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  1. #1
    P Howard
    Guest
    I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.

    Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.

    Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."

    But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?

    Thanks!

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

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  2. #2
    Al Bundy
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Hi there Mr. Howard I see what you mean about the coverage maps, Even sneaky
    Sprint puts it all out the for all to see but not Nexhell all they want is
    all the money for their phones and a two year agreement for any changes to
    your service,
    Make mine Verizon.
    Al.


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    >
    > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    >
    > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    >
    > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



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  3. #3
    Al Bundy
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Hi there Mr. Howard I see what you mean about the coverage maps, Even sneaky
    Sprint puts it all out the for all to see but not Nexhell all they want is
    all the money for their phones and a two year agreement for any changes to
    your service,
    Make mine Verizon.
    Al.


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    >
    > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    >
    > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    >
    > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



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  4. #4
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Any other takes on this?

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


    "Al Bundy" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Hi there Mr. Howard I see what you mean about the coverage maps, Even sneaky
    > Sprint puts it all out the for all to see but not Nexhell all they want is
    > all the money for their phones and a two year agreement for any changes to
    > your service,
    > Make mine Verizon.
    > Al.
    >
    >
    > "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > >
    > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > >
    > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    > >
    > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > > --
    > > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

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  5. #5
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Any other takes on this?

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


    "Al Bundy" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Hi there Mr. Howard I see what you mean about the coverage maps, Even sneaky
    > Sprint puts it all out the for all to see but not Nexhell all they want is
    > all the money for their phones and a two year agreement for any changes to
    > your service,
    > Make mine Verizon.
    > Al.
    >
    >
    > "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > >
    > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > >
    > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    > >
    > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > > --
    > > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

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  6. #6
    Who Cares?
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Are you too stupid to enter in your zip code and see DETAILED
    coverage? Nextel provides a fairly accurate coverage map. Look at
    the Verizon (or ATT or Sprint or...) map and you have no idea if it
    will work anywhere because the maps are too general. But I guess you
    were trying to make a point, huh? Pretty lame point. Made you look
    pretty stupid, but what the heck.

    Dave

    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed
    that
    | Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    |
    | Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to
    check
    | each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where
    they
    | cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    | other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    | Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems
    to
    | have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel...
    but
    | I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    |
    | Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"...
    so
    | on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a
    map..."
    |
    | But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    | coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    |
    | Thanks!
    |
    | --
    | Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    |
    | [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular
    groups]





  7. #7
    Who Cares?
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Are you too stupid to enter in your zip code and see DETAILED
    coverage? Nextel provides a fairly accurate coverage map. Look at
    the Verizon (or ATT or Sprint or...) map and you have no idea if it
    will work anywhere because the maps are too general. But I guess you
    were trying to make a point, huh? Pretty lame point. Made you look
    pretty stupid, but what the heck.

    Dave

    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed
    that
    | Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    |
    | Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to
    check
    | each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where
    they
    | cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    | other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    | Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems
    to
    | have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel...
    but
    | I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    |
    | Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"...
    so
    | on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a
    map..."
    |
    | But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    | coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    |
    | Thanks!
    |
    | --
    | Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    |
    | [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular
    groups]





  8. #8
    BD
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    I see what you mean. i used to have a map that showed their areas better,
    but it was some time ago.
    Nextel does have many limits in their areas. I would suggest you check
    areas that you may travel in to compare. If you want the 2-way feature of
    Nextel, it works wherever they have service, unlike Verizon currrently. You
    will not roam with Nextel, no billing surprises. Their old statement was
    that they were in areas that 80% of people live and work. Thus, they are in
    more populated areas and travel routes. If however, you need broad
    coverage, another carrier may work better for you. I have heard that Nextel
    is working on expanding, but no details.

    I hope this helps somewhat.

    BD
    "Change is the only constant in the universe".


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    >
    > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    >
    > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    >
    > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  9. #9
    BD
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    I see what you mean. i used to have a map that showed their areas better,
    but it was some time ago.
    Nextel does have many limits in their areas. I would suggest you check
    areas that you may travel in to compare. If you want the 2-way feature of
    Nextel, it works wherever they have service, unlike Verizon currrently. You
    will not roam with Nextel, no billing surprises. Their old statement was
    that they were in areas that 80% of people live and work. Thus, they are in
    more populated areas and travel routes. If however, you need broad
    coverage, another carrier may work better for you. I have heard that Nextel
    is working on expanding, but no details.

    I hope this helps somewhat.

    BD
    "Change is the only constant in the universe".


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    >
    > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    >
    > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    >
    > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  10. #10
    SCSIGuy
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Scott Stephenson <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > There is a coverage map on the nextel site:
    >
    > http://nextel.com/services/coverage/index.shtml
    >
    > It doesn't have a lot of pretty colors on it, and you have to actually
    > dig into it, but it provides pretty detailed maps of their network coverage.
    >
    > P Howard wrote:
    >
    > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > >
    > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > >
    > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    > >
    > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >


    Funny how everyone seems to have missed the original poster's
    question. Yeah, Nextel's site doesn't appear to have a totally
    national coverage map anywhere, but honestly what's the point? Most
    providers national maps aren't accurate...and if you think about, even
    their local maps aren't. Verizon's local Michigan coverage map shows
    all the counties it covers, but it shows coverage by county lines per
    the FCC divide-up, it doesn't show real coverage. For example,
    Columbiaville, MI is a black hole for cellular service for every
    provider but Nextel, yet according to Verizon's supposed map they have
    flawless coverage.

