New to Sprint, what's this mean?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sk1wbw, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

    sk1wbw

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    I noticed this the other day and never have seen it before. The word "Extended" on my iPhone... What's it mean?

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  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Short answer... It means you are using another carriers towers (I.e. roaming)
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Sprint includes free roaming on other carriers, such as Verizon
     
  4. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah, that's what I thought it meant, but the word Extended had me puzzled. I've seen the word Roaming on phones way back in the day, though.
     
  5. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    I never seen that neither lol , but thanks for posting :)
     
  6. crypticgeek macrumors newbie

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    It's not free. Or atleast, only up to a point. Off network you start using your minutes, it's no longer unlimited even if you're calling mobile to mobile. You're limited to 300Mb/mo data roaming as well. If a vast majority of your total usage comes from roaming areas consistently, you will be advised to reduce your usage or find wireless service somewhere else.
     
  7. GoGoGadget1 macrumors member

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    Interesting....I saw this on my Sprint 4s today and I'm in downtown Chicago. Definately should NOT be roaming....
     
  8. Justim macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it has to do with marketing. "Roaming" became a bad word in the wireless industry and insists paying extra.
     

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