They will likely offer you the Airave free for 2 years if you complain about poor service at home. That's what they offered me, but I declined since that may affect my chances of getting out of contract scot-free.
They did offer me the Airave, but that doesn't solve problems that I have when I'm out. I don't know how Sprint records they're dropped and blocked calls, but they argued with me that I don't have very many. I told them they are sure missing something.
I don't know why I even tried. When my husband had some issues, he was told by reps that "This is not an escalatable issue."
I'm paying the stupid $170 ETF and going back to T-mobile where I have good coverage.
Got a follow up call from someone in the AG office. They said they can send a letter but they aren't a regulatory body, so they can't force them to do anything. Since someone mentioned they got a Sprint follow up on their BBB complaint, I've done that as well.
That letter from the AG office will have Sprint moving. They will have to respond and base their case as to why you can't be let go ETF free. Just more evidence to use if you go further with the case. FCC complaint and small claims are other avenues you should proceed with if the AG letter does not help.
No - I have 2 lines now and will end up with 2 lines at the end
2 Existing lines (A,B)
Add 2 new lines to Sprint (C,D)
Take A+B and port them out to say Tmobile prepaid
C+D take over the sprint account and stay active
Once number is ported out - I call back Sprint and tell them I want to port my numbers to Sprint ....C +D lines.
Would not work?
It will work.
What time margin do I have to pull it off?
Cut them off whenever you'd like.. port them in whenever you'd like.. that's as far as I know. Perhaps someone else might know better, but I don't see any specific reason to do it at a billing edge.
Imo best way to do it is to port to google voice since its integrated with sprint
Why would GV being integrated with Sprint make it a superior way to port out/in? As far as porting is concerned, the integration is irrelevant AFAIK (please correct me if I'm wrong.)
You can pick up a Tracfone with a number and 20 minutes of service for $10. Then ask Tracfone to take your Sprint number and then later ask Sprint to take your Tracfone number.
Same with GV except it's $20. It may be worth the time saved to just do it through GV.
Unfortunately Tracfone does not work in my area so I am not sure if I can go with that route. I did the first of 5 lines with an AT&T GoPhone (Samsung A107) which was $10 + $25 of service -- lots of service credit wasted.
Personally, all the stuff I've heard about porting to, and more importantly, from, GV has been negative. People have had problems taking their number from GV to another carrier.
With that in mind, I personally would not do any sort of porting transaction involving a crucial number with Google Voice. Integration is one thing, since the numbers never change hands, but the last thing you want to happen is to have your actual number frozen over at Google.
In late '09/2010 during the first 20/24 + ETF craze, I ported 1 # out of a 3 line family plan & ported back in within 5 days.
Is that still true?
On a family plan, it doesn't matter. The policy is that accounts that are inactive for less than 45 days will be reopened if the customer decides to come back. So, if you were to cancel an account that had only one line, then you would have to wait 45 days. If you were to cancel all 5 lines on a family plan, then you would have to wait 45 days. As long as one line remains open on the family plan, you are free to port the other 4 out and back in without any time restrictions.
Regulatory charge might be outside Sprint's control.
Regulatory charge is not a tax or government fee, it's a way Sprint recoups cost for compliance related expenses. If the regulatory charge goes up while you are in contract, it's a material *adverse* change, and you can cancel ETF-free.
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