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 12 years ago '06        #1051
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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HELP

So, I have two Sprint lines. My main one is still under contract till July of next 08. The 2nd line which I dont even use contract is already up. I want to take advantage of SERO without losing my current number and ideally not having that 2nd line, which I dont even use.

What are my options?

 12 years ago '04        #1052
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 DominicanLou said
HELP

So, I have two Sprint lines. My main one is still under contract till July of next 08. The 2nd line which I dont even use contract is already up. I want to take advantage of SERO without losing my current number and ideally not having that 2nd line, which I dont even use.

What are my options?
Sign up for a new SERO line. Cancel your second, already existing line. Then port your first line (the # you want) to a prepaid phone. Your first line will automatically cancel when you port. Then port the number back to your new SERO line. There you go.

 12 years ago '06        #1053
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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 S said
Sign up for a new SERO line. Cancel your second, already existing line. Then port your first line (the # you want) to a prepaid phone. Your first line will automatically cancel when you port. Then port the number back to your new SERO line. There you go.
Thanks.
OK, so when you say prepaid phone, does this mean i gotta basically open up an account with some other wireless provider (say T-Mobile) on a prepaid plan to "hold" my number and then cancel immediately and port it back to Sprint on SERO?

p.s.

You gonna get good karma for all your help. U helping out the "common man" which I and others greatly appreciate. I came in here today after going to a Helio kiosks thinking they had a 'no contract' plan. Ha yea right. The Ocean is hot mos def, but if i can get away with this...

if the math works out, its all good.

 12 years ago '05        #1054
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if i drop my ppc 6700 in the toilet will they replace it with a 6800 hundred. i'm insured of course.

 12 years ago '04        #1055
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 DominicanLou said
Thanks.
OK, so when you say prepaid phone, does this mean i gotta basically open up an account with some other wireless provider (say T-Mobile) on a prepaid plan to "hold" my number and then cancel immediately and port it back to Sprint on SERO?

p.s.

You gonna get good karma for all your help. U helping out the "common man" which I and others greatly appreciate. I came in here today after going to a Helio kiosks thinking they had a 'no contract' plan. Ha yea right. The Ocean is hot mos def, but if i can get away with this...

if the math works out, its all good.
Yeah, just buy one of those prepaid phones you can pick up at a drug store or WalMart or something. As long as its a prepaid service by a bigger company, then you shouldn't have much trouble doing the porting.

 12 years ago '04        #1056
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 killacali86 said
if i drop my ppc 6700 in the toilet will they replace it with a 6800 hundred. i'm insured of course.
No, they have more than enough refurb 6700's to send you as a replacement. I doubt they'll start giving out 6800's for broken 6700's for at least another year or two, if that.

 07-08-2007, 07:51 PM         #1057
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 S said
Sign up for a new SERO line. Cancel your second, already existing line. Then port your first line (the # you want) to a prepaid phone. Your first line will automatically cancel when you port. Then port the number back to your new SERO line. There you go.

do not do this at all unless you are willing to pay the cancellation fee.

one phone is under contract, the other isnt.

 12 years ago '06        #1058
RalphLaurenJR 2 heat pts
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 deanwoof said
do not do this at all unless you are willing to pay the cancellation fee.

one phone is under contract, the other isnt.
ha ha..

 12 years ago '06        #1059
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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 deanwoof said
do not do this at all unless you are willing to pay the cancellation fee.

one phone is under contract, the other isnt.
oh yea i already know. ive known that. im willing to take the h it because i just wanna get a better plan. my sh*t goes over $80/month. I dont have a text message plan. I dont use up all my minutes. My phone is beyond wack. If i can cop a nice phone (that I would end up buying anyway) for a discounted price + lower my monthly, im straight. over the long term is should save me money.

 12 years ago '04        #1060
infam0uskills 15 heat pts15
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is there a way to get out of contract with sprint/nextel?

