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  1. #1
    Exeter
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    So why do they issue a separate number for direct connect? I have a
    phone number and also a direct connect number, why couldn't Nextel just
    use the person's phone number for the direct connect number?



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  2. #2
    Myself
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    Re: Direct connect....why a separate number?

    do you really want everyone who knows or can get your phone number to be
    able to beep through and start talking to you whenever you want? i dont
    trust people enough to want my dc number to be that easily accessible.


    "Exeter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > So why do they issue a separate number for direct connect? I have a
    > phone number and also a direct connect number, why couldn't Nextel just
    > use the person's phone number for the direct connect number?






  3. #3
    Exeter
    Guest

    Re: Direct connect....why a separate number?

    "Myself" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > do you really want everyone who knows or can get your phone number
    > to be able to beep through and start talking to you whenever you
    > want?


    How is that any different than someone calling you? If you don't want to
    accept the call or DC, you don't have to. Keep the speaker turned off so
    that they can't just start talking out of the blue. Also, a simple
    software tweak could allow you to configure DC's, such as "never
    accept" or maybe even have a "white list" of people that you would only
    accept DC's from.



  4. #4
    Wirelessjuan
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    Re: Direct connect....why a separate number?


    "Exeter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Myself" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> do you really want everyone who knows or can get your phone number
    >> to be able to beep through and start talking to you whenever you
    >> want?

    >
    > How is that any different than someone calling you? If you don't want to
    > accept the call or DC, you don't have to. Keep the speaker turned off so
    > that they can't just start talking out of the blue. Also, a simple
    > software tweak could allow you to configure DC's, such as "never
    > accept" or maybe even have a "white list" of people that you would only
    > accept DC's from.


    Most of the new phones now have that feature under the styles menu you can
    "white list" who you want to allow to DC.





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