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Posted: 5/22/2003 7:43:20 PM EDT
I need to change companys cuz the T-Mobile network is only digital, so in the woods its useless. AT&T, Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile poll coming
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:47:48 PM EDT
Depends on your area, usage, specific location, and if you want new high-tech phones. Check the alt.cellular* groups on Usenet. Can I have your T-Mobile phone? ;)
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:51:57 PM EDT
I don't know about Washington State, but here in Central Indiana Sprint is terrible. Their rates are too high, their reception is only mediocre and their customer service is the worst I've ever seen. We've had good luck with Cingular and I've heard good about Verizon.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:52:51 PM EDT
The redneck cell phone, Nextel. Works out in the middle of the woods and field Keving67
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:53:27 PM EDT
You forgot NexTel
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:54:49 PM EDT
I had good results with At&T in washington. Cingular has been pure hell. Ben, the Emu
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:55:59 PM EDT
I dont think I want to part with it actually, its a 2 year old Ericsson T28 world. Its a damn sturdy phone made from magnesium. Come to think of it I REALLY like this phone(actually the smallest GSM phone made)- but its all digital :( [img]http://212.213.255.72/keepthis/bigpic/ert28wb.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 7:56:34 PM EDT
AT&T works even out in rural West Texas...I'm talking Ft. Davis to Alpine and on to Marfa.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:09:21 PM EDT
I just started on T-mobile, so I can't comment blindly on the service... but the "no-roaming"* is what got me vs AT&T... otherwise, same 'service'~ * T-mobile service, your phone has coverage, or it doesn't.. no roaming to be incured. I'm on a very tight budget, and didn't want to be blindsided by the 'roaming' charges. It still beats qwest's by a longshot.. them friggin overpriced POS freakin morons.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:17:40 PM EDT
Depends where you are in Washington. In my experience, AT&T has the best coverage out on the Peninsula. Half the time my Cingular phone doesn't work in the middle of the University District. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:19:32 PM EDT
Verizon. But then I'm biased; I work for 'em.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:22:21 PM EDT
And just so you know... the FCC has mandated that all analog towers will be converted to digital by the end of the year. So analog service won't be such a big deal pretty soon, but Verizon will still have the best coverage going.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:55:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Verizon. But then I'm biased; I work for 'em.
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So how can I get a great deal on a badass phone?
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:03:38 PM EDT
I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:10:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Verizon. But then I'm biased; I work for 'em.
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So how can I get a great deal on a badass phone?
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Check out the new samsung 530, it's sweet and reasonably priced. Not much I can do other than make suggestions for you, though. You come to Vegas and buy your phone and that's another story...
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:18:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:24:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2003 9:30:27 PM EDT by Dave_A]
T-Mobile: GSM... Ewww... Yeuck... US Subsidiary of Vodaphone (UK). Uses European GSM phone technology, which leads to very weak coverage, as almost no one else uses GSM here at the moment... They attempt to make up for poor coverage with gobs of anytime minutes, and are trying to compete with Sprint in the 'Cool Gadget Phone' department... Cingular/AT&T: TDMA. Out of date technology, but switching to GSM. Sprint: CDMA: Cool phones, but minimal home-area coverage. If you get Sprint, get the free-roaming option, as you will need it... Said free-roaming package is currently the best 'nationwide, anywhere, anytime' package... Verizon: CDMA. Largest home coverage area ('America's Choice'), their phones are rather drab so if you're one of those people who needs a 'Swiss Army Knife' phone, see Sprint... Nextel: Proprietary. Not CDMA, not GSM, not TDMA. Your choice of phones is Motorola, Motorola, and well, Motorola... Although much promoted, the 'direct-connect' feature is just a combination of 'mobile to mobile minutes' and a speed-dial device... Unless you get a kick out of walkie-talkie style communication, similar packages are available from most carriers (except that you talk like you're on the phone (since you are), not like you've got a CB)... Same coverage issues as T-Mobile, for similar reasons (odd-duck technology)... Basically, use a CDMA company if you want good coverage. This means Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, or (if they've upgraded in your area) US Cellular. CDMA is the most advanced phone system, and the most widely deployed of the digital technologies (CDMA, GSM, TDMA, and Nextel's frankensystem)... Phone Reccommendations: VZW: Moto T720 (fancy) or Moto V120E (basic) Sprint: Sanyo 8100 (yep, the camera phone) or the Sprint Nokia phone...
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:27:05 PM EDT
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I think Im gonna get this baby, hell I'll kill 3 birds with one stone here! {nevermind- its only digital band cdma] :( [img]http://www.samsungusa.com/images/prod_imgs/sph_i700_hero.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 9:27:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Verizon. But then I'm biased; I work for 'em.
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Check out the new samsung 530, it's sweet and reasonably priced. Not much I can do other than make suggestions for you, though. You come to Vegas and buy your phone and that's another story...
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Warning: That's a 1%!#%^!# SINGLE-BAND (most of VZW's phones are dual-band, tri-mode. This one is single-band, dual mode) phone... All you current and former Sprint customers out there probably know what this means... If you don't: That phone is digital only. It cannot switch to analog mode if a digital signal is not available... If you want a cool Verizon phone, take the Motorola T720... $80 at RadioShack...
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 10:12:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gaspain: I dont think I want to part with it actually, its a 2 year old Ericsson T28 world. Its a damn sturdy phone made from magnesium. Come to think of it I REALLY like this phone(actually the smallest GSM phone made)- but its all digital :( [url]http://212.213.255.72/keepthis/bigpic/ert28wb.gif[/url]
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I LOVE my T-28. A great phone and tiny. Right now I have T-Mobile and they suck. My phone drops calls a lot. Contract runs out in August so I'll be looking to change as well.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 10:49:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave_A: T-Mobile: GSM... Ewww... Yeuck... US Subsidiary of Vodaphone (UK).
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Actually, no. T-Mobile (US, formerly known as Voicestream) is a US subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, the direct competition of Vodaphone, at least in Germany.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 3:53:18 AM EDT
Can't say much about the others but I use Cingular and Have no complaints. I travel alot (drive truck) and although there are a few dead areas which you will have with any provider, they seem to have pretty good coverage.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 4:03:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2003 4:08:51 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
I have two AT&T phones one digital and one GSM. The geek on the Verizon commercial is an annoying prick. I think Nextel's claim of being a walkie talkie is misleading. The system still relies on cell sites to carry the signal from what I remember. If you have two Nextel phones in the middle of the desert and no cell sites around it ain't gonna work for shit! Unless they implemented that technology which I think they didn't. Walkie talkie my ass! I had a bad experience with Nextel and their customer service so I'm never going to use those bastards again.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 4:10:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Good I hope Nextel get's their ass whooped. And at least they will have to lower their damm prices for those who are forced to use them. Can't believe I used to pay those assholes $89.00 a month.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 5:06:31 AM EDT
I use Alltel. Better service in my area.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:16:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Yeah, you've got it, the entire construction industry is going to change over to save $5/month. [rolleyes] Having the competition may force Nextel to lower their rates, but nobody else it going to break into this market, unless they can communicated with the existing Nextels.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:17:27 AM EDT
Gunbert I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this but will Verizon's PTT feature be able to connect with other prividers (Southern Linc, etc)? Also you mention it should be out end of year/first of next year. Is that all over the US or "selected" areas? I am in Georgia btw. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:24:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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By the way, that's a pretty sad attitude. Somebody comes up with something unique that nobody else has, and you hold it against them for charging more than all the run-of-the-mill cell phone companies? WTF is the world coming to? If I invented a car that could also fly, you're goddamn right I'd charge more for it than another car. Why should Nextel not charge more for an added feature? If you don't like it, stick to your little verizon phone and quit whining.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:45:39 AM EDT
I've had excellent service from U.S. Cellular.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:50:58 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/23/2003 7:58:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By norman74:
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Yeah, you've got it, the entire construction industry is going to change over to save $5/month. [rolleyes] Having the competition may force Nextel to lower their rates, but nobody else it going to break into this market, unless they can communicated with the existing Nextels.
