S4GRU Sponsor. For members who donate money through PayPal to S4GRU to help fund the costs of Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, you get the S4GRU Sponsor title for six months from your last donation.
S4GRU Sponsors get:
Access to the S4GRU Sponsors Forum (contents subject to change)
Allow profile customizations
Larger profile photos (up to 250x250)
Can edit forum posts up to six hours after posting (incognito)
No limitations on auto signatures
Not subject to flood control timeouts
Store up to 250 Private Messages
No daily limit on Private Messages
Up to 10 People allowed in a Personal Message
Can view who gave you reputation points
Unlimited inline notifications
S4GRU Premier Sponsor. S4GRU Sponsors who donate $100 or more in total, get to keep the title indefinitely and you also get in addition to the benefits of the S4GRU Sponsor above:
Access to the S4GRU Premier Sponsor Forum (contents subject to change)
Bypass word filters
Can post HTML in posts
No limit to number of people allowed in a Personal Message
Unlimited PM storage
Allow attachments in PM's
Allow unlimited amounts of reputation points to be given
Larger profile photos (up to 250x400)
Can edit forum posts at any time (incognito)
Can soft delete own posts
Avoids any moderation queues
NOTE: You can CLICK HERE to make a donation or go to the Main Forums page, and click on the Donate button at the upper right hand corner.
ANOTHER NOTE: For a speedier upgrade, please put your S4GRU screen name in the comments section of your PayPal donation.
After donation: Most donations result in an automatic upgrade within minutes. If you click on your profile and see that your Group now says S4GRU Sponsor or Premier Sponsor, then your account upgrade has taken effect. 90% of accounts are upgraded very quickly. Sometimes I am out of cell range and cannot sign in to upgrade your account, this may result in a delay for a few hours. Once your account is upgraded, you no longer need a password to access Sponsor forums, but you may have to sign out and back in, depending on your browser and its settings.
I'm REALLY frustrated trying to figure out how to become a premiere sponsor. I assume this means a certain dollar amount of donation... I already donated a couple times for the 'basic' sponsorship, but would LOVE to be a premiere sponsor...yet I can't find anything on how much I need to donate to do it. Having to jump through such hoops to donate money makes it really easy for me to just want to give up and move on to something else.
I'm sure the info is here somewhere, but a search of the forums turned up nothing, and I can't seem to find an email address to contact the admins to send a question, which would also be useful.
This seems to me to be a HUGE hole and likely throwing away a lot of money by not making this information easily accessible. You'd get a lot more donating members if you maybe put a couple notes below the donation button so people have an idea of what they need to donate to get to x access level, or a link to a page that says if you donate this you get this.
With that suggestion in place.... what's the answer? :-)
The phone was fine, I just had to power off the old one and then the new one started working as soon as I rebooted it. It's because Sprint doesn't just use the SIM for authentication on the network. Essentially, the old phone was still hanging onto the authorization on the CDMA side, and it had to release it for the new one to get it.
They shouldn't hassle you about a new SIM in a case like this. They just might not have the correct one for your phone in stock. So they may have to either order it, or they can maybe pull one from a used/returned phone in the back and put it on your account.
Also, double check that the IMEI or ESN that Sprint has on file for your line actually matches your phone.
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100% sure I didn't mess anything else. Just the priorities.
You were right, it does lock me out if I don't do it fast enough, is very tricky to get it. I followed your procedure in safe mode and got the carrier reset message. After pressing yes, the phone rebooted but the behavior still persists. Another interesting bit is that as soon as I pop my Sprint SIM, wifi on the phone disconnects. If I remove the SIM, wifi functions normally (this behavior does not happens with any other SIM). The problem with this is that when I attempt to activate via SprintDM, it fails due to no wifi connection.
Did that phone ever worked again normally?
No other phones or lines. Just this one.
I guess I will have to do that. Hopefully, a new SIM should fix this strange issue.
Do they give the SIMs hassle free or are they difficult?
By the way, thanks for the advice.