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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 2:47:00 AM

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I am on the road and only found out after leaving that Sprint has little or
no coverage in MT, WY and SD. I picked up a calling card from a truck stop
on the interstate. I then got the unpleasant surprise of pressing the * key
after calling my Sprint number to receive my voice mail messages. You
guessed it, the calling card disconnected and ask me to enter my next phone
number. The * key is a speed saver to allow you to make another call without
calling the 800 number and re-entering pin.

I finally figured out by switching to dual band I could use my phone in roam
mode. Well I'm bent over now, I wonder what the charge will be from
Sheridan, WY. Thank you sir, may I have another.

More about : sprint coverage

Anonymous
April 27, 2004 2:16:51 PM

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"LLC" <CorporateLawyer@DeweyCheatem.com> wrote in message news:<x9ednRtEnrX_bhDdRVn2iA@giganews.com>...
> I am on the road and only found out after leaving that Sprint has little or
> no coverage in MT, WY and SD. I picked up a calling card from a truck stop
> on the interstate. I then got the unpleasant surprise of pressing the * key
> after calling my Sprint number to receive my voice mail messages. You
> guessed it, the calling card disconnected and ask me to enter my next phone
> number. The * key is a speed saver to allow you to make another call without
> calling the 800 number and re-entering pin.
>
> I finally figured out by switching to dual band I could use my phone in roam
> mode. Well I'm bent over now, I wonder what the charge will be from
> Sheridan, WY. Thank you sir, may I have another.


Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
implemented and a new PRL is released. That could happen any time now.
You should be able to roam there without using a calling card.
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 3:29:44 PM

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"LLC" <CorporateLawyer@DeweyCheatem.com> wrote in message
news:x9ednRtEnrX_bhDdRVn2iA@giganews.com...
> I am on the road and only found out after leaving that Sprint has little
or
> no coverage in MT, WY and SD. I picked up a calling card from a truck stop
> on the interstate. I then got the unpleasant surprise of pressing the *
key
> after calling my Sprint number to receive my voice mail messages. You
> guessed it, the calling card disconnected and ask me to enter my next
phone
> number. The * key is a speed saver to allow you to make another call
without
> calling the 800 number and re-entering pin.
>
> I finally figured out by switching to dual band I could use my phone in
roam
> mode. Well I'm bent over now, I wonder what the charge will be from
> Sheridan, WY. Thank you sir, may I have another.

SPCS offers a roaming option, called F&CA, which allows for roaming calls.
$5/mo. for up to 50% of your minutes used during a billing cycle, if your
account is based in a SPCS corporate area. If you are based in an SPCS
affiliate area, the option might be $10, with less minutes, but all the
affiliates offer the option.

Bob
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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 3:29:45 PM

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Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Way_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

> SPCS offers a roaming option, called F&CA, which allows for roaming calls.
> $5/mo. for up to 50% of your minutes used during a billing cycle, if your
> account is based in a SPCS corporate area. If you are based in an SPCS
> affiliate area, the option might be $10, with less minutes, but all the
> affiliates offer the option.

If he was asked for a credit card, he was in an area where Sprint has no
roaming agreements, so F&CA wouldn't work anyhow.

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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 4:49:53 PM

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LLC <CorporateLawyer@deweycheatem.com> wrote:
> I am on the road and only found out after leaving that Sprint has little or
> no coverage in MT, WY and SD. I picked up a calling card from a truck stop
> on the interstate. I then got the unpleasant surprise of pressing the * key
> after calling my Sprint number to receive my voice mail messages. You
> guessed it, the calling card disconnected and ask me to enter my next phone
> number. The * key is a speed saver to allow you to make another call without
> calling the 800 number and re-entering pin.
>
> I finally figured out by switching to dual band I could use my phone in roam
> mode. Well I'm bent over now, I wonder what the charge will be from
> Sheridan, WY. Thank you sir, may I have another.
>

Well, if you would have looked at the coverage map before you left, you
would already have known they have little native coverage in that part
of the country. You could have added the roaming package onto your plan
for the month, if you phone would support it.

- --

Thomas T. Veldhouse
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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 7:09:18 PM

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"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
news:55qdnYD0Hpch7xPdRVn-hA@lmi.net...
> Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Way_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> > SPCS offers a roaming option, called F&CA, which allows for roaming
calls.
> > $5/mo. for up to 50% of your minutes used during a billing cycle, if
your
> > account is based in a SPCS corporate area. If you are based in an SPCS
> > affiliate area, the option might be $10, with less minutes, but all the
> > affiliates offer the option.
>
> If he was asked for a credit card, he was in an area where Sprint has no
> roaming agreements, so F&CA wouldn't work anyhow.

