Sprint Partners with UAL

Old Nov 12, 02, 9:05 am
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Sprint Partners with UAL

Welcome Sprint! It is our personal pleasure to let you know about an exciting new partnership, which offers you more of what you want - bonus miles. By simply switching to Sprint long-distance service, you can now earn up to 6,000 bonus miles.

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Up to 5,000 bonus miles by switching to Sprint residential long-distance.*
1,000 additional bonus miles when you sign up for Sprint long distance online.**
5 miles for every $1 you spend with Sprint excluding taxes, credits, surcharges, fees and operator services.

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Old Nov 14, 02, 9:05 am
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Does this include Sprint PCS?
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Old Nov 14, 02, 1:18 pm
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California residents can choose this plan and receive 6,000 bonus miles:

www.sprint.com/utdsimple

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Old Nov 18, 02, 10:21 pm
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I got this offer in the mail today. I noticed in the fine print on the back that they'll be charging excise tax on the miles awarded.

I hate that!
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Old Nov 19, 02, 11:16 am
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They charge tax on NW miles they offer now. Not as much fun as actually getting something for free is it ...
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Old Nov 22, 02, 12:39 am
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I went into the Sprint webpage and if you drill down to the fine print in the rules, they can charge a $20 "early termination fee" if you cancel within 1 year.
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Old Nov 22, 02, 7:05 am
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http://shop.sprint.com/residential/voiceservices/airlines/detail/detail.jsp?bmUID=1037973879718&airline=United istheir general offer page for Sprint/UA

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Old Nov 25, 02, 5:42 pm
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Related discussion in United forum:
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Old Jan 9, 03, 11:01 am
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It's my understanding that you must contact Sprint CS to receive your credit for switching.
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Old Jan 9, 03, 1:46 pm
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Now includes Sprint PCS

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,1360,50128,00.html
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Old Jan 11, 03, 6:04 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Tanic:
...if you drill down to the fine print in the rules, they can charge a $20 "early termination fee" if you cancel within 1 year. </font>
I value airline miles (a little conservatively) at 1 cent per mile, so the 6,000 mile UA/Sprint promotion is worth $60. My local phone company charges $5 to switch long distance carriers. Add the $6 excise tax and $20 potential early termination fee, and the margin on this promotion, and others like it, gets pretty thin. Darn this recession!

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Old Jan 13, 03, 3:45 pm
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To receive a $5 credit for switching, go to www.sprintbiz.com/redeem ,enter your customer # and Redemption Code EFA.
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Old Jan 14, 03, 2:00 pm
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I switched this morning, for a total of 8,000 miles. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif

Discussion on United forum at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum50/HTML/015560.html.

Also, there is a toll-free number that you can call that will play back a recorded announcement of who your long distance provider is. Good for checking when the new carrier is activated on your line:

1-700-555-4141.

Update: 1/23/03 - I've edited the URL above to correct the presence of a . at the end of the referenced URL which was causing the link to fail. It should work now. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif

Also, I received my confirmation materials from Sprint in the mail yesterday of the switch.

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Old Jan 14, 03, 8:03 pm
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You can also check your local toll carrier
by dialing NPA-700-4141 or 1+NPA-700-4141
(NPA=Area Code) add the 1+ if necessary

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Old Jan 17, 03, 8:32 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Tenacious:
To receive a $5 credit for switching, go to www.sprintbiz.com/redeem ,enter your customer # and Redemption Code EFA.</font>
Thanks! This is a great little find.
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