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  1. #1
    Ceasar 1113
    Guest
    J&D Schnoor wrote:
    >
    > My wife has a Nextel i315 with off-network Direct Talk simplex. I am
    > thinking of getting one of these used from Ebay just for the Direct Talk
    > function. My thoughts are:
    >
    > -These will work similar to FRS for short range
    >
    > -These will also dial 911 even without a subscription
    >
    > -These also have a GPS function built in
    >
    > I figure this way we can give it to our oldest son if he is camping with us,
    > we can still reach him about 1 mile away on simplex, he could dial 911 in
    > the event of an emergency, and he has GPS all in one unit. Any thoughts on
    > this? Also, I read last year that Motorola would be making some Direct Talk
    > only transceivers that would be compatible with the Nextel i315 and i325
    > simplex function, but I never read anything more about this. Does anyone
    > know if these are still going to be released?


    This is a good question. I could use this feature, too for
    neighborhood crime watch .... many stolen cars and gang
    activity!



    See More: Nextel Direct Talk




  2. #2

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk

    > I could use this feature, too for
    > neighborhood crime watch


    Why not just use FRS for this purpose?




  3. #3
    Who Cares!
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    | > I could use this feature, too for
    | > neighborhood crime watch
    |
    | Why not just use FRS for this purpose?

    Privacy. No 911 calling. Those would be my guesses. Your turn.

    Dave





  4. #4

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk

    As general purpose family mobile comms, I agree that the Nextel wins
    hands down (if you ignore the cost). However, in a neighborhood watch
    situation I doubt the hoodlums are going to have scanners or radios,
    and you have a landline right next to you for 911. Neighbors are far
    more likely to buy a $20 radio than a $100 phone and a monthly contract.




  5. #5
    Golf God
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk


    "Ceasar 1113" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > J&D Schnoor wrote:
    >>
    >> My wife has a Nextel i315 with off-network Direct Talk simplex. I am
    >> thinking of getting one of these used from Ebay just for the Direct Talk
    >> function. My thoughts are:
    >>
    >> -These will work similar to FRS for short range
    >>
    >> -These will also dial 911 even without a subscription
    >>
    >> -These also have a GPS function built in
    >>
    >> I figure this way we can give it to our oldest son if he is camping with
    >> us,
    >> we can still reach him about 1 mile away on simplex, he could dial 911 in
    >> the event of an emergency, and he has GPS all in one unit. Any thoughts
    >> on
    >> this? Also, I read last year that Motorola would be making some Direct
    >> Talk
    >> only transceivers that would be compatible with the Nextel i315 and i325
    >> simplex function, but I never read anything more about this. Does anyone
    >> know if these are still going to be released?

    >
    > This is a good question. I could use this feature, too for
    > neighborhood crime watch .... many stolen cars and gang
    > activity!



    Do you realize you are in alt.cellular.verizon?





  6. #6
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk

    Smiling Wickedly, Golf God answered:
    > "Ceasar 1113" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>J&D Schnoor wrote:
    >>
    >>>My wife has a Nextel i315 with off-network Direct Talk simplex. I am
    >>>thinking of getting one of these used from Ebay just for the Direct Talk
    >>>function. My thoughts are:
    >>>
    >>>-These will work similar to FRS for short range
    >>>
    >>>-These will also dial 911 even without a subscription
    >>>
    >>>-These also have a GPS function built in
    >>>
    >>>I figure this way we can give it to our oldest son if he is camping with
    >>>us,
    >>>we can still reach him about 1 mile away on simplex, he could dial 911 in
    >>>the event of an emergency, and he has GPS all in one unit. Any thoughts
    >>>on
    >>>this? Also, I read last year that Motorola would be making some Direct
    >>>Talk
    >>>only transceivers that would be compatible with the Nextel i315 and i325
    >>>simplex function, but I never read anything more about this. Does anyone
    >>>know if these are still going to be released?

    >>
    >>This is a good question. I could use this feature, too for
    >>neighborhood crime watch .... many stolen cars and gang
    >>activity!

    >
    >
    >
    > Do you realize you are in alt.cellular.verizon?
    >
    >

    Do YOU realize you're in alt.cellular.sprintpcs?

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    ((¸¸.·´ .·´ -:¦:- Michael -:¦:-
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  7. #7
    IMHO IIRC
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk

    In news:[email protected],
    Michael Arends <[email protected]> typed:
    > Smiling Wickedly, Golf God answered:
    >> "Ceasar 1113" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> J&D Schnoor wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> My wife has a Nextel i315 with off-network Direct Talk simplex. I
    >>>> am thinking of getting one of these used from Ebay just for the
    >>>> Direct Talk function. My thoughts are:
    >>>>
    >>>> -These will work similar to FRS for short range
    >>>>
    >>>> -These will also dial 911 even without a subscription
    >>>>
    >>>> -These also have a GPS function built in
    >>>>
    >>>> I figure this way we can give it to our oldest son if he is
    >>>> camping with us,
    >>>> we can still reach him about 1 mile away on simplex, he could dial
    >>>> 911 in the event of an emergency, and he has GPS all in one unit.
    >>>> Any thoughts on
    >>>> this? Also, I read last year that Motorola would be making some
    >>>> Direct Talk
    >>>> only transceivers that would be compatible with the Nextel i315
    >>>> and i325 simplex function, but I never read anything more about
    >>>> this. Does anyone know if these are still going to be released?
    >>>
    >>> This is a good question. I could use this feature, too for
    >>> neighborhood crime watch .... many stolen cars and gang
    >>> activity!

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Do you realize you are in alt.cellular.verizon?
    >>
    >>

    > Do YOU realize you're in alt.cellular.sprintpcs?


    This is being posted to: alt.radio.family, alt.cellular.nextel,
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs, alt.cellular.verizon





  8. #8
    Who Cares!
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Direct Talk


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | As general purpose family mobile comms, I agree that the Nextel wins
    | hands down (if you ignore the cost). However, in a neighborhood
    watch
    | situation I doubt the hoodlums are going to have scanners or radios,
    | and you have a landline right next to you for 911. Neighbors are far
    | more likely to buy a $20 radio than a $100 phone and a monthly
    contract.

    He was speaking of utilizing existing equipment and not activating it.
    911 will still work. Hoodlums would not need a scanner to monitor
    Family Radio, just another unit. If he was starting from scratch and
    needed to talk to other's w/o Nextel's then FRS would be his best bet.






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