Here's clarification of what "grandfathered" means:
Wait. so are you saying you had a normal paid employee plan, which after a while they grandfathered the whole thing to make it free?
It's pretty obvious that back in the dark, prehistoric days of Sprint PCS, they gave their employees completely free mobile phone service. Once the company grew beyond service in a few key markets, the free plan was deemed too costly to the company, and was replaced with something less lavish (probably either a stipend of free minutes every month or a percentage discount on the bill). However, those that already had the plan were allowed to keep the plan just as long as no changes were made to the service.
The term comes from post-civil-war US history:
Heh, I did not know it had such a historic background! Anyway, what I was going off of was knowing sometimes the wireless companies, if you have been a customer for a while, will 'grandfather' some of your options, say giving you 500 text messages for $3 a month, or some kind of reduced price as an incentive to stay. Sorry if I used the term too loosely Nonetheless, from what I hear, the employee plans for wireless companies are still today pretty cheap, although I don't know what any of Sprint's are. If you could scan a copy of your bill Spring Carcking (minus all personal info of course) it would be kind of cool to see that . I wonder what they call the plan....
Correction on my Mitnick quote from AOI, it actually states: "..."the Kevin Mitnick cellular phone plan" - zero a month, zero a minute, but you may end up paying a heavy price in the end, if you know what I mean."