True Steve, however, there was no mention of a credit card. Calling card
yes, but no credit card.

Bob
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 8:37:49 PM

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Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message news:<55qdnYD0Hpch7xPdRVn-hA@lmi.net>...
> Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Way_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> > SPCS offers a roaming option, called F&CA, which allows for roaming calls.
> > $5/mo. for up to 50% of your minutes used during a billing cycle, if your
> > account is based in a SPCS corporate area. If you are based in an SPCS
> > affiliate area, the option might be $10, with less minutes, but all the
> > affiliates offer the option.
>
> If he was asked for a credit card, he was in an area where Sprint has no
> roaming agreements, so F&CA wouldn't work anyhow.

Sprint does have roaming agreements in all of those states. There
shouldn't be a problem in that regard.
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 9:43:46 PM

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Larry Thomas <larryt510@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> implemented and a new PRL is released. That could happen any time now.
> You should be able to roam there without using a calling card.

QWest is already selling national plans which clearly are based upon
Sprint's network.

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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 9:56:27 PM

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Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Way_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

> True Steve, however, there was no mention of a credit card. Calling card
> yes, but no credit card.

Uhhhh, yeah. Sorry about that...

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Anonymous
April 27, 2004 11:37:45 PM

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In article <9c02589b.0404270916.6e4cd8b5@posting.google.com>,
larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:

> Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> implemented and a new PRL is released.

Isn't it way past due already?
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 7:26:42 PM

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"Robert M." <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-EBA218.14374727042004@news05.east.earthlink.net>...
> In article <9c02589b.0404270916.6e4cd8b5@posting.google.com>,
> larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
>
> > Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> > implemented and a new PRL is released.
>
> Isn't it way past due already?

Yes. I have to say I'm a little disappointed that this hasn't
progressed a little bit faster, although Sprint never really put out a
specific date as to when it would happen. I just assumed back in
August/September of last year that it would have happened by now.
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 11:39:44 PM

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On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 22:47:00 -0700, LLC <CorporateLawyer@DeweyCheatem.com> wrote:
>I am on the road and only found out after leaving that Sprint has little or
>no coverage in MT, WY and SD. I picked up a calling card from a truck stop
>on the interstate. I then got the unpleasant surprise of pressing the * key
>after calling my Sprint number to receive my voice mail messages. You
>guessed it, the calling card disconnected and ask me to enter my next phone
>number. The * key is a speed saver to allow you to make another call without
>calling the 800 number and re-entering pin.

You needed to RTFM for your phone and understand how to turn on analog
roaming.

I've driven through very backwater parts of WY and never gone more than
30 miles without some coverage. All the little towns had coverage and
in between NO cell phone company had coverage.
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 11:40:34 PM

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On 27 Apr 2004 17:43:46 GMT, Thomas T. Veldhouse <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>Larry Thomas <larryt510@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
>> implemented and a new PRL is released. That could happen any time now.
>> You should be able to roam there without using a calling card.

>QWest is already selling national plans which clearly are based upon
>Sprint's network.

Unless it's a satelite phone, it won't have coverage between towns.
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 2:37:45 AM

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In article <9c02589b.0404281426.19b65068@posting.google.com>,
larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:

> "Robert M." <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:<rmarkoff-EBA218.14374727042004@news05.east.earthlink.net>...
> > In article <9c02589b.0404270916.6e4cd8b5@posting.google.com>,
> > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
> >
> > > Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> > > implemented and a new PRL is released.
> >
> > Isn't it way past due already?
>
> Yes. I have to say I'm a little disappointed that this hasn't
> progressed a little bit faster, although Sprint never really put out a
> specific date as to when it would happen. I just assumed back in
> August/September of last year that it would have happened by now.


Is this yet another promise made by Lauer that he hasn't delivered on?
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 2:37:46 AM

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Robert M. <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote:

>> Yes. I have to say I'm a little disappointed that this hasn't
>> progressed a little bit faster, although Sprint never really put out a
>> specific date as to when it would happen. I just assumed back in
>> August/September of last year that it would have happened by now.
>
> Is this yet another promise made by Lauer that he hasn't delivered on?

Larry just *said* there was no promise made.

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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 2:43:23 AM

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> On 27 Apr 2004 17:43:46 GMT, Thomas T. Veldhouse <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>
> >Larry Thomas <larryt510@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> >> implemented and a new PRL is released. That could happen any time now.
> >> You should be able to roam there without using a calling card.
>
> >QWest is already selling national plans which clearly are based upon
> >Sprint's network.

