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I really was going to dump Sprint

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by donJulio, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. donJulio

    donJulio New Member

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    I love my Fair and Flexible for families plan for $59.99 and two lines. For me the price just can't be beat, especially with a 14% corporate discount. but I've moved to a county where there was and still is no Sprint coverage and I've been roaming on US Cellular's network for almost two years. Obviously data roaming doesn't work and I can't send SMS. The lack of SMS was the killer for me.

    So I wrote to Sprint and asked if there would ever be native Sprint service where I live here because I really wanted to send text messages. On Friday, when I was seriously thinking about seeing what Edge Wireless had to offer, I got a call from a Sprint operator. They were speaking some Asian language which I obviously didn't understand, so I politely hung up on them. Later that night, I tried sending a text message to a friend as a test (I was trying once a week, but in futility) and it went through! Since then I've been able to send about 200 text messages while roaming! Needless to say the very next day I signed up for the unlimited SMS option for $15. I'll give it to Sprint that they came through just in time.

    What I wonder is if it is just me, or everyone where I live now, that can do this?
     
  2. nKrypteD1

    nKrypteD1 Software Architect
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    I can't answer your question directly but I can say that chances are the roaming agreement was modified with sprint. Welcome to the SMS world, careful you don't hurt your thumb.
     
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  3. donJulio

    donJulio New Member

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    What I wonder is if it is an imending US Cellular-Sprint agreement, or something that they did on my account alone? Is it even possible to allow data roaming on one account? Strangely, Vision still gets error code 67, which is what happened before when trying to send SMS. I must say it is strange, but I do believe that Sprint and US Cellular's data networks seem to fit together nicely in the Pacific Northwest, thereby bypassing Verizon all together. If they aren't up to something, they should be.
     
  4. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Sprint has text messaging while roaming off network available in many markets now. However it is largely dependent on the type of phone you use. For example no LG phones will even attempt to send a text while roaming do to a firmware goof up.
     

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