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New York, NY
reply to MagicalPig

Re: Formerly Unlimited (really) 3G card

said by MagicalPig:

On the side, you could prob cancel the contract and go monthly. I would think Sprint would rather keep you monthly then losing you entirely.

Surprisingly, not true, though you think it would be. As you can see in my previous reply this morning, they bent over backwards trying to get me to cancel the account and accept the ETF waiver. They are EAGER to lose me as a customer (don't forget that my normal monthly download is 60 gigs).

Also if I go monthly, I've effectively conceded the point that my unlimited 4G is gone, and that I'll be paying overage fees. My formal legal position is that I don't expect that to happen, and therefore don't see a reason either to cancel the account or to accept an ETF waiver.

said by MagicalPig:

That way you can see how your usage turns out.

Not much of a mystery, I'm afraid. I'm running about 60 gigs a month. About 15 of that is live audio streams from Europe, since I listen to a lot of live operas (we only do Saturday broadcasts over here but Europe does them pretty much every day). Plus Sirius runs a Metropolitan Opera online radio service that runs 7 days a week, and I normally listen to about two operas a day. That's probably about another 15 gigs per month. Then there's a lot of Youtube viewing and live stream viewing of news events which totals another 30 gigs.

said by MagicalPig:

From what I have read once you 'ignore' the notice they tech have you bent over.

Which is pretty much why I had that conversation with them to make clear that 1) I was not ignoring the notice and 2) I fully expected them not to follow through on their statement, which I told them I expected to end up being an empty threat.

Frankly, I still expect them to implement the overage fees, but at least, at that point, I can date the violation of the contract from that point, rather than from the point in time of the notice, which, at least, may help me lengthen the clock a bit.