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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 11:45:32 AM

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Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
over and above what I'm already paying.

These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200

I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
require a recurring monthly fee.

To me, thats BULL.

ANYTHING anyone?
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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:55 PM

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"Michael Arends" <mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:af6dnTCuDqaoGZLfRVn-3Q@giganews.com...
> Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
> anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
> people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
> over and above what I'm already paying.
>
> These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
>
> I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
> might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
> then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
> require a recurring monthly fee.
>
> To me, thats BULL.
>
> ANYTHING anyone?

Michael, I don't know what price you will be paying for Vision, once your
two month trial period is up, but on mine, it's $15/mo., and offers $5 / mo.
back in credits on downloads. I have the History Channel game on my 5300,
which would normally cost $3 or $4 / mo., but with the credits applied, it's
no charge.

Bob
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:56 PM

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Smiling Wickedly, Bob Smith answered:

> "Michael Arends" <mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:af6dnTCuDqaoGZLfRVn-3Q@giganews.com...
>
>>Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
>>anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
>>people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
>>over and above what I'm already paying.
>>
>>These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
>>
>>I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
>>might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
>>then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
>>require a recurring monthly fee.
>>
>>To me, thats BULL.
>>
>>ANYTHING anyone?
>
>
> Michael, I don't know what price you will be paying for Vision, once your
> two month trial period is up, but on mine, it's $15/mo., and offers $5 / mo.
> back in credits on downloads. I have the History Channel game on my 5300,
> which would normally cost $3 or $4 / mo., but with the credits applied, it's
> no charge.
>
> Bob
>
>
Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
have to be negotiated?

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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:57 PM

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In article <59idneJ_85L9KJLfRVn-jA@giganews.com>,
mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net says...
> Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
> nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
> have to be negotiated?
>

You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
month for premium downloads.

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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:58 PM

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O/Siris wrote:
> In article <59idneJ_85L9KJLfRVn-jA@giganews.com>,
> mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net says...
>
>>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
>>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
>>have to be negotiated?
>>
>
>
> You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
> month for premium downloads.

And it's automatic. You actually have to opt-out of it if you don't want it,
but if you do, your Vision monthly just goes down to $10... so if you do any
downloading at all on a regular basis, you might want to hold onto it because
otherwise you don't save that much money.

No one at Sprint told me about this, either -- I had to ask after finding out
about it here.


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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:58 PM

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Smiling Wickedly, O/Siris answered:

> In article <59idneJ_85L9KJLfRVn-jA@giganews.com>,
> mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net says...
>
>>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
>>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
>>have to be negotiated?
>>
>
>
> You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
> month for premium downloads.
>
See! They never told me this when I signed up. Glad to know though.

They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
2 months free.


Thanks Rob.

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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 8:57:59 PM

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Smiling Wickedly, Steve Sobol answered:

> O/Siris wrote:
>
>>In article <59idneJ_85L9KJLfRVn-jA@giganews.com>,
>>mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net says...
>>
>>
>>>Bob, I'm paying $15 a month for Vision (premium pack). They told me
>>>nothing of a $5 a month credit. Does everyone get this? Or does it
>>>have to be negotiated?
>>>
>>
>>
>>You've got the Premium Pack? You're actually *$10* in credit every
>>month for premium downloads.
>
>
> And it's automatic. You actually have to opt-out of it if you don't want it,
> but if you do, your Vision monthly just goes down to $10... so if you do any
> downloading at all on a regular basis, you might want to hold onto it because
> otherwise you don't save that much money.
>
> No one at Sprint told me about this, either -- I had to ask after finding out
> about it here.
>
>
Thanks Steve, between Bob, You, and Rob, I'm convinced. OK oK..
maybe I WILL call and verify just to be sure. :-)

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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 9:34:03 PM

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On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:02:27 -0800, Michael Arends
>They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
>2 months free.

I think you mentioned that you are moving from a non-Vision plan to a
Vision plan. There is one thing that you should be aware of (if you
aren't already)...

If you sign up for a Vision plan and activate your new phone in mid
billing cycle, the Vision plan doesn't go into effect until the next
billing cycle, and you will get billed for any Vision use (at whatever
the current $/kbit rate is) prior to the start of the next billing
cycle.

Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.

Joseph Huber
Huber.Joseph@comcast.net
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 9:34:04 PM

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Joseph Huber wrote:

> Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
> charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
> mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
> cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
> hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.

