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Reprinted Without Permission From "Signal Vs. Noise" blog
I kept my number and switched over from SprintPCS on August 23rd to Cingular. Ever since the switch, I can’t get phone calls from people on SprintPCS outside of the 312 or 773 area code. Every time they call they get “This number or code you dialed is incorrect.”
I can get phone calls from everyone on Earth except for people using SprintPCS. No problem with Verizon, no problem with T-Mobile, no problem with Cingular, no problem with US Cellular, no problem with any land-lines, but I can’t get calls from SprintPCS customers.
I’ve called Cingular over 8 times. Talked to multiple people in customer service, tech support, and the porting department. They say everything is good on their end. I’ve called SprintPCS a number of times and had other people call SprintPCS a number of times and they say everything is good on their end. So everything is good on all ends, except I can’t get calls from SprintPCS customers.
Does anyone have any ideas? Does anyone have any connections with either company that will put me in touch with someone at either company who can do something about this? If there are any SprintPCS customers out there, and they want to give me a hand, drop me an email at jason at 37signals dot com and I’ll give you my cell phone number so you can complain to Sprint that you can’t get through to it (they’ve stopped trying to help me cause I’m not a customer of theirs anymore). HELP!!! Thanks in advance./end sad anecdote
h/t : "This Business Life" for their "Blogs = Opportunity for Shiny Happy Customer Service post wherein he suggests
If someone doesn’t help Jason get his Sprint PCS phone number ported to Cingular properly, we could have another Dell fiasco brewing in the blogosphere.
We're WAY Ahead of you on this one Joe!