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  1. #1
    Jackie
    Guest
    Well I did it. I purchased my i730 today. Have not set it up yet but will
    have it done by tomorrow. Stopped by Verizon first to check out their PTT
    first. They told me to go with NexTel PTT as they can't compete with NexTel
    PTT. I agree that Verizon regular cell service is far superior but they
    can't compete with the instant push of a button to reach someone. Can't
    wait to set up my New i730. I will let you know how it is.

    Scotty





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  2. #2
    Mark Kim
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    Re: i730 Purchase

    Recommended Items for your i730

    * A Cigarette Charger for your i730
    * A USB Data Cable for your i730, SKU NKN6559A, if you are using Windoze
    * Nextel Online--At least Basic Web--won't chew up your Cell Minutes
    * At least the $2.50 a Month "Nextel Assurance Plan" (SP?)
    * Update your phone to R0A.00.02 by all means possible
    * Nationwide Direct Connect included with your plan
    * Fancy Ring Tones--Try Intuition by Jewel
    * J2ME Applications and Games--Try Bejeweled

    The i730 is a GPS-Enabled and J2ME Ready Phone, so you should have all
    the beef you need to keep the phone for at least 5 years.




  3. #3
    Mark Kim
    Guest

    Re: i730 Purchase

    Recommended Items for your i730

    * A Cigarette Charger for your i730
    * A USB Data Cable for your i730, SKU NKN6559A, if you are using Windoze
    * Nextel Online--At least Basic Web--won't chew up your Cell Minutes
    * At least the $2.50 a Month "Nextel Assurance Plan" (SP?)
    * Update your phone to R0A.00.02 by all means possible
    * Nationwide Direct Connect included with your plan
    * Fancy Ring Tones--Try Intuition by Jewel
    * J2ME Applications and Games--Try Bejeweled

    The i730 is a GPS-Enabled and J2ME Ready Phone, so you should have all
    the beef you need to keep the phone for at least 5 years.




  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: i730 Purchase

    Jackie wrote:

    > Well I did it. I purchased my i730 today. Have not set it up yet but will
    > have it done by tomorrow. Stopped by Verizon first to check out their PTT
    > first. They told me to go with NexTel PTT as they can't compete with NexTel
    > PTT.


    Hehe! I have trouble believing that a VZW rep would tell you to go
    somewhere else, or that a rep of ANY carrier would tell you that.
    Unless the rep was disgruntled and on his way out of that job anyway...

    >I agree that Verizon regular cell service is far superior but they
    > can't compete with the instant push of a button to reach someone.


    If the Nextel coverage in your area is good, then great. Nextel is
    excellent if you never ever plan on leaving their service footprint, AS
    LONG AS the footprint is good. Some areas they cover, but not well.
    And the fact that you can't roam in the US with a nextel Phone is a problem.

    If you fall outside of their coverage area, then that Direct Connect
    immediacy they offer will do nothing for you at all. And their early
    termination fee is exorbitantly high. I know; I had them for a while,
    and service got so bad that I could NOT wait for my contract to expire,
    and it became actually a better investment for me to have them fleece me
    of $250 and go elsewhere than to ride out the contract and continue to
    miss calls or have lousy sound quality in the calls that didn't drop.
    And don't get me started on their billing and customer service. I've
    got stories that would have me typing here all day.

    A year later after canceling, I got cards in the mail from nextel... "We
    want you back!," that boasted improved coverage, better service and more
    towers in my area. So, stupidly, I tried them again.. still no dice.
    Coverage was just as bad as before, and the phone, an i90c, would go
    rapidly from four bars to no coverage several times a minute, while just
    *sitting* motionless on my desk.

    Fortunately, I could easily tell this within the first two weeks of me
    signing up, so I could cancel my service with no ETF. Unfortunately, I
    was stuck with the then-$299 handset, because Nextel still had their "if
    you talk on this phone for more than 15 minutes, it's yours" policy, so
    I couldn't return it. So I pretty much had to "donate" the handset to
    one of those cellphones-for-domestic-violence-victims charities and get
    a tax write-off on it. I feel guilty about it, actually; I pity the
    poor soul who gets my donation.

    Now, YMMV. But if you get Nextel, take the phone around everywhere you
    plan on going with it to see what signal strength you get. Make a few
    calls, but not over 15 minutes, to test it out the first week. If
    coverage is bad, return everything. If it SEEMS good, then on the
    second week, start making more calls and testing it out more thoroughly,
    to be sure. This might reveal trouble spots you hadn't seen before...
    if it's bad, this will still give you a chance to cancel service, but
    you'll probably end up stuck with the phone, unless Nextel has changed
    their policy on the 15-minute rule.

    And most importantly, keep DETAILED records of when you sent payments
    and how, and make copies of everything. When I was a regular customer,
    they were on a lockbox billing system that frequently posted payments to
    your account late, even if you sent the check the same day you got your
    bill (AND they cashed it prior to the payment due date) OR even if you
    called or logged in and payed with a credit card on time. So I'd always
    get a late charge on my next bill, and I'd always have to call up 611 to
    explain the situation. Fortunately, they never cut off my service for
    "late payment" but I have heard of some people who have. The CS reps
    knew it to be a "common problem" and would easily credit the late fees,
    but it was still a hassle to correct and sometimes they would want
    documentation on canceled checks and such to back up your claim.




    > Can't
    > wait to set up my New i730. I will let you know how it is.


    Please do. I'd like to see if MAYBE they finally improved, but I'm not
    gullible enough to try them for a third go-round.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: i730 Purchase

    Jackie wrote:

    > Well I did it. I purchased my i730 today. Have not set it up yet but will
    > have it done by tomorrow. Stopped by Verizon first to check out their PTT
    > first. They told me to go with NexTel PTT as they can't compete with NexTel
    > PTT.


    Hehe! I have trouble believing that a VZW rep would tell you to go
    somewhere else, or that a rep of ANY carrier would tell you that.
    Unless the rep was disgruntled and on his way out of that job anyway...

    >I agree that Verizon regular cell service is far superior but they
    > can't compete with the instant push of a button to reach someone.


    If the Nextel coverage in your area is good, then great. Nextel is
    excellent if you never ever plan on leaving their service footprint, AS
    LONG AS the footprint is good. Some areas they cover, but not well.
    And the fact that you can't roam in the US with a nextel Phone is a problem.

    If you fall outside of their coverage area, then that Direct Connect
    immediacy they offer will do nothing for you at all. And their early
    termination fee is exorbitantly high. I know; I had them for a while,
    and service got so bad that I could NOT wait for my contract to expire,
    and it became actually a better investment for me to have them fleece me
    of $250 and go elsewhere than to ride out the contract and continue to
    miss calls or have lousy sound quality in the calls that didn't drop.
    And don't get me started on their billing and customer service. I've
    got stories that would have me typing here all day.

    A year later after canceling, I got cards in the mail from nextel... "We
    want you back!," that boasted improved coverage, better service and more
    towers in my area. So, stupidly, I tried them again.. still no dice.
    Coverage was just as bad as before, and the phone, an i90c, would go
    rapidly from four bars to no coverage several times a minute, while just
    *sitting* motionless on my desk.

    Fortunately, I could easily tell this within the first two weeks of me
    signing up, so I could cancel my service with no ETF. Unfortunately, I
    was stuck with the then-$299 handset, because Nextel still had their "if
    you talk on this phone for more than 15 minutes, it's yours" policy, so
    I couldn't return it. So I pretty much had to "donate" the handset to
    one of those cellphones-for-domestic-violence-victims charities and get
    a tax write-off on it. I feel guilty about it, actually; I pity the
    poor soul who gets my donation.

    Now, YMMV. But if you get Nextel, take the phone around everywhere you
    plan on going with it to see what signal strength you get. Make a few
    calls, but not over 15 minutes, to test it out the first week. If
    coverage is bad, return everything. If it SEEMS good, then on the
    second week, start making more calls and testing it out more thoroughly,
    to be sure. This might reveal trouble spots you hadn't seen before...
    if it's bad, this will still give you a chance to cancel service, but
    you'll probably end up stuck with the phone, unless Nextel has changed
    their policy on the 15-minute rule.

    And most importantly, keep DETAILED records of when you sent payments
    and how, and make copies of everything. When I was a regular customer,
    they were on a lockbox billing system that frequently posted payments to
    your account late, even if you sent the check the same day you got your
    bill (AND they cashed it prior to the payment due date) OR even if you
    called or logged in and payed with a credit card on time. So I'd always
    get a late charge on my next bill, and I'd always have to call up 611 to
    explain the situation. Fortunately, they never cut off my service for
    "late payment" but I have heard of some people who have. The CS reps
    knew it to be a "common problem" and would easily credit the late fees,
    but it was still a hassle to correct and sometimes they would want
    documentation on canceled checks and such to back up your claim.




    > Can't
    > wait to set up my New i730. I will let you know how it is.


    Please do. I'd like to see if MAYBE they finally improved, but I'm not
    gullible enough to try them for a third go-round.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: i730 Purchase

    In alt.cellular.verizon Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Jackie wrote:
    >
    >> Well I did it. I purchased my i730 today. Have not set it up yet but will
    >> have it done by tomorrow. Stopped by Verizon first to check out their PTT
    >> first. They told me to go with NexTel PTT as they can't compete with NexTel
    >> PTT.

    >
    > Hehe! I have trouble believing that a VZW rep would tell you to go
    > somewhere else, or that a rep of ANY carrier would tell you that.


    Maybe they'd rather be honest than risk a pissed-off customer.

    I had a salesrep for an AT&T authorized agent recently tell me that if I needed
    good coverage out here, I should use their TDMA network instead of their GSM
    network, and I guarantee AT&T wants everyone to migrate...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected]



  7. #7
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: i730 Purchase

    In alt.cellular.verizon Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Jackie wrote:
    >
    >> Well I did it. I purchased my i730 today. Have not set it up yet but will
    >> have it done by tomorrow. Stopped by Verizon first to check out their PTT
    >> first. They told me to go with NexTel PTT as they can't compete with NexTel
    >> PTT.

    >
    > Hehe! I have trouble believing that a VZW rep would tell you to go
    > somewhere else, or that a rep of ANY carrier would tell you that.


    Maybe they'd rather be honest than risk a pissed-off customer.

    I had a salesrep for an AT&T authorized agent recently tell me that if I needed
    good coverage out here, I should use their TDMA network instead of their GSM
    network, and I guarantee AT&T wants everyone to migrate...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected]



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