Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Jason Lowe
    Guest
    I think that people will choose to cancel and purchase new phones with
    Verizon if they are with Nextel now. I sampled Nextel while I still had
    my Verizon and the cellular service is terrible. I think that one major
    problem Nextel has is that when you call someone that is writing a
    message or on the radio, the system seems to glitch at times and says,
    "You have reached a disconnected number, please try again!" This
    happens off and on with my friends that have Nextel. This way you
    cannot leave a message. Also, you have to listen to.... hold while the
    Nextel subscriber you are trying to reach is located!" I think that not
    only will Verizon take Nextel to a very low clientel rating, but will
    have better features off the bat. I have friends that work for
    Corporate and they are telling me that the pricing plans will be
    easy...$15 to any pricing plan for unlimited Push-To-Talk and its
    Nationwide. Nextel charges $10 on a pricing plan which are pretty
    expensive already. I also heard that Verizon has a 10 year contract
    with Motorola which means Nextel will most likely be using the same
    phones from this moment on...if this is true. A family friend owns a
    huge construction company that has about 150 Nextel phones already
    stated he has been out of contract and is ready to switch. He said he
    has heard a lot of big businesses are stating the same. Nextel has had
    the same phones for some time now with terrible battery life. I think
    they have great features, but I think that Verizon will have what the
    "average" user is looking for!

    Evan Platt <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 17:18:51 -0000, [email protected] (Adam
    > Tousley) wrote:
    >
    > >But seriously, Nextel is going to be in alot of hot water after the
    > >launch of Verizon's PTT. Not only b/c Verizon will have a better service
    > >footprint in which to use it (Entire 1x network - which is nationwide),
    > >but will have the features that Nextel is kicking themselves for not
    > >including. I.E. buddy groups where you select 1 name and can PTT up to x
    > >users (i'm not sure how many). They will also have buddy lists like AOL
    > >that will show you who's available in your group at any given time.

    >
    > I doubt there 'll be a high churn rate. Keep in mind, people who use
    > Nextel now use it because all their contacts are on Nextel.
    > Verizon PTT will require a new phone. Something most people won't buy
    > right away.
    > To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



    See More: Nextel should be shaking in their boots




  2. #2
    Jason McGehee
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    I think Nextel has such a huge block of subscribers that use PPT between
    them that it may take a long time for Verizon to catch up. I can't tell you
    how many contractors in the construction industry and building services
    industry that use and depend on Nextel to communicate with each other via
    PPT.Verizon should have kicked their butt about 4 or 5 years ago.

    Jason





  3. #3
    Jason Lowe
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    Verizon has been testing this for about a year now. They should be up
    and ready next month. I think that they are already ahead with the
    features that they will be using.

    "Jason McGehee" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <eH4Ua.2157$j%[email protected]>:
    > I think Nextel has such a huge block of subscribers that use PPT between
    > them that it may take a long time for Verizon to catch up. I can't tell you
    > how many contractors in the construction industry and building services
    > industry that use and depend on Nextel to communicate with each other via
    > PPT.Verizon should have kicked their butt about 4 or 5 years ago.
    >
    > Jason
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  4. #4
    TW
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.

    Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold me
    on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:

    1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the same
    account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon network.
    When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print leaves
    me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges could
    be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    allocation, period.

    2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the whole
    minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife is
    running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether you
    use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only the
    originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used, at a
    rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    extending this service nationwide right now.

    3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from people
    that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about Nextel is
    pretty positive.

    My 2 cents...
    TW





  5. #5
    mitchell friend
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    if you live in a city ,go 5 miles out and your direct connect doesnt
    work and cell doesnt either.

    "TW" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    > after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.
    >
    > Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold me
    > on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:
    >
    > 1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the same
    > account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    > Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon network.
    > When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print leaves
    > me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges could
    > be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    > allocation, period.
    >
    > 2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the whole
    > minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife is
    > running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether you
    > use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only the
    > originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used, at a
    > rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    > extending this service nationwide right now.
    >
    > 3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from people
    > that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about Nextel is
    > pretty positive.
    >
    > My 2 cents...
    > TW
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  6. #6
    kz
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    Not true. We switched from Cingular because that was the case. I get
    better reception OUTSIDE of town with Nextel than with Cingular! We even
    went camping and checked my e-mail and PPT'd with the office the whole time.

    Good points, TW!



    "mitchell friend" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you live in a city ,go 5 miles out and your direct connect doesnt
    > work and cell doesnt either.
    >
    > "TW" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    > > after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.
    > >
    > > Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold

    me
    > > on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:
    > >
    > > 1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the

    same
    > > account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    > > Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon

    network.
    > > When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print

    leaves
    > > me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges

    could
    > > be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    > > allocation, period.
    > >
    > > 2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the

    whole
    > > minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife

    is
    > > running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether

    you
    > > use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only

    the
    > > originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used,

    at a
    > > rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    > > extending this service nationwide right now.
    > >
    > > 3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from

    people
    > > that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about

    Nextel is
    > > pretty positive.
    > >
    > > My 2 cents...
    > > TW
    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  7. #7
    Jason McGehee
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    I have Nextel show no signal right in downtown Las Vegas. I15 and Sunset
    Road.

    Jason
    "mitchell friend" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > if you live in a city ,go 5 miles out and your direct connect doesnt
    > work and cell doesnt either.






  8. #8
    Jason Lowe
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    Nextel may have "no roaming" on all their plans, however, Nextel is only
    in 31 states!!!!! If you were to sit and compare prices, Verizon is by
    far cheaper and better. I just verified today that Verizon Radio
    Service will be launched August 8th. They said it will be either $10 or
    $15 a month added to any plane for Nationwide Connection. Cheaper and
    better than Nextel has! Also, it conversation is the same on the radio
    as if you were on the phone. This means no delay, they said it's going
    to be TRUE Digital! That's funny because Nextel has been out here for
    11 years and they still have a 1 second delay that only took 6 months
    for Verizon to fix. It shows who is up on Technology and who can use
    the help!

    "TW" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    > after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.
    >
    > Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold me
    > on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:
    >
    > 1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the same
    > account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    > Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon network.
    > When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print leaves
    > me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges could
    > be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    > allocation, period.
    >
    > 2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the whole
    > minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife is
    > running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether you
    > use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only the
    > originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used, at a
    > rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    > extending this service nationwide right now.
    >
    > 3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from people
    > that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about Nextel is
    > pretty positive.
    >
    > My 2 cents...
    > TW
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  9. #9
    Jason McGehee
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    I think it is going to be a while for Verizon to overtake Nextel for the PPT
    market. I think most customers that wanted that feature are using Nextel
    already. Many of these customers are using PPT to communicate between
    customer-to-customer.

    I am glad that Nextel is getting some serious competition in this market.
    Hopefully, prices will be better. Also, I hope more phone manufactures will
    make phones for this market. Nextel / Motorola phones are big, lack
    state-of-the-art features, and are slow to release new phones. Maybe
    companies like Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson, and others will jump into the game.

    Jason





  10. #10
    Captain
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    really, my buddy's worked fine last year there.
    "Jason McGehee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have Nextel show no signal right in downtown Las Vegas. I15 and Sunset
    > Road.
    >
    > Jason
    > "mitchell friend" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > if you live in a city ,go 5 miles out and your direct connect doesnt
    > > work and cell doesnt either.

    >
    >






  11. #11
    Captain
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    in MN verizon sucks, besides, I have free incoming and nobody can beat that
    for my business needs.
    "Jason Lowe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Nextel may have "no roaming" on all their plans, however, Nextel is only
    > in 31 states!!!!! If you were to sit and compare prices, Verizon is by
    > far cheaper and better. I just verified today that Verizon Radio
    > Service will be launched August 8th. They said it will be either $10 or
    > $15 a month added to any plane for Nationwide Connection. Cheaper and
    > better than Nextel has! Also, it conversation is the same on the radio
    > as if you were on the phone. This means no delay, they said it's going
    > to be TRUE Digital! That's funny because Nextel has been out here for
    > 11 years and they still have a 1 second delay that only took 6 months
    > for Verizon to fix. It shows who is up on Technology and who can use
    > the help!
    >
    > "TW" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    > > after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.
    > >
    > > Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold

    me
    > > on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:
    > >
    > > 1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the

    same
    > > account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    > > Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon

    network.
    > > When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print

    leaves
    > > me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges

    could
    > > be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    > > allocation, period.
    > >
    > > 2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the

    whole
    > > minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife

    is
    > > running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether

    you
    > > use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only

    the
    > > originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used,

    at a
    > > rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    > > extending this service nationwide right now.
    > >
    > > 3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from

    people
    > > that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about

    Nextel is
    > > pretty positive.
    > >
    > > My 2 cents...
    > > TW
    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  12. #12
    Jason Lowe
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    The only reason that Nextel uses Motorola is because they are the best
    built phones around. My friend dropped his i1000 from 150 off a tower
    by mistake and just put a little crack in the plastic, still works fine!

