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Old April 29th 13, 02:41 AM posted to alt.cellular.sprintpcs
danny burstein
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Default transferring a phone from Sprint to the iwireless MVNO

Sprint just raised our postpay monthly rate and is
refusing to back down. So.. not only do they bump
up the cost each month, but since we no longer
(supposedly no longer) need to pay back any "subsidy"
for the phone, that's a double hit.

There's an MVNO called "iwireless" that offers a $25/month
pre-pay option which would work for us. They use the
Sprint network, so I'm hoping...

... I'm hoping that once we start the process we can
simply move the old phone over.

I've written to their customer service mailbox
but they haven't seen fit to send a reply yet.

Anyone know? Thanks


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Old April 30th 13, 12:30 AM posted to alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default transferring a phone from Sprint to the iwireless MVNO

On 4/28/2013 5:41 PM, danny burstein wrote:
Sprint just raised our postpay monthly rate and is
refusing to back down. So.. not only do they bump
up the cost each month, but since we no longer
(supposedly no longer) need to pay back any "subsidy"
for the phone, that's a double hit.

There's an MVNO called "iwireless" that offers a $25/month
pre-pay option which would work for us. They use the
Sprint network, so I'm hoping...

.. I'm hoping that once we start the process we can
simply move the old phone over.

I've written to their customer service mailbox
but they haven't seen fit to send a reply yet.

Anyone know? Thanks


You should also look at Ting https://ting.com/plans, another Sprint
MVNO. You can definitely bring Sprint devices
https://ting.com/devices/bring. Also, Ting includes voice and text
roaming at no extra cost which is very important on Sprint because the
Sprint native network is very limited in coverage. For about $40 per
month you could have two devices sharing 500 minutes, 1000 texts, and
500MB of data. The good thing about Ting is that your rates are based on
your actual usage, not on what you guess your usage will be.

iWireless is not as flexible and the prices are slightly higher. Also
there is no coverage map and I suspect that there is no roaming (just
like Virgin and Boost). It's really bad to be limited to the Sprint
native network.


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Old April 30th 13, 06:20 AM posted to alt.cellular.sprintpcs
danny burstein
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Default transferring a phone from Sprint to the iwireless MVNO

In SMS writes:
simply move the old phone over.

I've written to their customer service mailbox
but they haven't seen fit to send a reply yet.

Anyone know? Thanks


You should also look at Ting https://ting.com/plans, another Sprint
MVNO. You can definitely bring Sprint devices
https://ting.com/devices/bring.


looks good. we'll be on a trip later this month so
will hold off on any swaps until afterwards.

Thanks

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Old May 1st 13, 10:11 PM posted to alt.cellular.sprintpcs
danny burstein
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Default update, was: transferring a phone from Sprint to the iwireless MVNO

In SMS writes:

On 4/28/2013 5:41 PM, danny burstein wrote:
Sprint just raised our postpay monthly rate and is
refusing to back down. So.. not only do they bump
up the cost each month, but since we no longer
(supposedly no longer) need to pay back any "subsidy"
for the phone, that's a double hit.

There's an MVNO called "iwireless" that offers a $25/month
pre-pay option which would work for us. They use the
Sprint network, so I'm hoping...


Well, the CSRs just got back to me:

Thank you for contacting i-Wireless.

The only phones that actively work on our network are
phone that are pre-loaded into the i-Wireless inventory.?
So, unfortunately at this time, the phone you mentioned
would not work with our services.

Ugggh.

Thanks for the pointer to "ting". We'll probably
switch after our road trip...

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