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  1. #1
    J&D Schnoor
    Guest
    I have another Nextel Direct Connect Question. If both my wife and I have
    local Direct Connect only for St. Paul, MN area, but we both travel to the
    Milwaukee, WI area, can we still do local Direct Connect to one another
    while we are both in the Milwaukee area, or is that an extra charge?





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  2. #2
    Myself
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    You're good to go as long as you're both in the same market. With Nextel
    wherever you are is your local market, even for cellular. So if you don't
    have cellular long distance and you travel to Milwaukee and call back to St.
    Paul it will be counted as long distance. It's sort of flip-flopped from the
    usual wireless way of doing things. You will be fine DC'ing in the same
    market with your wife.

    "J&D Schnoor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have another Nextel Direct Connect Question. If both my wife and I have
    > local Direct Connect only for St. Paul, MN area, but we both travel to the
    > Milwaukee, WI area, can we still do local Direct Connect to one another
    > while we are both in the Milwaukee area, or is that an extra charge?






  3. #3
    CWArnold
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    Here's the thing about Nationwide Direct Connect, just about anyone can get
    it for free. Just like talking long distance on a regular phone. Someone has
    to have the service to make the call but the reciever doesn't. By default
    everyone has it, you have to call nextel up and tell them to disable it.

    Here's an example that I just came across:

    Bill lives in New York and Bob lives in California. Bill calls nextel up to
    have Nationwide direct connect disabled. Bob on the other hand keeps it. Bob
    2ways Bill at Bob's expense. As long as Bill doesn't 2way someone else he
    can 2way Bob as many times he want's at Bob's expense. Even if its 2 hours
    later or 2 days later. Once Bill 2way's Frank down the street he'll have to
    wait for Bob to 2way him in order to talk to him again.

    All calls on the 2way radio are rounded to the nearest 6 seconds. So if you
    hit the PTT button 10 times rapidly you just used up 1 minute of talk time.
    Keep that in mind!!!!

    "Myself" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > You're good to go as long as you're both in the same market. With Nextel
    > wherever you are is your local market, even for cellular. So if you don't
    > have cellular long distance and you travel to Milwaukee and call back to

    St.
    > Paul it will be counted as long distance. It's sort of flip-flopped from

    the
    > usual wireless way of doing things. You will be fine DC'ing in the same
    > market with your wife.
    >
    > "J&D Schnoor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have another Nextel Direct Connect Question. If both my wife and I

    have
    > > local Direct Connect only for St. Paul, MN area, but we both travel to

    the
    > > Milwaukee, WI area, can we still do local Direct Connect to one another
    > > while we are both in the Milwaukee area, or is that an extra charge?

    >
    >






  4. #4
    A
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    You are right & wrong with your info. If Bill DC's Bob Bob has to pay.And if
    Bill DC's Bob and he does not answer right away and Bob calls him back 2 hrs
    later Bob has to pay It is the person who starts it is the one who pays,no
    matter if you have it the Nationwide or nor not and it is $0.10 per minute
    capped at $10.00 per month.

    Here's the thing about Nationwide Direct Connect, just about anyone can get
    it for free. Just like talking long distance on a regular phone. Someone has
    to have the service to make the call but the reciever doesn't. By default
    everyone has it, you have to call nextel up and tell them to disable it.

    Here's an example that I just came across:

    Bill lives in New York and Bob lives in California. Bill calls nextel up to
    have Nationwide direct connect disabled. Bob on the other hand keeps it. Bob
    2ways Bill at Bob's expense. As long as Bill doesn't 2way someone else he
    can 2way Bob as many times he want's at Bob's expense. Even if its 2 hours
    later or 2 days later. Once Bill 2way's Frank down the street he'll have to
    wait for Bob to 2way him in order to talk to him again.

    All calls on the 2way radio are rounded to the nearest 6 seconds. So if you
    hit the PTT button 10 times rapidly you just used up 1 minute of talk time.
    Keep that in mind!!!!





