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Nextel/Verizon plan costs: Am I missing something?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by dep_blueman, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. dep_blueman

    dep_blueman Guest

    I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:

    800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)

    It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    whatever they are calling it these days:

    1,000 daytime min
    Unlimited night/weekend
    Unlimited PTT in local area
    LD included
    $55/month + taxes and fees

    Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:

    800 daytime min
    Unlimited night/weekend
    Unlimited PTT nationwide
    LD included
    $80/month + taxes and fees

    If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    $25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    deal more.

    -D
     



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  2. Ben Skversky

    Ben Skversky Guest

    You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would work
    great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute plan,
    but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT, fine.
    I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get out
    of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my word,
    go with VZW.


    "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...
    > I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    > Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:
    >
    > 800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    > 400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)
    >
    > It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    > whatever they are calling it these days:
    >
    > 1,000 daytime min
    > Unlimited night/weekend
    > Unlimited PTT in local area
    > LD included
    > $55/month + taxes and fees
    >
    > Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    >
    > 800 daytime min
    > Unlimited night/weekend
    > Unlimited PTT nationwide
    > LD included
    > $80/month + taxes and fees
    >
    > If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    > nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    > $25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    > priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    > deal more.
    >
    > -D
     
  3. plaguebeast

    plaguebeast Guest

    "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    work
    > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    plan,
    > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    fine.
    > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    out
    > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my word,
    > go with VZW.
    >


    <snip>

    >


    your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor Nextel
    coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD have
    good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.

    You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the way to
    go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is a much
    better deal for me.

    How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is irrelevant and
    kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that Nextel had
    poor coverage where you are ?



    If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that "Nextel's
    cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are implying
    "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you live
    might be a better statement.
     
  4. MAPP

    MAPP Guest

    Hmmm. In the latest issue of Consumer Reports, Nextel was rated as having
    better than average call completion.

    That seems to contradict your info. Plus I'm sure their study was scientific
    and controlled/

    M

    "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    work
    > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    plan,
    > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    fine.
    > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    out
    > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my word,
    > go with VZW.
    >
    >
    > "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...
    > > I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    > > Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:
    > >
    > > 800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    > > 400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)
    > >
    > > It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    > > whatever they are calling it these days:
    > >
    > > 1,000 daytime min
    > > Unlimited night/weekend
    > > Unlimited PTT in local area
    > > LD included
    > > $55/month + taxes and fees
    > >
    > > Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    > >
    > > 800 daytime min
    > > Unlimited night/weekend
    > > Unlimited PTT nationwide
    > > LD included
    > > $80/month + taxes and fees
    > >
    > > If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    > > nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    > > $25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    > > priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    > > deal more.
    > >
    > > -D

    >
    >
     
  5. Mark Kim

    Mark Kim Guest

    I take it as a troll to some people.....

    You shouldn't be judging a book by its cover. While Nextel was average
    back in 2002, it appears that the Cell Service seems to improve in
    2003...IMO they're striving to do better.

    Again, don't troll certain cell companies as you might anger some people
    and never judge cell companies by its cover.
     
  6. Dean M

    Dean M Guest

    A post I saw put it best IMHO;

    Nextel is a walkie-talkie with a phone glued on.
    Verizon is a phone with a walkie-talkie glued on.

    I use Nextel for work, and Verizon for personal use. Where it works, Nextel PTT
    is fabulous. Can't beat it. Phone coverage is spotty, but acceptable.

    Verizon OTOH has almost 100% phone coverage in my area (NY Metro), and
    excellent voice quality on phone. I've only used their PTT once, and wasn't
    impressed after using Nextel.

    If you need the PTT more, and Nextel coverage is good for you, go with it.
    If you really need a phone that works almost all the time, go with VZW. Think of
    the PTT as a bonus, not a prime reason to go VZW.

    My 2c.
    Dean
    _________________________________________
    plaguebeast wrote:

    > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    > work
    > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    > plan,
    > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    > fine.
    > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    > out
    > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my word,
    > > go with VZW.
    > >

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > >

    >
    > your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor Nextel
    > coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD have
    > good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.
    >
    > You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the way to
    > go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is a much
    > better deal for me.
    >
    > How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is irrelevant and
    > kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that Nextel had
    > poor coverage where you are ?
    >
    > If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that "Nextel's
    > cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are implying
    > "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you live
    > might be a better statement.
     
  7. "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    work
    > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    plan,
    > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    fine.
    > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    out
    > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my word,
    > go with VZW.
    >


    Funny- the only time I've had a dropped call was in the mountains of
    Colorado, far away from where I should have expected service anyway (my
    buddy's VZW was dead long before we got there). Never missed a call either.

