- 06-11-2010, 05:48 PM #2
- 06-11-2010, 06:24 PM #3
- 06-11-2010, 06:52 PM #4
- 06-25-2010, 12:14 AM #6
- 14 Posts
Be careful here. There isn't a cap for voice/data but there IS a cap for using data while roaming. It seems as if Sprint pulled a fast one with us here...ARG. Now Im ticked. I noticed my bill online today and it had an alert because I was close to my data/roaming/cap. CS at Sprint advised me to adjust my PLR settings to avoid using data while roaming. This kinda made me wanna go back to my Pre I will see what I can do to keep that from happening though.
- 06-25-2010, 03:01 AM #7
Did you have a little red alert triangle? I have the same thing but wouldn't be too concerned. Mine says Sprint Data Roaming used xxxx KB used 0 KB remaining then in another box xxxx Additional used and $0.00 Additional charge.
Off-network Roaming on Sprint Phones:Not available with single-band phones, or to customers residing outside an area covered by the Nationwide Sprint Network. Sprint may terminate service if (1) more than 800 minutes, (2) a majority of minutes or (3) a majority of data kilobytes in a given month are used while roaming.
I am nowhere nearing having a majority of my data under roaming but still have the alert on my usage. I did notice a message on the Sprint site after I logged in titled "Check out our recent site fixes" One of the fixes is "An improved usage details page" that may be what were running into with the alert.
- 06-25-2010, 07:28 AM #8
Ive been with sprint about 8 years now and have seen the data roaming thing come up on a number of different phone forums. My take on the situation is, if you use a lot of roaming they will first contact you and warn you and help address the problem and then if nothing can be done after you have both tried extensively, terminate your service. You will NEVER be charged for data roaming no matter what, but you may have your service turned off. Is this a bad thing? yes and no. You dont have to pay an ETF and get to keep your brand new EVO for the discounted rate so then you could sell it on eBay and move to another carrier or make a new Sprint account in another person's (wife, brother, mother) name and activate your EVO there. Basically you will have to use SOOOO MUCH data roaming that you cost Sprint MORE than what your ETF is before they terminate you. It is all about the money and as long as they are making $0.01 off of you (slight exaggeration) each month after they have to pay the other carriers for your data roaming, they will keep you as a customer.