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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

    Thank you to all who responded to my question! I got the information
    I was looking for a more.

    -D

    dep_blueman@yahoo.com (dep_blueman) 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



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  2. David S

    David S Guest

    On 12 Jan 2004 00:15:53 GMT, sexyexotiche@aol.comspamfree (John S.) chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >>Their ads give the impression that
    >>they are another cellular provider.

    >
    >Their ads NEVER say that they are cellular in any way. They never say that they
    >are a telephone. In fact of late the only ad that I have seen talks exclusivly
    >(in various ways) about coast to coast 2-way.


    The radio commercials lately are offering 10,000 minutes a month -- 4,000
    walkie-talkie minutes, 1,000 *cellular* anytime minutes, and 5,000 night
    and weekend minutes. So you're getting 6,000 minutes of *phone* use.
    They're also saying switch now and keep your number; if they're not a cell
    phone company, how come they started advertising wlnp at the same time all
    the others did?

    (Picking apart your argument: done.)

    --
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    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
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  3. dep_blueman@yahoo.com (dep_blueman) wrote in message news:<aa297123.0401081035.311f9323@posting.google.com>...

    <snip>

    > 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?


    Poorer.

    If you are serious about the coverage on Nextel meeting your needs
    then go for it. I've never met any non-business user for whom this was
    the case. Be very careful that you don't ever end up somewhere outside
    of Nextel's area. I've seen this happen, with someone at the Anchorage
    airport seeing me using my phone and asking how I was able to make a
    call, when he had no coverage (no Nextel service in Alaska, almost no
    GSM either yet, though this will change).

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