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Originally Posted by partymoo
Steer clear of Sprint. It's impossible to get anything resolved. I've waited for hours in the store before finally having to leave without being helped, and calling hooks me up with someone in India or somewhere, thick accent I can't understand, and erroneous information.
I'm always tempted to tuck the invoice down my butt crack and walk around awhile before sending it with the check, but it's not really the fault of the poor shmuck who has to open it, so I just silently fume and wait until the contract runs out.
I'm not the OP, but I'm appreciating the recommendations.
Originally Posted by Amys1st
I've had Verizon for years since it took over my Ameritech Cellular. On Verizon you should be able to call any other verizon customer and not use any minutes. Also if your contract is up, you should be able to turn in your phones for new ones and get huge rebates plus a better service plan.
DH & I call each other on the phones since its incl and does not use minutes. Also my parents have the same program so I call their cells only. I also do not have long distance on my land lines since I have it on my cell and it only uses minutes.
Before switching, visit one of their independent stores (not coporate owned) because they will take care of you because they have to compete. Also if you call customer service see what plan best works for you and DH.
Whatever you do do not get Cingular or Tmobile.
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler
|Subscriber Identity Module
One of the key features of GSM is the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), commonly known as a SIM card. The SIM is a detachable smartcard containing the user's subscription information and phonebook. This allows the user to retain his information after switching handsets. Alternatively, the user can also change operators while retaining the handset simply by changing the SIM. Some operators will block this by allowing the phone to use only a single SIM, or only a SIM issued by them; this practice is known as SIM locking, and is illegal in some countries.
In the USA and Europe, most operators lock the mobiles they sell. This is done because the price of the mobile phone is usually subsidised with revenue from subscriptions and operators want to try to avoid subsidising competitor's mobiles. A subscriber can usually contact the provider to remove the lock for a fee (which operators sometimes try to claim to be ignorant of), utilize private services to remove the lock, or make use of ample software and websites available on the Internet to unlock the handset themselves. Some providers in the USA, such as T-Mobile and Cingular, will unlock the phone for free if the customer has held an account for a certain period. Third party unlocking services exist that are often quicker and lower cost than that of the operator. In most countries removing the lock is legal.