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  1. #1
    Karen
    Guest
    I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel experience. I
    had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on earth.
    The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin cans and a
    piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area and
    dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special mobile
    radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread together
    minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the fact
    that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far too many
    coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're right,
    live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about VZW -
    phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel phones are
    designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of utility
    and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some heft and
    substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having swapped out
    four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and ring
    tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel. Nextel has
    "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment and has
    finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage, coverage and
    more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in more
    places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or minor)
    carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for a
    homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the places they
    have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long term
    strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the meantime,
    they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect thing has
    its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue Collar"
    oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition enters the
    frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the dynamics
    and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my meds.

    "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in training.....
    > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art technology"?
    > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as good as
    > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change anything,
    > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are happy
    > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    >
    > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine. But if

    you
    > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > >
    > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of 1995.

    I've
    > > been
    > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting from VZW.

    Six
    > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year went with

    > > Nextel
    > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force & six

    office
    > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great service from

    > > Nextel. I
    > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week & I

    must
    > > say,
    > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like the PTT

    > > feature.
    > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in Atlantic

    City
    > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the Motorola

    > > phones
    > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the phones for

    the
    > > other
    > > > > carriers.
    > > > >
    > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones that

    work
    > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other. So you

    know
    > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > >
    > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular

    groups]
    > >
    > >

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






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  2. #2
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Great reply, Karen. You sound like you know your "stuff". Nextel has
    improved greatly over the past year or so. So far, I'm happy with the
    service after one week. I'll let you know as time goes by.


    "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:N%[email protected]
    > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel experience. I
    > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on

    earth.
    > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin cans and

    a
    > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area and
    > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special mobile
    > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread together
    > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the fact
    > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far too

    many
    > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're right,
    > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about VZW -
    > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel phones are
    > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of utility
    > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some heft and
    > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having swapped

    out
    > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and ring
    > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel. Nextel has
    > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment and

    has
    > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage, coverage

    and
    > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in more
    > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or minor)
    > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for a
    > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the places

    they
    > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long term
    > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the meantime,
    > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect thing has
    > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue Collar"
    > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition enters the
    > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the dynamics
    > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my meds.
    >
    > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in training.....
    > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art technology"?
    > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as good as
    > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change anything,
    > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are happy
    > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > >
    > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine. But if

    > you
    > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > >
    > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of 1995.

    > I've
    > > > been
    > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting from

    VZW.
    > Six
    > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year went with
    > > > Nextel
    > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force & six

    > office
    > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great service from
    > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week & I

    > must
    > > > say,
    > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like the

    PTT
    > > > feature.
    > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in Atlantic

    > City
    > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the

    Motorola
    > > > phones
    > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the phones for

    > the
    > > > other
    > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones that

    > work
    > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other. So you

    > know
    > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > >
    > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular

    > groups]
    > > >
    > > >

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

    >
    >






  3. #3
    Kevin Holler
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    "Really really bad...."

    They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone you
    cannot take anywhere and rely on?

    --
    Go Wings


    "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <N%[email protected]>:
    > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel experience. I
    > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on earth.
    > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin cans and a
    > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area and
    > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special mobile
    > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread together
    > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the fact
    > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far too many
    > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're right,
    > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about VZW -
    > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel phones are
    > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of utility
    > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some heft and
    > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having swapped out
    > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and ring
    > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel. Nextel has
    > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment and has
    > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage, coverage and
    > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in more
    > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or minor)
    > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for a
    > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the places they
    > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long term
    > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the meantime,
    > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect thing has
    > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue Collar"
    > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition enters the
    > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the dynamics
    > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my meds.
    >
    > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in training.....
    > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art technology"?
    > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as good as
    > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change anything,
    > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are happy
    > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > >
    > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine. But if

    > you
    > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > >
    > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]haha.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of 1995.

    > I've
    > > > been
    > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting from VZW.