    And it cost you $200 to get out of your contract because that was in the
    contract- should have discovered all of the problems in the first 14 days-
    then it wouldn't have cost you a cent.
     
  8. Ignoring his agents wishes,Mark Kim <please@dont.spam.me> flung open
    the hotel room door and announced to the gathering crowd:

    >I take it as a troll to some people.....
    >
    >You shouldn't be judging a book by its cover. While Nextel was average
    >back in 2002, it appears that the Cell Service seems to improve in
    >2003...IMO they're striving to do better.
    >
    >Again, don't troll certain cell companies as you might anger some people
    >and never judge cell companies by its cover.



    I switched from AT&T to Nextel and the only issue we've had so far is
    that Nextel's phones are just about worthless outside of the US. When
    we were on vacation in the Virgin Islands, the roaming fee was
    horrendous but we could still send and receive calls on our AT&T but
    our Nextel phone was only good to play games on.

    I sure hope Nextel has plans to expand their coverage outside of the
    US. At least to US territories. It didn't work in San Juan either.

    Oh well.




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  9. "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...

    > Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    >
    > 800 daytime min
    > Unlimited night/weekend
    > Unlimited PTT nationwide
    > LD included
    > $80/month + taxes and fees


    Unlimited PTT nationwide looks like the main difference.

    It depends on your main use really. If the PTT part is your main concern,
    then I suppose Nextel would be the way to go. But I hear that their cell
    phone service itself isn't so good, while Verizon's is great but I hear that
    their PTT isn't so good.
     
  10. In alt.cellular.verizon wideglide01diespammers@cox.net wrote:

    > I switched from AT&T to Nextel and the only issue we've had so far is
    > that Nextel's phones are just about worthless outside of the US. When
    > we were on vacation in the Virgin Islands, the roaming fee was
    > horrendous but we could still send and receive calls on our AT&T but
    > our Nextel phone was only good to play games on.


    Uhhh.... Nextel has at least one or two phones that do GSM *and* IDEN. My
    father has one (i95, I think) and he's used it in China....

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  11. Ignoring his agents wishes,Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> flung
    open the hotel room door and announced to the gathering crowd:

    >In alt.cellular.verizon wideglide01diespammers@cox.net wrote:
    >
    >> I switched from AT&T to Nextel and the only issue we've had so far is
    >> that Nextel's phones are just about worthless outside of the US. When
    >> we were on vacation in the Virgin Islands, the roaming fee was
    >> horrendous but we could still send and receive calls on our AT&T but
    >> our Nextel phone was only good to play games on.

    >
    >Uhhh.... Nextel has at least one or two phones that do GSM *and* IDEN. My
    >father has one (i95, I think) and he's used it in China....



    well, I have three i730's and none of them worked.


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  12. Ben Skversky

    Ben Skversky Guest

    Nextel service was terrible in the Philly, NJ & Delaware area. Absolutely
    the worst.


    "plaguebeast" <plaguebeast@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vwjLb.1100$K6.657@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >
    > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    > work
    > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    > plan,
    > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    > fine.
    > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    > out
    > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my

    word,
    > > go with VZW.
    > >

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > >

    >
    > your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor Nextel
    > coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD have
    > good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.
    >
    > You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the way

    to
    > go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is a

    much
    > better deal for me.
    >
    > How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is irrelevant

    and
    > kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that Nextel

    had
    > poor coverage where you are ?
    >
    >
    >
    > If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that

    "Nextel's
    > cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are

    implying
    > "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you

    live
    > might be a better statement.
    >
    >
     
  13. "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:8fOdnVj4TesejGOiRVn-hw@comcast.com...
    > Nextel service was terrible in the Philly, NJ & Delaware area. Absolutely
    > the worst.
    >


    How long ago?
     
  14. Ben Skversky

    Ben Skversky Guest

    Hey, I'm not complaining about the $200 fee. I paid it and moved on. I was
    complaining about the lousy cell service.


    "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    news:ULlLb.180$Qr3.204270@news2.news.adelphia.net...
    >
    > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    > work
    > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    > plan,
    > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    > fine.
    > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to get

    > out
    > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my

    word,
    > > go with VZW.
    > >

    >
    > Funny- the only time I've had a dropped call was in the mountains of
    > Colorado, far away from where I should have expected service anyway (my
    > buddy's VZW was dead long before we got there). Never missed a call

    either.
    >
    > And it cost you $200 to get out of your contract because that was in the
    > contract- should have discovered all of the problems in the first 14 days-
    > then it wouldn't have cost you a cent.
    >
    >
     
  15. plaguebeast

    plaguebeast Guest

    strange, I was in Philly about 2 or 3 weeks ago, radio to radio in Philly
    was good, radio to radio from Philly to South Florida was also good. Phone
    service quality followed the PTT service. I was everywhere from Elkins Park
    to the airport.


