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  1. #1
    Ron
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    Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have the
    $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.





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  2. #2
    Mark Kim
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    IMO You might want to do research on this because this is basically
    AIMED towards hardcore enterprise users who want connectivity
    convenience. You also might want to talk to your local Nextel Store or
    http://www.nextel.com for the scope of research. There *should* be a
    Data Specialist at your locale that can do the demos for you.

    Ron wrote:

    > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have the
    > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >
    >





  3. #3
    Mark Kim
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    IMO You might want to do research on this because this is basically
    AIMED towards hardcore enterprise users who want connectivity
    convenience. You also might want to talk to your local Nextel Store or
    http://www.nextel.com for the scope of research. There *should* be a
    Data Specialist at your locale that can do the demos for you.

    Ron wrote:

    > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have the
    > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >
    >





  4. #4
    Bradley Moser
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    I have the im1100 modem and had service for a year now.
    its not cheap but i like the speed. I did a speed test and i was getting
    around 42 kbs
    I live in Washington DC area and it works everywhere.
    I thinking around January of going to T-mobile since thet have cheaper
    service.

    I mite be selling my im1100 modem around Janauary i do not really know right
    no.

    "Mark Kim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s04...
    > IMO You might want to do research on this because this is basically
    > AIMED towards hardcore enterprise users who want connectivity
    > convenience. You also might want to talk to your local Nextel Store or
    > http://www.nextel.com for the scope of research. There *should* be a
    > Data Specialist at your locale that can do the demos for you.
    >
    > Ron wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How

    does
    > > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have

    the
    > > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    > >
    > >

    >






  5. #5
    Bradley Moser
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    I have the im1100 modem and had service for a year now.
    its not cheap but i like the speed. I did a speed test and i was getting
    around 42 kbs
    I live in Washington DC area and it works everywhere.
    I thinking around January of going to T-mobile since thet have cheaper
    service.

    I mite be selling my im1100 modem around Janauary i do not really know right
    no.

    "Mark Kim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s04...
    > IMO You might want to do research on this because this is basically
    > AIMED towards hardcore enterprise users who want connectivity
    > convenience. You also might want to talk to your local Nextel Store or
    > http://www.nextel.com for the scope of research. There *should* be a
    > Data Specialist at your locale that can do the demos for you.
    >
    > Ron wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How

    does
    > > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have

    the
    > > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    > >
    > >

    >






  6. #6
    d b
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 15:26:09 GMT, "Ron" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    >it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have the
    >$10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >


    I have been using packet stream gold service for almost a year now. I
    get speeds up to about 40 kbps. This makes it equivalent to a fairly
    slow dialup connect. Its fine for email, for most web surfing, and
    for usenet, irc, and such. For file downloads its a bad idea unless
    they are small. However for my use its been generally good and I do
    want and need to availability of going online from almost anywhere,
    even while cruising down the freeway at 70mph. I have been noticing
    some very bad problems with nextels outbound border routers lately
    however. In fact, my past 3 months have been free because they have
    had at least 3 days/month when I have had been unable to get any
    service outside of the nextel domain itself for over an hour at a
    time. Although its nice that nextel is willing to acknowledge its
    service faults by giving me the credits for service for months when
    this happens, it is not an acceptable level of service. If it
    continues, I will look into alternative services after the 1st of the
    year. Sprint has broadband for about $80 US / month unlimited usage,
    and Verison offers service only slightly slower than packet stream for
    just $20/month unlimited when added to a sprint voice plan.



  7. #7
    d b
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 15:26:09 GMT, "Ron" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    >it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have the
    >$10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >


    I have been using packet stream gold service for almost a year now. I
    get speeds up to about 40 kbps. This makes it equivalent to a fairly
    slow dialup connect. Its fine for email, for most web surfing, and
    for usenet, irc, and such. For file downloads its a bad idea unless
    they are small. However for my use its been generally good and I do
    want and need to availability of going online from almost anywhere,
    even while cruising down the freeway at 70mph. I have been noticing
    some very bad problems with nextels outbound border routers lately
    however. In fact, my past 3 months have been free because they have
    had at least 3 days/month when I have had been unable to get any
    service outside of the nextel domain itself for over an hour at a
    time. Although its nice that nextel is willing to acknowledge its
    service faults by giving me the credits for service for months when
    this happens, it is not an acceptable level of service. If it
    continues, I will look into alternative services after the 1st of the
    year. Sprint has broadband for about $80 US / month unlimited usage,
    and Verison offers service only slightly slower than packet stream for
    just $20/month unlimited when added to a sprint voice plan.



  8. #8
    Andy Ball
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Hello,

    PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    which phones support it though.

    - Andy.




  9. #9
    Andy Ball
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Hello,

    PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    which phones support it though.

