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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 4:33:17 PM

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I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?

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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 11:49:59 PM

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"Blargh" <Blargh@nunya.com> wrote in message
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> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?

Could you list when you started service, and what plan, with what options
you took? In looking at SPCS's plan page, they show a separate $5 / mo.
option to have Picture Mail.

Bob
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 12:24:11 AM

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Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> "Blargh" <Blargh@nunya.com> wrote in message
> news:9eSlc.48772$Qy.26192@fed1read04...
>> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
>> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
>> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?
>
> Could you list when you started service, and what plan, with what options
> you took? In looking at SPCS's plan page, they show a separate $5 / mo.
> option to have Picture Mail.
>
> Bob
>

Mine doesn't. Mine is a $15/month Vision w/Picture Pack.

"Sprint PCS VisionSM Pictures Pack $15.00"

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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 12:32:28 AM

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"Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Bob Smith <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
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> > "Blargh" <Blargh@nunya.com> wrote in message
> > news:9eSlc.48772$Qy.26192@fed1read04...
> >> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but
now I
> >> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How
is
> >> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS
network?
> >
> > Could you list when you started service, and what plan, with what
options
> > you took? In looking at SPCS's plan page, they show a separate $5 / mo.
> > option to have Picture Mail.
> >
> > Bob
> >
>
> Mine doesn't. Mine is a $15/month Vision w/Picture Pack.
>
> "Sprint PCS VisionSM Pictures Pack $15.00"

See, that's one of the things I was looking for, is whether he had that
option, as both of us do. Or even whether he has just plain ole Vision or
doesn't have Vision.

Bob
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 12:45:21 AM

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In article <9eSlc.48772$Qy.26192@fed1read04>,
"Blargh" <Blargh@nunya.com> wrote:

> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?

Depends on which Vision "Pack" you have, or if you have Vision.

it says in the website:


PCS Vision Packs


------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Cost Per Month
Sprint PCS Vision Pictures Pack
Perfect for people who have a PCS Vision Picture Phone.Take, upload and
send an unlimited number of pictures with Picture MailSM. Includes 100
SMS Text Messages and Web access. $15

Sprint PCS Vision Premium Pack
Perfect for people who want to download Ringers, Games, Screen Savers
and applications. Includes 100 SMS Messages and Web access. $15

Sprint PCS Vision Professional Pack
Read and send personal or company email with Sprint PCS Business
ConnectionSM Personal Edition. Includes Messaging, Web access and
Picture Mail. ( Additional $15/month for Sprint PCS Vision Smart Devices
that use the Microsoft Pocket PC Operating System.) $15

Picture MailSM
Take, upload and send an unlimited number of pictures with Picture
MailSM. (Requires a Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone.)
$5
Call to Order

Video Mail
Capture the moment! Take, view, store and send 15-second video clips
with your Sprint PCS VisionSM Video Phone anywhere on the enhanced
Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. (Requires a Sprint PCS Vision Video Phone
and the Picture Mail.)
$5
Call to Order
 
 
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 2:55:49 AM

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If I remember correctly, you can switch between Vision plans, at will.
Just talk to good old Claire.

If you've got a camera phone, and you have any intention of sending
photos on a regular basis, you should be on the Vision Picture Pack
plan. Same $15/month, but you get less allocation for chatchke
downloads. (Frankly, I've never seen a single item worth downloading
from Sprint -- free or not. I've never used a penny of the $5/month
allotment on the Picture Pack plan.)

Robert M. wrote:

> In article <9eSlc.48772$Qy.26192@fed1read04>,
> "Blargh" <Blargh@nunya.com> wrote:
>
>> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
>> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
>> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?
>
> Depends on which Vision "Pack" you have, or if you have Vision.
>
> it says in the website:
>
>
> PCS Vision Packs
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Cost Per Month
> Sprint PCS Vision Pictures Pack
> Perfect for people who have a PCS Vision Picture Phone.Take, upload and
> send an unlimited number of pictures with Picture MailSM. Includes 100
> SMS Text Messages and Web access. $15
>
> Sprint PCS Vision Premium Pack
> Perfect for people who want to download Ringers, Games, Screen Savers
> and applications. Includes 100 SMS Messages and Web access. $15
>
> Sprint PCS Vision Professional Pack
> Read and send personal or company email with Sprint PCS Business
> ConnectionSM Personal Edition. Includes Messaging, Web access and
> Picture Mail. ( Additional $15/month for Sprint PCS Vision Smart Devices
> that use the Microsoft Pocket PC Operating System.) $15
>
> Picture MailSM
> Take, upload and send an unlimited number of pictures with Picture
> MailSM. (Requires a Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone.)
> $5
> Call to Order
>
> Video Mail
> Capture the moment! Take, view, store and send 15-second video clips
> with your Sprint PCS VisionSM Video Phone anywhere on the enhanced
> Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. (Requires a Sprint PCS Vision Video Phone
> and the Picture Mail.)
> $5
> Call to Order
>
>
Anonymous
May 6, 2004 11:02:51 AM

