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  1. #1
    Agent Blue
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    Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone number
    when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A friend
    did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had alot
    of problems with SprintPCS.)



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  2. #2
    Phillipe
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Agent Blue <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone number
    > when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    > know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A friend
    > did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had alot
    > of problems with SprintPCS.)



    November 24 if you're not under contract and don't owe money on your
    account. Otherwise it could be a $150 Early Termination Fee, and all the
    $$ to zero out your account.



  3. #3
    freshmeat
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?


    Agent Blue wrote:
    > *Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone
    > number
    > when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    > know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A
    > friend
    > did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had
    > alot
    > of problems with SprintPCS.) *


    The issue with number portability is still in debate , but is allready
    stirring up quite a bit of yap!..

    Nextel and thier PTT service is excellent, on the other hand thier
    cellular service has something less to be desired.. plus the iden
    network is starting to show its age..
    I would rethink this and wait for pcs to rollout the PTT in fall 2004

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  4. #4
    Phillipe
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    freshmeat <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > Agent Blue wrote:
    > > *Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone
    > > number
    > > when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    > > know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A
    > > friend
    > > did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had
    > > alot
    > > of problems with SprintPCS.) *

    >
    > The issue with number portability is still in debate , but is allready
    > stirring up quite a bit of yap!..
    >
    > Nextel and thier PTT service is excellent, on the other hand thier
    > cellular service has something less to be desired.. plus the iden
    > network is starting to show its age..
    > I would rethink this and wait for pcs to rollout the PTT in fall 2004



    Depends on where he is located. In some areas Nextel customers are quite
    happy with their cellular coverage, as Agent Blue said his friend was.
    Over in alt.cellular.verizon; their PTT has gotten a mixed reception,
    and I understand SprintPCS' soon to be released PTT uses similar
    technology as Verizon.



  5. #5
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone number
    >> when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    >> know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A friend
    >> did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had alot
    >> of problems with SprintPCS.)

    >
    >
    > November 24 if you're not under contract and don't owe money on your
    > account. Otherwise it could be a $150 Early Termination Fee, and all the
    > $$ to zero out your account.


    If you're still under contract, you're liable for the $150 ETF anyhow,
    even if you've paid off your balance.

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  6. #6
    mhuebner
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?


    if you really are thinking about switching to nextel for sprint, then
    let me tell you this. sprint and verizon are the only companies that
    ive never encountered interference. i think that maybe because they are
    the few that run on cdma. all other companies have interference and
    nextel is one of the worst. take a nextel phone and put it near your tv
    or car radio when your on a call. they all are horrible with that. ive
    tried gsm networks and i hate them. ive had dropped calls because of
    machines going off at work cause of the interference. ive never had
    that problem with sprint

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  7. #7
    Agent Blue
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    mhuebner <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]
    val-id.com:

    > if you really are thinking about switching to nextel for sprint, then
    > let me tell you this. sprint and verizon are the only companies that
    > ive never encountered interference.


    Thanks for all the replies. I really haven't had that much problem with
    SprintPCS but my friend was swearing by Nextel. I think I'll keep
    SprintPCS for awhile.



  8. #8
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Agent Blue <[email protected]> wrote:

    > mhuebner <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]
    > val-id.com:
    >
    > > if you really are thinking about switching to nextel for sprint, then
    > > let me tell you this. sprint and verizon are the only companies that
    > > ive never encountered interference.

    >
    > Thanks for all the replies. I really haven't had that much problem with
    > SprintPCS but my friend was swearing by Nextel. I think I'll keep
    > SprintPCS for awhile.


    It's often best to stay with what you know.

    Are you friends enough to use the Nextel phone for 24 hours one weekend
    to test it out for your purposes? While in some areas, Nextel cellular
    coverage is truly swiss cheese, maybe its just fine in your area,
    apparently your friend thinks so?;
    although sometimes people refuse to admit that a service they picked
    could be less than perfect.



  9. #9
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    Agent Blue wrote:

    > Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone number
    > when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    > know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A friend
    > did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had alot
    > of problems with SprintPCS.)



    November 24 is supposed to be the mandated start date.

    Also, which area are you in? You're probably in one f the few areas
    where Nextel has decent coverage. I've tried them in the NYC area, and
    in Texas, and had nothing but coverage and sound quality issues with
    Nextel.