    > Six
    > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year went with
    > > > Nextel
    > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force & six

    > office
    > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great service from
    > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week & I

    > must
    > > > say,
    > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like the PTT
    > > > feature.
    > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in Atlantic

    > City
    > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the Motorola
    > > > phones
    > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the phones for

    > the
    > > > other
    > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones that

    > work
    > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other. So you

    > know
    > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > >
    > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular

    > groups]
    > > >
    > > >

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

    >
    >


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



  4. #4
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??


    "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > "Really really bad...."
    >
    > They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone you
    > cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    >
    > --
    > Go Wings
    >
    >
    > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <N%[email protected]>:
    > > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel experience.

    I
    > > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on

    earth.
    > > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin cans

    and a
    > > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area and
    > > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special mobile
    > > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread together
    > > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the

    fact
    > > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far too

    many
    > > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're

    right,
    > > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about VZW -
    > > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel phones

    are
    > > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of

    utility
    > > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some heft

    and
    > > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having swapped

    out
    > > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and ring
    > > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel. Nextel

    has
    > > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment and

    has
    > > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage, coverage

    and
    > > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in more
    > > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or minor)
    > > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for a
    > > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the places

    they
    > > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long term
    > > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the meantime,
    > > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect thing

    has
    > > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue

    Collar"
    > > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition enters

    the
    > > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the

    dynamics
    > > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my

    meds.
    > >
    > > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in

    training.....
    > > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art

    technology"?
    > > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as good

    as
    > > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change anything,
    > > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are happy
    > > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > > >
    > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine. But

    if
    > > you
    > > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > > >
    > > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of

    1995.
    > > I've
    > > > > been
    > > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting from

    VZW.
    > > Six
    > > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year went

    with
    > > > > Nextel
    > > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force & six

    > > office
    > > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great service

    from
    > > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week & I

    > > must
    > > > > say,
    > > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like the

    PTT
    > > > > feature.
    > > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in

    Atlantic
    > > City
    > > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the

    Motorola
    > > > > phones
    > > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the phones

    for
    > > the
    > > > > other
    > > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones

    that
    > > work
    > > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other. So

    you
    > > know
    > > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular

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

    groups]
    > >
    > >

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






  5. #5
    Ernest
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    As far I know, my Nextel works where all others don't, such as inside most
    big warehouses or store. Cingular, At&t, Sprint all had less reception and
    more drop calls than my nextel so far. The coverage to me is great. At least
    in Florida is. IMO

    "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??
    >
    >
    > "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > > "Really really bad...."
    > >
    > > They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone you
    > > cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Go Wings
    > >
    > >
    > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <N%[email protected]>:
    > > > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel experience.

    > I
    > > > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on

    > earth.
    > > > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin cans

    > and a
    > > > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area and
    > > > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special

    mobile
    > > > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread

    together
    > > > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the

    > fact
    > > > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > > > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far too

    > many
    > > > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're

    > right,
    > > > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > > > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about VZW -
    > > > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel phones

    > are
    > > > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of

    > utility
    > > > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some heft

    > and
    > > > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having

    swapped
    > out
    > > > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and

    ring
    > > > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel. Nextel

    > has
    > > > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment

    and
    > has
    > > > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage,

    coverage
    > and
    > > > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in

    more
    > > > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or

    minor)
    > > > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for a
    > > > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > > > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the places

    > they
    > > > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long

    term
    > > > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the

    meantime,
    > > > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect thing

    > has
    > > > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue

    > Collar"
    > > > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > > > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition enters

    > the
    > > > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the

    > dynamics
    > > > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my

    > meds.
    > > >
    > > > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in

    > training.....
    > > > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art

    > technology"?
    > > > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as good

    > as
    > > > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change anything,
    > > > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are

    happy
    > > > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > > > >
    > > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine.