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Woah, ahab, don't get yer panties all in a wad! You must work for nextel or one of their distributors. $5 a month savings? I know that was just sarcasm, but it was also not the smartest thing to say. I routinely have nextel customers asking about our PTT service because they would happily pay [b]more[/b] money to get better service than what they are currently getting. It ain't all about the money, comrad, but the [i]competition[/i] that drives companies to produce a quality product. If you're the only game in town, what incentive do you have to do anything more than the bare minimum? Nextel is not a bad company, just resting on it's ass soaking up a niche market that it has cornered. I'm not saying that they're going to go out of business, they won't, but they are going to get beat up a bit, by two or more companies that are already gearing up to offer better service than what Nextel has been working on for years.
Somebody comes up with something unique that nobody else has, and you hold it against them for charging more than all the run-of-the-mill cell phone companies? WTF is the world coming to?
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Um... how long has Nextel had the sole license to the PTT feature? Several years now right? I'm not holding it against them, their customers are!
If I invented a car that could also fly, you're goddamn right I'd charge more for it than another car. Why should Nextel not charge more for an added feature?
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Your car example is perfect! How long do you think your flying car would be around after the japanese automakers get a hold of it and produce one that is faster, sleeker, more fuel efficent, of better quality and one third the price? Capitalism is darwinian theory to perfection; adapt or die... get used to it, you're not in mother Russia anymore.
If you don't like it, stick to your little verizon phone and quit whining.
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Funny, [b]YOU[/b] seem to be the one whining! I personally don't care what phone company people use, some are better than others in different regions, so get what you think is best. I was just offering some suggestions.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:01:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By de8212: Gunbert I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this but will Verizon's PTT feature be able to connect with other prividers (Southern Linc, etc)? Also you mention it should be out end of year/first of next year. Is that all over the US or "selected" areas? I am in Georgia btw. Thanks for the info.
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To be honest I don't have any specific info on the actual service, but the rumor is that it will be national from the get-go. I could be wrong. The 'other providers' part I have no idea about.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:20:50 AM EDT
Most companies have agreements with each other so you can use their towers too. But Verizon is by far the best coverage area. Also, they are limted on phone selections because the scrutinize the phones. Most phones do not pass simple quality and RF specs.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:24:07 AM EDT
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[b]whats the best Cell phone provider?[/b] Over 5 years with Verizon and [b]NO[/b] problems.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:30:47 AM EDT
Well AT&T is the largest supporter of the "Gay Pride" parades and such and Sprint (which I have) doesn't work at the lake or the deer lease so it doesn't leave many choices! BigDozer66
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:31:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Verizon. But then I'm biased; I work for 'em.
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Me too, Gunbert is right, we have the most comprehensive coverage than anybody else out there. Us, being in Nevada, have heard it all from former AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Cingular, T-Mobile customers how they can't get service out of Clark County (basically the I-15 North and South). Being that a lot of Nevada is "rural desert", We hear of these customers who have friends who have Verizon and they are always able to call out. Even in the major strip casinos, where the emplyoees work downstairs (i.e. the big city underneath MGM Grand) they are also able to place calls out. We always tell our customers to not shop on price and with Verizon, you get what you pay for. Can't wait for push to talk (Direct Connect TM) to come out. Look out this summer for new handsets with integrated cameras with good pixel quality. We are the last ones to come out with the "cool" stuff because we don't play keeping up with the Joneses when it comes to technolgy. We have more longer and comprehensive user/network testing. BTW February 2003 Consumer Reports rated us tops in 6 major makets. That would be indicative of the service we have nationwide.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:33:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SeaDweller:
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Good I hope Nextel get's their ass whooped. And at least they will have to lower their damm prices for those who are forced to use them. Can't believe I used to pay those assholes $89.00 a month.
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Doesn't Nextel make you guys sign 3-4 year contracts?
