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Simple Freedom will convert to Alltel U

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by mframe, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. mframe

    mframe Senior Member
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    For those with Simple Freedom prepaid accounts, they will be changing to Alltel U.

    Simple Freedom Wireless – Coverage Area

    Activate (for free, with 120 minutes) a Simple Freedom phone, and avoid the $35 Alltel U activation fee (click "activate" on the SF website, for details).
     
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    Good!

    This saves Alltel Ad/Marketing $$. And allows SF customers a better deal. But what happens to the people who live in SF markets that aren't Alltel areas?

    This is the start of that 'buyout' that happened.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they were already "migrated" to VZW prepaid...
     
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    You are correct. All current SF customers have numbers in Alltel markets. The SF customers that had Verizon numbers were migrated to a Verizon prepaid plan over a year ago.
     
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    Right. The migration to Verizon was over a year ago. Those who could get a SF phone (such as through e-Bay) could activate on-line, and choose an Alltel area, to get a phone number from. Now, those with a SF phone must go through a rep, and if they are in a Verizon area, make up an address from an Alltel area.
     
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    It's about time this happened! I don't know why Alltel didn't just go ahead and do this early last year when they introduced U Prepaid. Maybe there was some contractual obligation with Wal-Mart that prevented Alltel from getting rid of Simple Freedom back then?

    Both U Prepaid and Simple Freedom were put on the same billing/tracking system when U Prepaid was rolled out back in Feb. '06. Dialing *369 to check the airtime balance, etc. has worked for both U Prepaid and Simple Freedom since then. And they both have charged 15 cents/min for airtime for a few months now. And they both have virtually identical coverage/roaming maps.

    But... when U Prepaid is renamed U "Personalized" Prepaid on July 1, will there be an expiration date on minutes, or will it still be the "make 1 call every 30 days or we'll deduct $4" deal?

    Oh well... it's kind of moot for me now since I moved my SF/Alltel # over to Virgin Mobile a little while back. But my mom, dad, cousin and sis use U Prepaid.
     
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    U Prepaid would be perfect if Alltel:

    1) Would get rid of the double dialing while roaming

    2) Make it possible to activate/swap phones, change rate plans, add/change/cancel text messaging packagaes, enable/disable voicemail, enable/disable text messaging, *securely* buy airtime with a credit card, etc. on the U Prepaid website, like Virgin Mobile does instead of having to call customer service to do this stuff.

    3) Would give U Prepaid 24/7 customer service like Virgin Mobile has

    4) Tell me how many minutes I have left before each call like Simple Freedom use to.
     

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