    "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:8fOdnVj4TesejGOiRVn-hw@comcast.com...
    > Nextel service was terrible in the Philly, NJ & Delaware area. Absolutely
    > the worst.
    >
    >
    > "plaguebeast" <plaguebeast@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vwjLb.1100$K6.657@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    > >
    > > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    > > work
    > > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    > > plan,
    > > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    > > fine.
    > > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to

    get
    > > out
    > > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my

    > word,
    > > > go with VZW.
    > > >

    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor

    Nextel
    > > coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD

    have
    > > good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.
    > >
    > > You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the

    way
    > to
    > > go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is a

    > much
    > > better deal for me.
    > >
    > > How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is irrelevant

    > and
    > > kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that Nextel

    > had
    > > poor coverage where you are ?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that

    > "Nextel's
    > > cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are

    > implying
    > > "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you

    > live
    > > might be a better statement.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  16. krc2

    krc2 Guest

    not to mention how many people do you know on Verizon PTT? most likely none!

    Nextel has the market....even though others will try to get in...

    "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...
    > I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    > Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:
    >
    > 800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    > 400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)
    >
    > It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    > whatever they are calling it these days:
    >
    > 1,000 daytime min
    > Unlimited night/weekend
    > Unlimited PTT in local area
    > LD included
    > $55/month + taxes and fees
    >
    > Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    >
    > 800 daytime min
    > Unlimited night/weekend
    > Unlimited PTT nationwide
    > LD included
    > $80/month + taxes and fees
    >
    > If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    > nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    > $25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    > priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    > deal more.
    >
    > -D
     
  17. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Sounds like the return of the Vealots-half-truths and misinformation here.
    I have not have any major problems w/nextel where they have coverage and
    am not changing providers.
    Have nextel for past year with NO COMPLAINTS- two years ago I would have not
    even considered them.

    nextel phone service is excellent, voice quality is better than ATTWS or
    VZW - My VZW phone constantly went to analog and dropped calls, ATTWS
    charged me .69 roaming + .25 ld. ATTWS C/S was horrible, and TDMA voice
    quality stank.(never had their GSM-had Omnipoint [T-Mobile] GSM and that
    voice quality was great). Nextel has no roaming and .20/min or free LD and
    phone voice quality is excellent.
    ---------------------------------
    downside of nextel:

    improved coverage
    competitive price plans
    better retention incentives on renewal
    ---------------------------------
    It all depends what works for you and where you live. I got nextel a year
    ago and have not looked back.
    travelling to NJ, Del, upstate NY, Central Florida, Pocono PA (just to name
    a few)- all with absolutely NO PROBLEMS- in addition to where I live - Long
    Island NY - Have been to areas when there is no coverage- to be fair.

    It is untrue and a misstatement to say nextel is a "wallkie talkie w/a phone
    glued on" (such BS-you forget the stupid theory that plumbers and
    electricians prefer nextel, more vealot propaganda), I would say it is
    excellent phone service with the added feature of a nationwide walkie
    talkie, if that interests you. Every nextel phone has D/C, not just one
    phone, like VZW.

    Of course, this is IMHO and my $0.02 and your experiences, opinions and
    mileage will definetly vary.

    "Dean M" <"dean173"@yahoo.com(change to aol)> wrote in message
    news:b0lLb.674$CL2.87@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
    > A post I saw put it best IMHO;
    >
    > Nextel is a walkie-talkie with a phone glued on.
    > Verizon is a phone with a walkie-talkie glued on.
    >
    > I use Nextel for work, and Verizon for personal use. Where it works,

    Nextel PTT
    > is fabulous. Can't beat it. Phone coverage is spotty, but acceptable.
    >
    > Verizon OTOH has almost 100% phone coverage in my area (NY Metro), and
    > excellent voice quality on phone. I've only used their PTT once, and

    wasn't
    > impressed after using Nextel.
    >
    > If you need the PTT more, and Nextel coverage is good for you, go with it.
    > If you really need a phone that works almost all the time, go with VZW.

