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tiffyj

@rr.com
reply to ke4pym

Re: Sprint

i just got a text saying i could upgrade early, im guessing that will be the catch... when you upgrade they will enforce the new rules to your newly extended contract....



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said by tiffyj :

i just got a text saying i could upgrade early, im guessing that will be the catch... when you upgrade they will enforce the new rules to your newly extended contract....

Helps if you read the contract you signed. Phone upgrades extend your contract, not replace it. The only way data gets changed from unlimited to the new plan is if you change your data plan or eliminate it and then add it back later.
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dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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Phoenix, AZ
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reply to Woody79_00

said by Woody79_00:

same here

if they force me off my Unlimited data, then i'll take my 150+ dollars a month elsewhere

Where exactly are you going when EVERYONES rape n' gouge?
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hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Nightfall

Again; not true. Just because you change your DATA it is NOT required for the phone and is an Add-on service to the phone. It states that. You can change your data plan at anytime without changing your contract. All carriers and customers know that. The only thing is once you change to unlimited you can never get it back if its not offered.


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Nightfall

Not always true. If you take the promo price for the phone- you lose your current contract and MUST sign a new one that is offered. if you pay full price for that phone then YES your current plan will be there. you can NOT transfer your current plan to a new phone that you get under promo. ALL carriers do not allow that and actually say "NEW contracts ONLY".


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to xenophon

Roaming Limits:

Off-network Roaming: The primary use of your Device must be for domestic purposes within the Sprint-owned network. Domestic means use in the 50 United States and U.S. Territories (except Guam). Sprint reserves the right, without notice, to deny, terminate, modify, disconnect or suspend service if off-network usage in a month exceeds: (1) voice: 800 min. or a majority of minutes; or (2) data: 300 megabytes or a majority of kilobytes. The display on your device may not always be on and will not indicate whether you will incur roaming charges. You can monitor usage online through My Account. Roaming is not available with single-band phones, or to customers who reside or whose primary use is outside an area covered by the Nationwide Sprint Network. Sprint may limit or terminate service if you move outside of the Sprint owned-network.



buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Galaxy s2

Don't be in too much of a rush the Galaxy S II currently is a GSM only model phone and on evil ATT band none the less... ( dosen't mean they wont make a cdma version down the line).

Also im sure if Verizon wants to ( be dirty like ATT) they will change your TOS and wiggle in some BS if you upgrade, you can keep your unlimited talk and text, but you can NOT keep your unlimited DATA.


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Alpha Phoenix

Re: Sprint

if you pay promo pricing for that phone NO you will NOT get to keep your current contract. You will get a new plan that is offered. If you pay FULL price for the phone; you'll get to keep your plan.


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Nightfall

if you upgrade your phone under the Promo price you get a NEW contract 99% of the time. You will NOT just extend your contract. Those prices are for NEW customers.



iLive4Fusion
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join:2006-07-13
reply to mmay149q

said by mmay149q:

said by baineschile:

Here I come. The unlimited data with VZW was the only thing keeping me around. Its amazing how cellphone habits have changed. I have some family plan, 700 minutes. You know how many I used last month? 31.

Agree'd, if they force me out of my unlimited data on my new Thunderbolt I'll be gone from VZW and most likely going with Sprint, I think Sprint roams on VZW's network right?

Matt

Yea, they roam every time you leave the interstate
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spork

@sbcglobal.net
reply to woody7

This assumes the availability of a no-data phone and an no-data plan. The last time I swapped phones on my ~$8/mo. 50 minute legacy employee plan, they informed me that I had just performed my last swap. You had better believe I take good care of that phone.



sprintccrep

@107.34.11.x
reply to Razzy12345

I work for care there is a 300mb whilre roaming cap we see not enforced unless you live in a roamimg area if your visiting or traveling they dont look at it we do same thing with voice roaming if you live in a roaming area. Thats always been there, but there is no caps or throttles and if you do go over the roaming data you get a text telling you to call sprint something is wrong. So we can fix the issue and no one is billed



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reply to hottboiinnc

said by hottboiinnc:

Not always true. If you take the promo price for the phone- you lose your current contract and MUST sign a new one that is offered. if you pay full price for that phone then YES your current plan will be there. you can NOT transfer your current plan to a new phone that you get under promo. ALL carriers do not allow that and actually say "NEW contracts ONLY".