    But
    > if
    > > > you
    > > > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of

    > 1995.
    > > > I've
    > > > > > been
    > > > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting from

    > VZW.
    > > > Six
    > > > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year went

    > with
    > > > > > Nextel
    > > > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force &

    six
    > > > office
    > > > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great service

    > from
    > > > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week &

    I
    > > > must
    > > > > > say,
    > > > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like

    the
    > PTT
    > > > > > feature.
    > > > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in

    > Atlantic
    > > > City
    > > > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the

    > Motorola
    > > > > > phones
    > > > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the phones

    > for
    > > > the
    > > > > > other
    > > > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones

    > that
    > > > work
    > > > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other. So

    > you
    > > > know
    > > > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular
    > > > groups]
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular

    > groups]
    > > >
    > > >

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

    >
    >







  6. #6
    DV
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Other way around for me. Here in Chicago, Verizon works MUCH better than
    Nextel. Forget about trying to call a Nextel subscriber during peak hours
    and Verizon also works better indoors. I tried Nextel on two seperate
    occasions because I really wanted it, but it just couldn't beat my Verizon
    service.

    "Ernest" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > As far I know, my Nextel works where all others don't, such as inside most
    > big warehouses or store. Cingular, At&t, Sprint all had less reception and
    > more drop calls than my nextel so far. The coverage to me is great. At

    least
    > in Florida is. IMO
    >
    > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??
    > >
    > >
    > > "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > > > "Really really bad...."
    > > >
    > > > They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone you
    > > > cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Go Wings
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > <N%[email protected]>:
    > > > > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel

    experience.
    > > I
    > > > > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on

    > > earth.
    > > > > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin

    cans
    > > and a
    > > > > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area

    and
    > > > > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special

    > mobile
    > > > > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread

    > together
    > > > > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the

    > > fact
    > > > > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > > > > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far

    too
    > > many
    > > > > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're

    > > right,
    > > > > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > > > > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about

    VZW -
    > > > > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel

    phones
    > > are
    > > > > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of

    > > utility
    > > > > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some

    heft
    > > and
    > > > > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having

    > swapped
    > > out
    > > > > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and

    > ring
    > > > > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel.

    Nextel
    > > has
    > > > > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment

    > and
    > > has
    > > > > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage,

    > coverage
    > > and
    > > > > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in

    > more
    > > > > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or

    > minor)
    > > > > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for

    a
    > > > > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > > > > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the

    places
    > > they
    > > > > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long

    > term
    > > > > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the

    > meantime,
    > > > > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect

    thing
    > > has
    > > > > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue

    > > Collar"
    > > > > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > > > > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition

    enters
    > > the
    > > > > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the

    > > dynamics
    > > > > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my

    > > meds.
    > > > >
    > > > > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in

    > > training.....
    > > > > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art

    > > technology"?
    > > > > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as

    good
    > > as
    > > > > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change

    anything,
    > > > > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > > > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are

    > happy
    > > > > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine.

    > But
    > > if
    > > > > you
    > > > > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of

    > > 1995.
    > > > > I've
    > > > > > > been
    > > > > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting

    from
    > > VZW.
    > > > > Six
    > > > > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year

    went
    > > with
    > > > > > > Nextel
    > > > > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force &

    > six
    > > > > office
    > > > > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great

    service
    > > from
    > > > > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week

    &
    > I
    > > > > must
    > > > > > > say,
    > > > > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like

    > the
    > > PTT
    > > > > > > feature.
    > > > > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in

    > > Atlantic
    > > > > City
    > > > > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the

    > > Motorola
    > > > > > > phones
    > > > > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the

    phones
    > > for
    > > > > the
    > > > > > > other
    > > > > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones

    > > that
    > > > > work
    > > > > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other.

    So
    > > you
    > > > > know
    > > > > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the

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

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

    groups]
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Rich Cacace
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    What part of Florida??