 07-09-2007, 10:42 AM         #1061
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 infam0uskills said
is there a way to get out of contract with sprint/nextel?
yea cause i almost got out of my contract without paying the 200 etf but when i got transfered the lady i was talking to was mad so she was like she aint gon let me get out of paying the 200 but if someone can help me not pay it then it will be greatly appreciated

 12 years ago '06        #1062
Blockburner28 70 heat pts70
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 infam0uskills said
is there a way to get out of contract with sprint/nextel?
For some reason when I switched from sprint to nextel they reseted my account or some sh*t cause I had to sign a new contract and credit check and all. A few days later I canceled my account and since it was within 30 days I didn't have to pay a early termination fee. So I found out about sero accounts and tired out new phones til the mogul came out.

 12 years ago '06        #1063
RalphLaurenJR 2 heat pts
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 Blockburner28 said
For some reason when I switched from sprint to nextel they reseted my account or some sh*t cause I had to sign a new contract and credit check and all. A few days later I canceled my account and since it was within 30 days I didn't have to pay a early termination fee. So I found out about sero accounts and tired out new phones til the mogul came out.
great..

 12 years ago '06        #1064
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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Haha...
so I actually had it a little bit wrong. I was looking at my online account and I do in fact have a Fair & Flexible Family plan with the two lines, except I thought the number I want to keep is on the contract that wont expire till next year. But, according to my 'Sprint Subscriber Agreement' that contract expired. The line I dont use wont expire till next year. I checked by bill online and I basically only have charges to the line I use, the one that expired.

So, can I now cancel that account that expired, port my number to somewhere else, open up a new SERO account and port the number back, and keep the line I dont even use (because its not costing me anything)??

Does that sound right?

 12 years ago '06        #1065
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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And then I could say I'm moving to an area thats not covered and get out of the unused account that way too, right?

 12 years ago '04        #1066
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man i think they just tried to get me, check this out. first off i am no longer under contract but i have another line that is. on the no contract line i just changed phones cause the one i had messed up so sprint gave me a new phone. i always had unlimited text messaging for $5. so i open this months bill and im getting charged $15.00 for unlmtd txt twice. so i call them to see whats up and the lady tells me she doesnt know why they did it twice and she'll credit my account but that from now on i have to pay $15 a month for unltd text. so im like what. shes like yea, cause everytime you get an esn change for a new phone stuff like that changes. so im like what the f@$k. so you mean to tell me that it changes my text plan but magically everything else stays the same. and shes like yea. so i told her to credit my account and i hung up. now i was gonna call retentions and cancel my line but i wanted to get people thoughts on this. plus i was gonna call retentions and try to cancel my line, get sero, and try to get 6800. What should i do. and can someone help ya boy out with a sero email. thank you


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 12 years ago '04        #1067
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 DominicanLou said
Haha...
so I actually had it a little bit wrong. I was looking at my online account and I do in fact have a Fair & Flexible Family plan with the two lines, except I thought the number I want to keep is on the contract that wont expire till next year. But, according to my 'Sprint Subscriber Agreement' that contract expired. The line I dont use wont expire till next year. I checked by bill online and I basically only have charges to the line I use, the one that expired.

So, can I now cancel that account that expired, port my number to somewhere else, open up a new SERO account and port the number back, and keep the line I dont even use (because its not costing me anything)??

Does that sound right?
How does the line you don't use not cost you anything? Even if you don't use it you'd still be paying the monthly charges on it.

 12 years ago '04        #1068
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 d_townplayboy said
man i think they just tried to get me, check this out. first off i am no longer under contract but i have another line that is. on the no contract line i just changed phones cause the one i had messed up so sprint gave me a new phone. i always had unlimited text messaging for $5. so i open this months bill and im getting charged $15.00 for unlmtd txt twice. so i call them to see whats up and the lady tells me she doesnt know why they did it twice and she'll credit my account but that from now on i have to pay $15 a month for unltd text. so im like what. shes like yea, cause everytime you get an esn change for a new phone stuff like that changes. so im like what the f@$k. so you mean to tell me that it changes my text plan but magically everything else stays the same. and shes like yea. so i told her to credit my account and i hung up. now i was gonna call retentions and cancel my line but i wanted to get people thoughts on this. plus i was gonna call retentions and try to cancel my line, get sero, and try to get 6800. What should i do. and can someone help ya boy out with a sero email. thank you
If you stay with Sprint, you'll grow to know that the way they handle accounts is one of the worst amongst companies anywhere.

 12 years ago '06        #1069
DominicanLou 20 heat pts20
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How does the line you don't use not cost you anything? Even if you don't use it you'd still be paying the monthly charges on it.
i get what you mean completely. but then the CSR was like well, since ure gonna cancel that expired account (which is the main one), u need to get a plan on the other one because without one it could be very expensive. when he said that it made me wonder. as it stands, i dont even have a separate physical phone for the other line. it just exists on paper. ive never activated it or anything. i would a*sume i'd contine paying taxes, but what about additional charges like voice calls?

 07-10-2007, 12:09 PM         #1070
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 d_townplayboy said
man i think they just tried to get me, check this out. first off i am no longer under contract but i have another line that is. on the no contract line i just changed phones cause the one i had messed up so sprint gave me a new phone. i always had unlimited text messaging for $5. so i open this months bill and im getting charged $15.00 for unlmtd txt twice. so i call them to see whats up and the lady tells me she doesnt know why they did it twice and she'll credit my account but that from now on i have to pay $15 a month for unltd text. so im like what. shes like yea, cause everytime you get an esn change for a new phone stuff like that changes. so im like what the f@$k. so you mean to tell me that it changes my text plan but magically everything else stays the same. and shes like yea. so i told her to credit my account and i hung up. now i was gonna call retentions and cancel my line but i wanted to get people thoughts on this. plus i was gonna call retentions and try to cancel my line, get sero, and try to get 6800. What should i do. and can someone help ya boy out with a sero email. thank you
the only reason i can think of why your unl txt went up is because you went from a vision phone to a power vision phone. the computer system automatically kicks it out. the rep that did your switch should have told you

 07-10-2007, 12:12 PM         #1071
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what software would you use to unlock a cellphone?

 07-10-2007, 07:25 PM         #1072
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unlocking a sprint cell phone?

 12 years ago '04        #1073
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FYI (to anyone that's wondering), you can't use unlocked cell phones on Sprint's network. There is no possible way as Sprint will refuse to activate it if it's not a Sprint phone. And in reality, most if not all phones Sprint has, other services have too so I don't know why you'd wanna unlock a Sprint phone.

 07-11-2007, 10:37 AM         #1074
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"How does the line you don't use not cost you anything? Even if you don't use it you'd still be paying the monthly charges on it."

Because he is on the family sharing plan which charges the primary line for the plan and charges nothing for the 2nd line. The problem is as soon as you cancel the primary line, the second line will automatically become the new primary and be charged for that, or you will have no plan on the 2nd line and be overage automatically as soon as you use your first minute which gets very expensive.

"If you stay with Sprint, you'll grow to know that the way they handle accounts is one of the worst amongst companies anywhere."

Not really. There are problems with every company, but the problem is deadbeats and losers always trying to call in and get free sh*t. I work in retentions and deal with these jokers all day. Hell, look at this page. n*ggas under contract and trying to scheme how to get out. You don't want to honor your end of the bargain, but expect to be given freebies, credits and all kinds of favors.

The industry is all fu*ked up though. Try going to a rental company and telling them you want out of your lease early and see how that goes. Go to the grocery store and ask for free food since you are a "loyal customer who has been with the company for years". That sh*t doesn't fly anywhere else, but for some reason people think it does with telecommunications.

 07-11-2007, 10:40 AM         #1075
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 DominicanLou said
Haha...
So, can I now cancel that account that expired, port my number to somewhere else, open up a new SERO account and port the number back, and keep the line I dont even use (because its not costing me anything)??

Does that sound right?

You have to port the number BEFORE you cancel the account, otherwise you'll probably lose the number.

And like I mentioned before, once you cancel the expired line, the second line will no longer be free.

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