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  1. #1
    Pnormal
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    I've never had a cellular phone and never felt the need, but maybe now
    is a good time to open the door?

    I don't yak at all (just rarely to be honest) so the 7-Eleven deal
    would be good for someone like me who won't be using it very much. I
    do have a few questions that I haven't found the answer to online.
    Maybe just being a cell user would qualify someone to answer the first
    Q:

    Text messaging is .$.10 per on the Speak Out plan. Would turning off
    the phone block all incoming messages or am I at the mercy at the rate
    of 10 cents per message for as long as I'm on the plan? (My research
    online indicates that virtually all of us are stuck with text
    messaging--no way to turn it off if the phone is capable of the
    function.)

    Also, How about taxes? Are these phones getting taxed
    Federal/State/Locally as well? Or do they fit into some loophole being
    prepaid?

    Thanks.



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  2. #2
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: 7-eleven speak out Questions

    On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 23:49:33 -0700, Pnormal <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Also, How about taxes? Are these phones getting taxed
    >Federal/State/Locally as well? Or do they fit into some loophole being
    >prepaid?


    Presumably, the taxes are "rolled into" the price of the airtime. I
    haven't done prepaid in a long time, so I'm assuming this is still the
    case.



  3. #3
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: 7-eleven speak out Questions

    In message <[email protected]> Mike
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 23:49:33 -0700, Pnormal <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Also, How about taxes? Are these phones getting taxed
    >>Federal/State/Locally as well? Or do they fit into some loophole being
    >>prepaid?

    >
    >Presumably, the taxes are "rolled into" the price of the airtime. I
    >haven't done prepaid in a long time, so I'm assuming this is still the
    >case.


    This is still happening, although in some cases the prepaid card is
    discounted on the self price and then sales tax is added at the till.

    --
    Failure is not an option. It's bundled with your software.



  4. #4
    Dudhorse
    Guest

    Re: 7-eleven speak out Questions


    "Pnormal" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've never had a cellular phone and never felt the need, but maybe now
    > is a good time to open the door?
    >
    > I don't yak at all (just rarely to be honest) so the 7-Eleven deal
    > would be good for someone like me who won't be using it very much. I
    > do have a few questions that I haven't found the answer to online.
    > Maybe just being a cell user would qualify someone to answer the first
    > Q:
    >

    .... one other concern to me is roaming onto another compatible network - it
    is my understanding that 7-11's plan exclusively uses the Cingular network
    and if you out of their service area you are S.O.L. (Net10 & Cingular KIC
    are the same way).
    I use my cell for emergency use only(a Tracfone) and the rare
    gotta-make-a-phonecall now situations and having a cell that doesn't roam is
    a deal-breaker for me.





  5. #5
    JoshIII
    Guest

    Re: 7-eleven speak out Questions


    "Dudhorse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > ... one other concern to me is roaming onto another compatible network -

    it
    > is my understanding that 7-11's plan exclusively uses the Cingular network
    > and if you out of their service area you are S.O.L. (Net10 & Cingular KIC
    > are the same way).
    > I use my cell for emergency use only(a Tracfone) and the rare
    > gotta-make-a-phonecall now situations and having a cell that doesn't roam

    is
    > a deal-breaker for me.
    >



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