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06-29-2000, 02:57 PM
A lot of the pacific bell cell phone branch's have updated their calling plans. Some include FREE mobile to mobile if they are PACBELL carriers. Another one is NO roaming charges througout the whole US. PLUS if you change plans right now they will give you an extra 5190 for free. Except you pay tax. So if you have a ghetto ericson, you can stick you sim card in the 5190 and have 2 cell phones!!
06-29-2000, 03:11 PM
lol! I work for Ericsson in NY and I remember when they were talking about the PacBell accounts.
06-29-2000, 03:16 PM
OH man.. sorry if you think I was mocking Ericson.... just think the cell phones are ugly..!!!! Not the company!!
06-29-2000, 04:53 PM
..hehe..of course I didn't think that..I just thought it was funny you were mentioning it b/c it came up in discussion at work.
I don't particularly like the Ericsson phone design either....I'm looking into a motorola...shhh don't tell anyone! hehe
06-29-2000, 06:56 PM
I have to agree... Ericsson's phone is ugly.
If they spend more $ on model design I think they will do better in the market (both stock and in the public).
Ericsson's stock is down and undervalue... but who can you blame except the product design. Good technology, bad cosmetics...
06-29-2000, 08:01 PM
You really don't understand what Ericsson does. They are the ones behind the scenes. They make, install and support the giant servers for all those company's out there like PacBell, Omnipoint, Nextel and many other service providers. Their money is in the server side, not in the phone. Making the actual phones really isn't their top priority. Plus, in Europe and the rest of the world they are on top in the mobile market.
From what I understand their stock went down due to a 4-way split in the company. They branched off the company into 4 divisions. So for a short while their stock is down, but will most likely recover within the next year....of course that is what I've been told. it's all company propaganda damn it!
[This message has been edited by Supox (edited 06-29-2000).]
ericsson is the volvo of cell phones.
Volvo, eh? I have a Nokia 6160 but a friend and I are thinking about getting Ericsson phones for our business (through the PacBell FamilyTalk plan)
06-30-2000, 02:28 AM
does anyone know if i could change my old ghetto $30 120/1000 plan to the new 250/1000 + free long distance $40 plan?
06-30-2000, 09:25 AM
try to call 611 from your cell phone http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/wink.gif
06-30-2000, 10:35 AM
Pacbell will let you change "up" to a more expensive plan at any time. However, if you want to change to a less expensive plan, they usually require you to re-sign for a year-long plan.
I went from the 1000peak/500offpeak to 750anytime/1000weekend + free LD and Mobie to Mobile and I had to sign on for another year.
The free M to M is nice. Most of the people I know have Pacbell phones, so it has worked out well. Even my parents... when I talk to them, I talk on the cell phone since there is no additional charge even though they are in Diego. I just need to get them one of those ear-pieces.
06-30-2000, 01:23 PM
Wowie, I love this plan! We have a family plan and the company my dad works for pays for everything (he likes to keep close tabs on the family)! And to top that off, my cousin (who is also my best friend) lives an hour away and has the plan too, so I get free long distance calls to her! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif
07-02-2000, 01:52 AM
Just got back from Asia.... oh... 5 hours ago. Jet lagged like crazy.
They got some NICE cell phones over there! (stinkin US always takes forever to bring out the cool technology and designs.)
The rumor is that Ericsson is getting ready to release the T28 in the US (if not already), which is a REALLY nice cell phone. Ericsson's have awesome reception and are very durable (you can put them through almost anything and they'll still work!)
But don't run out to get one just yet, Nokia is readying more cost efficient 8xxx series phones (they look real nice). Only thing about them is that the "non-antennea" look doesn't improve reception at all, so you are still stuck with not so great reception.
Motorola also has some really good looking phones, but I don't know if they're coming to the US just yet.
07-02-2000, 11:48 PM
Let me get this straight on this deal, u get the the base minutes, 250 weekdays, but you have to choose between 1000 minutes on weekends or free long distance and M to M (which is subtracted from 250 weekdays?)
Unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes apply to airtime for incoming or outgoing calls to or from a Pacific Bell Wireless PCS subscriber enrolled in the mobile-to-mobile plan to or from another Pacific Bell Wireless PCS subscriber.
Also seems that the other person in the network also has to have mobile to mobile activated too?
[This message has been edited by MaStAYoDA1 (edited 07-02-2000).]
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