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  1. #1
    Robert A. Cibiras
    Guest
    I am in the Florida Panhandle. I am entertaining
    moving my service from ATT to Nextel. The DC, free
    incoming calls, alternate line service with free
    nights and weekends all seem like a pretty good
    deal. I have read some of the threads regarding
    Nextel's service, or lack thereof, but ATT ranges
    from marginal to non-existent over about 1/3 of
    the area where I travel on a daily basis. Not to
    mention that their customer service is almost
    totally extinct. While I will port my current
    number on 5-24, I need to add an additional new
    number, which I wantbe the same as my pager and
    current cell number (different exchanges, of
    course)for the convenience of my customers. Nextel
    tells me that numbers cannot be chosen with their
    software. Exactly what I was told was, "if the
    President of the United States wanted a particular
    number, he couldn't get it". This sounds like a
    load of BS to me. If I can port a number, somebody
    enters it into the computer, so why the resistance
    to that same someone entering a Nextel number into
    their own system? I have had cell service since
    1991, pager service for about the same length of
    time, and have added/modified service from time to
    time, and I have never NOT picked my number.

    Any ideas on how I can get this done?

    One more question. Someone asked me this, and I
    don't know. If someone ports a number to another
    company, say from ATT to Nextel, fulfills the
    contract, and then cancels service without porting
    the number elsewhere, who gets the number? Does it
    revert back to ATT, or is it now Nextel's to
    distribute to someone else?

    Thanks.

    RAC




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  2. #2
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: New Nextel Number

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

    > Nextel
    > tells me that numbers cannot be chosen with their
    > software. Exactly what I was told was, "if the
    > President of the United States wanted a particular
    > number, he couldn't get it". This sounds like a
    > load of BS to me.


    To me, too, given that I chose two numbers a few years ago with
    Cingular. My rep asked me as part of the deal, "what numbers do you
    want?" He tries to get you the last four of your work phone, or home
    phone, or whatever, if they're available. It's an instant thing right
    on the computer. No big deal.

    And you're right--if they can port numbers over, then they can put
    whatever number they want into the system.




  3. #3
    CWArnold
    Guest

    Re: New Nextel Number

    i requested my # like 2 years ago.... 233-0123

    They don't allow it anymore though.


    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <jN_mc.56266$Xj6.[email protected]>,
    > "Robert A. Cibiras" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Nextel
    > > tells me that numbers cannot be chosen with their
    > > software. Exactly what I was told was, "if the
    > > President of the United States wanted a particular
    > > number, he couldn't get it". This sounds like a
    > > load of BS to me.

    >
    > To me, too, given that I chose two numbers a few years ago with
    > Cingular. My rep asked me as part of the deal, "what numbers do you
    > want?" He tries to get you the last four of your work phone, or home
    > phone, or whatever, if they're available. It's an instant thing right
    > on the computer. No big deal.
    >
    > And you're right--if they can port numbers over, then they can put
    > whatever number they want into the system.
    >






  4. #4
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: New Nextel Number

    On Sat, 08 May 2004 06:06:07 GMT, "Robert A. Cibiras"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Nextel tells me that numbers cannot be chosen with their
    >software. Exactly what I was told was, "if the
    >President of the United States wanted a particular
    >number, he couldn't get it". This sounds like a
    >load of BS to me. If I can port a number, somebody
    >enters it into the computer, so why the resistance
    >to that same someone entering a Nextel number into
    >their own system?


    Because when you're porting a number, you're using a different system
    than choosing a vanity number.

    The ability for nextel to choose a vanity number went away a few years
    ago, and we haven't had any luck in getting our customers vanity
    numbers since.

    Evan
    --
    To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.




  5. #5
    harryt
    Guest

    Re: New Nextel Number

    I sell Nextel's and I have not done it in a while but they do do it.
    They call it vanity numbers and they charge $100 to do it. So most
    people don't do it or want to do it.

    Things I got from your message:

    Alternate line service - is for 2nd phone numbers on a Nextel phone.
    Meaning you have to have a 1st number to add the 2nd on. It would be
    for a person that has a company phone and is not allowed to make
    personal calls. Instead of getting a 2nd phone he just gets a 2nd
    number on the phone and has the billing to his house. It is cheaper
    because Nextel doesn't have to issue you a Nextel 2-way number.

    If you are interested in Nextel service use the Nextel.com website put
    in the zip code and wala you have the coverage. It is fairly
    accurate.

    If you are going to port your number in 14 days why even go through
    the head ache or the waste of time for arguing about a number? Just
    forward your at&t number to the Nextel.

    Always port the number then do a follow up to at&t. Porting the
    number automatically cancels the account (unless you are porting from
    Nextel, they sign you on number guard which will deny all port request
    unless you tell them in advance.)

    Never cancel 1st. It becomes property of AT&t again.




    "Robert A. Cibiras" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I am in the Florida Panhandle. I am entertaining
    > moving my service from ATT to Nextel. The DC, free
    > incoming calls, alternate line service with free
    > nights and weekends all seem like a pretty good
    > deal. I have read some of the threads regarding
    > Nextel's service, or lack thereof, but ATT ranges
    > from marginal to non-existent over about 1/3 of
    > the area where I travel on a daily basis. Not to
    > mention that their customer service is almost
    > totally extinct. While I will port my current
    > number on 5-24, I need to add an additional new
    > number, which I wantbe the same as my pager and
    > current cell number (different exchanges, of
    > course)for the convenience of my customers. Nextel
    > tells me that numbers cannot be chosen with their
    > software. Exactly what I was told was, "if the
    > President of the United States wanted a particular
    > number, he couldn't get it". This sounds like a
    > load of BS to me. If I can port a number, somebody
    > enters it into the computer, so why the resistance
    > to that same someone entering a Nextel number into
    > their own system? I have had cell service since
    > 1991, pager service for about the same length of
    > time, and have added/modified service from time to
    > time, and I have never NOT picked my number.
    >
    > Any ideas on how I can get this done?
    >
    > One more question. Someone asked me this, and I
    > don't know. If someone ports a number to another
    > company, say from ATT to Nextel, fulfills the
    > contract, and then cancels service without porting
    > the number elsewhere, who gets the number? Does it
    > revert back to ATT, or is it now Nextel's to
    > distribute to someone else?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > RAC




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