slow data speeds, and T-Mobile's more limited coverage area.
    >
    >I'm not familiar with your area. If you have US Cellular or Alltel in
    >your area, or other regional carriers, you should check them out, too.
    >
    >You can usually get full information about a carrier's phones and plans
    >from their web site. Often, phone prices on the web site are cheaper
    >than phone prices in the stores, since no commission needs to be paid.


    I'm sorry I'm in 63401 area code

    I will check T-Mobile out as I could afford that!

    And yes US Cellular is here as well



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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]> on Thu, 31 Jul
    >2008 19:53:38 -0500, wrote:
    >
    >> Well I guess its worth a try getting a Centro with
    >> voice only plan for now.... then adding $15 email/web
    >> later? What you think?

    >
    >You can't get a Centro with a voice-only plan. It can only be activated
    >for a new customer on one of the "Everything" plans.


    OK Seth thanks SO MUCH for your help!!

    dumb question.... but what makes a phone a NON smart
    phone? Maybe I should just get a reg phone and get
    email/web with it to save money. I mean after all its
    the services I want NOT necessarily the phone!

    Example is the LG Rumor considered to NOT be a smart
    phone? It has a qwerty keyboard and would do well for
    email and web no?



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    Joel Koltner
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    "Seth Goodman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > So far they're not making existing customers change plans to upgrade to
    > PDA/Smartphones, except for the new Instinct. But that's cold comfort to
    > a new customer.


    The new plans are noticeably more expensive than the old ones... 50+% in many
    cases, it seems, for the same features. :-( Looks like SERO is gone as well:
    http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=4935

    Thanks for the information, Seth.

    ---Joel





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    Seth Goodman
    Guest

    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    In article <[email protected]> on Fri, 01 Aug
    2008 10:59:15 -0500, wrote:

    > Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:
    >


    > I'm sorry I'm in 63401 area code
    >
    > I will check T-Mobile out as I could afford that!
    >


    Bad news - T-Mobile doesn't have service in your area.


    > And yes US Cellular is here as well


    They might be worth a look - I'm not very familiar with them, as they
    don't serve my area. Perhaps someone else has some thoughts about US
    Cellular.


    --
    Seth Goodman



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    Re: Confused by Sprints data plans! Can you advise?

    Seth Goodman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The LG Rumor might very well be a perfect choice for
    >you. It won't run PC applications, but it does have a pretty decent,
    >built-in email client and a WAP browser for surfing the Mobile Web.
    >Furthermore, because the Rumor runs Java, you can download Opera Mini
    >(www.operamini.com), which is a very nice browser that is able to take
    >web pages meant for a PC, and translate them for a mobile phone.


    Ok Thanks Seth

    I think I'm goonna give the Rumor serious
    consideration!

    All I really want is a way to send email, text, and
    occasional web access.....so not sure smart phone is
    really for me

    Again thanks so much... you and others have been a big
    help!



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