    What is nice about Nextel is back when I had it, they had a system in
    place to automatically credit your bill if a call dropped and you tried
    to call the same number agian within one minute fo the call dropping.
    Though it depends on how you look at it: really nice that they did that,
    or really bad that they knew the network was so bad they had to put such
    a system in place.




  10. #10
    O/Siris
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    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    Phillipe wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > freshmeat <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Agent Blue wrote:
    >>> *Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone
    >>> number
    >>> when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    >>> know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A
    >>> friend
    >>> did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had
    >>> alot
    >>> of problems with SprintPCS.) *

    >>
    >> The issue with number portability is still in debate , but is
    >> allready stirring up quite a bit of yap!..
    >>
    >> Nextel and thier PTT service is excellent, on the other hand thier
    >> cellular service has something less to be desired.. plus the iden
    >> network is starting to show its age..
    >> I would rethink this and wait for pcs to rollout the PTT in fall 2004

    >
    >
    > Depends on where he is located. In some areas Nextel customers are
    > quite happy with their cellular coverage, as Agent Blue said his
    > friend was. Over in alt.cellular.verizon; their PTT has gotten a
    > mixed reception, and I understand SprintPCS' soon to be released PTT
    > uses similar technology as Verizon.


    When Phillipe isn't fabricating what others say to him, he's quite
    reasonable. This is a perfect example of that. He's right on.
    --
    -+-
    RØß
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  11. #11
    DP
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    I am currently a nextel customer in Corona, CA. The service is
    appauling. I am thinking to switch to another provider.


    "O/Siris" <[email protected]întpcs.côm> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Phillipe wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > freshmeat <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> Agent Blue wrote:
    > >>> *Does anyone know when we will be allowed to keep our cell phone
    > >>> number
    > >>> when switching carriers? I heard October or November but I'd like to
    > >>> know for sure. I'm thinking of leaving SprintPCS for Nextel. A
    > >>> friend
    > >>> did and he said he's never had a dropped call with Nextel (he had
    > >>> alot
    > >>> of problems with SprintPCS.) *
    > >>
    > >> The issue with number portability is still in debate , but is
    > >> allready stirring up quite a bit of yap!..
    > >>
    > >> Nextel and thier PTT service is excellent, on the other hand thier
    > >> cellular service has something less to be desired.. plus the iden
    > >> network is starting to show its age..
    > >> I would rethink this and wait for pcs to rollout the PTT in fall 2004

    > >
    > >
    > > Depends on where he is located. In some areas Nextel customers are
    > > quite happy with their cellular coverage, as Agent Blue said his
    > > friend was. Over in alt.cellular.verizon; their PTT has gotten a
    > > mixed reception, and I understand SprintPCS' soon to be released PTT
    > > uses similar technology as Verizon.

    >
    > When Phillipe isn't fabricating what others say to him, he's quite
    > reasonable. This is a perfect example of that. He's right on.




  12. #12
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?


    "DP" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am currently a nextel customer in Corona, CA. The service is
    > appauling. I am thinking to switch to another provider.


    All the carriers provide a 2 week trial period to try out the services. You
    would be responsible for any phone activation fee and first month's plan fee
    & taxes, if you decided not to go with that service.

    Best thing to do is to check with your friends and business co-horts to see
    which carrier they have, whether it fits their needs at work, home and
    anywhere else you will be using the phone. You can also go some where there
    a bunch of people with cell phones, maybe a local watering hole and ask
    around as well.

    Bob





  13. #13
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    In article <[email protected]osting.google.com>,
    [email protected] (DP) wrote:

    > I am currently a nextel customer in Corona, CA. The service is
    > appauling. I am thinking to switch to another provider.


    Check with your friends and any colleagues with cell phones. A cell
    company that is good in one area, may be dreadful in another.



  14. #14
    susie-q shaa
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    The FCC has given the release date of Nov 24/03, however all carriers
    are against this change, so expect a delay.

    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (DP) wrote:
    >
    > > I am currently a nextel customer in Corona, CA. The service is
    > > appauling. I am thinking to switch to another provider.

    >
    > Check with your friends and any colleagues with cell phones. A cell
    > company that is good in one area, may be dreadful in another.


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  15. #15
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: When can we keep numbers when switching carriers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (susie-q shaa) wrote:

    > The FCC has given the release date of Nov 24/03, however all carriers
    > are against this change, so expect a delay.


    Verizon has said they have accepted it and are ready to proceed.



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