    "Ernest" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > As far I know, my Nextel works where all others don't, such as inside most
    > big warehouses or store. Cingular, At&t, Sprint all had less reception and
    > more drop calls than my nextel so far. The coverage to me is great. At

    least
    > in Florida is. IMO
    >
    > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??
    > >
    > >
    > > "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > > > "Really really bad...."
    > > >
    > > > They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone you
    > > > cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Go Wings
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > <N%[email protected]>:
    > > > > I guess I was just traumatized at an early age by a Nextel

    experience.
    > > I
    > > > > had the service way back in 99/00 and it sucked like nothing else on

    > > earth.
    > > > > The whole iDEN thing delivered performance on a par with "two tin

    cans
    > > and a
    > > > > piece of string." I didn't like being in a "full up" signal area

    and
    > > > > dropping calls like hot potatos. The idea of buying up "special

    > mobile
    > > > > radio" licenses from mom and pop operators and trying to thread

    > together
    > > > > minimal bandwidth across the country left me cold. I don't like the

    > > fact
    > > > > that Nextel does not support "true" SMS. They have the same lame
    > > > > implementation that Sprint uses - WEB access. There are still far

    too
    > > many
    > > > > coverage holes with Nextel to support my requirements. But you're

    > > right,
    > > > > live and let live. What I really want is coast-to-coast, robust GSM
    > > > > coverage - like the rest of the world. Here is what blows about

    VZW -
    > > > > phones designed for 17 year olds. I will admit that the Nextel

    phones
    > > are
    > > > > designed much better, but the GSM phones have the right balance of

    > > utility
    > > > > and glitz. The MOT V60i is a good "business" phone that has some

    heft
    > > and
    > > > > substance to it (now that I finally have one that works, having

    > swapped
    > > out
    > > > > four of them in less than a year). The VZW slant towards games and

    > ring
    > > > > tones clearly points to a different target market than Nextel.

    Nextel
    > > has
    > > > > "productivity" applications. VZW has a "corporate" service segment

    > and
    > > has
    > > > > finally got on the WiFi bandwagon. All in all, it is coverage,

    > coverage
    > > and
    > > > > more coverage when it comes to wireless service. VZW just works in

    > more
    > > > > places with more digital coverage than any of the other major (or

    > minor)
    > > > > carriers. I will give Nextel (and to some degree Sprint) points for

    a
    > > > > homogeneous, consistent, seamless network (the phones work the same
    > > > > everywhere), but the coverage is just not there yet, and in the

    places
    > > they
    > > > > have coverage, the supported bandwidth is too thin. Nextel's long

    > term
    > > > > strategy is to migrate towards CDMA (or maybe GSM), but in the

    > meantime,
    > > > > they will milk iDEN for as long as possible. The Direct Connect

    thing
    > > has
    > > > > its appeal, but only for a certain segment of the market (a "Blue

    > > Collar"
    > > > > oriented market). They have effectively exploited this niche and
    > > > > undoubtedly will remain the PTT leader even if/when competition

    enters
    > > the
    > > > > frey. Their coast-to-coast implementation of PTT will change the

    > > dynamics
    > > > > and may give Nextel an edge going in to the future. Ok, time for my

    > > meds.
    > > > >
    > > > > "CCCC1 1CCCC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > Wow Karen.... relax..... you sound like quite a vealot in

    > > training.....
    > > > > > "real wireless"? "x3 coverage"? come on "state-of-the-art

    > > technology"?
    > > > > > again please.... threatend by Nextel? wondering why they are as

    good
    > > as
    > > > > > if not better than vzn? Being a vealot isn't gonna change

    anything,
    > > > > > neither is the attitude its gotta be one provider or the other.
    > > > > > Wireless is very much a personal choice so let it be, people are

    > happy
    > > > > > with both Nextel and vzn after all, thats the point.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > What's with the hype over Nextel? If it works for you - fine.