  5. #5
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    In message <<[email protected]_s01>> "A"
    <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >All calls on the 2way radio are rounded to the nearest 6 seconds. So if you
    >hit the PTT button 10 times rapidly you just used up 1 minute of talk time.
    >Keep that in mind!!!!


    IIRC, any calls within 6-10 seconds are billed as the same call. I'm
    not 100% sure if Nextel applies that, but TELUS does.

    --
    They'll say, 'You can't joke about rape. Rape's not funny.'
    I can prove to you that rape is funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.
    See? Hey, why do you think they call him Porky?
    -- George Carlin



  6. #6
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect


    "DevilsPGD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In message <<[email protected]_s01>> "A"
    > <[email protected]> did ramble:
    >
    > >All calls on the 2way radio are rounded to the nearest 6 seconds. So if

    you
    > >hit the PTT button 10 times rapidly you just used up 1 minute of talk

    time.
    > >Keep that in mind!!!!

    >
    > IIRC, any calls within 6-10 seconds are billed as the same call. I'm
    > not 100% sure if Nextel applies that, but TELUS does.
    >
    > --


    Nextel does use that billing scenario- IIRC, a gap of 6(?) seconds treats
    the response as a new, billable call.





  7. #7
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    In message <<[email protected]>> "Scott Stephenson"
    <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >> IIRC, any calls within 6-10 seconds are billed as the same call. I'm
    >> not 100% sure if Nextel applies that, but TELUS does.
    >>
    >> --

    >
    >Nextel does use that billing scenario- IIRC, a gap of 6(?) seconds treats
    >the response as a new, billable call.


    Unless my brain is slower then usual, that effectively means that you
    cannot get billed more then 1 minute in 1 minute, right?




  8. #8
    CWArnold
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    Here's proof from my bill.

    www.cwarnold.com/bill

    I used 127min 24sec of nationwide Direct Connect for the month of April.

    I have Nationwide DC Restricted making it impossible for me to initiate any
    call. I can respond to anyone's 2way at their expense as long as I don't
    2way anyone else.


    "A" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s01...
    > You are right & wrong with your info. If Bill DC's Bob Bob has to pay.And

    if
    > Bill DC's Bob and he does not answer right away and Bob calls him back 2

    hrs
    > later Bob has to pay It is the person who starts it is the one who pays,no
    > matter if you have it the Nationwide or nor not and it is $0.10 per minute
    > capped at $10.00 per month.
    >






  9. #9
    Mark
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    On Wed, 12 May 2004 21:57:58 GMT, "A" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >it is $0.10 per minute
    >capped at $10.00 per month.


    No it isn't. It's EITHER $0.10/min or $10/month. If you choose not to pay
    the $10/mo, you can eaisly exceed $10 in LDDC fees.

    They don't cap it just because you chose not to pay it anyway.



  10. #10
    A
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    Yes they do cap it at $10.00 call them up ask them. They have done it on my
    bill for the past 2 months.





  11. #11
    Mark
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    On Thu, 13 May 2004 19:45:34 GMT, "A" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Yes they do cap it at $10.00 call them up ask them.


    I don't have to. My bill a few months ago was $13.xx for LDDC. My normal
    usage doesn't justify paying the $10/month.

    >They have done it on my
    >bill for the past 2 months.


    I think you've just gotten lucky, or your on the LDDC plan and don't know it.



  12. #12
    CWArnold
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect

    no i'm on breakthrough 10,0000

    its an old rate plan. I can't 2way someone nationwide unless they 2way me
    first. It tells me service restricted.

    "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 13 May 2004 19:45:34 GMT, "A" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Yes they do cap it at $10.00 call them up ask them.

    >
    > I don't have to. My bill a few months ago was $13.xx for LDDC. My normal
    > usage doesn't justify paying the $10/month.
    >
    > >They have done it on my
    > >bill for the past 2 months.

    >
    > I think you've just gotten lucky, or your on the LDDC plan and don't know

    it.





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