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In article <9eSlc.48772$Qy.26192@fed1read04>, Blargh@nunya.com
says...
> I've been sending photos from my A680 for the past several days, but now I
> get an error saying I must pay an extra $5/month to do this? WTF? How is
> this usage any different from sending any other data on the SPCS network?
>
>
>

Sounds like Vision got added after the phone was activated. The
company that runs Picturemail services for us doesn't have access to
our billing database. So, in order to make sure proper billing
options are in effect, they initiate a 15-day trial period on all
customers that didn't get the Pictures Pack right at activation.

If you've got that Pictures Pack, just accept the fee. The company
will reset your account to permanently active, and SPCS will *not*
charge that $5/month while you have the Pictures Pack.

--
RØß
O/Siris
I work for Sprint PCS
I *don't* speak for them
Anonymous
May 6, 2004 1:35:57 PM

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In article <cb32f4ad9d8ef8cfa8089ab1020cab43@news.teranews.com>,
O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com> wrote:

> Sounds like Vision got added after the phone was activated. The
> company that runs Picturemail services for us doesn't have access to
> our billing database.

That might be customer friendly to allow that.
Anonymous
May 7, 2004 10:05:48 PM

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In article <Rmm-AF574B.04355706052004@news6.west.earthlink.net>,
Rmm@yahoo.com says...
> That might be customer friendly to allow that.
>
>

Yeah, ask HIPAA how customer friendly information sharing is
considered to be.

And no, I am *not* saying this is about HIPAA. I'm just pointing out
how important many people feel it is *not* to share account
information with partners.

--
RØß
O/Siris
I work for Sprint PCS
I *don't* speak for them
Anonymous
May 7, 2004 10:05:49 PM

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O/Siris <0siris@spr?ntpcs.com> wrote:
> In article <Rmm-AF574B.04355706052004@news6.west.earthlink.net>,
> Rmm@yahoo.com says...
>> That might be customer friendly to allow that.
>>
>>
>
> Yeah, ask HIPAA how customer friendly information sharing is
> considered to be.

Yeah, but that's healthcare info. You would hope people aren't routinely
sending that kind of information over their picture phones...

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Anonymous
May 7, 2004 10:05:49 PM

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O/Siris <0siris@spr?ntpcs.com> wrote:
> In article <Rmm-AF574B.04355706052004@news6.west.earthlink.net>,
> Rmm@yahoo.com says...
>> That might be customer friendly to allow that.
>>
>>
>
> Yeah, ask HIPAA how customer friendly information sharing is
> considered to be.
>
> And no, I am *not* saying this is about HIPAA. I'm just pointing out
> how important many people feel it is *not* to share account
> information with partners.

I should clarify.. regarding billing information there ARE some things I
wouldn't want shared, but there are a few pieces of info which I don't care
about being shared.

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Anonymous
May 7, 2004 10:50:36 PM

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O/Siris <0siris@spr_IHATE_NON_ASCII_characters_in_USENET_ntpcs.com> wrote:
>
> Yeah, ask HIPAA how customer friendly information sharing is
> considered to be.
>
> And no, I am *not* saying this is about HIPAA. I'm just pointing out
> how important many people feel it is *not* to share account
> information with partners.
>

Yes, I do NOT want my billing information shared with third parties. I
don't want my SS tagging along. I don't want my address tagging along.
I don't want my CC# or even check numbers tagging along. I certainly
don't want my usage habits or call logs tagging along. But mostly, I
just don't want the associated spam that ALWAYS accompanies such a
shared information scenario. Only HIPPA can mostly guarentee
information safety because of the associated penalties involved, and
this is certainly not restricted to any scope such as that.

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