    > But
    > > if
    > > > > you
    > > > > > > want a REAL wireless service with 3x the coverage of Nextel and
    > > > > > > state-of-the-art technology, well you know the rest.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > "Ulysses S. Grant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > > > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > > > > > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > > > > > > I have been a Bell Atlantic\Verizon customer since March of

    > > 1995.
    > > > > I've
    > > > > > > been
    > > > > > > > > reluctant to switch due to the great service I am getting

    from
    > > VZW.
    > > > > Six
    > > > > > > > > months ago the insurance agency I retired from last year

    went
    > > with
    > > > > > > Nextel
    > > > > > > > > due to the PTT feature. They got 27 phones, 21 sales force &

    > six
    > > > > office
    > > > > > > > > support people. They have been raving about the great

    service
    > > from
    > > > > > > Nextel. I
    > > > > > > > > was invited to join in & get a Nextel phone. I did last week

    &
    > I
    > > > > must
    > > > > > > say,
    > > > > > > > > Nextel has really improved their service. I especially like

    > the
    > > PTT
    > > > > > > feature.
    > > > > > > > > Today from my home in Philadelphia I spoke to a friend in

    > > Atlantic
    > > > > City
    > > > > > > > > using the PTT. Everything was loud & clear. By the way, the

    > > Motorola
    > > > > > > phones
    > > > > > > > > made for Nextel seem to be of a better quality then the

    phones
    > > for
    > > > > the
    > > > > > > other
    > > > > > > > > carriers.
    > > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > > I work for FedEx, and all of the managers (at least the ones

    > > that
    > > > > work
    > > > > > > in the hubs) use Nextel phones to communicate with each other.

    So
    > > you
    > > > > know
    > > > > > > its a good company when Fedex chooses them.
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the

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

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

    groups]
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    ModernMiko
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel


    >
    > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    >>> "Really really bad...."
    >>>
    >>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    >>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Go Wings
    >>>


    I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious) but
    unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call on our
    landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what I have observed
    at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):

    Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house which is
    *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls dropping
    (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to go about
    a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a bit still (Samsung
    N105)
    Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)

    Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them and will
    when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied with Verizon
    where I currently live/travel.

    Jenn
    --
    Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl







  9. #9
    CCCC1 1CCCC
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Now the point of this is service AT YOUR HOUSE? Good info but for anyone
    not living at your house the info means nothing for the rest of us who
    dont live there. Dont think it doesn't matter as your service indoors
    at a house that you live in is important, but its hardy info that any of
    us can make opinions about wireless providers with as even a neighbor or
    someone down the street may have great service from any of the named
    providers.

    Now Kevin maybe FOR YOU Nextel has problems, but for some reason you
    seem to be talking plural... now now dont go too vealot on us. You do
    want to matter dont you? Ask some of the girls monkeyvealotboy, or
    joe*****mama, or ****yuk about writing BS so that they dont matter
    anymore....... Seriously for you SINGULAR they might be a problem but
    seems some peopl really like the service and it seems to work well for
    them

    "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > >
    > > "Ben Skversky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> Uhhh??? Do you know what you are talking about??
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]
    > >>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > >>> "Really really bad...."
    > >>>
    > >>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    > >>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Go Wings
    > >>>

    >
    > I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious) but
    > unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call on our
    > landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what I have observed
    > at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):
    >
    > Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house which is
    > *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    > Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    > Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls dropping
    > (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    > T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to go about
    > a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a bit still (Samsung
    > N105)
    > Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)
    >
    > Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them and will
    > when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied with Verizon
    > where I currently live/travel.
    >
    > Jenn
    > --
    > Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    >
    >
    >
    >


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



  10. #10
    ModernMiko
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    >> "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article

    >>>> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]
    >>>>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    >>>>> "Really really bad...."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    >>>>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Go Wings
    >>>>>

    >>
    >> I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious)
    >> but unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call
    >> on our landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what
    >> I have observed at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):
    >>
    >> Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house
    >> which is
    >> *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    >> Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    >> Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls
    >> dropping (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    >> T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to
    >> go about a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a
    >> bit still (Samsung N105)
    >> Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)
    >>
    >> Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them
    >> and will when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied
    >> with Verizon where I currently live/travel.
    >>
    >> Jenn
    >> --
    >> Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    >>


    CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > Now the point of this is service AT YOUR HOUSE? Good info but for
    > anyone
    > not living at your house the info means nothing for the rest of us who
    > dont live there. Dont think it doesn't matter as your service indoors
    > at a house that you live in is important, but its hardy info that any
    > of
    > us can make opinions about wireless providers with as even a neighbor
    > or someone down the street may have great service from any of the
    > named providers.
    >
    > Now Kevin maybe FOR YOU Nextel has problems, but for some reason you
    > seem to be talking plural... now now dont go too vealot on us. You do
    > want to matter dont you? Ask some of the girls monkeyvealotboy, or
    > joe*****mama, or ****yuk about writing BS so that they dont matter
    > anymore....... Seriously for you SINGULAR they might be a problem
    > but
    > seems some peopl really like the service and it seems to work well for
    > them


    It's why I wrote "For what it's worth." Don't know how many people have had
    the opportunity to compare multiple services. I clearly wrote these
    observations were based on service at my house and where my house is
    located. When I was living in a more urban MD setting, it was more of a
    toss-up for who had the best service. Nextel just simply doesn't work here.
    My comments are as valuable as the comments about someone else's exper with
    Nextel and Verizon in a store in FL. Even though I don't go shopping in FL,
    I still am interested to see what that person's experience was. If you don't
    care about my comments on multiple carrier's service in my area, skip to the
    next message.
    Jenn
    --
    Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl







  11. #11
    CCCC1 1CCCC
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Now Now modernvealotmiko.... just words written nothing attacking, boy
    even wrote having good wireless service in home is important. Just
    saying as you stated in your home this is whats up... lots of things
    could effect service in a place yet not effect service 10' in another
    direction. Thats why we have many good service providers to choose from
    Vealots Vealots Vealots

    "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > >> "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article

    >
    > >>>> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:[email protected]
    > >>>>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > >>>>> "Really really bad...."
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    > >>>>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> --
    > >>>>> Go Wings
    > >>>>>
    > >>
    > >> I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious)
    > >> but unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call
    > >> on our landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what
    > >> I have observed at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):
    > >>
    > >> Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house
    > >> which is
    > >> *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    > >> Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    > >> Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls
    > >> dropping (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    > >> T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to
    > >> go about a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a
    > >> bit still (Samsung N105)
    > >> Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)
    > >>
    > >> Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them
    > >> and will when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied
    > >> with Verizon where I currently live/travel.
    > >>
    > >> Jenn
    > >> --
    > >> Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    > >>

    >
    > CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > > Now the point of this is service AT YOUR HOUSE? Good info but for
    > > anyone
    > > not living at your house the info means nothing for the rest of us who
    > > dont live there. Dont think it doesn't matter as your service indoors
    > > at a house that you live in is important, but its hardy info that any
    > > of
    > > us can make opinions about wireless providers with as even a neighbor
    > > or someone down the street may have great service from any of the
    > > named providers.
    > >
    > > Now Kevin maybe FOR YOU Nextel has problems, but for some reason you
    > > seem to be talking plural... now now dont go too vealot on us. You do
    > > want to matter dont you? Ask some of the girls monkeyvealotboy, or
    > > joe*****mama, or ****yuk about writing BS so that they dont matter
    > > anymore....... Seriously for you SINGULAR they might be a problem
    > > but
    > > seems some peopl really like the service and it seems to work well for
    > > them

    >
    > It's why I wrote "For what it's worth." Don't know how many people have had
    > the opportunity to compare multiple services. I clearly wrote these
    > observations were based on service at my house and where my house is
    > located. When I was living in a more urban MD setting, it was more of a
    > toss-up for who had the best service. Nextel just simply doesn't work here.
    > My comments are as valuable as the comments about someone else's exper with
    > Nextel and Verizon in a store in FL. Even though I don't go shopping in FL,
    > I still am interested to see what that person's experience was. If you don't
    > care about my comments on multiple carrier's service in my area, skip to the
    > next message.
    > Jenn
    > --
    > Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    >
    >
    >
    >


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



  12. #12
    ModernMiko
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > Now Now modernvealotmiko.... just words written nothing attacking, boy
    > even wrote having good wireless service in home is important. Just
    > saying as you stated in your home this is whats up... lots of things
    > could effect service in a place yet not effect service 10' in another
    > direction. Thats why we have many good service providers to choose
    > from Vealots Vealots Vealots
    >


