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Could Sprint be a game-changer?

Old Feb 11, 08, 9:57 am
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Could Sprint be a game-changer?

Very interesting article in the current issue USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...0-sprint_N.htm

The guy who is the new CEO at Sprint is the same guy who drove introduction of 1-rate at ATT Wireless, the move that forced most nation-wide cell phone carriers to move away from roaming plans. Now he is talking about possibilities such as "unlimited usage" plans.

I am no fan of Sprint, however I will be watching with great interest to see what they come up with!
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Old Feb 11, 08, 10:11 am
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They already have an unlimited usage plan, it costs $119 per month.

They'll need to come up with something really spectactular to fix things. The only good thing Sprint has nowadays is their SERO plan.
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Old Feb 11, 08, 10:12 am
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FWIW;

http://sprintunlimitedaccess.com/
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Old Feb 11, 08, 7:34 pm
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Does anyone still talk on their phones anymore? How passe
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Old Feb 11, 08, 7:36 pm
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Does anyone still talk on their phones anymore? How passe
I'm with you on that. Last month I used 350 minutes, and 4.5Gb of data
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Old Feb 12, 08, 2:58 am
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Does the unlimited plan provide Blackberry Service for someone that needs access to their company's BES?
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Old Feb 12, 08, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by elCheapoDeluxe View Post
Does anyone still talk on their phones anymore? How passe
I agree with you on that. My wife and I have a "family plan" with two blackberries. She uses the bulk of the 2,000 minutes, I use hardly any, but sure make up for her on the data side!

Long live "unlimited data"! who cares about "unlimited voice", oops except for maybe my wife !
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Old Feb 12, 08, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by UScolorado1k View Post
I agree with you on that. My wife and I have a "family plan" with two blackberries. She uses the bulk of the 2,000 minutes, I use hardly any, but sure make up for her on the data side!

Long live "unlimited data"! who cares about "unlimited voice", oops except for maybe my wife !
I have a Sprint Family plan with my wife -- she averages one minute per month, usually off-peak.
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Does the unlimited plan provide Blackberry Service for someone that needs access to their company's BES?
Nope.
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It sounds like the unlimited data plan is worthless for blackberry users then. Is there a work around with Blackberry or is the workaround get a different device that works directly with exchange?
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Old Feb 12, 08, 11:03 am
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It sounds like the unlimited data plan is worthless for blackberry users then. Is there a work around with Blackberry or is the workaround get a different device that works directly with exchange?

My T-Mobile plan gives me unlimited data on my blackberry....
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Old Feb 12, 08, 11:34 am
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My T-Mobile plan gives me unlimited data on my blackberry....
Only web access though? I'm pretty sure you can't get the email service on a Blackberry without the specific Blackberry plan.
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It sounds like the unlimited data plan is worthless for blackberry users then. Is there a work around with Blackberry or is the workaround get a different device that works directly with exchange?
The reason behind this is that a portion of the Blackberry service plan revenue goes directly to RIM, who provide the service. With a "normal" data plan, the operator gets all the cash.
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Old Feb 12, 08, 1:33 pm
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Only web access though? I'm pretty sure you can't get the email service on a Blackberry without the specific Blackberry plan.

I have web access and unlimited BB data (internet email and BES).

AND they have an add-on package (10/month I think) that gives me international unlimited data. That sure comes in handy when I'm overseas. My wife and I went on a cruise, I added unlimited to my BB, but forgot to add it to my wife's. THAT was an expensive mistake!
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My T-Mobile plan gives me unlimited data on my blackberry....
I tired T-Mobile it is slowwwwww.... even in EDGE areas

The Sprint EVDO Network is much faster
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