    Think of
    > the PTT as a bonus, not a prime reason to go VZW.
    >
    > My 2c.
    > Dean
    > _________________________________________
    > plaguebeast wrote:
    >
    > > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed &
    > > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone would

    > > work
    > > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000 minute

    > > plan,
    > > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is PTT,

    > > fine.
    > > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to

    get
    > > out
    > > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my

    word,
    > > > go with VZW.
    > > >

    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor

    Nextel
    > > coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD

    have
    > > good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.
    > >
    > > You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the

    way to
    > > go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is a

    much
    > > better deal for me.
    > >
    > > How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is irrelevant

    and
    > > kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that Nextel

    had
    > > poor coverage where you are ?
    > >
    > > If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that

    "Nextel's
    > > cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are

    implying
    > > "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you

    live
    > > might be a better statement.

    >
     
  18. plaguebeast

    plaguebeast Guest

    careful, they are going to call us Nealots.


    "Bob" <dont@emailme.me> wrote in message
    news:3TxLb.103980$Cs3.16171055@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Sounds like the return of the Vealots-half-truths and misinformation here.
    > I have not have any major problems w/nextel where they have coverage and
    > am not changing providers.
    > Have nextel for past year with NO COMPLAINTS- two years ago I would have

    not
    > even considered them.
    >
    > nextel phone service is excellent, voice quality is better than ATTWS or
    > VZW - My VZW phone constantly went to analog and dropped calls, ATTWS
    > charged me .69 roaming + .25 ld. ATTWS C/S was horrible, and TDMA voice
    > quality stank.(never had their GSM-had Omnipoint [T-Mobile] GSM and that
    > voice quality was great). Nextel has no roaming and .20/min or free LD and
    > phone voice quality is excellent.
    > ---------------------------------
    > downside of nextel:
    >
    > improved coverage
    > competitive price plans
    > better retention incentives on renewal
    > ---------------------------------
    > It all depends what works for you and where you live. I got nextel a year
    > ago and have not looked back.
    > travelling to NJ, Del, upstate NY, Central Florida, Pocono PA (just to

    name
    > a few)- all with absolutely NO PROBLEMS- in addition to where I live -

    Long
    > Island NY - Have been to areas when there is no coverage- to be fair.
    >
    > It is untrue and a misstatement to say nextel is a "wallkie talkie w/a

    phone
    > glued on" (such BS-you forget the stupid theory that plumbers and
    > electricians prefer nextel, more vealot propaganda), I would say it is
    > excellent phone service with the added feature of a nationwide walkie
    > talkie, if that interests you. Every nextel phone has D/C, not just one
    > phone, like VZW.
    >
    > Of course, this is IMHO and my $0.02 and your experiences, opinions and
    > mileage will definetly vary.
    >
    > "Dean M" <"dean173"@yahoo.com(change to aol)> wrote in message
    > news:b0lLb.674$CL2.87@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
    > > A post I saw put it best IMHO;
    > >
    > > Nextel is a walkie-talkie with a phone glued on.
    > > Verizon is a phone with a walkie-talkie glued on.
    > >
    > > I use Nextel for work, and Verizon for personal use. Where it works,

    > Nextel PTT
    > > is fabulous. Can't beat it. Phone coverage is spotty, but acceptable.
    > >
    > > Verizon OTOH has almost 100% phone coverage in my area (NY Metro), and
    > > excellent voice quality on phone. I've only used their PTT once, and

    > wasn't
    > > impressed after using Nextel.
    > >
    > > If you need the PTT more, and Nextel coverage is good for you, go with

    it.
    > > If you really need a phone that works almost all the time, go with VZW.

    > Think of
    > > the PTT as a bonus, not a prime reason to go VZW.
    > >
    > > My 2c.
    > > Dean
    > > _________________________________________
    > > plaguebeast wrote:
    > >
    > > > "Ben Skversky" <bskversky@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:y82dnZRfkIC6MmCi4p2dnA@comcast.com...
    > > > > You get what you pay for. Nextel's cell service is horrible. Missed

    &
    > > > > dropped calls. Nextel phone would say no service while VZW phone

    would
    > > > work
    > > > > great. No service in my home. (Nextel) I had the Nextel 10,000

    minute
    > > > plan,
    > > > > but what could is it if there was no service? If all you want is

    PTT,
    > > > fine.
    > > > > I dropped Nextel & came back to VZW. by the way, it cost me $200 to

    > get
    > > > out
    > > > > of my Nextel contract. I have the America's choice 800 plan. Take my

    > word,
    > > > > go with VZW.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > <snip>
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > your argument only holds water if you are in an area that has poor

    > Nextel
    > > > coverage. You are probably saying "but I live in an area that SHOULD

