Wow. I've been much busier than I thought, so I haven't been able to write any updates for a while. Luckily I have a huge layover next week in Phoenix, so I'll have plenty of time to crank out some stories.
Anyway, some friends and I recently switched our cell phone plans to the best plan ever. Here's the breakdown :
500 Anytime minutes
Unlimited PCS-PCS minutes (mobile to mobile on Sprint)
Unlimited Nights and Weekends starting at 6pm
500 Text messages / month
EVDO (fast internet) service
Roaming on Verizon's network
All for only $30/mo
EDIT: Will asked if there are other SERO plans. YES. You can upgrade the minutes to 1250 for an additional $20/mo (for a total of $50/mo). For $99/mo you can have 2500 minutes OR all free incoming and 1000 outgoing.
Plus, with a few other tricks you can knock off up to an additional $10/mo and cut your taxes by at least 50%. If you've been a Sprint customer you can get an additional 5-20% off sometimes. Not too shabby, huh?
Technically you're supposed to know an employee at Sprint to get this plan. Luckily, a friend at work is good friends with a Sprint, so he let me use his name. However, several people who have called in to get the plan didn't even know an employee. Most weren't asked for an employee's name, and a couple just found an employee's name and e-mail address online and used that.
If you DON'T have a sprint plan already, then just go to www.sprint.com/sero and sign up there. Then, skip to step 5 (there's also a referral program where you can tell them I referred you and we both get $25. E-mail me if you want to do that)
If they don't know what you're talking about HANG UP. Don't give them your phone number. For some reason it is difficult for many reps to figure out how to get you on this plan. You are allowed to have it (my guy checked with his manager), so don't get discouraged.
Log in to your Sprint account online, click "contact us" and then the e-mail link.
That's all it takes! Now just wait for your next billing cycle to start, and enjoy your new cell phone plan.
Two more tricks you can do are :
So, doing these tricks you can have a great cell phone plan for about $23/mo including taxes (if you have a lot of dropped calls). If you're a loyal sprint customer, you can also e-mail and ask for a percentage off your monthly bill. I got 10% for being with them for five years. Enjoy!
Has any existing Sprint customer tried to switch to Sero plan recently? I read the FAQs and it says you need to be a new customer, also need email address and last 3 of their employee ID. Also will I be able to get my company discount on top of this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
dont apear to be valid offers any more acording to the phone lady from sprint i talked to T_T unless i get on sero i probly wont get a cell phone this year. *sigh*
Sero still works...Took me 2 calls to get someone to do it and after a little bs'ing and some small talk I got the $30 plan and they threw in 6 PM night and weekend and free unlimited text, which pretty much cuts my cellphone bill in half! Thanks for the heads up and you guys rock!
i was just wondering if you could add unlimited texting for the normal additional price? or were there only specific things you could get added to these plans?
yall, sero is for real, and it works! i just convinced my dad to switch us over! he thought we were on a family plan
Hey all! So I am a bit confused. Is the SERO compatible with the Family Fair and Flexible Plan? I am currently on a 2 year contract with Sprint with the Family Plan. Will I be able to have my plan switched to this? Help!
OK, called for the deal.
Appears to be good BUT:
-you will be talking to Indians in India who will not get your information correct, so this will cause some problems with youre order which will require you to make several (5 to be exact) additional phone calls to straighten out.
-This offer is not compatible with a Family Plan type setup. The Indians lied to me and told me that it was compatible just to get the sale.
-There will be many rounds of phone games and website games to finally make this happen (very annoying)
In conclusion, if youre willing to spend a total of 5 hours or more on the phone (both on hold and trying to communicate with Indians over a shitty connection half way around the world) then the deal will pan out and it is indeed a good deal.
I love my American Express card. I have the platinum one thanks to Todd, which has a lot of cool benefits like being able to go into airport lounges and such.
However, they always seem to freeze my account when I travel. Last year, when I went to Tokyo, Todd and I ate at a baller Kobe beef restaurant in Kobe. We went to pay and both of our Amexes got declined. Ouch.
We called from a payphone across from the restaurant and they finally fixed it.
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2013, SOMACentral is moving to a new space (and we are too). Here's a first look.
PointAbout just signed a lease for office space in San Francisco.
We're just getting one office to start, so we have a presence out here. The place we picked is SOMAcentral, a brand new startup-friendly space right next to the AT&T Ballpark, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.
I was so impressed with the space and the concept that I wanted to share it with other entrepreneurs. Here are some pictures of the space, and I even made a video. Here are the deets: