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  1. #1
    kz
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    Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without the
    use of towers?





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  2. #2
    danny burstein
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    Re: two-way radio function?

    In <[email protected]_s51> "kz" <[email protected]> writes:

    >Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without the
    >use of towers?


    Not at this time. In the near future, though, there will be a specific
    series of units, primarily for public safety customers, which will
    allow a short range true direct unit-to-unit capability.

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  3. #3
    MarkF
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    Re: two-way radio function?

    "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without the
    > use of towers?



    Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    spreadspectrum.

    Mark



  4. #4
    kz
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    That would be so cool if they do. That way two Nextels that can't get
    service, but are in a similar area would be able to still communicate.


    "MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > > Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without

    the
    > > use of towers?

    >
    >
    > Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    > phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    > spreadspectrum.
    >
    > Mark






  5. #5
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?


    "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]_s03...
    > That would be so cool if they do. That way two Nextels that can't get
    > service, but are in a similar area would be able to still communicate.
    >


    Coming real soon- they've announced field testing of it, and I think the
    first phone with the capability comes out second quarter.





  6. #6
    kz
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    I wish that they didn't make us buy a new phone to do that! For that
    matter, I could just go out and buy two new Motorola two-ways and do the
    same thing for cheaper.

    So...is there a download that you can use current Nextel's to do the same
    thing?




    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:[email protected]_s03...
    > > That would be so cool if they do. That way two Nextels that can't get
    > > service, but are in a similar area would be able to still communicate.
    > >

    >
    > Coming real soon- they've announced field testing of it, and I think the
    > first phone with the capability comes out second quarter.
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?


    "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]_s53...
    > I wish that they didn't make us buy a new phone to do that! For that
    > matter, I could just go out and buy two new Motorola two-ways and do the
    > same thing for cheaper.
    >
    > So...is there a download that you can use current Nextel's to do the same
    > thing?
    >
    >


    No- the way I understand it, they are putting a separate radio in the phone
    to get the functionality. As much as I don't want to, I'll probably end up
    replacing my current phones, as will a couple of my buddies- we spend quite
    a bit of time in the mountains during the summer (way out of coverage), and
    the functionality would be awesome on those fishing and camping trips.





  8. #8
    Stevie Ray
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    Re: two-way radio function?

    In article <[email protected]_s53>, kz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I wish that they didn't make us buy a new phone to do that! For that
    > matter, I could just go out and buy two new Motorola two-ways and do the
    > same thing for cheaper.
    >
    > So...is there a download that you can use current Nextel's to do the same
    > thing?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > news:[email protected]_s03...
    > > > That would be so cool if they do. That way two Nextels that can't get
    > > > service, but are in a similar area would be able to still communicate.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Coming real soon- they've announced field testing of it, and I think the
    > > first phone with the capability comes out second quarter.
    > >


    the feature you refer to that uses off network direct connect is
    "Mototalk" It will initially be marketed to public safety.
    More infor here:
    http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/...creenSnapz001.
    jpg
    > >

    >
    >




  9. #9
    Stevie Ray
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?


    The jpg got cut off of the hyerlink. add it or try this link

    http://tinyurl.com/2oz3z




    In article <310320042026063104%[email protected]>, Stevie Ray
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/...creenSnapz001.
    > jpg




  10. #10
    Mark Kim
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    Which I would call this as "Off-Network" Direct Connect. At this time, you
    will only be able to use In-Network Direct Connect. Hopefully this
    Off-Network Direct Connect will ease some of the hassles of In-Network
    Direct Connect. Primarily, Off-Network Direct Connect would be targeted for
    Public Safety.

    "MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > > Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without

    the
    > > use of towers?

    >
    >
    > Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    > phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    > spreadspectrum.
    >
    > Mark






  11. #11
    Jimmy Crackcorn
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    Maybe you can use "Off Network" Direct Connect in at least 200 more
    sentences you boob!

    Mark Kim wrote:
    > Which I would call this as "Off-Network" Direct Connect. At this time, you
    > will only be able to use In-Network Direct Connect. Hopefully this
    > Off-Network Direct Connect will ease some of the hassles of In-Network
    > Direct Connect. Primarily, Off-Network Direct Connect would be targeted for
    > Public Safety.
    >
    > "MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>"kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    > news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    >
    >>>Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another without

    >
    > the
    >
    >>>use of towers?

    >>
    >>
    >>Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    >>phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    >>spreadspectrum.
    >>
    >>Mark

    >
    >
    >





  12. #12
    MichiganHotBear
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    I didn't realize we elected you to be the resident language expert.


    "Jimmy Crackcorn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:t_%[email protected]
    > Maybe you can use "Off Network" Direct Connect in at least 200 more
    > sentences you boob!
    >
    > Mark Kim wrote:
    > > Which I would call this as "Off-Network" Direct Connect. At this time,

    you
    > > will only be able to use In-Network Direct Connect. Hopefully this
    > > Off-Network Direct Connect will ease some of the hassles of In-Network
    > > Direct Connect. Primarily, Off-Network Direct Connect would be targeted

    for
    > > Public Safety.
    > >
    > > "MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >>"kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > >
    > > news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    > >
    > >>>Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another

    without
    > >
    > > the
    > >
    > >>>use of towers?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    > >>phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    > >>spreadspectrum.
    > >>
    > >>Mark

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >







  13. #13
    kz
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    Thanks for the info. I'd love to have this feature! I think that it would
    be a major selling point against the other PTT companies.



    "Stevie Ray" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:310320042036501757%[email protected]
    >
    > The jpg got cut off of the hyerlink. add it or try this link
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2oz3z
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In article <310320042026063104%[email protected]>, Stevie Ray
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/...creenSnapz001.
    > > jpg






  14. #14
    Jimmy Crackcorn
    Guest

    Re: two-way radio function?

    Mark Kim is an idiot. Always adding in the obvious!

    MichiganHotBear wrote:
    > I didn't realize we elected you to be the resident language expert.
    >
    >
    > "Jimmy Crackcorn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:t_%[email protected]
    >
    >>Maybe you can use "Off Network" Direct Connect in at least 200 more
    >>sentences you boob!
    >>
    >>Mark Kim wrote:
    >>
    >>>Which I would call this as "Off-Network" Direct Connect. At this time,

    >
    > you
    >
    >>>will only be able to use In-Network Direct Connect. Hopefully this
    >>>Off-Network Direct Connect will ease some of the hassles of In-Network
    >>>Direct Connect. Primarily, Off-Network Direct Connect would be targeted

    >
    > for
    >
    >>>Public Safety.
    >>>
    >>>"MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>"kz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>
    >>>news:<[email protected]_s51>...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>Can Nextel be used like a two-way radio from one unit to another

    >
    > without
    >
    >>>the
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>use of towers?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Not at this time, but there is talk that NEXTEL will be deploying 2
    >>>>phones in the future that will utilize such a feature using 900MHz
    >>>>spreadspectrum.
    >>>>
    >>>>Mark
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >





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