Yeah but it doesn't include Sprint users having access to Qwest towers
in those particular states yet. Hopefully soon.
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 5:24:58 AM

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"Robert M." <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-3B41D5.17374528042004@news02.east.earthlink.net...
> In article <9c02589b.0404281426.19b65068@posting.google.com>,
> larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
>
> > "Robert M." <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote in message
> > news:<rmarkoff-EBA218.14374727042004@news05.east.earthlink.net>...
> > > In article <9c02589b.0404270916.6e4cd8b5@posting.google.com>,
> > > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal
is
> > > > implemented and a new PRL is released.
> > >
> > > Isn't it way past due already?
> >
> > Yes. I have to say I'm a little disappointed that this hasn't
> > progressed a little bit faster, although Sprint never really put out a
> > specific date as to when it would happen. I just assumed back in
> > August/September of last year that it would have happened by now.
>
>
> Is this yet another promise made by Lauer that he hasn't delivered on?

What promise would that be?

Bob
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 6:10:59 AM

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Robert M. <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
>> > > implemented and a new PRL is released.
>> >
>> > Isn't it way past due already?
>>
>> Yes. I have to say I'm a little disappointed that this hasn't
>> progressed a little bit faster, although Sprint never really put out a
>> specific date as to when it would happen. I just assumed back in
>> August/September of last year that it would have happened by now.
>
>
> Is this yet another promise made by Lauer that he hasn't delivered on?

No.

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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 2:27:00 PM

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In article <9c02589b.0404282143.13d2a1b7@posting.google.com>,
larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:

> > On 27 Apr 2004 17:43:46 GMT, Thomas T. Veldhouse <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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> >
> > >Larry Thomas <larryt510@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Sprint will soon have coverage in those states when the Qwest deal is
> > >> implemented and a new PRL is released. That could happen any time now.
> > >> You should be able to roam there without using a calling card.
> >
> > >QWest is already selling national plans which clearly are based upon
> > >Sprint's network.
>
> Yeah but it doesn't include Sprint users having access to Qwest towers
> in those particular states yet. Hopefully soon.

Well that nails it down. "Hopefully soon".

Anyone got the press release about this from last fall?
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 4:35:42 PM

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Robert M. <rmarkoff@msn.com> wrote:
>
> Well that nails it down. "Hopefully soon".
>
> Anyone got the press release about this from last fall?

If there was one, I am sure you would have posted it already, with your
usual negative spin.

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Anonymous
April 30, 2004 2:34:49 AM

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Here is a link to the Qwest Wireless Press release:

http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_ge.jsp?news_id=cmt-...

The applicable line here is that MT, ND, SD & WY Qwest customers will
continue to use the Qwest network until "later this year." To re-state, all
Qwest customers are to be be migrated over to the Sprint network as of
3/1/2004, except those in the above states, who, presumably will be shifted
to Sprint when Sprint either builds their own, or, more likely, takes over
Qwest's towers in these states.

Wyoming has very good cellular coverage from the three Cellular carriers,
two of which are CDMA. All 3 are in Sprint's PRL, and there are 5 sites in
Yellowstone Park. I usually have good coverage between cities, such as
they are. And Sprint covers Jackson (Hole), WY.

-Bill


"TCS" <The-Central-Scrutinizer@p.o.b.o.x.com> wrote in message
news:slrnc90jmf.dgh.The-Central-Scrutinizer@linux.client.comcast.net...
> On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 22:47:00 -0700, LLC <CorporateLawyer@DeweyCheatem.com>
wrote:

>
> I've driven through very backwater parts of WY and never gone more than
> 30 miles without some coverage. All the little towns had coverage and
> in between NO cell phone company had coverage.
Anonymous
April 30, 2004 1:41:09 PM

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In article <1093lr6si7ggj9d@corp.supernews.com>,
"Bill Radio" <BR@MountainWirelessNOSPAN.com> wrote:

> Here is a link to the Qwest Wireless Press release:
>
> http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_ge.jsp?news_id=cmt-...
> 20040301
>
> The applicable line here is that MT, ND, SD & WY Qwest customers will
> continue to use the Qwest network until "later this year."

YES, What I read in that March 1 Story was:


" Current wireless customers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and
Wyoming will remain on existing Qwest wireless plans until later this
year."

Later this year could be December 31, or might slip more than that; and
if the Quest side is not changing, then the SprintPCS side isn't either?
!