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  1. #1
    d b
    Guest
    I currently use nextel's packet stream gold service... connection
    speed is equivalent to slow dialup (14.4 kbps), but price is
    reasonable ($55/mo unlimited use). My contract is about up and i'm
    considering alternatives ... how is sprint's broadband wireless? ( I
    understand its $80/mo unlimited in my area. What sort of download
    speeds are you getting with it? Is latency or dropped packets a
    significant problem? other pro/con's to it? Can it be bundled with
    voice for any significant savings? I use cingular 1000 anytime w/
    rollover for $40/mo and that contract is also about over.

    Thanks in advance for any useful replies.

    So Calif user.



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  2. #2
    mcdgi
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services

    > I currently use nextel's packet stream gold service... connection
    > speed is equivalent to slow dialup (14.4 kbps), but price is
    > reasonable ($55/mo unlimited use). My contract is about up and i'm
    > considering alternatives ... how is sprint's broadband wireless? ( I
    > understand its $80/mo unlimited in my area. What sort of download
    > speeds are you getting with it? Is latency or dropped packets a
    > significant problem? other pro/con's to it? Can it be bundled with
    > voice for any significant savings? I use cingular 1000 anytime w/
    > rollover for $40/mo and that contract is also about over.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any useful replies.
    >
    > So Calif user.rr


    I use it extensively around Florida, very good coverage here. Speeds are
    variable depending on where you are, it seems some areas support a higher
    speed connection than others. Around Orlando, for example, I have
    downloaded files off the corporate server and have seen transfer rates of
    8-11 kbytes/sec, call if 88kbs of you like. In other areas, transfer rates
    are closer closer to dialup, again as measured via FTP.





  3. #3
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services

    I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint started up its Ion service, and
    then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of customers holding the bag.



  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services


    "CAT0NHAT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint started up its Ion service,

    and
    > then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of customers holding the bag.


    Holding what bag Phillipe? Were the customers out any $$$?

    Maybe SPCS stopped offering ION as it wasn't all that wanted in the market?

    Bob





  5. #5
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services

    There [email protected] goes, shamelessly apologizing for Sprint.


    >> I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint
    >> started up its Ion service, and
    >> then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of
    >> customers holding the bag.


    > Holding what bag Phillipe?
    > Were the customers out any $$$?



    absolutely. hardware costs, and then lack of service, dsl is not replaced
    overnight. Check it out in Google.
    Might be nice if you knew about Ion before you started apologizing for Sprint
    (not SprintPCS)


    ================

    From someone luckier than others at it was cancelled ahead of time:

    Dear Sprint ION Customer:

    You are currently scheduled for Sprint ION installation. We regret to inform
    you that we are canceling your installation. The current environment now makes
    it prohibitive for Sprint to continue to deliver Sprint ION services;
    therefore, Sprint has sought approval from the federal and state regulators to
    discontinue offering Sprint ION service, and plans to do so immediately upon
    obtaining that approval.

    We will continue to provide high speed data and long distance service; however,
    we will no longer be able to provide local service to your business.

    Over the next two weeks, we will provide you with pertinent information about
    your service and migration options. Our intention is to make your transition
    process as easy as possible. Our future communications will answer any
    questions you may have. In the meantime, we suggest that you plan to continue
    with your current local service provider. We hope to have the opportunity to
    continue to serve your high speed data and long distance needs and will be
    providing you with details of our very competitive plans, which will still be
    offered to all customers.

    If you would like to speak with one of our customer care representatives,
    please call 1-8-SPRINT-ION (1-877-746-8466).

    We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve your high
    speed data and long-distance needs.




  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > There [email protected] goes, shamelessly apologizing for Sprint.
    >
    >
    > >> I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint
    > >> started up its Ion service, and
    > >> then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of
    > >> customers holding the bag.

    >
    > > Holding what bag Phillipe?
    > > Were the customers out any $$$?

    >
    >
    > absolutely. hardware costs, and then lack of service, dsl is not replaced
    > overnight. Check it out in Google.
    > Might be nice if you knew about Ion before you started apologizing for

    Sprint
    > (not SprintPCS)
    >

    I wasn't apologizing for Sprint. I asked some questions. I was looking into
    going with the ION program, but it was cancelled a month or two before
    service was set to start in Charlotte.

    As to hardware costs, what hardware costs? I don't remember any requirement
    to purchase any hardware in the promotion. In doing a google seach on
    Sprint, ION and complaints, I didn't see where anyone was complaining about
    hardware costs.

    Bob

    >
    > ================
    >
    > From someone luckier than others at it was cancelled ahead of time:
    >
    > Dear Sprint ION Customer:
    >
    > You are currently scheduled for Sprint ION installation. We regret to

    inform
    > you that we are canceling your installation. The current environment now

    makes
    > it prohibitive for Sprint to continue to deliver Sprint ION services;
    > therefore, Sprint has sought approval from the federal and state

    regulators to
    > discontinue offering Sprint ION service, and plans to do so immediately

    upon
    > obtaining that approval.
    >
    > We will continue to provide high speed data and long distance service;

    however,
    > we will no longer be able to provide local service to your business.
    >
    > Over the next two weeks, we will provide you with pertinent information

    about
    > your service and migration options. Our intention is to make your

    transition
    > process as easy as possible. Our future communications will answer any
    > questions you may have. In the meantime, we suggest that you plan to

    continue
    > with your current local service provider. We hope to have the opportunity

    to
    > continue to serve your high speed data and long distance needs and will

    be
    > providing you with details of our very competitive plans, which will still

    be
    > offered to all customers.
    >
    > If you would like to speak with one of our customer care representatives,
    > please call 1-8-SPRINT-ION (1-877-746-8466).
    >
    > We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve your

    high
    > speed data and long-distance needs.
    >






  7. #7
    David Gunter
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services


    I would like to set the record straight on what customers (at least
    those of us in the Chicago area) were left holding.

    I had ION from July 2001 until they pulled the plug (January 2002 if I
    recall). When they launched in the Chicago metro area they had a nice
    deal - no equipment fee and 2 months free service. I had the service a
    total of 6 or seven months and knew during the last 2 months that it was
    going away. There was plenty of time for me to contact Covad and get set
    up for their service. In addition, I was given a $400 from Sprint as a
    way of helping to offset the cost of switching to another service. This
    turned out to be more than necessary as Covad did a free install and
    their DSL box was around $200 or so. The only downside was that I only
    had a 1.5MB/s speed with Covad versus the 3MB/s speed ION had provided.

    No, why did you even mention ION when the original poster inquired about
    Sprint's wireless broadband service, which I took to mean "Vision"?


    -david

    Replace spam with david in the email address if you want to send email
    to me personally.


    CAT0NHAT wrote:
    > I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint started up its Ion service, and
    > then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of customers holding the bag.





  8. #8
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Seeking info about sprint wireless broadband services


    "David Gunter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snipped>

    > No, why did you even mention ION when the original poster inquired about
    > Sprint's wireless broadband service, which I took to mean "Vision"?
    >
    >
    > -david


    Because that's Phillipe's MO. To obfuscate, to confuse, to misquote, and to
    complain ...

    Bob
    >
    >
    > CAT0NHAT wrote:
    > > I wouldn't recommend any such thing. Sprint started up its Ion service,

    and
    > > then pulled the plug, leaving thousands of customers holding the bag.

    >






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