    Sorry to ruin your preconceptions about me but I am not a Vealot. I
    currently think that Verizon serves my needs well. But I left them before a
    few years back and went to Cingular (which btw was a BIG mistake). I'd still
    be with T-Mobile except it doesn't work here very well. Too bad cause I
    loved my phone and my low bill. But for now, VZW does the job (and I do like
    the LG VX4400 I just bought a few weeks ago). If I ever move again, who
    knows?
    Jenn





  13. #13
    CCCC1 1CCCC
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    Jen cool... you know thats wha it's all about your happy Something
    vealots cant stand, es if a person is happy with service from a wireless
    provider other than vzn. Glad to hear your happy

    "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > > Now Now modernvealotmiko.... just words written nothing attacking, boy
    > > even wrote having good wireless service in home is important. Just
    > > saying as you stated in your home this is whats up... lots of things
    > > could effect service in a place yet not effect service 10' in another
    > > direction. Thats why we have many good service providers to choose
    > > from Vealots Vealots Vealots
    > >

    >
    > Sorry to ruin your preconceptions about me but I am not a Vealot. I
    > currently think that Verizon serves my needs well. But I left them before a
    > few years back and went to Cingular (which btw was a BIG mistake). I'd still
    > be with T-Mobile except it doesn't work here very well. Too bad cause I
    > loved my phone and my low bill. But for now, VZW does the job (and I do like
    > the LG VX4400 I just bought a few weeks ago). If I ever move again, who
    > knows?
    > Jenn
    >
    >


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



  14. #14
    Cox SMTP west
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    I use an after market antenna that slips over the Nextel i95cl phone and
    increase Db... When I find bad areas, I keep reporting them, so they fill
    the holes. Grant

    "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > >> "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article

    >
    > >>>> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:[email protected]
    > >>>>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > >>>>> "Really really bad...."
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    > >>>>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> --
    > >>>>> Go Wings
    > >>>>>
    > >>
    > >> I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious)
    > >> but unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call
    > >> on our landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what
    > >> I have observed at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):
    > >>
    > >> Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house
    > >> which is
    > >> *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    > >> Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    > >> Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls
    > >> dropping (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    > >> T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to
    > >> go about a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a
    > >> bit still (Samsung N105)
    > >> Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)
    > >>
    > >> Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them
    > >> and will when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied
    > >> with Verizon where I currently live/travel.
    > >>
    > >> Jenn
    > >> --
    > >> Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    > >>

    >
    > CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > > Now the point of this is service AT YOUR HOUSE? Good info but for
    > > anyone
    > > not living at your house the info means nothing for the rest of us who
    > > dont live there. Dont think it doesn't matter as your service indoors
    > > at a house that you live in is important, but its hardy info that any
    > > of
    > > us can make opinions about wireless providers with as even a neighbor
    > > or someone down the street may have great service from any of the
    > > named providers.
    > >
    > > Now Kevin maybe FOR YOU Nextel has problems, but for some reason you
    > > seem to be talking plural... now now dont go too vealot on us. You do
    > > want to matter dont you? Ask some of the girls monkeyvealotboy, or
    > > joe*****mama, or ****yuk about writing BS so that they dont matter
    > > anymore....... Seriously for you SINGULAR they might be a problem
    > > but
    > > seems some peopl really like the service and it seems to work well for
    > > them

    >
    > It's why I wrote "For what it's worth." Don't know how many people have

    had
    > the opportunity to compare multiple services. I clearly wrote these
    > observations were based on service at my house and where my house is
    > located. When I was living in a more urban MD setting, it was more of a
    > toss-up for who had the best service. Nextel just simply doesn't work

    here.
    > My comments are as valuable as the comments about someone else's exper

    with
    > Nextel and Verizon in a store in FL. Even though I don't go shopping in

    FL,
    > I still am interested to see what that person's experience was. If you

    don't
    > care about my comments on multiple carrier's service in my area, skip to

    the
    > next message.
    > Jenn
    > --
    > Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    >
    >
    >
    >






  15. #15
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: (OT) Nextel

    do you walk around saying "can you hear me now ?"