    > have
    > > > good Nextel coverage." Again, should being the keyword.
    > > >
    > > > You have good VZW coverage, then for you and your friends, VZW is the

    > way to
    > > > go. Where I live we have great Nextel coverage so the Nextel plan is

    a
    > much
    > > > better deal for me.
    > > >
    > > > How much you had to pay Nextel to get out of your contract is

    irrelevant
    > and
    > > > kinda your fault anyway, didn't you know in the first month that

    Nextel
    > had
    > > > poor coverage where you are ?
    > > >
    > > > If I were you I would reconsider my generalizations. Saying that

    > "Nextel's
    > > > cell service is horrible" can get you in a lot of trouble, you are

    > implying
    > > > "everywhere". Saying that Nextel's cell service is horrible where you

    > live
    > > > might be a better statement.

    > >

    >
    >
     
  19. Dee

    Dee Guest

    krc2 wrote:
    > not to mention how many people do you know on Verizon PTT? most likely none!
    >
    > Nextel has the market....even though others will try to get in...


    Ya, both sprint and verizon don't have a lot of ptt users. They should
    just try to share. When it becomes possible
    >
    > "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...
    >
    >>I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    >>Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:
    >>
    >>800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    >>400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)
    >>
    >>It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    >>whatever they are calling it these days:
    >>
    >>1,000 daytime min
    >>Unlimited night/weekend
    >>Unlimited PTT in local area
    >>LD included
    >>$55/month + taxes and fees
    >>
    >>Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    >>
    >>800 daytime min
    >>Unlimited night/weekend
    >>Unlimited PTT nationwide
    >>LD included
    >>$80/month + taxes and fees
    >>
    >>If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    >>nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    >>$25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    >>priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    >>deal more.
    >>
    >>-D

    >
    >
    >
     
  20. plane

    plane Guest

    Dee <a@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<kECLb.7958$nt4.13041@attbi_s51>...
    > krc2 wrote:
    > > not to mention how many people do you know on Verizon PTT? most likely none!
    > >
    > > Nextel has the market....even though others will try to get in...

    >
    > Ya, both sprint and verizon don't have a lot of ptt users. They should
    > just try to share. When it becomes possible
    > >
    > > "dep_blueman" <dep_blueman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > > news:aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com...
    > >
    > >>I was looking at prices for 'nation wide' calling plans with PTT with
    > >>Nextel and Verizon based on these needs:
    > >>
    > >>800 min/month usage @ 95% daytime usage with >60% LD
    > >>400 min/month PTT (99% in the same region/market)
    > >>
    > >>It looks like Nextel's best deal would be the '10,000' plan or
    > >>whatever they are calling it these days:
    > >>
    > >>1,000 daytime min
    > >>Unlimited night/weekend
    > >>Unlimited PTT in local area
    > >>LD included
    > >>$55/month + taxes and fees
    > >>
    > >>Verizon's plan would be the America's Choice /w PTT 700:
    > >>
    > >>800 daytime min
    > >>Unlimited night/weekend
    > >>Unlimited PTT nationwide
    > >>LD included
    > >>$80/month + taxes and fees
    > >>
    > >>If the coverage/quality on Nextel meets my needs and I don't need
    > >>nation wide PTT (or even if I do) what do I get for the extra
    > >>$25/month on Verizon? I always thought that Nextel was the highest
    > >>priced carrier but unless I am missing something Verizon is a good
    > >>deal more.
    > >>
    > >>-D

    > >
    > >
    > >

    Some time ago, I really would have liked to have PTT--the reason;
    cheap M2M rates-However, till this date, the closest nextel coverage
    in my rural area is 35 miles; so I know almost no one who has nextel,
    but I know a lot of folks who have verizon & sprint, and you're right,
    none of us have ptt--but we have the cheap M2M--which was the only
    thing, in my opinion, that Nextel has, now or then.(you never hear
    anyone say I want that cell service that "don't work".)

    From what I read, both verizon and sprint have "rigged" up a somewhat
    less than perfect, but functional PTT, which customers can add, if
    they find it necessary, and can still retain cell service which works
    pretty well anywhere in the entire country (my most important
    requirement).

    It's all just competition, which makes it all better---probably the
    reason we have cheap M2M is the other carriers were trying to do
    something to compete with nextel's PTT--so we have all gained--and the
    rates for all these carriers per minute is cheaper now than ever, with
    far better coverage---

    Sounds like I need to pick up a nextel phone just to thank'em for
    pushing my carriers rates lower. Hum. It's just great to have so
    many to pick from.
     

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