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  1. #1
    admin too
    Guest
    I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our outside
    sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less than
    ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    coverage sucks!

    Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to coast.
    The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials with
    sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we really
    got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take the
    blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the coverage.

    A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of major
    cities.





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  2. #2
    slikrikd
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks


    "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    > customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our outside
    > sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less

    than
    > ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    > coverage sucks!
    >
    > Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    > because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to

    coast.
    > The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials with
    > sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we

    really
    > got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    > ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take

    the
    > blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the coverage.
    >
    > A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of

    major
    > cities.
    >
    >

    Especially in mountainous regions. If it makes you feel any better, two of
    my friends work for companies that did the same thing. Thought it would be
    great to have Nationwide DC but didn't realize they didn't have the coverage
    they had w/their previous provider and ended switching back after a couple
    of nightmarish months.





  3. #3
    MichiganHotBear
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks


    "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    > customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our outside
    > sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less
    > than
    > ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    > coverage sucks!
    >
    > Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    > because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to
    > coast.
    > The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials with
    > sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we
    > really
    > got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    > ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take
    > the
    > blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the coverage.
    >
    > A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of
    > major
    > cities.
    >
    >


    You should have looked at the coverage maps. You didn't do your homework and
    now Nextel sucks, right?






  4. #4
    AL
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks

    No the coverage sucks, and the maps suck, no details, not even secondary
    road, just a big blob of color that may or may not have coverage.

    Boost Mobile which uses Nextel's network has even less coverage and the same
    incompetent, we don't care, customer service standards.

    If you need a cell phone, buy a real phone, not some radio masquerading as a
    phone. Nextel is not a cellular company.
    AL

    "MichiganHotBear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    > > customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our

    outside
    > > sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less
    > > than
    > > ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    > > coverage sucks!
    > >
    > > Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    > > because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to
    > > coast.
    > > The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials

    with
    > > sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we
    > > really
    > > got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    > > ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take
    > > the
    > > blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the

    coverage.
    > >
    > > A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of
    > > major
    > > cities.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > You should have looked at the coverage maps. You didn't do your homework

    and
    > now Nextel sucks, right?
    >
    >
    >






  5. #5

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks


    >No the coverage sucks, and the maps suck, no details, not even secondary
    >road, just a big blob of color that may or may not have coverage.


    I usually rack up between 1500-2500 minutes per month. I travel
    statewide for work and have never had any trouble with dropped calls,
    signal loss, or anything else.

    >Boost Mobile which uses Nextel's network has even less coverage and the same
    >incompetent, we don't care, customer service standards.


    I'm sure I would be the same with someone like yourself on the other
    end of the line.

    >If you need a cell phone, buy a real phone, not some radio masquerading as a
    >phone.


    What we need is a real troll.... not some monkeyboy ****stick
    masquerading as one.

    >Nextel is not a cellular company.


    And this is not here. And I'm not laughing at you.



  6. #6
    admin too
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks


    "MichiganHotBear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    > > customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our

    outside
    > > sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less
    > > than
    > > ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    > > coverage sucks!
    > >
    > > Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    > > because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to
    > > coast.
    > > The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials

    with
    > > sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we
    > > really
    > > got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    > > ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take
    > > the
    > > blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the

    coverage.
    > >
    > > A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of
    > > major
    > > cities.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > You should have looked at the coverage maps. You didn't do your homework

    and
    > now Nextel sucks, right?
    >


    Look at the maps and you tell me you see differences so large you could tell
    the coverage would be so poor. One problem is, Nextel map goes way out but
    then they say when at the borders of the coverage they don't guarantee it
    will work when indoors. I wish I was making this up.





  7. #7
    Paul R
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks

    MichiganHotBear wrote:
    > "admin too" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I have been a happy Nextel customer for over five years and still am a
    >>customer. But after changing all our locations nationwide and our outside
    >>sales reps, some 60 phones, we've discovered their coverage is way less
    >>than
    >>ATT, Sprint and Verizon. I can't say it any other way than to say Nextel
    >>coverage sucks!
    >>
    >>Now one third of our users have had to switch back to the other players
    >>because they are missing and/or dropping too many calls from coast to
    >>coast.
    >>The standard 15-day return policy was not enough to do proper trials with
    >>sales reps who only come home off the road every couple weeks, so we
    >>really
    >>got caught with our pants down. They said we'd get the best deal if we
    >>ordered and deployed all of them at once. That was a bad idea. I'll take
    >>the
    >>blame for that. But the bottom line is they just don't have the coverage.
    >>
    >>A word to the wise: Don't give Nextel to anyone who travels outside of
    >>major
    >>cities.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > You should have looked at the coverage maps. You didn't do your homework and
    > now Nextel sucks, right?
    >
    >
    >

    LOL !!! I did *my* homework and duly noted that Nextel covered my local
    area, completely, without a doubt...until I got home and found that if I
    ever manage to get my cell phone to connect I better not switch hands
    (or ears) during a call because I'll lose the connection and the phone
    will read "no service."



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  8. #8
    Ray Dios
    Guest

    Re: Nextel coverage sucks

    Nextel phones do not roam, it is good for specific areas only.
    If you want coverage you should have gone to Verizon. I carry both, one for
    coverage when not in home area, and the other for D/C.






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