Monday, June 04, 2007

New Cell Phone Number

I decided that it was high time I changed my own cell phone plan. The one I've had since 1998(!) was a super low cost one, costing only $15.00 per month for 100 minutes. No long distance or roaming was included, but it did feature first incoming minute free (which they usually don't offer anymore). I hardly ever went over my minutes, so it's been an excellent plan.

However, with all the traveling I've been doing lately, I decided to sign up for the Sprint Employee Referral Offer that was described on Here's what I'll be getting for $30/month:
  • 500 anytime minutes per month
  • Unlimited nights and weekends starting at 7 PM
  • Includes long distance and roaming
  • Unlimited text messages
  • Unlimited PCS Vision (web browsing) capabilities
  • Free mobile-to-mobile calls
  • Caller ID, 3 way calling, voice mail
  • No activation fee
I got a Treo 650 from my boss at work, so now when I go out of town, I can access my email accounts through my phone! Now all I need is a bluetooth headset.

The downside? I had to change my phone number because it only works for NEW phone lines. So, once the new phone is activated and confirmed to work, etc., I'll be sending out an email to everyone with my new cell phone number on it.


Anonymous said...

Is that model a Tri-band phone, and does the plan have the option to turn on international roaming for a month? Just thinking ahead...

erin said...

Yay! Steph joins the 21st century! I got a discount on my bluetooth cause Disney has some deal going with Cingular, want me to see if I can get another one?

Stephanie said...

R - I will have to check on the international roaming thing.

Erin - Quite possibly! I'll email you!

Pappy said...

Hope ya see these older comments.

So, after seeing your post, I signed up for it as well... thank ya! Frustratingly, I just checked my plan details online and it turns out they didn't add unlimited SMS. I had to call and argue with customer service (the guy wasn't familiar with SERO) until he added it. Sucks, but it's cool now, I guess. He said that because of their 'new computer system', everyone who signs up for SERO will have to do this.

Secondly, a friend who was already on Sprint signed up as well, and didn't have to change his number. Perhaps you can still get your old number on there?

Anyway, thanks again! I'm really digging MyMoneyBlog in general :)