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  1. #1
    I currently have Nextel service with unlimited incoming calls
    and direct connect for $59 per month. As you know Sprint and
    Nextel have merged and both are offering (for $10) unlimited
    night minutes beginning at 6 pm.

    If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    (direct link) as good as Nextel's version?

    Any comments appreciated.



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  2. #2
    Capn
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    Re: Need Advice on Coverage

    It's good, but I would just hold off, another yr and they will have cross
    platform functions between iden and readylink. Another 2 yrs or so and
    everything will be one, according to many on the newsgroups.
    capt.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I currently have Nextel service with unlimited incoming calls
    > and direct connect for $59 per month. As you know Sprint and
    > Nextel have merged and both are offering (for $10) unlimited
    > night minutes beginning at 6 pm.
    >
    > If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    > and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    > (direct link) as good as Nextel's version?
    >
    > Any comments appreciated.






  3. #3
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: Need Advice on Coverage

    Nextel is better as a walkie-talkie, Sprint is better as a phone. You need
    to determine that is more important to you and try a Sprint phone during a
    two week trial period to see if it will work where you live and travel.

    "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 07 Sep 2005 14:02:26 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >>If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    >>and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    >>(direct link) as good as Nextel's version?

    >
    > Before you dump Nextel you should find out what kind of reception
    > Sprint has in the places you intend to use it.
    >
    > As for their PTT "walkie-talkie" service I've heard that there's a lot
    > more latency (delay) with their service as compared to direct connect
    > with Nextel.
    >
    > - -
    >






  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Need Advice on Coverage


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I currently have Nextel service with unlimited incoming calls
    > and direct connect for $59 per month. As you know Sprint and
    > Nextel have merged and both are offering (for $10) unlimited
    > night minutes beginning at 6 pm.
    >
    > If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    > and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    > (direct link) as good as Nextel's version?
    >
    > Any comments appreciated.


    I'd recommend posting what area you use your Nextel phone and get some
    comments from those folks that frequent your area. Posting City (ies),
    neighborhoods, etc. would be a good start.

    Bob





  5. #5
    Jason Hochstetler
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    Re: Need Advice on Coverage

    Make sure you check into the off network roaming. You could get burnt if
    not careful
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I currently have Nextel service with unlimited incoming calls
    > and direct connect for $59 per month. As you know Sprint and
    > Nextel have merged and both are offering (for $10) unlimited
    > night minutes beginning at 6 pm.
    >
    > If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    > and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    > (direct link) as good as Nextel's version?
    >
    > Any comments appreciated.






  6. #6
    Tropical Haven
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    Re: Need Advice on Coverage

    Joseph wrote:

    >On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 03:49:08 GMT, "Jason Hochstetler"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Make sure you check into the off network roaming. You could get burnt if
    >>not careful
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Nextel has no off-network roaming except in Canada and a handful of
    >other countries.
    >
    >- -
    >
    >
    >

    That's not true. Nextel users can roam on Extend America in the Dakotas.

    TH



  7. #7
    1badss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Hochstetler
    Make sure you check into the off network roaming. You could get burnt if
    not careful
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I currently have Nextel service with unlimited incoming calls
    > and direct connect for $59 per month. As you know Sprint and
    > Nextel have merged and both are offering (for $10) unlimited
    > night minutes beginning at 6 pm.
    >
    > If I want better reception/coverage should I dump my Nextel
    > and get a Sprint phone and service. Is their "walkie talkie"
    > (direct link) as good as Nextel's version?
    >
    > Any comments appreciated.
    nextel phones do not roam, if you have coverage and can make a call, it will never cost you more than you rate plan.

    sprints two-way works well but you still have the problem that no one has it and you cannot two-way across carriers, that includes nextel to sprint.....at least not for another two years or so.



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