Now I have Verizon service for My Phone, I recently had to replace said phone at My own cost, As It had no insurance, the old phone had gotten washed by accident as I was in a hurry cause of some reasons that were compelling Me to hurry, In any case I replaced the phone with one I bought off of ebay($11.13 I think & that includes shipping), which works just fine, Now I don't have a data or internet plan as I just use the Samsung sch-u540 as a phone as that's all I need, I have a PC for internet after all. The used sch-u540 was put on My contract as if It was the original, Which still partly works, It just can't detect the Verizon network and It eats the battery like crazy, Even when the cover is closed as the phone stays on... So now I have a spare battery and battery cover. Of course service where I live could be better, But then I live under a metal roof which probably doesn't help much.


iLive4Fusion
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join:2006-07-13
reply to hottboiinnc

said by hottboiinnc:

if you pay promo pricing for that phone NO you will NOT get to keep your current contract. You will get a new plan that is offered. If you pay FULL price for the phone; you'll get to keep your plan.

Typically they do grandfather old plan's. Sprint and Verizon have for me, and if you switch phone's you shouldn't lose your Unlimited 4G data on VZW to anyone who's worried. Once you have it they will likely follow in AT&T's footsteps and grandfather it in. It's not like older CDMA phones, to switch devices all you do is stick you SIM card into the new device.

Heck, I have put my Droid Charge SIM into my Pantech UML290 and had working 4G LTE data without any problems, though they will likely block that from working, but not device switching.
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Somnambul33t
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join:2002-12-05
Blackwood, NJ
reply to mmay149q

said by mmay149q:

said by baineschile:

Here I come. The unlimited data with VZW was the only thing keeping me around. Its amazing how cellphone habits have changed. I have some family plan, 700 minutes. You know how many I used last month? 31.

Agree'd, if they force me out of my unlimited data on my new Thunderbolt I'll be gone from VZW and most likely going with Sprint, I think Sprint roams on VZW's network right?

Matt

they cant change your billing structure in the middle of a contract...

one of the biggest reasons for many people going with the TB despite it being the LTE guinea pig was to grandfather yourself into the current data plans. as this article stated, there've been rumors of caps/tiers/etc for a long time. Sprint charges more for 4G phones even if you 1- dont want 4G speeds and 2- dont have WiMax in your area. We didnt want anything to do with that for 1-2 years


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reply to iLive4Fusion

said by iLive4Fusion:

said by hottboiinnc:

if you pay promo pricing for that phone NO you will NOT get to keep your current contract. You will get a new plan that is offered. If you pay FULL price for the phone; you'll get to keep your plan.

Typically they do grandfather old plan's. Sprint and Verizon have for me, and if you switch phone's you shouldn't lose your Unlimited 4G data on VZW to anyone who's worried. Once you have it they will likely follow in AT&T's footsteps and grandfather it in. It's not like older CDMA phones, to switch devices all you do is stick you SIM card into the new device.

This is what I have been saying.

As long as you keep your contract, they can't change it. Therefore, even if you switch phones, you aren't changing your current contract. You are just extending it. If they decide to change your data plan for you to this new one, then you have grounds to terminate without paying an ETF.

With Sprint thinking about following the lead of data caps too, I really don't see a reason to jump ship to another carrier. I use less than 2gb per month even with tethering. Tmobile is offering 5gb for the same price. If Verizon steps up to the plate and offers the same, I wouldn't break a sweat if I was signing up as a new customer. As it is now, I am grandfathered in, so I don't have to worry about these caps.
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rlittlemuel

@verizon.net
reply to ke4pym

when i got unlimited broadband card at time it was card, i was told i would always have unlimited and be on the newest, fastest system as long as i bought the equipment. now with 4 g i am told not the case. still will have unlimited but will always be on 3g and i was lied to. this has me so upset as i stuck around for this reason and again was lied to.



south1178
Premium
join:2001-12-17
Cleveland, OH

said by rlittlemuel :

when i got unlimited broadband card at time it was card, i was told i would always have unlimited and be on the newest, fastest system as long as i bought the equipment. now with 4 g i am told not the case. still will have unlimited but will always be on 3g and i was lied to. this has me so upset as i stuck around for this reason and again was lied to.

Lied to by who? VZW salesmen will tell you anything to make a sale. We know more about releases and updates before they do.
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vurnun2

join:2011-05-19
Altura, MN
reply to dvd536

probably back to cable and other phone providers for the unlimited plans they would otherwise miss for data.. Though personally, I dont have cell phones and think that for data needs, they dont cut it. I use data on my computer, thus I never saw the need for data services on my cell - esp since they dont do a good cross-over to my PC, So even when I had a cell phone, I ususally did not bother with data services for them.

But then , thats me and others with computers tht re not integrated with the cell phone...



ally0131

@frontiernet.net
reply to mmay149q

I Heard on the news thismorning, that the pple that are already in a contract with vzw wouldnt change for now.