Incentive to sign up for auto pay at wesbite

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I logged onto the Sprint PCS website today for the first time in quite
awhile, so this may be old news, and I apologize if it is. But Sprint
is now offering an incentive to sign up for auto Bill Pay and paperless
billing. Up to a $10 service credit ... $5 for signing up for paperless
billing, and $5 for setting up autopay.

I don't know about you, but $5 seems a little light in comparison to the
nightmare you could have with Sprint doing Auto Payment out of your bank
account or credit card.

Eric
 
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It saves Sprint PCS over $2/month by not having to mail out and accept checks
in by mail.

So for them to offer you a whole $5 for their saving many multiples of that
EVERY YEAR is not prudent in view of the protection against billing errors
provided by not allowing automatic charging to your credit card or checking
account.
 
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..com <wimax0007@aol.com> wrote:
> It saves Sprint PCS over $2/month by not having to mail out and accept
> checks in by mail.
>
> So for them to offer you a whole $5 for their saving many multiples of
> that EVERY YEAR is not prudent in view of the protection against billing
> errors provided by not allowing automatic charging to your credit card or
> checking account.

Clearly the move is aimed at making Sprint some more money (or saving it, in
any case). But... how much is your time worth? Many people would willingly
go to automatic billing just to avoid having to spend the time each month
sitting down to write a check. I would be more concerned with how much
leverage you lose by having to get, say, an overage back from Sprint once
they've already charged your account rather than when they're still waiting
for you to send them a check.

If wireless providers go the way that banks have in this country, soon
they'll be charging you to talk to customer service or to _not_ be direct
billed. Now THAT would be evil.
 
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In article <ca5u77$bmh$1@news.oregonstate.edu>,
"Joel Kolstad" <JKolstad71HatesSpam@Yahoo.Com> wrote:

> .com <wimax0007@aol.com> wrote:
> > It saves Sprint PCS over $2/month by not having to mail out and accept
> > checks in by mail.
> >
> > So for them to offer you a whole $5 for their saving many multiples of
> > that EVERY YEAR is not prudent in view of the protection against billing
> > errors provided by not allowing automatic charging to your credit card or
> > checking account.
>
> Clearly the move is aimed at making Sprint some more money (or saving it, in
> any case). But... how much is your time worth? Many people would willingly
> go to automatic billing just to avoid having to spend the time each month
> sitting down to write a check. I would be more concerned with how much
> leverage you lose by having to get, say, an overage back from Sprint once
> they've already charged your account rather than when they're still waiting
> for you to send them a check.
>
> If wireless providers go the way that banks have in this country, soon
> they'll be charging you to talk to customer service or to _not_ be direct
> billed. Now THAT would be evil.

SprintPCS tried that already, and happily backed off. They do charge you
for paying at a SprintPCS store however.
 
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Røbert M. wrote:

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> SprintPCS tried that already, and happily backed off. They do charge
> you for paying at a SprintPCS store however.
>

Actually, we charge you for any payment made when talk to a rep. The
automated machines, online, via *3, that's free.
 
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In article <66nyc.70437$3x.16292@attbi_s54>,
"O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote:


> Actually, we charge you for any payment made when talk to a rep.


Typical SprintPCS Customer unfriendly policy.



Where's Smith complaining about this new alias for defeating filters?
 
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"Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-338CFA.16162311062004@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <66nyc.70437$3x.16292@attbi_s54>,
> "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote:
>
>
> > Actually, we charge you for any payment made when talk to a rep.
>
>
> Typical SprintPCS Customer unfriendly policy.
>
>
At least they accept payment at their retail locations, unlike some of the
competition. And those that do typically charge a fee for doing so.
 
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"Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-338CFA.16162311062004@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <66nyc.70437$3x.16292@attbi_s54>,
> "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote:
>
>
> > Actually, we charge you for any payment made when talk to a rep.
>
>
> Typical SprintPCS Customer unfriendly policy.
>
>
>
> Where's Smith complaining about this new alias for defeating filters?

I'm right here, and I don't have a problem with Rob changing his ID to avoid
Spam ... It's not like he does it THREE to FOUR times a day like you do
Phillipe.

LMAO Phillipe. You really do take the cake ...

Bob
 
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Røbert M. wrote:
> In article <66nyc.70437$3x.16292@attbi_s54>,
> "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm> wrote:
>
>
>> Actually, we charge you for any payment made when talk to a rep.
>
>
> Typical SprintPCS Customer unfriendly policy.
>
>
>
> Where's Smith complaining about this new alias for defeating filters?

New Alias? I'm still using the same name, hypocrite. Not that it's any of
your business, hypocrite, but I'm on a different PC than normal.