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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 2:18:51 AM

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.... have dropped considerably.

It should just be called alt.cellular.rdmiller (He's the only posting
anything worthwhile.)

Two years ago, this place was full of informative posts... now..
June 13, 2004 10:52:36 PM

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iDENCustom wrote:

> I have yet to find a carrier that everyone likes....
>
> According to JDPowers, AT&T is supreme.

I agree 100%! I was with Verizon for 16 or 17 years back when it was
Bell Atlantic/Bell Atlantic Nynex. We left because at the time they did
not have good coverage where we moved to. We switched to AT&T and for
the most part had no problems with them. We were on their TDMA system
and my local sales contact was excellent and fortunately still a friend
today. I can not speak about AT&T's GSM network as I have no personal
experience with it. As for customer service, *IF* we went back, I would
have no problem because as I mentioned I have a friend there.

We only left AT&T for Nextel because of their PTT and incoming free call
plans. I won't rehash what I just wrote in a previous post but will say
this. With M2M plans being common now, PTT is far less important to us.
Regarding free incoming calls, with Nextel's network capacity issues (at
least where I travel) "free" anything does not mean anything to me.

When I 1st called Nextel to discuss my problems the first thing that
they did was give me a credit on my account. That's nice but doesn't
help me and I told them to save the credit and fix the capacity issues.
IMO, and I have *NOTHING* to base this on but suspicion, my sense is
that they are not putting money into capacity right now until they get
their spectrum issue resolved with the FCC and CTIA. Again, I have no
inside knowledge or sources.

To your original point though, I agree that none of us will ever find a
carrier that we like all the time. The trick is to find one that is
relatively consistent where we live, work and mostly travel. For me,
that ain't Nextel anymore unless they come up big this week with a plan
of action for where I live and spend my summer.
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 1:26:38 AM

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What I want to say about this love/hate relationship with Nextel is this:if
you need the walkie talkie;a.k.a. Direct Connect feature,then Nextel is for
you.If Nextel`s coverage,and it`s D.C. is not to your liking,then,by all
means,seek another carrier with better coverage.I live in Homestead,Fla.The
reason I choosed Nextel was for it`s D.C. capability.So far I have been very
happy with it.I understand the variables involved in the technology,so I
don`t really have any gripes towards Nextel, if any of my D.C. calls are
dropped once in a while.Even the salesman at Nextel suggested to me that
other cellular companies were cheaper than Nextel`s,but I said I wanted
Nextel just because of their ability to connect me with (in my case) my
loved ones in under a second,like a walkie talkie.Nextel is not for
everyone,they publish in the web their coverage,if you don`t fall within
it,don`t complain after you sign up.If you did check before signing up and
still get poor service,then cut your looses and move on.Such are the
inconveniences of cellular technology.
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June 14, 2004 1:50:55 AM

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Gilberto A Rivera wrote:
> What I want to say about this love/hate relationship with Nextel is this:if
> you need the walkie talkie;a.k.a. Direct Connect feature,then Nextel is for
> you.If Nextel`s coverage,and it`s D.C. is not to your liking,then,by all
> means,seek another carrier with better coverage.I live in Homestead,Fla.The
> reason I choosed Nextel was for it`s D.C. capability.So far I have been very
> happy with it.I understand the variables involved in the technology,so I
> don`t really have any gripes towards Nextel, if any of my D.C. calls are
> dropped once in a while.Even the salesman at Nextel suggested to me that
> other cellular companies were cheaper than Nextel`s,but I said I wanted
> Nextel just because of their ability to connect me with (in my case) my
> loved ones in under a second,like a walkie talkie.Nextel is not for
> everyone,they publish in the web their coverage,if you don`t fall within
> it,don`t complain after you sign up.If you did check before signing up and
> still get poor service,then cut your looses and move on.Such are the
> inconveniences of cellular technology.
>
>

If I buy into this, I'd be curious to what you would say to someone like
me who has had consistent phone service from Nextel for about 11 months
in his home area and the area that he spends the summer in BUT now has
service problems (capacity) in those same areas. In other words, these
are NEW problems that thus far Nextel is refusing to acknowledge much
less act on in a meaningful way thus far.

As for cutting losses and moving on, maybe you only have one phone to
worry about so no big deal. For me, that's not the case so financially
the ramifications are heavy.
June 14, 2004 3:24:17 AM

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Hello all

Funny how we all speak about nextel.. Love or hate them.
Like to say this. We tryed them all at this point in FL market.

1 ATT GSM is very poor down here in south fl and my friends are very
unhappy with them. My good budy was in LA and Drop calls big time
2 Cingular Now is down hill with there GSM.Just gave back 12 V600
3 Verizon is real poor down here, REASON there using the old Primco
System. On the other hand Verizon is good in NY
4 We use Sprint and Nextel for our Company There are good days and bad
Days. I don't Think you will find a cell company with 100% great
service

From Steve
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On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:50:55 -0400, Scott <scott@nospam.com> wrote:

>Gilberto A Rivera wrote:
>> What I want to say about this love/hate relationship with Nextel is this:if
>> you need the walkie talkie;a.k.a. Direct Connect feature,then Nextel is for
>> you.If Nextel`s coverage,and it`s D.C. is not to your liking,then,by all
>> means,seek another carrier with better coverage.I live in Homestead,Fla.The
>> reason I choosed Nextel was for it`s D.C. capability.So far I have been very
>> happy with it.I understand the variables involved in the technology,so I
>> don`t really have any gripes towards Nextel, if any of my D.C. calls are
>> dropped once in a while.Even the salesman at Nextel suggested to me that
>> other cellular companies were cheaper than Nextel`s,but I said I wanted
>> Nextel just because of their ability to connect me with (in my case) my
>> loved ones in under a second,like a walkie talkie.Nextel is not for
>> everyone,they publish in the web their coverage,if you don`t fall within
>> it,don`t complain after you sign up.If you did check before signing up and
>> still get poor service,then cut your looses and move on.Such are the
>> inconveniences of cellular technology.
>>
>>
>
>If I buy into this, I'd be curious to what you would say to someone like
>me who has had consistent phone service from Nextel for about 11 months
>in his home area and the area that he spends the summer in BUT now has
>service problems (capacity) in those same areas. In other words, these
>are NEW problems that thus far Nextel is refusing to acknowledge much
>less act on in a meaningful way thus far.
>
>As for cutting losses and moving on, maybe you only have one phone to
>worry about so no big deal. For me, that's not the case so financially
>the ramifications are heavy.

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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 1:45:52 PM

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wideglide01 wrote:


>
> We've had Nextel since number portability became available in Feb.? of
> this year. We left AT&T for Nextel mainly for their PTT technology.
> What we've found is that Nextel's calling plans are more expensive,

Even with free incoming calls??

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Anonymous
June 20, 2004 3:48:40 AM

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Previously in alt.cellular.nextel, "WindsorFox[SS]"
<windsorfoxNO@SPAMcox.net> proclaimed :

>wideglide01 wrote:
>
>
>>
>> We've had Nextel since number portability became available in Feb.? of
>> this year. We left AT&T for Nextel mainly for their PTT technology.
>> What we've found is that Nextel's calling plans are more expensive,
>
>Even with free incoming calls??

yup


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