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  1. #1
    Fred
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    I currently have Sprint, 4 phones sharing 2000 minutes. 3 phones
    are in area code 919(NC), one is in 404 (GA). But Sprint coverage
    is bad at my daughters new college (UNC Chapel Hill) so I want to switch.
    (Contract has expired, I'm on month to month.)

    Cingular has towers on campus and gives the best coverage, but
    they claim they can not let me share minutes with phones in NC and GA.

    Does anyone have any creative idea on how to do this? I'd like to
    port all 4 numbers.

    Thanks
    Fred





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  2. #2
    John S.
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    Re: Need creative Cingular help


    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I currently have Sprint, 4 phones sharing 2000 minutes. 3 phones
    > are in area code 919(NC), one is in 404 (GA). But Sprint coverage
    > is bad at my daughters new college (UNC Chapel Hill) so I want to switch.
    > (Contract has expired, I'm on month to month.)
    >
    > Cingular has towers on campus and gives the best coverage, but
    > they claim they can not let me share minutes with phones in NC and GA.
    >
    > Does anyone have any creative idea on how to do this? I'd like to
    > port all 4 numbers.


    Are the numbers like you mention, 3 in NC and one in GA?

    Typically it is difficult to do what you want to do, the people at the store
    in NC for instance do not have access to the number pool in GA. However
    since you want to port the numbers, it may be easier than that. I would
    think that any store can port the numbers regardless of where you are.

    They may have given you the correct answer with new phones and numbers and
    they may tell you something different on a PORT





  3. #3
    Fred
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    Re: Need creative Cingular help


    "John S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I currently have Sprint, 4 phones sharing 2000 minutes. 3
    >>phones
    >> are in area code 919(NC), one is in 404 (GA). But Sprint
    >> coverage
    >> is bad at my daughters new college (UNC Chapel Hill) so I
    >> want to switch.
    >> (Contract has expired, I'm on month to month.)
    >>
    >> Cingular has towers on campus and gives the best
    >> coverage, but
    >> they claim they can not let me share minutes with phones
    >> in NC and GA.
    >>
    >> Does anyone have any creative idea on how to do this?
    >> I'd like to
    >> port all 4 numbers.

    >
    > Are the numbers like you mention, 3 in NC and one in GA?
    >
    > Typically it is difficult to do what you want to do, the
    > people at the store in NC for instance do not have access
    > to the number pool in GA. However since you want to port
    > the numbers, it may be easier than that. I would think
    > that any store can port the numbers regardless of where
    > you are.
    >
    > They may have given you the correct answer with new phones
    > and numbers and they may tell you something different on a
    > PORT
    >
    >

    No, they can't port the numbers either. That's what we
    tried, but thanks for the response.

    Any other ideas?
    Fred





  4. #4
    Bill Radio
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    Re: Need creative Cingular help

    Fred,
    1)You might try activating all four at home, then call and say
    you need to change one phone to a GA #. If they say say no,
    leave during your 2-week tryout period.

    2)How about an 800# for the GA phone? Outbound calls will be
    always LD-free, inbound would incur a per minute fee for you, but
    not for callers. Then call the party back which will be LD-free.

    3)How about just switching the GA phone to Cingular? The GA
    phone can use Cingular on its own plan, you stay on Sprint. We
    save money by having all phones but one on different plans, not
    shared. May be a few $ more, but may be worth it. Won't work if
    you want MtoM, but you didn't specify that. Unlimited
    Night/Weekends could come into play for long calls.

    Bill Radio
    Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
    http://www.mountainwireless.com
    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "John S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >>I currently have Sprint, 4 phones sharing 2000 minutes. 3
    > >>phones
    > >> are in area code 919(NC), one is in 404 (GA). But Sprint
    > >> coverage
    > >> is bad at my daughters new college (UNC Chapel Hill) so I
    > >> want to switch.
    > >> (Contract has expired, I'm on month to month.)
    > >>
    > >> Cingular has towers on campus and gives the best
    > >> coverage, but
    > >> they claim they can not let me share minutes with phones
    > >> in NC and GA.
    > >>
    > >> Does anyone have any creative idea on how to do this?
    > >> I'd like to
    > >> port all 4 numbers.

    > >
    > > Are the numbers like you mention, 3 in NC and one in GA?
    > >
    > > Typically it is difficult to do what you want to do, the
    > > people at the store in NC for instance do not have access
    > > to the number pool in GA. However since you want to port
    > > the numbers, it may be easier than that. I would think
    > > that any store can port the numbers regardless of where
    > > you are.
    > >
    > > They may have given you the correct answer with new phones
    > > and numbers and they may tell you something different on a
    > > PORT
    > >
    > >

    > No, they can't port the numbers either. That's what we
    > tried, but thanks for the response.
    >
    > Any other ideas?
    > Fred
    >
    >