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SERO with hybrid handsets???

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by SmArTeStChIlD421, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    why is it that the hybrid handsets dont show up under the list of phones on the Nextel side of the SERO site????? :confused:
     
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    The hybrid phones use IDEN for PTT only (no voice). Try looking for the hybrids on the Sprint side instead of Nextel.

    Or maybe the hybrids aren't eligible for SERO.
     
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    well yes i know that and no the hybrid handsets dont show up in the Sprint side.......i already checked and that wouldnt make sense anyway cuz they started them out by only offering them to the Nextel cuztomers and since their main purpose is to coax the Nextel customers onto the Sprint network they put them on the Nextel side.....

    what im curious about is why they dont show......why arent they eligible?

    is it a technical issue.......billing system??? what is it??? :confused:
     
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    I forgot that bit of info...
     
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    It is probably because the hybrid are only availabile in certain markets. And InPhonic wants to keep things simple for them and their customers.
     
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    As of right now Hybrid phones are only available in 24 select markets and are primarily being given to existing customers as a retention tool. I've seen the phone on the website, but do not see it in the stores even though we're one of the 24 markets.

    I doubt you'll find it on SERO until it's released nationwide.
     
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    ohhhh cuz i was about to say that when i went to the regular Nextel site.....the hybrid handset did show up there..........but why would Sprint want to restrain the hybrid handset usage on SERO.............where is the motive behind it.........it doesnt seem like a really good reason that they wont release it on SERO until its released everywhere on regular plans........not a very reasonable reason
     
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    The Hybrid handsets are in a Beta test phase right now. In fact, from what i heard alot of Sprint/Nextel CS doesn't know how to properly provision these phones. Inphonic and sprint did the smart thing and decided to not deal with the potetnial headache.
     
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    by provision do you mean setting them up in the Sprint system since they use both networks???
     
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    Yes. This is a VERY new program for them. In fact, you can only get the phones from the Nextel side of the house.
     
  12. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    yeah i noticed that they dont list those phones on the Sprint side of the site......itll be cool when they get the hybrid handset on the SERO plans cuz i dont plan on giving up this plan any time soon........

    Question: When my 2 yr contract is up........can i upgrade with a 2 yr extension????
     
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    I don't know, but I am pretty sure that that is the case with every provider. I am brand new to sprint, Just got my phone tonightt (haven't gone to sleep yet...need to.
     
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    yeah cuz if you think about it........this is a promotional plan to get cuztomers so im wondering whether or not they will let people keep this plan when their contract is up
     
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