Yup. Without a plan Vision costs 1 cent per KB. And any plan changes (not just
Vision) take effect at the start of the next billing cycle. But the two-month
free trial started immediately when it was added, when I got it, which is not
the way it usually works with Sprint. (I thought that was weird.)

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Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

"In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 9:34:05 PM

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I have found SprintPCS customer service to be very curtious and helpful. If
you treat them with respect, they will usually treat you with respect. A
have a friend that called Verizon tech support and acted like a total dick.
They did not help him. Can you blame them?

-mij

"Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
news:cuosk2$3n5$2@ratbert.glorb.com...
> Joseph Huber wrote:
>
>> Been there, done that... Sprint was nice enough to refund the Vision
>> charges. The customer service rep who signed me up for Vision made no
>> mention about paying for Vision charges prior to the next billing
>> cycle. She simply told me that my phone would be ready to use in 2-4
>> hours, and to enjoy my 2 free months of Vision.
>
> Yup. Without a plan Vision costs 1 cent per KB. And any plan changes (not
> just Vision) take effect at the start of the next billing cycle. But the
> two-month free trial started immediately when it was added, when I got it,
> which is not the way it usually works with Sprint. (I thought that was
> weird.)
>
> --
> JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
> Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
>
> "In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
> Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
> amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 9:34:06 PM

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Mij Adyaw wrote:
> I have found SprintPCS customer service to be very curtious and helpful. If
> you treat them with respect, they will usually treat you with respect. A
> have a friend that called Verizon tech support and acted like a total dick.
> They did not help him. Can you blame them?

Actually, I've found Sprint *and* Verizon CSRs to be helpful. Verizon CSRs tend
to be much more consistently well-trained than Sprint CSRs do, though. (This
from about four years of experience as a customer of both carriers.)

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Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

"In case anyone was wondering, that big glowing globe above the Victor
Valley is the sun." -Victorville _Daily Press_ on the unusually large
amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 10:16:05 PM

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"Michael Arends" <mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:af6dnTCuDqaoGZLfRVn-3Q@giganews.com...
> Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
> anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
> people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
> over and above what I'm already paying.
>
> These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
>
> I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
> might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
> then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
> require a recurring monthly fee.
>
> To me, thats BULL.
>
> ANYTHING anyone?

1) Some of the games are non-expiring

2) At least it has been my experience, once you DOWNLOAD the the ringer...
It's yours!
I have never had a ringer 'go dead'!
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 10:16:06 PM

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Smiling Wickedly, Joe Gill answered:
> "Michael Arends" <mlarends@NODAMNSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:af6dnTCuDqaoGZLfRVn-3Q@giganews.com...
>
>>Now that I have vision, besides ringers which I grabbed in the past
>>anyway, is there any good premium games or other applications, that
>>people can recommend, that do NOT expire? Or require a Monthly charge
>>over and above what I'm already paying.
>>
>>These would be for use on a Sanyo 8200
>>
>>I've never been the type to use my phone as a game machine, But, It
>>might be nice to have a few premium games/apps to pass the time, now and
>>then. BUT, everything I'm seeing has expirations dates on them, that
>>require a recurring monthly fee.
>>
>>To me, thats BULL.
>>
>>ANYTHING anyone?
>
>
> 1) Some of the games are non-expiring
>
> 2) At least it has been my experience, once you DOWNLOAD the the ringer...
> It's yours!
> I have never had a ringer 'go dead'!
>
>
No, I know. The Most of the ringers DON'T expire. But the games do.

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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 10:31:49 PM

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Smiling Wickedly, Joseph Huber answered:

> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:02:27 -0800, Michael Arends
>
>>They just congratulated me for signing up for Vision, and told me I had
>>2 months free.
>
>
> I think you mentioned that you are moving from a non-Vision plan to a
> Vision plan. There is one thing that you should be aware of (if you
> aren't already)...
>
> If you sign up for a Vision plan and activate your new phone in mid
> billing cycle, the Vision plan doesn't go into effect until the next
> billing cycle, and you will get billed for any Vision use (at whatever
> the current $/kbit rate is) prior to the start of the next billing
> cycle.

Thanks Joseph. Actually I have had my phone activated for a bit.
I had dabbled with Picture mail, and such, and then one day did a bunch
of downloading ringer, screen savers, a few games, and then uploaded
some pictures, etc.. and all of a sudden I had $17 in overages. I
figured I might as well add Vision.
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Anonymous
February 14, 2005 6:56:28 AM

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Actually I specifically started my Vision service without the extra $5
charge and download credit, which for our 2 Vision phones plus the WW
phone is unnecessary.
!