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Is Unlimited Roaming Really Unlimited?

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by nick2588, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. nick2588

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    I got my first bill after moving, and roaming accounted for approximately 1023 minutes (78.8% of my total usage). I estimate that there are another 100 - 200 minutes of roaming that didn't make it to Sprint by the bill's close date. Nothing has happened so far, but I guess we'll see.

    This first week of October I've been sticking to Sprint's network (which sometimes means not making calls because there is no Sprint signal). However, today I was downtown and tried to place a call on Sprint and it wouldn't go through; I had plenty of signal but I got a recorded voice telling me that calls cannot be completed now, blah blah. It's frustrating. Why should I try to utilize Sprint's network if I have poor coverage or must constantly doubt my ability to place and receive calls even when I have good coverage? :(
     

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    After going through Logan twice within the last few days I am not surprised that you are having difficulties with them, even downtown. Even on Sunday when I came through I had a call drop because the Ec/Io was through the roof. Verizon, both Friday during rush hour, and Sunday had low Ec/Io throughout the Logan area and great signal in the areas I traveled through.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Oh boy better watch out. I think if you do the same thing 3 months in a row they might give you your walking papers.
     
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    yeah and if you dont like them you can do this more lol.
     
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    Nick, what would you do if Sprint gave you your walking papers? What carrier would you switch to?
     
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    I really don't want to leave. I hope they don't force me out. I'm completely addicted to night minutes starting at 7 p.m., and my Sprint bill is so much cheaper.

    If it really came down to it, though, I'd definitely go back to T-Mobile. Verizon is good but far, far too expensive and I'd rather go without a phone than switch to AT&T.
     
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    Here is what I would suggest then- just force your phone to Sprint's network when you have a good Sprint signal and just connect your phone to a landline or whatever on a night/weekend and use up some minutes on the Sprint network, so your off-network ratio goes down.
     
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    Yeah there's gotta be a way to run up your sprint only minutes so that it won't be so one sided roaming.
     
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    LOL it really is to bad nick that you dont have a good enough signal.
     
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    Just call it the Utah jinx. :D
     
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    Good suggestion, but will it really matter? I'll still be over the 800-minute limit, even if the percentage of roaming calls decreases...
     
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    That is true, but I guess don't worry about it until you get a letter from Sprint, lol.
     
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    Um no I would call it the Sprint jinx.
     
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    Not many jinx's around here. :D
     
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    Hmmm, so it appears the limit on "unlimited" roaming is officially in the Sprint Terms & Conditions. They can technically kick you off if you do any of these three during just one month, so I guess we are just hoping for lax enforcement. :O
     
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    But see if you just keep your phone connected while on the Sprint native network overnight or something this would make you only violate the first part of the roaming rule, not the first and second part. ;)
     
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    I guess breaking one is better than violating all three :p

    Do you happen to know of any number I can call that won't hang up on my overnight?
     
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    LOL that is to funny you guys.
     
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    Hey you guys should start your own Utah club or something. :D
     
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    Yeah well actually no we dont live anywhere near each other.
     
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    Sounds like an opportunity for the Airave when it becomes available in the area if it sucks in your home.
     
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    When Airave becomes available without any monthly fees, I'll consider going for it.
     
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    I honestly don't know any number that won't hang up on you...the longest numbers I know are some of the Podlinez numbers, like the one for the Cell Phone Junkie. The # is 510 495 6352
     

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