    "Cox SMTP west" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:FWB%[email protected]
    > I use an after market antenna that slips over the Nextel i95cl phone and
    > increase Db... When I find bad areas, I keep reporting them, so they

    fill
    > the holes. Grant
    >
    > "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > >> "ModernMiko" <[email protected]> wrote in article

    > >
    > > >>>> "Kevin Holler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > >>>> news:[email protected]
    > > >>>>> I use a very scientific term for Nextels, "Really Bad." Or maybe
    > > >>>>> "Really really bad...."
    > > >>>>>
    > > >>>>> They fail to work more than they work, why would you want a phone
    > > >>>>> you cannot take anywhere and rely on?
    > > >>>>>
    > > >>>>> --
    > > >>>>> Go Wings
    > > >>>>>
    > > >>
    > > >> I like the idea of Nextel (although the DC beep is a bit obnoxious)
    > > >> but unfortunately, when my brother was visiting his wife had to call
    > > >> on our landline cause his Nextel couldn't get service. Here is what
    > > >> I have observed at our house (rural Eastern Shore MD):
    > > >>
    > > >> Verizon - excellent signal/call strength even at my b-i-l's house
    > > >> which is
    > > >> *really* rural (with Kyocera 2235 and LG VX4400)
    > > >> Cingular - halfway reasonable signal/call strength (Ericsson 1228d)
    > > >> Sprint - acceptable but not great signal/call strength - some calls
    > > >> dropping (my brother's old service) (Motorola StarTac)
    > > >> T-Mobile - no signal/not able to make a call in my house...half to
    > > >> go about a half mile to get coverage and then drops calls quite a
    > > >> bit still (Samsung N105)
    > > >> Nextel - no coverage (Motorola i90 ??)
    > > >>
    > > >> Haven't been able to test AT&T yet but have a friend who has them
    > > >> and will when she visits. For what it's worth. Completely satisfied
    > > >> with Verizon where I currently live/travel.
    > > >>
    > > >> Jenn
    > > >> --
    > > >> Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    > > >>

    > >
    > > CCCC1 1CCCC wrote:
    > > > Now the point of this is service AT YOUR HOUSE? Good info but for
    > > > anyone
    > > > not living at your house the info means nothing for the rest of us who
    > > > dont live there. Dont think it doesn't matter as your service indoors
    > > > at a house that you live in is important, but its hardy info that any
    > > > of
    > > > us can make opinions about wireless providers with as even a neighbor
    > > > or someone down the street may have great service from any of the
    > > > named providers.
    > > >
    > > > Now Kevin maybe FOR YOU Nextel has problems, but for some reason you
    > > > seem to be talking plural... now now dont go too vealot on us. You do
    > > > want to matter dont you? Ask some of the girls monkeyvealotboy, or
    > > > joe*****mama, or ****yuk about writing BS so that they dont matter
    > > > anymore....... Seriously for you SINGULAR they might be a problem
    > > > but
    > > > seems some peopl really like the service and it seems to work well for
    > > > them

    > >
    > > It's why I wrote "For what it's worth." Don't know how many people have

    > had
    > > the opportunity to compare multiple services. I clearly wrote these
    > > observations were based on service at my house and where my house is
    > > located. When I was living in a more urban MD setting, it was more of a
    > > toss-up for who had the best service. Nextel just simply doesn't work

    > here.
    > > My comments are as valuable as the comments about someone else's exper

    > with
    > > Nextel and Verizon in a store in FL. Even though I don't go shopping in

    > FL,
    > > I still am interested to see what that person's experience was. If you

    > don't
    > > care about my comments on multiple carrier's service in my area, skip to

    > the
    > > next message.
    > > Jenn
    > > --
    > > Aka ModernMiko - InuYasha Devotee and Rurouni Kenshin Genki Girl
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >







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