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  1. #1
    admin too
    Guest
    We are trying to deploy Nextel in all our locations and the people in our
    office in central Florida have told us they've tried Nextel for their
    drivers who go up and down the state and the service sucks compared to AT&T
    (yeah, that's the first time I've heard someone praise AT&T, too).

    So is Florida really a problem? I've drove around the state last year, from
    Miami to Orlando, Sebring to Orlando, and back to the Mt. Dora area and
    can't remember having any trouble, however I was on vacation so I wasn't
    very active.





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  2. #2
    MarkF
    Guest

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > We are trying to deploy Nextel in all our locations and the people in our
    > office in central Florida have told us they've tried Nextel for their
    > drivers who go up and down the state and the service sucks compared to AT&T
    > (yeah, that's the first time I've heard someone praise AT&T, too).
    >
    > So is Florida really a problem? I've drove around the state last year, from
    > Miami to Orlando, Sebring to Orlando, and back to the Mt. Dora area and
    > can't remember having any trouble, however I was on vacation so I wasn't
    > very active.


    It's actually just the opposite, NEXTEL has supurb coverage in
    Florida. With a Motorola plant located in western Fort. Lauderdale
    where the iDEN handsets are engineered and shipped out of, NEXTEL
    typicially keeps their network running top notch. Now they do have
    some drive time capacity issues, but all carriers get that
    ocassionally.

    AT&T & Cinglular have excellent footprints as well so you can't go
    wrong with any of them.



  3. #3
    Bill Roland
    Guest

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    I live in central Florida (Ocala area), and I have found NEXTEL's coverage
    to be on par with almost everyone's digital coverage (analog is still all
    you get get out in the boonies in some cases), and even have better coverage
    that some other carriers. Overall I'd have to disagree and say that
    NEXTEL's coverage, at least everywhere I've been, has been very good.

    Bill

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

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > We are trying to deploy Nextel in all our locations and the people in

    our
    > > office in central Florida have told us they've tried Nextel for their
    > > drivers who go up and down the state and the service sucks compared to

    AT&T
    > > (yeah, that's the first time I've heard someone praise AT&T, too).
    > >
    > > So is Florida really a problem? I've drove around the state last year,

    from
    > > Miami to Orlando, Sebring to Orlando, and back to the Mt. Dora area and
    > > can't remember having any trouble, however I was on vacation so I wasn't
    > > very active.

    >
    > It's actually just the opposite, NEXTEL has supurb coverage in
    > Florida. With a Motorola plant located in western Fort. Lauderdale
    > where the iDEN handsets are engineered and shipped out of, NEXTEL
    > typicially keeps their network running top notch. Now they do have
    > some drive time capacity issues, but all carriers get that
    > ocassionally.
    >
    > AT&T & Cinglular have excellent footprints as well so you can't go
    > wrong with any of them.






  4. #4

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    I feel lucky to live in Florida and have Nextel. I think we have great coverage. I live in central Fl. No prob in the greater Orlando area, really happy. Brother lives in Ft. Lauderdale......no problems on my visits to him. I travel the central east coa
    st and have found no issues from Dayona to Vero Beach. And I go to Jacksonville on occasion, no issues. Is it perfect........no. Is any provider? I have a dropeed call rarely..........and the DC has the occasional hiccup........


    On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 20:40:44 -0400, "Bill Roland" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I live in central Florida (Ocala area), and I have found NEXTEL's coverage
    >to be on par with almost everyone's digital coverage (analog is still all
    >you get get out in the boonies in some cases), and even have better coverage
    >that some other carriers. Overall I'd have to disagree and say that
    >NEXTEL's coverage, at least everywhere I've been, has been very good.
    >
    >Bill
    >
    >"MarkF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >news:<[email protected]>...
    >> > We are trying to deploy Nextel in all our locations and the people in

    >our
    >> > office in central Florida have told us they've tried Nextel for their
    >> > drivers who go up and down the state and the service sucks compared to

    >AT&T
    >> > (yeah, that's the first time I've heard someone praise AT&T, too).
    >> >
    >> > So is Florida really a problem? I've drove around the state last year,

    >from
    >> > Miami to Orlando, Sebring to Orlando, and back to the Mt. Dora area and
    >> > can't remember having any trouble, however I was on vacation so I wasn't
    >> > very active.

    >>
    >> It's actually just the opposite, NEXTEL has supurb coverage in
    >> Florida. With a Motorola plant located in western Fort. Lauderdale
    >> where the iDEN handsets are engineered and shipped out of, NEXTEL
    >> typicially keeps their network running top notch. Now they do have
    >> some drive time capacity issues, but all carriers get that
    >> ocassionally.
    >>
    >> AT&T & Cinglular have excellent footprints as well so you can't go
    >> wrong with any of them.

    >





  5. #5
    johndoe
    Guest

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    Anyone reside in Manatee, Sarasota or Charlotte Counties? The service is
    almost non-existent in the Venice area. From the Skyway Bridge to I75 south
    all the way through Brandenton/Sarasota is non-existent. We have written a
    dozen letters to Nextel that were all met with the same response - we are
    looking for land to place additional towers.





  6. #6

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    I will check the tower list the FCC releases and see how the coverage is.....do you have Nextel or did you switch to something you can use there?


    On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:52:04 -0400, "johndoe" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Anyone reside in Manatee, Sarasota or Charlotte Counties? The service is
    >almost non-existent in the Venice area. From the Skyway Bridge to I75 south
    >all the way through Brandenton/Sarasota is non-existent. We have written a
    >dozen letters to Nextel that were all met with the same response - we are
    >looking for land to place additional towers.
    >





  7. #7
    BrianT
    Guest

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    http://www.927.org/NextelSites/Lists/nextelsites.pdf

    "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > We are trying to deploy Nextel in all our locations and the people in our
    > office in central Florida have told us they've tried Nextel for their
    > drivers who go up and down the state and the service sucks compared to

    AT&T
    > (yeah, that's the first time I've heard someone praise AT&T, too).
    >
    > So is Florida really a problem? I've drove around the state last year,

    from
    > Miami to Orlando, Sebring to Orlando, and back to the Mt. Dora area and
    > can't remember having any trouble, however I was on vacation so I wasn't
    > very active.
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Golf God
    Guest

    Re: Florida coverage really that bad?

    I live in Venice, work in Bradenton and travel I75 between them twice a day.
    Have had nextel for 4 years now, and it is as good as anybody in this area.
    Also had Sprint, ATT, and currently have Verizon in same area. All are
    adequate coverage wise, but Nextel in my opinion, consistently outperforms
    them. There are two 'light' coverage spots on I75 between Sarasota and
    Venice, but coverage overall, and in the Venice area itself is fantastic.
    Had an old yellow I700, an I60, and currently use an I730. Good reception
    all, in my area, as well as all over S. Florida. When my contract is up with
    Verizon in Sept., I'm bringing my wife and kids phones into the Nextel fold
    as well.
    "johndoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Anyone reside in Manatee, Sarasota or Charlotte Counties? The service is
    > almost non-existent in the Venice area. From the Skyway Bridge to I75

    south
    > all the way through Brandenton/Sarasota is non-existent. We have written

    a
    > dozen letters to Nextel that were all met with the same response - we are
    > looking for land to place additional towers.
    >
    >






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