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news: Verizon Set to Siphon Off NEXTELs PTT Custs Once Latency Resolved

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by PDA Man, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    Re: Verizon Set to Siphon Off NEXTELs PTT Custs Once Latency Resolved

    On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:21:32 GMT, DevilsPGD <heylook@crazyhat.net>
    posted in alt.cellular.motorola:

    >In message <<LUqsb.5416$hn3.2062001@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>> "Bob"
    ><dont@emailme.org> did ramble:


    >>Then you are so misinformed- I pay $39.99/month per phone D/C included
    >> - nothing extra for it.


    >>Last I checked - $39.99 is going rate for other carrieres that do not have
    >>D/C


    >>Where did you get this $20 extra crap from anyway?


    >Verizon is charging extra for their push-to-wait service...


    Nextel doesn't charge for their push-to-get-service service, because
    they have no service in so many places that Verizon has solid
    coverage.
    --
    Al - rukbat at optonline dot net



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  2. Re: Verizon Set to Siphon Off NEXTELs PTT Custs Once Latency Resolved

    Al Klein wrote:

    >
    > Nextel doesn't charge for their push-to-get-service service, because
    > they have no service in so many places that Verizon has solid
    > coverage.


    293 out of the top 300 markets- Verizon doesn't claim that, Nextel does.
  3. Re: Verizon Set to Siphon Off NEXTELs PTT Custs Once Latency Resolved

    I was talking about Verizon. I wouldn't consider Nextel. Their cell
    phone service stinks. I don't even like calling Nextel users, because
    of the way the phone rings, the idiotic "I'm looking for the Nextel
    customer" message, and the call usually drops or the person is hard to
    understand.

    "Bob" <dont@emailme.org> wrote in
    news:LUqsb.5416$hn3.2062001@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net:

    > Then you are so misinformed- I pay $39.99/month per phone D/C included
    > - nothing extra for it.
    >
    > Last I checked - $39.99 is going rate for other carrieres that do not
    > have D/C
    >
    > Where did you get this $20 extra crap from anyway?
    >
    > FYI Nextel phones are also phones-
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mitchell Regenbogen" <mreg@panix.com> wrote :
    >>
    >> Don't get me wrong -- I wouldn't mind having PT as a "feature." But
    >> unless there's some unusual curcumstances I would not pay, for
    >> example, $20 more per month for it.

    >
  4. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Re: Verizon Set to Siphon Off NEXTELs PTT Custs Once Latency Resolved


    > who needs ptt anyway?***** A lot of people including the military, FBI,

    CIA, local and state police, firefighters, major companies like CocaCola,
    IBM, the list goes on. And when referring to Nextel, the actual term is
    Direct Connect, not PTT. PTT used to actually refer to the BUTTON you had to
    push when using a walkie talkie or similar device. Which is why PTT stands
    for "PUSH TO TALK".
    >
    > Why do you want to turn a cell phone into a walkie talkie? *****The only

    similarity between Direct Connect and a walkie talkie is the simplex mode of
    conversation (hold down the "PTT" button to speak, then let go for the next
    person to reply). How many walkie talkies have a 2,000+ mile range? FRS has
    at best a 5-mile and most CB's have maybe a 50 mile range or so.
    >
    > Is it for Direct Connect? Gee.. with my humble 720c I press and hold 1

    and
    > it dials my house...2 and it dials my wife's mobile...
    > What's so hard with that?*****Most of the newer units (and even some of

    the older ones) in Nextel's fleet also have speed dial. And my i90c, I can
    actually voice dial any of my numbers. Hold down 1 button for 3 seconds and
    say "Call Blockbuster" and it dials my local Blockbuster (had to be
    programmed in my phonebook, of course)
    >
    > Also: do you want both sides of your conversation heard in the

    restaurant?
    > Just listening to all you prattle on to look self-important..*****You can

    turn off the external speaker on most Nextel phones (private/group speaker
    on/off) so that only you can hear the other end of the conversation, and the
    only difference between that mode and a regular cellular call is that you
    still have to press the "PTT" button.
    >
    > That being said, I have a little "dongle" that plugs into the bottom of

    my
    > phone, turning it into a duplex speakerphone on demand.*****Gee, my i90c

    has built in speakerphone, all I have to do is press 1 button to initiate
    it.
    >
    > CDMA Rules!*****Whatever!

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