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:48:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:08:32 AM EDT
So much mis-information about Nextel. First off, let me say that no, I don't work for them, so I don't have a vested interest in this thread like some others. Second, the ENTIRE construction industry is on Nextel right now. The reason this is important is illustrated by the following: My stage rigging subcontractor shows up on my jobsite. He has to work closely with the guy that put in the steel handrails, and the electrician, plus I have to keep in contact with him as well. Since all four of us have Nextel, we exchange numbers, and we're off to the races. If some goof shows up with Verizon or whatever else, he's out of the loop. It's not just about communicating within a company, if that was it you might convince them, company by company, to change over. It's the fact that right now I can talk to everyone else. If I go with your new and different system, I'm going to have to convince everyone else in the construction industry to go with Verizon. Good luck. This is where the flying car example doesn't apply. Don't over extend it. Since Nextel is so well established right now, it's going to be an uphill battle for anyone else to muscle in. My only hope is that Nextel doesn't see it this way and maybe chooses to lower their rates because of it. I have never had a reception or signal problem with my Nextel, except in Miami where EVERYONE has a signal problem because no one will let them build towers. One other thing, PTT for regular folks talking to each other about groceries is not only fucking stupid, it's fucking annoying. It's annoying as piss to walk around the grocery store and hear that beep that I hear all day at work. My phone allows me to turn the radio function off when I leave work, and I do.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:09:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 45calmike:
Originally Posted By SeaDweller:
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Good I hope Nextel get's their ass whooped. And at least they will have to lower their damm prices for those who are forced to use them. Can't believe I used to pay those assholes $89.00 a month.
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Doesn't Nextel make you guys sign 3-4 year contracts?
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No
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:14:21 AM EDT
Clark Howard's web site, clarkhoward.com, has a cell phone provider calculator to help you make the decision. I live and travel mostly along built up areas on the East Coast so Sprint works great for me. I don't know about out west though.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:52:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 10:13:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stokes:
Originally Posted By norman74: So much mis-information about Nextel. First off, let me say that no, I don't work for them, so I don't have a vested interest in this thread like some others. Second, the ENTIRE construction industry is on Nextel right now. The reason this is important is illustrated by the following: My stage rigging subcontractor shows up on my jobsite. He has to work closely with the guy that put in the steel handrails, and the electrician, plus I have to keep in contact with him as well. Since all four of us have Nextel, we exchange numbers, and we're off to the races. If some goof shows up with Verizon or whatever else, he's out of the loop. It's not just about communicating within a company, if that was it you might convince them, company by company, to change over. It's the fact that right now I can talk to everyone else. If I go with your new and different system, I'm going to have to convince everyone else in the construction industry to go with Verizon. Good luck. This is where the flying car example doesn't apply. Don't over extend it. Since Nextel is so well established right now, it's going to be an uphill battle for anyone else to muscle in. My only hope is that Nextel doesn't see it this way and maybe chooses to lower their rates because of it. I have never had a reception or signal problem with my Nextel, except in Miami where EVERYONE has a signal problem because no one will let them build towers. One other thing, PTT for regular folks talking to each other about groceries is not only fucking stupid, it's fucking annoying. It's annoying as piss to walk around the grocery store and hear that beep that I hear all day at work. My phone allows me to turn the radio function off when I leave work, and I do.
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Dude, I hate to tell you this, but.... The rest of the world doesn't revolve around the constructions industry. Verizon will move into the market just fine with or without the construction guys.
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I'm sure you're right. There will be a massive increase in those annoying fucks at the grocery store hitting PTT to find out if their equally annoying and fatass wife sitting at home eating bonbons wants 1% or 2% milk. I'm just going to start loading up on can goods when I first get to the store so that I have somthing to throw at these shits. NONE OF US ARE THAT IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE TO BE REACHABLE 24/7! Let alone instantly reachable at the touch of a single button.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 10:20:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 45calmike:
Originally Posted By SeaDweller:
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest: I like my NexTel. The direct connect, for me, is the best feature becuase many people i know have them too and its extremely easy. That and its got AIM on it, too.
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Nextel is finally going to have some competition come the end of this year/early first quarter next year... we're (Verizon) are coming out with the same Push-To-Talk feature, and so is Sprint and AT&T I believe. Their rates are ridiculous and their coverage is lacking. For having had a monopoly on the PTT feature for years now, I hope they're ready for the competition... no more of the "if you want it you gotta go through us" attitude.
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Good I hope Nextel get's their ass whooped. And at least they will have to lower their damm prices for those who are forced to use them. Can't believe I used to pay those assholes $89.00 a month.
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Doesn't Nextel make you guys sign 3-4 year contracts?