    So even though it's a little more work to see the individual areas
    with Nextel's map, just bear in mind that theirs is at least honest,
    based on the placement of cell sites as opposed to most providers'
    "FCC Coverage territory maps" Guess it just depends on your angle,
    heh.

    Skuzz



  11. #11
    SCSIGuy
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    Scott Stephenson <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > There is a coverage map on the nextel site:
    >
    > http://nextel.com/services/coverage/index.shtml
    >
    > It doesn't have a lot of pretty colors on it, and you have to actually
    > dig into it, but it provides pretty detailed maps of their network coverage.
    >
    > P Howard wrote:
    >
    > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > >
    > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where they
    > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel... but
    > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > >
    > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"... so
    > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a map..."
    > >
    > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >


    Funny how everyone seems to have missed the original poster's
    question. Yeah, Nextel's site doesn't appear to have a totally
    national coverage map anywhere, but honestly what's the point? Most
    providers national maps aren't accurate...and if you think about, even
    their local maps aren't. Verizon's local Michigan coverage map shows
    all the counties it covers, but it shows coverage by county lines per
    the FCC divide-up, it doesn't show real coverage. For example,
    Columbiaville, MI is a black hole for cellular service for every
    provider but Nextel, yet according to Verizon's supposed map they have
    flawless coverage.

    So even though it's a little more work to see the individual areas
    with Nextel's map, just bear in mind that theirs is at least honest,
    based on the placement of cell sites as opposed to most providers'
    "FCC Coverage territory maps" Guess it just depends on your angle,
    heh.

    Skuzz



  12. #12
    King Kub
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    yeah, just click on the city and it brings up a highly detailed coverage
    map. There may be coverage in the 'tan' areas, but it is not guaranteed
    service like in the 'purple' areas.

    "SCSIGuy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Scott Stephenson <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > There is a coverage map on the nextel site:
    > >
    > > http://nextel.com/services/coverage/index.shtml
    > >
    > > It doesn't have a lot of pretty colors on it, and you have to actually
    > > dig into it, but it provides pretty detailed maps of their network

    coverage.
    > >
    > > P Howard wrote:
    > >
    > > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > > >
    > > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where

    they
    > > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel...

    but
    > > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > > >
    > > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"...

    so
    > > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a

    map..."
    > > >
    > > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks!
    > > >

    >
    > Funny how everyone seems to have missed the original poster's
    > question. Yeah, Nextel's site doesn't appear to have a totally
    > national coverage map anywhere, but honestly what's the point? Most
    > providers national maps aren't accurate...and if you think about, even
    > their local maps aren't. Verizon's local Michigan coverage map shows
    > all the counties it covers, but it shows coverage by county lines per
    > the FCC divide-up, it doesn't show real coverage. For example,
    > Columbiaville, MI is a black hole for cellular service for every
    > provider but Nextel, yet according to Verizon's supposed map they have
    > flawless coverage.
    >
    > So even though it's a little more work to see the individual areas
    > with Nextel's map, just bear in mind that theirs is at least honest,
    > based on the placement of cell sites as opposed to most providers'
    > "FCC Coverage territory maps" Guess it just depends on your angle,
    > heh.
    >
    > Skuzz






  13. #13
    King Kub
    Guest

    Re: Why is Nextel the only national carrier to not have a national coverage map on their webpage?

    yeah, just click on the city and it brings up a highly detailed coverage
    map. There may be coverage in the 'tan' areas, but it is not guaranteed
    service like in the 'purple' areas.

    "SCSIGuy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Scott Stephenson <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > There is a coverage map on the nextel site:
    > >
    > > http://nextel.com/services/coverage/index.shtml
    > >
    > > It doesn't have a lot of pretty colors on it, and you have to actually
    > > dig into it, but it provides pretty detailed maps of their network

    coverage.
    > >
    > > P Howard wrote:
    > >
    > > > I was looking through all the carriers websites today and noticed that
    > > > Nextel was the only one to not show a national map of coverage.
    > > >
    > > > Their map has a bunch of city names, but other than going in to check
    > > > each area specifically, I could find no national map showing where

    they
    > > > cover and where they don't cover. I was hoping to compare it to the
    > > > other carrier's maps that I found online. Locally around here,
    > > > Balt/Wash DC, my current carrier, Verizon Wireless, certainly seems to
    > > > have far superior coverage to most carriers, particularly Nextel...

    but
    > > > I wanted to see what the rest of the country looked like.
    > > >
    > > > Some of you may respond, "because Nextel has such awful coverage"...

    so
    > > > on and so on... "and some may say, its so damn good, who needs a

    map..."
    > > >
    > > > But, why isn't there one? If anyone has a national map of their
    > > > coverage, could you please post it in a response to this message?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks!
    > > >

    >
    > Funny how everyone seems to have missed the original poster's
    > question. Yeah, Nextel's site doesn't appear to have a totally
    > national coverage map anywhere, but honestly what's the point? Most
    > providers national maps aren't accurate...and if you think about, even
    > their local maps aren't. Verizon's local Michigan coverage map shows
    > all the counties it covers, but it shows coverage by county lines per
    > the FCC divide-up, it doesn't show real coverage. For example,
    > Columbiaville, MI is a black hole for cellular service for every
    > provider but Nextel, yet according to Verizon's supposed map they have
    > flawless coverage.
    >
    > So even though it's a little more work to see the individual areas
    > with Nextel's map, just bear in mind that theirs is at least honest,
    > based on the placement of cell sites as opposed to most providers'
    > "FCC Coverage territory maps" Guess it just depends on your angle,
    > heh.
    >
    > Skuzz






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