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  1. #1
    Phillipe
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    Someone earlier posted that SprintPCS used to consider Holidays as off
    peak time, unlike now.

    Later I came across a 1999 SprintPCS brochure, and noted how things have
    changed. This is not a complaint, every carrier has changed, just
    interesting to see where SprintPCS was. In many ways its cheaper now
    for a single phone that keeps within its alloted minutes.

    For a family with many phones that sometimes goes over its allotment,
    its more expensive now.


    THEN NOW

    Typical plan $49.99 $45.00 plan

    400 anytime minutes, 500 Minutes
    all long distance anywhere
    on Sprint PCS network

    First Incoming Minute Free unavailable

    Overage at 30 cents/minute 40 cents/minute

    N&W for $4.99 starting at 8 PM Unlimited N&W included
    "Off Peak Option" 500 minutes starting at 9 PM

    Equipment replacement @ $3.25/month $4.00/month

    add-a-phone $14.99/month $20.00/month

    No contract 1 year contract required

    39 cent local roaming
    69 cents/minute National roaming 50 cents roaming


    30 day return priviledge 14 day returns


    no activation charge $36 activation



    See More: SprintPCS - 1999




  2. #2
    p lane
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    Re: SprintPCS - 1999

    Interesting info: Sprint apparently had different plan options for
    different areas, if I remember correctly--In tn, N&W only appeared in
    late 2000, I believe ( a Christmas promotion)..also,in the days without
    contract, there was no phone discount

    did anyone else have variations in the offers in specific locations?

    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Someone earlier posted that SprintPCS used to consider Holidays as off
    > peak time, unlike now.
    >
    > Later I came across a 1999 SprintPCS brochure, and noted how things have
    > changed. This is not a complaint, every carrier has changed, just
    > interesting to see where SprintPCS was. In many ways its cheaper now
    > for a single phone that keeps within its alloted minutes.
    >
    > For a family with many phones that sometimes goes over its allotment,
    > its more expensive now.
    >
    >
    > THEN NOW
    >
    > Typical plan $49.99 $45.00 plan
    >
    > 400 anytime minutes, 500 Minutes
    > all long distance anywhere
    > on Sprint PCS network
    >
    > First Incoming Minute Free unavailable
    >
    > Overage at 30 cents/minute 40 cents/minute
    >
    > N&W for $4.99 starting at 8 PM Unlimited N&W included
    > "Off Peak Option" 500 minutes starting at 9 PM
    >
    > Equipment replacement @ $3.25/month $4.00/month
    >
    > add-a-phone $14.99/month $20.00/month
    >
    > No contract 1 year contract required
    >
    > 39 cent local roaming
    > 69 cents/minute National roaming 50 cents roaming
    >
    >
    > 30 day return priviledge 14 day returns
    >
    >
    > no activation charge $36 activation


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



  3. #3
    Carl.
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    Re: SprintPCS - 1999

    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > also,in the days without
    > contract, there was no phone discount


    Sort of, but not really. There was no official discount, but at the time I
    was selling a Nokia 2180 on another carrier, with activation/contract, for
    the same price ($150) as a Samsung 1000 with "no discount" on Sprint, but
    the 1000 also had a $50 rebate for just about its entire life. The Sony
    CMD600 was more than the Nokia 2180, but the battery alone made it well
    worth the price.

    The LG??? was available back then for less than the Samsung 1000, but that
    thing would have been a ripoff even for free. It should be on record that
    LG was (as far as I know) the first company to offer a cell phone that was
    not even worth getting for free (at the time I would have gladly taken an
    analog Nokia or OKI instead). Some say affordable rates were an economic
    rebirth for cell phones. I say the true rebirth for any new and advanced
    product is when they finally make one so crappy that you can't (or morally
    shouldn't) give it away.

    >
    > did anyone else have variations in the offers in specific locations?


    Yes. A couple of years back, Sprint was doing some good promo rates that
    were area-specific (though they were mostly the same plans, just yay or nay
    depending on the market). I am also pretty sure the old $75/1500 plan was
    not available in all areas for the same length of time. As for regular
    rates/minutes varying per market, I can't remember.


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  4. #4
    Phillipe
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    Re: SprintPCS - 1999

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > also,in the days without
    > > contract, there was no phone discount


    4 years ago Sprint was giving $50 credits for trading in any working
    cell phone.



  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: SprintPCS - 1999

    Phillipe wrote:


    Just to interject (and I'm not attacking your post Phillipe, it's mostly
    correct):

    >
    > THEN NOW
    >
    > Typical plan $49.99 $45.00 plan
    >
    > 400 anytime minutes, 500 Minutes
    > all long distance anywhere
    > on Sprint PCS network
    >
    > First Incoming Minute Free unavailable
    >
    > Overage at 30 cents/minute 40 cents/minute
    >
    > N&W for $4.99 starting at 8 PM Unlimited N&W included
    > "Off Peak Option" 500 minutes starting at 9 PM


    Though now it seems like Sprint wants to bring back 8 PM N&W on some
    plans 9similar to what I have now).

    Also, FWIW, back in '97 when I first signed up, Sprint offered 7 PM N&W,
    when most other cellular carriers only offered weekend minutes (no
    evenings). However, rather than unlimited N&W, you were given a bucket
    of 500 N&W minutes. In my case, my first plan was 500 Anytime, 500 N&W
    minutes, long distance included (they just started offering free LD when
    i signed up, and that's what got me to sign on) with FIMF for $50.

    > Equipment replacement @ $3.25/month $4.00/month
    > add-a-phone $14.99/month $20.00/month
    >
    > No contract 1 year contract required


    Or at present, you can pay another $10 a month to stay month to month.

    > 39 cent local roaming
    > 69 cents/minute National roaming 50 cents roaming


    Or, you can pay on average $10 more a month for a Free & Clear America Plan.

    > 30 day return priviledge 14 day returns
    >
    >
    > no activation charge $36 activation



    One other thing: back in the day, Sprint used to offer a $50 credit on
    your first bill if you "traded in" your cell phone from another carrier
    on signing up for service. It had to be complete (charger, battery and
    handset), and I believe the phone also had to be in working order. It
    was kinda nice to get something for dumping your old worthless AMPS-only
    phone.




  6. #6
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: SprintPCS - 1999

    Apparently the 7 PM Nights and weekends, is something West Coasts folks can ask
    for at Retention with some hope of getting. Definitely not for the rest of the
    country.



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