Chasing Sprint's push-to-talk customers
0. phoneArena 25 Nov 2012, 17:20 posted on
As Sprint prepares to pull the plug on the legacy Nextel iDEN network next year, the competition is grabbing at the eroding subscriber base...
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2. Hammerfest (Posts: 382; Member since: 12 May 2012)
I feel nothing for Sprint anymore... when they wanted to charge me $10 more a month for "Premium Data" where I hardly got any in the first place and had an Airave at home and at work (an no, other carriers where just as bad, but Sprint had the Airave)... NO THANKS!
Ill pay for your "Premium Data" if you pay for my DSL service which is to provide your "Premium Data" over its lines...
Ya... piss off!
In a DAMNED if you do, DAMNED if you dont situation, AT&T, a carrier I hate more then any other (on principals alone), finally got coverage in my area, AND was almost exactly the same price, so I asked one last time to have the fee waived, they said it wasnt possible, EVEN THOUGH the rep admitted it was stupid and didnt make sense for someone like me and even quite a few others hes talked to, it just couldnt be done... SO... off to AT&T I went :(
My story aside, and more to the point: My uncles business had Nextel, he also bailed to AT&T because after 3 weeks attempting to use the pseudo CDMA PTT, he also got fed up and decided that Nextel's death + a NON alternative in CDMA PTT (I help all of my family and friends with PC + Phone issues, even I tried to assist... didnt happen!) + $10 per phone for "Premium Data" (no dumb phones for CDMA PTT... seriously!)...
Well, Sprint has a case history for shootin itself in the foot... If you look back, when they changed up the plans and decided to start charging $10 per phone for "Premium Data", the already downhill slope, got a healthy dosing of grease, then the NON-replacement for PTT... no more hill, THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAA! kick down a conveniently placed hole!
7. cripton805 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
You complain about $10? haha
It's $40 per phone on Verizon just to share the 1gb minimum data!
The lowest plan for a smartphone is $90 at the lowest. With 1gb of data. +$40 for a second and so on, but you still keep that 1gb of data to share on top of as many phone as you get.