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Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by jimc001, Aug 8, 2001.
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nope, they don't... unless you go into collections, then they go into "Gulf State" mode (they seem to be inter-related somehow)...
I have had Sprint PCS for about 16 months now. Nothing shows up on any of my CR's except the original inquiry into my credit when I started the service.
Why would they need to see your report when you pay them with a credit card?
Because you could run up a $10,000 cell phone bill. So I guess they want to see if you are managing your other finances well. Everyone else checks too.
I went in to Radio shack yesterday to pick up some little doodads for my phones. We got into a conversation about cellphone companies and which ones are fair about credit. I told them I kept Alltel because they seemed to be reasonable about extending credit, didn't tease you with bogus offers and then check your report and turn you down.
The clerk said that Sprint is giving accounts to anyone who wants one, with no credit check right now. I am in Tidewater area of Virginia. I don't know if this is limited to this area or not, but it's worth a trip to Radio Shack to ask, if you need a phone and your credit is spotty.
PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED "spotty" reception problems with SPRINT.
Also problems with phone on "ROAMING" from their own house.
George, if opportunity knocked on your door, would you complain about the noise? LOL You sound like my Mom.
JUST AS "ANY" credit card won't cut it...just "ANY" cell phone might not cut it...
They are "FROM THE GROUND UP" company so coverage is not the best.
When I went to their own web site they said...
The location you selected is only partially covered by the Sprint PCS Network. You
may be unable to use your Sprint PCS PhoneTM, or certain features may be
unavailable in this area. Please consult our service area map and follow the screen
prompts to find a nearby full-service area.
Service Area: Denver, CO <------NOT MAJOR ENOUGH FOR FULL SERVICE?
Sprint is still doing credit checks, but they are approving almost everyone. If the person has no credit or bad credit, they will be approved with a $125 monthly spending limit. This is called service limit monitoring. One of the only ways they might be turned down is if they owed Sprint PCS $$$ from a previous service plan.
George is correct, in many areas, Sprint has spotty coverage. However, if it's a choice between leaving a $1000 security deposit, going the prepaid route, or putting up with some higher than usual "dead spots", many people are willing to give Sprint the business.
I agree. It's one thing if you absolutely have to have the coverage, but for the average person, the credit deal is worth it.
As far as the spending limit - around here you can get unlimited calls from $29.95 amonth.
I have 200 anytime minutes and free nights and weekends for $19.95/month (Alltel). I would have to try real hard to spend $125, LOL.
I used to work for a company "affiliated" with Sprint, therefore, I recieved the "employee" discount with my phone (29% off the bill)...here's a little insight for you.
The plans that they advertise ARE NOT the only plans that they have. When I got my second "employee discount" PCS phone (this was AFTER I left that company-but they didn't ask, and I didn't tell)...I wanted to get the family plan and split the minutes with my wife's phone (I had 500 anywhere anytime minutes on my original phone for $50/month--> $41/month after discount and equiptment replacement insurance) They said no, couldn't do that with the anywhere/anytime plan. The rep on the phone tried to sell me a 400min anywhere/anytime with 1000min night/weekend for $69/month (before discount)...I said no, because I'm in a business where I do most of my cell phone talking during the day. He tried to "put me" in several plans, which all had the same theme "X amount anytime/ Y amount nights".
Finally, I asked to speak to a supervisor...She came on, I explained what I was trying to do...she pulls up some plans on the computer and tells me that the reps don't have access to see these plans...there are a ton of anytime/anywhere plans that cost just about the same as the anytime/nightime plan..so I settled on a 1200min anytime/anywhere plan for $79/month (before discount) and I also get voice dialing and wireless web access free. Best part for me is that my company pays this for me!
With regards to coverage, I've had experience with some dropped calls, etc -- but I don't expect a "mobile" device to be 100% all the time. I had a Verizon phone from work that worked great on the East Coast, but when I went to Las Vegas, I had a ton of problems getting a "Digital" signal.