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    Palomino
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    Hello all.

    I live in Milwaukee, WI where you can get very good reception with just about any wireless phone carrier. Just recently, I bought some recreational land in very rural Northeastern Wisconsin and while sprint coverage map says it has digital roaming service in the area with my old ATT TDMA phone I had to force it into analog to make a call because the TDMA service only gave me about 1 bar reception on my phone.

    So my questions are, if I do indeed get decent digital signal up there what type of features can I use while roaming and second I had heard that the old 800 analog networks might be going away soon. The analog option on the phone would be nice because I already know it works up there but if it is not going to be around much longer then it may be a pointless option. Is this true or not?

    Lastly, with sprint basic family plan it says all roaming is included with no extra charges. Is this true even for the analog roaming?


    Thanks,

    Mike Krivsky
    Oak Creek, WI


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    Brad729
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    Re: Sprint and Analog service

    Hi there! Let's see if I can help you sort through some of this...
    Quote Originally Posted by Palomino
    ...if I do indeed get decent digital signal up there what type of features can I use while roaming...
    With digital roaming, you only get voice service, no text messaging or wireless web. You can still check and receive voicemail, but the voicemail notification doesn't alert you to new messages until you enter a Sprint service area, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Palomino
    I had heard that the old 800 analog networks might be going away soon... Is this true or not?
    I certainly hope not! There are still parts of Georgia where that's the only service you can pick up. I have seen several phones I would like to have, but didn't buy them because they were missing the AMPS analog band and when I travel, or go deep inside large buildings, sometimes that analog is all there is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Palomino
    Lastly, with sprint basic family plan it says all roaming is included with no extra charges. Is this true even for the analog roaming?
    Be careful to read the fine print, here is a quote from another thread that I think can answer this last question for you better than I can:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tammyt
    If you're on a Free&Clear plan, with the $5 added roaming option, and;
    If you use more than 50% of your total used minutes (not total minutes in plan) roaming, then you will be charged roaming.

    If you're on a Fair&Flexible plan, you will not be charged roaming. It's in the fine print. If you explain to the rep that the service requires you to be roaming, while in your home area (zip code), there should be no problem.

    eg. Sprint has no coverage in most parts of Alaska. Sprint service is covered by affiliates in most areas, which means you are roaming. You will not be charged, because Sprint knows the service requires roaming.
    Hope this helps...






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