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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 8:59:09 PM

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Here I am in an area served by SouthwestBell. Sprint has decided not to
try and cover my geographic area, I couldn't get Sprint as a local
landline phone company no matter how much I might want to, (and with
their prices I don't).

Doesn't stop their brilliant marketing campaign.

Last week I get a phone call from a Boiler room promoting "Sprint
Complete Sense Unlimited", and then this week I get a letter from the
"Sprint Customer Service Team". Such a TOTAL waste of time, money and
effort trying to sell to a customer who is ineligible.

What an amateur operation.
Anonymous
July 14, 2004 9:10:39 PM

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"R?bert M." <rmarkoff@faq.city> wrote:
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> What an amateur operation.

You are correct, you should probably leave now and get another provider.
So, what "value" did you provide to newbies with this post? You claim
that is your intent, while I have always aledged that your intent was
the negative portrayal of Sprint PCS and nothing more.

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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 9:10:46 PM

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"Røbert M." wrote:
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> <the usual rant snipped>

Life's a bitch and then you die.

Notan
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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 10:00:56 PM

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"Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-DF7411.11590814072004@news04.east.earthlink.net...
> Here I am in an area served by SouthwestBell. Sprint has decided not to
> try and cover my geographic area, I couldn't get Sprint as a local
> landline phone company no matter how much I might want to, (and with
> their prices I don't).
>
> Doesn't stop their brilliant marketing campaign.
>
> Last week I get a phone call from a Boiler room promoting "Sprint
> Complete Sense Unlimited", and then this week I get a letter from the
> "Sprint Customer Service Team". Such a TOTAL waste of time, money and
> effort trying to sell to a customer who is ineligible.
>
> What an amateur operation.

What an anateur post! ... Totally off topic for SPCS ...

As Tom said, if you are so unhappy with Sprint, leave SPCS. In fact, why
don't you just port your number to another service ... like you have in the
past.

Bob
Anonymous
July 14, 2004 10:00:57 PM

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Bob Smith wrote:
> "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message

>>What an amateur operation.
>
>
> What an anateur post! ... Totally off topic for SPCS ...
>
> As Tom said, if you are so unhappy with Sprint, leave SPCS. In fact, why
> don't you just port your number to another service ... like you have in the
> past.

Because, as we all know, Phillipe isn't truly happy unless he's unhappy.
He has tried porting and then immediately found things to bitch about
there. He'll simply follow the same patterns regardless of which
carrier he goes to.

He's a troll, and that's all there is to it!

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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 10:00:58 PM

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Isaiah Beard <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote:
> He has tried porting and then immediately found things to bitch about
> there. He'll simply follow the same patterns regardless of which
> carrier he goes to.
>
> He's a troll, and that's all there is to it!

I've decided that he must be a Cingular shill. He hasn't said anything bad
about them. He's said plenty of stuff about other carriers, even including
Verizon -- and unless there's something he's not telling us, he's never *used*
Verizon! (Debating issues with someone who's been a customer for almost
four years -- i.e. me -- was a stupid move.)

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Anonymous
July 15, 2004 12:32:05 AM

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Røbert M. wrote:
> Here I am in an area served by SouthwestBell. Sprint has decided not to
> try and cover my geographic area, I couldn't get Sprint as a local
> landline phone company no matter how much I might want to, (and with
> their prices I don't).
>
> Doesn't stop their brilliant marketing campaign.
>
> Last week I get a phone call from a Boiler room promoting "Sprint
> Complete Sense Unlimited", and then this week I get a letter from the
> "Sprint Customer Service Team". Such a TOTAL waste of time, money and
> effort trying to sell to a customer who is ineligible.
>
> What an amateur operation.

Did you ever think it might be cheaper to mail out a certain percentage
of cheap bulk rate mail to a general area then it is to go through maps,
streets, and various locations within a zip code, area code, or town to
weed out the mailing list of the ones that are ineligble. Same holds
true with the phone calls although they cost more then mail. Another
benefit although not a direct "sale", is name recognition and the
potential for you to remember the company if you move, the service does
come to your area in the future, or talking to someone that may be in a
coverage area.

I have been getting junk mail from Verizon about DSL for years and they
are still the same 7-10 miles away from having service in my area and no
chance in hell of building a CO closer to my location any time soon.
When they finally do come around if ever, I will already be familiar
with the price and the packages they offer. I also have suggested to
others that have it in their area to look into it if they are spooked
out by the higher cable internet fees. Not quite as dumb or amature as
you may think.

You can show some numbers, quote some bulk mailing prices and argue the
population they are targetting and claim no one in your county/city/zip
code etc. can get it and your uncle got one 10 miles away and blah blah
blah but none of us really know much they spent or saved by not
filtering the list and what the overall goal or scope of the advertising
campaign really was.

Getting off topic here..
In the late 90's, I lived in a military subdivision that had a REALLY
old phone system. The only long distance service I could possibly get
was contracted to AT&T by the military, even the 10-10's did not work.
I used to cash checks that MCI and other carriers would send in the mail
to switch my service (IE by signing and depositing this check you agree
to be switch to MCI etc..). The checks would clear and I still had
AT&T. I did the same thing at least 5 times with multiple carriers.
One time, AT&T called and offered to "take me back" for a ~$50 credit
which I gladly accepted.
Anonymous
July 15, 2004 3:58:25 PM

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Steven J Sobol wrote:

> Isaiah Beard <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote:

>
> I've decided that he must be a Cingular shill. He hasn't said anything bad
> about them.

True, but then maybe he would have changed his tune a bit about AT&T
wireless, considering they are being bought out by Cingular and all. A
company would acquire another because they see *value* in it, not
because they want to acquire a billing and engineering nightmare and
turn it around out of the goodness of their hearts.

IMO, he's just a troll with nothing better to do. He just hasn't tried
Cingular yet, so he has nothing bad to say. Yet.




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Anonymous
July 15, 2004 4:03:05 PM

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norelpref wrote:

> Røbert M. wrote:
>
>> Here I am in an area served by SouthwestBell. Sprint has decided not
>> to try and cover my geographic area, I couldn't get Sprint as a local
>> landline phone company no matter how much I might want to, (and with
>> their prices I don't).
>>
>> Doesn't stop their brilliant marketing campaign.


> Did you ever think it might be cheaper to mail out a certain percentage
> of cheap bulk rate mail to a general area then it is to go through maps,
> streets, and various locations within a zip code, area code, or town to
> weed out the mailing list of the ones that are ineligble.

Not to mention, it's entirely possible for Sprint to sell local service
in an area "covered" by an incumbent carrier like SBC. In my area,
which is served by Verizon, Sprint has no facilities of their own. Yet,
my landline service is billed BY Sprint, at Sprint's rates, and includes
all the Sprint whizbangs of free long distance and voicemail and such.
How do they do this? They rent Verizon's networking facilities and
resell the service as a competitive local exchange carrier. It's still
Verizon's dialtone, but Sprint manages the account, provides the extra
add-on services, and shares revenue with Verizon.

But, the CLEC concept is probably way beyond Phillipe's limited grasp.



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