    - Andy.




  10. #10
    d b
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Any of the iden phones (with proper cable and software) should work
    fine. I personally use the iM1100 modem on my laptop. I suggest you
    consult the nextel website, navigate to their packet data service page
    and then take the "accessories" link to get to the phone list that is
    compatible with the packet data service. Also, the website contains
    some substantial savings credits for hardware purchase when you
    subscribe for service and buy the hardware online there. I used the
    800 number to order the parts and service and told them I was calling
    because I didn't want to give credit card online, They gave me the
    website pricing that way.



    On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:13:57 GMT, Andy Ball <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    >best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    >which phones support it though.
    >
    >- Andy.





  11. #11
    d b
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Any of the iden phones (with proper cable and software) should work
    fine. I personally use the iM1100 modem on my laptop. I suggest you
    consult the nextel website, navigate to their packet data service page
    and then take the "accessories" link to get to the phone list that is
    compatible with the packet data service. Also, the website contains
    some substantial savings credits for hardware purchase when you
    subscribe for service and buy the hardware online there. I used the
    800 number to order the parts and service and told them I was calling
    because I didn't want to give credit card online, They gave me the
    website pricing that way.



    On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:13:57 GMT, Andy Ball <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    >best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    >which phones support it though.
    >
    >- Andy.





  12. #12
    Bradley Moser
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    I mite have a im1100 modem for sell in the future
    i am swithing to t-mobile
    i do not think there service is worst than Nextel but cheap
    and i can use it over sea and nextel you can't.
    I am slowly getting rid of Nextel due to cost.
    I like it but i really have no use for it anymore.
    I also mite be selling a i2000 and a I95
    "d b" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Any of the iden phones (with proper cable and software) should work
    > fine. I personally use the iM1100 modem on my laptop. I suggest you
    > consult the nextel website, navigate to their packet data service page
    > and then take the "accessories" link to get to the phone list that is
    > compatible with the packet data service. Also, the website contains
    > some substantial savings credits for hardware purchase when you
    > subscribe for service and buy the hardware online there. I used the
    > 800 number to order the parts and service and told them I was calling
    > because I didn't want to give credit card online, They gave me the
    > website pricing that way.
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:13:57 GMT, Andy Ball <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > >PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    > >best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    > >which phones support it though.
    > >
    > >- Andy.

    >






  13. #13
    Bradley Moser
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    I mite have a im1100 modem for sell in the future
    i am swithing to t-mobile
    i do not think there service is worst than Nextel but cheap
    and i can use it over sea and nextel you can't.
    I am slowly getting rid of Nextel due to cost.
    I like it but i really have no use for it anymore.
    I also mite be selling a i2000 and a I95
    "d b" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Any of the iden phones (with proper cable and software) should work
    > fine. I personally use the iM1100 modem on my laptop. I suggest you
    > consult the nextel website, navigate to their packet data service page
    > and then take the "accessories" link to get to the phone list that is
    > compatible with the packet data service. Also, the website contains
    > some substantial savings credits for hardware purchase when you
    > subscribe for service and buy the hardware online there. I used the
    > 800 number to order the parts and service and told them I was calling
    > because I didn't want to give credit card online, They gave me the
    > website pricing that way.
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:13:57 GMT, Andy Ball <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > >PacketStream Gold is definitely the Nextel plan that would
    > >best suit me. It seems remarkably difficult to find out
    > >which phones support it though.
    > >
    > >- Andy.

    >






  14. #14
    Joshua Miller
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Not trying to bash on Nextel as I love them to death (anyone that knows me
    knows this is true).. but you can get faster speeds from Tmobile for
    $30/month (for unlimited use). You can use any Tmo phone with a data cable
    or you can get the Tmo Sierra Air Card (for laptops) and go that route. If
    you're not worried about the speed, don't want to carry two devices and/or
    don't mind paying $20/more than you "could"... then sure, go for Packet
    Stream Gold.


    "Ron" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have

    the
    > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >
    >






  15. #15
    Joshua Miller
    Guest

    Re: Packet Stream Gold

    Not trying to bash on Nextel as I love them to death (anyone that knows me
    knows this is true).. but you can get faster speeds from Tmobile for
    $30/month (for unlimited use). You can use any Tmo phone with a data cable
    or you can get the Tmo Sierra Air Card (for laptops) and go that route. If
    you're not worried about the speed, don't want to carry two devices and/or
    don't mind paying $20/more than you "could"... then sure, go for Packet
    Stream Gold.


    "Ron" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Has anyone ever tried the packet stream gold option from Nextel? How does
    > it work? How fast is it? Is it worth $54.oo a month? I currently have

    the
    > $10.00 dial up plan and it is very painfully slow.
    >
    >






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