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I signed up early, thus had no contract. Hey, that was only my second c-phone that never made sign a stinking contract. I told one of those other phone bastards before that if their service was so good and they stood behind itthere wouldn't be the need for a contract. Apparently some of those companies know they suck so they try to lock your ass in. At least now most places have 30-day return guarantees. Probably those dirtbag politicians pushed for that because of all the complaints they've been getting. About the only thing polits did right. My first c-phone was a DiamondTel ( Mitsubishi ) Mesa 90X. I was one of the only people to have a c-phone in HS.
In 1988, Mitsubishi released the 18-ounce DiamondTel 90X, which cost about $3,000.
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I payed about $800 but shortly after some fcko stole it. Not like the ahole could afford to pay the bill had he been able to get it hooked up anyways. 45¢ peak, .90¢ off-peak on PacTel. Anyone remember PacTel?
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 10:23:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By norman74: One other thing, PTT for regular folks talking to each other about groceries is not only fucking stupid, it's fucking annoying. It's annoying as piss to walk around the grocery store and hear that beep that I hear all day at work. My phone allows me to turn the radio function off when I leave work, and I do.
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I see I ain't the only one who finds this shit annoying. I hope their fcking PTT button falls off.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 10:24:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 11:14:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stokes:
Originally Posted By norman74: I'm sure you're right. There will be a massive increase in those annoying fucks at the grocery store hitting PTT to find out if their equally annoying and fatass wife sitting at home eating bonbons wants 1% or 2% milk. I'm just going to start loading up on can goods when I first get to the store so that I have somthing to throw at these shits. NONE OF US ARE THAT IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE TO BE REACHABLE 24/7! Let alone instantly reachable at the touch of a single button.
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Thanks for the visual. Now I'll have to lobby Verizon to drop the plans on PTT!
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Can't say I disagree! That will be annoying as hell! But I still know that the competition will be good for everyone, regardless if they go with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T. At the very least Nextel customers should benefit by being able to take advantage of the new rates and packages that they'll be offering to stay competitive.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 12:17:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
Originally Posted By Stokes:
Originally Posted By norman74: I'm sure you're right. There will be a massive increase in those annoying fucks at the grocery store hitting PTT to find out if their equally annoying and fatass wife sitting at home eating bonbons wants 1% or 2% milk. I'm just going to start loading up on can goods when I first get to the store so that I have somthing to throw at these shits. NONE OF US ARE THAT IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE TO BE REACHABLE 24/7! Let alone instantly reachable at the touch of a single button.
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Thanks for the visual. Now I'll have to lobby Verizon to drop the plans on PTT!
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Can't say I disagree! That will be annoying as hell! But I still know that the competition will be good for everyone, regardless if they go with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T. At the very least Nextel customers should benefit by being able to take advantage of the new rates and packages that they'll be offering to stay competitive.
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That is exactly what I'm hoping. Although my boss covers most of my bill, so I ain't too upset.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 1:07:20 PM EDT
I need to lodge a complaint--that poll was biased and tainted! It does not mention anything about US Cellular. Tom Jefferson mentioned that it is those that have the most towers that win or something like that. Well, USCC may not have the most towers but, they sure have a great Regional plan--12 states on the South East--no roaming/nationwide long distance. Roaming agreements pull some weight too.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 1:10:34 PM EDT
SeaDweller, Those "free" phones actually cost something--they got to make some money back somehow.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 1:18:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JHill: SeaDweller, Those "free" phones actually cost something--they got to make some money back somehow.
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What free phone? I paid for all my phones and never got one of those cheap freebies. - DiamondTel 90x ( est. $800 ) - Oki 900 ( est. $900 ) - Oki 900 ( est. $500 ) - Motorola MicroTac Digital Elite ( est. $250 ) - Early Motorola flip GSM ( est. $200 ) - Nextel i600 ( est. $200 ) - Motorola Timeport GSM ( est. $100 ) - Motorola Timeport GSM ( est. $150 ) - Panasonic Promax silver ( est. $100 ) - Panasonic Promax blue ( est. $129 ) - Sony Ericsson T681 GSM ( est. $50 ) Oh those free phones. I know, how do you like those people taking handouts![BD]
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