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  1. #1
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
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    Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?

    I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.

    Thanks.




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  2. #2
    Scott Stephenson
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    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?


    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    > rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    > I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    >


    I would think the main consideration might be whether or not you use about
    the same number of minutes every month. Is your usage all over the board?
    If so, the Cingular option might give you the flexibility to bank some
    minutes for those heavy use months. But if your usage is fairly even from
    month to month, Cingular becomes less attractive- you are just banking
    minutes that you'll probably never use. In the second case, free incoming
    might be the better deal. Another thing about the free incoming- it gives
    you pretty much total control over your minutes. The only minutes used are
    the ones where you initiate the call- if you're getting low on minutes, you
    can answer the phone without worrying about going over.





  3. #3
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In message <<[email protected]>> "Elmo
    P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    >rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    >I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    >attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.


    You can't compare the two without considering your usage patterns in the
    process.

    --
    I used to think I was gay -- Now I know I'm just missing the love I
    never got from my priest
    -- Dennis Miller



  4. #4
    Richie
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    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    When doing your research, remember you can also get 1st incoming minutes
    free with Cingular for $4.99 per month.

    Every carrier also provides free mobile-to-mobile minutes for a fee or
    included in the plan you choose. Check with your friends and family to see
    what service they are on so you can take advantage of mobile to mobile
    minutes. Consider that most long conversations are with your closest
    friends and family members.


    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    > rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    > I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >






  5. #5
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    > rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    > I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.


    Depends on YOUR unique calling pattern.



  6. #6
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Richie" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Consider that most long conversations are with your closest
    > friends and family members.


    Certainly not everyone, usually not with business phones.



  7. #7
    Mark
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    On Mon, 03 May 2004 22:36:05 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    >rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    >I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    >attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    >
    >Thanks.



    What is your main usage? Do you need to be available to people calling you,
    or do you need to make many calls. That should help you answer your own
    question.



  8. #8
    Richie
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    You're right. I should add business associates.

    But if it's a business phone, then the business should select and pay for it
    (unless you own your own business).

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Richie" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Consider that most long conversations are with your closest
    > > friends and family members.

    >
    > Certainly not everyone, usually not with business phones.






  9. #9
    Dave C.
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?


    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    > rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    > I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >


    Elmo - Nextel offers free incoming calls as most of your INcoming calls go
    straight to voicemail anyway. I've used many services including Cingular
    and (Nextel for several years, but not by choice . . . employer required
    it). Nextel is the single worst cellular provider there is. PERIOD
    Comparing Nextel to Cingular is like comparing Kia to Lexus. Don't even
    think about signing up with Nextel, you will KILL yourself if you do. That
    is, you will look back and recall that *I* warned you, and feel really
    stupid that you didn't heed the warning.

    Cingular GSM . . . Great handsets, reliable network, not much more to say
    but it just WORKS

    Nextel . . . ****ty selection of ****ty handsets, impossible to find a
    signal in most areas, nearly impossible to make calls where you DO find a
    signal and forget about incoming calls. If people try to call your nextel
    handset and you are in an area with a GOOD signal . . . they will either get
    a busy signal (while you are NOT USING THE HANDSET), or their calls will go
    straight to voicemail. (free WHAT?!?!? . . . there's no such thing as
    incoming calls on the nextel network!!!) -Dave





  10. #10
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
    > Does anyone have any opinions on comparing the value of Cingular's
    > rollover minutes (GSM) to Nextel's free incoming plans?
    >
    > I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >


    Wow, tough question, especially if Nextel and Cingular offer good
    coverage in the area that you live and mostly travel to. I have a
    love/hate thing with Nextel and I *ONLY* stay because of the free
    incoming minutes and direct connect. True other carriers offer free
    mobile-to-mobile options, but, many of my calls are from current or
    perspective clients who are not calling from a mobile phone. I very
    freely give out my number due to the free incoming plan.



  11. #11
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Dave C." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Cingular GSM . . . Great handsets, reliable network, not much more to say
    > but it just WORKS


    Well, that's good to know. That was an underlying question of mine. I
    currently have the Cingular Nation plan from about 2 years ago, where
    every call is a local call (just like the current Nation GAIT plan), and
    was/am hesitant to move to GSM.

    But I figured, if I'm going to move to Cingular GSM, I might as well
    look around at everyone else, then, including Nextel. I've had Nextel
    before, and in general your assessment isn't too far off the mark--but
    that was 3 years ago when I left them. I don't know how it is today.



    > If people try to call your nextel
    > handset and you are in an area with a GOOD signal . . . they will either get
    > a busy signal (while you are NOT USING THE HANDSET), or their calls will go
    > straight to voicemail. (free WHAT?!?!? . . . there's no such thing as
    > incoming calls on the nextel network!!!) -Dave


    Frankly, I get the same behavior on my Cingular phone today. Not very
    often, but often enough to be very noticeable. My phone will be dead
    silent and then all of the sudden alert me to a new voicemail. But the
    phone never rang...




  12. #12
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >I'm leaning toward the Nextel free incoming as being the more
    > >attractive, but maybe I'm missing something.
    > >
    > >Thanks.

    >
    >
    > What is your main usage? Do you need to be available to people calling you,
    > or do you need to make many calls. That should help you answer your own
    > question.


    It's split about even, which means the free incoming extends the minutes
    I buy. I wouldn't hesitate to leverage the free incoming by having
    colleagues call me back.




  13. #13
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Consider that most long conversations are with your closest
    > > friends and family members.

    >
    > Certainly not everyone, usually not with business phones.


    That's my use for this--business.

    Someone else mentioned the crummy selection of phones at Nextel. Well,
    for my purposes, just about EVERYONE has a crummy selection of
    phones--because I don't want camera phones, I don't want mp3 phones, I
    don't do web browsing, I don't want a PDA, etc. I want a voice phone
    for BUSINESS purposes.

    And when you start looking at *anyone's* selection of phones, there's
    usually only one or two that are aimed at business users using them for
    voice.

    It's a market aimed at teeny-boppers and attracting their entertainment
    dollar. At least Nextel is aimed squarely at the business market, at
    least that's their gig anyway.




  14. #14
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Richie" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But if it's a business phone, then the business should select and pay for it
    > (unless you own your own business).


    The business doesn't select my phones. My company does pay, but only up
    to a point. I manage my wireless dollars myself. It's just an amount
    I'm allotted. (If I want to pay more, I do so out of my own pocket.)

    This is for business, pure and simple. I like the idea of freely giving
    out my cell phone number without worry, that's all. But maybe the
    rollover minutes provide an equal benefit. That's what I'm trying to
    decide.




  15. #15
    Myself
    Guest

    Re: Cingular rollover vs. Nextel free incoming?

    Elmo, please dont tell me you listened to that. I am in no way saying Nextel
    has the greatist coverage on Earth but I am saying that it all depends on
    where you'll use it. I dont have to explain this, as that gets discussed at
    least 3 times a week on these newsgroups. Not to mention, this guy seems to
    be all hyped up on emotion. We all know emotion is a reliable source of
    solid wisdom... Oh, and if it matters my Nextel has better service than my
    friends' Cingulars where I go to college. Now, this is not true for any
    carrier everywhere or every carrier anywhere, but it ain't no Kia! Ask
    around, see what works best in your area, but please dont get caught up by
    one opinion.



    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Dave C." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Cingular GSM . . . Great handsets, reliable network, not much more to

    say
    > > but it just WORKS

    >
    > Well, that's good to know. That was an underlying question of mine. I
    > currently have the Cingular Nation plan from about 2 years ago, where
    > every call is a local call (just like the current Nation GAIT plan), and
    > was/am hesitant to move to GSM.
    >
    > But I figured, if I'm going to move to Cingular GSM, I might as well
    > look around at everyone else, then, including Nextel. I've had Nextel
    > before, and in general your assessment isn't too far off the mark--but
    > that was 3 years ago when I left them. I don't know how it is today.
    >
    >
    >
    > > If people try to call your nextel
    > > handset and you are in an area with a GOOD signal . . . they will either

    get
    > > a busy signal (while you are NOT USING THE HANDSET), or their calls will

    go
    > > straight to voicemail. (free WHAT?!?!? . . . there's no such thing as
    > > incoming calls on the nextel network!!!) -Dave

    >
    > Frankly, I get the same behavior on my Cingular phone today. Not very
    > often, but often enough to be very noticeable. My phone will be dead
    > silent and then all of the sudden alert me to a new voicemail. But the
    > phone never rang...
    >






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