    "Jason McGehee" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I think it is going to be a while for Verizon to overtake Nextel for the PPT
    > market. I think most customers that wanted that feature are using Nextel
    > already. Many of these customers are using PPT to communicate between
    > customer-to-customer.
    >
    > I am glad that Nextel is getting some serious competition in this market.
    > Hopefully, prices will be better. Also, I hope more phone manufactures will
    > make phones for this market. Nextel / Motorola phones are big, lack
    > state-of-the-art features, and are slow to release new phones. Maybe
    > companies like Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson, and others will jump into the game.
    >
    > Jason
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  13. #13
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    Around the Washington DC beltway, commuted by millions every day, the
    average Nextel phone drops 5 phone calls per day. My Verizon Wireless
    phone might drop about that many in an entire month. In the surrounding
    areas, if you are not on a major highway in Virginia, or in the very
    northern tip of VA, where their HQ is located, no Nextel service. VZW
    has Virginia almost entirely covered. One third of the time I call my
    uncle's Nextel phone I get a recording saying, "All circuits busy,
    please try your call again later," or "Please hold while we connect you
    to this Nextel user" and the call doesn't go through.

    At least in this area, I think there will be plenty of Nextel users
    ready to jump ship when their contract ends and try VZW's PTT. I don't
    know one Nextel user that is happy with their digital cellular network.
    Pretty sad considering its basically Nextel's backyard.

    --
    Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user


    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > really, my buddy's worked fine last year there.
    > "Jason McGehee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have Nextel show no signal right in downtown Las Vegas. I15 and Sunset
    > > Road.
    > >
    > > Jason
    > > "mitchell friend" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > if you live in a city ,go 5 miles out and your direct connect doesnt
    > > > work and cell doesnt either.

    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  14. #14
    Jason McGehee
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    The only reason why Nextel uses Motorola is because Motorola hold the patent
    on the Iden technology. I do dgree that Motorola does make good phones, but
    iden phones are always behind, way behind, what the rest of the industry is
    doing.

    Jason





  15. #15
    cell play
    Guest

    Re: Nextel should be shaking in their boots

    I just came from MN and had great coverage! Have you seen the coverage
    map recently. Almost entire state is covered. Traveled from Fargo to
    twin cities and had not one dead spot. Was also in Duluth, no probs.

    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > in MN verizon sucks, besides, I have free incoming and nobody can beat that
    > for my business needs.
    > "Jason Lowe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Nextel may have "no roaming" on all their plans, however, Nextel is only
    > > in 31 states!!!!! If you were to sit and compare prices, Verizon is by
    > > far cheaper and better. I just verified today that Verizon Radio
    > > Service will be launched August 8th. They said it will be either $10 or
    > > $15 a month added to any plane for Nationwide Connection. Cheaper and
    > > better than Nextel has! Also, it conversation is the same on the radio
    > > as if you were on the phone. This means no delay, they said it's going
    > > to be TRUE Digital! That's funny because Nextel has been out here for
    > > 11 years and they still have a 1 second delay that only took 6 months
    > > for Verizon to fix. It shows who is up on Technology and who can use
    > > the help!
    > >
    > > "TW" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > I'm in NewEngland and just switched from Cingular (they suck), to Nextel
    > > > after carefully comparing Verizon and Nextel for features and price.
    > > >
    > > > Pricing is competitive if you level out what you are getting. What sold

    > me
    > > > on Nextel that Verizon doesn't offer:
    > > >
    > > > 1. True nationwide no roaming/long distance shared across phones on the

    > same
    > > > account. Verizon will sell you nationwide, or shared but not together.
    > > > Their contract states, for the shareplan $0.45/min in the Verizon

    > network.
    > > > When roaming, $0.69 rate applies, and the language in the fine print

    > leaves
    > > > me wondering if there are times when airtime and long distance charges

    > could
    > > > be even more. Nextel's shared nationwide plan is $0.40/minute beyond
    > > > allocation, period.
    > > >
    > > > 2. Verizon's mobile to mobile service is charged at both ends, by the

    > whole
    > > > minute, at $0.40/minute after allowance is used. Talking to your wife

    > is
    > > > running you $0.80 per minute, and you pay for the whole minute whether

    > you
    > > > use it all or not. Compare that to Nextel's direct connect plan: only

    > the
    > > > originator pays for the call, charged by the _seconds_ actually used,

    > at a
    > > > rate of $0.10/min. Nextel is much more cost effective, and they are
    > > > extending this service nationwide right now.
    > > >
    > > > 3. Search the web for complaints... I can find dozens of posts from

    > people
    > > > that feel burned by Verizon. Most of the material I've read about

    > Nextel is
    > > > pretty positive.
    > > >
    > > > My 2 cents...
    > > > TW
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  • Similar Threads




  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast