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Angry Nextel Cell phones (rant)

Hey everyone. i wanted to get some of your opinions but first, let me rant this off of my chest. Are the engineers at Nextel friggin retarded or something? Here's the story. For some reason, whenever I send a text message to one of my friends who has a verizon, they recieve my text right away. When they send me a text message back, it takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to come through. This really sucks when 90% of the people I text message have verizons. thats not all though, there are other things that piss me off. Whenever I download a music ringtone and my phone rings, only "part" of the song plays repeatedly, whereas other cell phone companies play the entire song until you answer it. Another thing is the camera phone. Nextel firts shyed away from the camera phone while all of the other companies were engineering it. Now, Verizon, Cingular all have camera phones for reasonably prices. Nextel finally came out with the camera phone and they want an arm and a leg for it. Anyways, do any of you have this problem with nextel? Tomorrow, after class, I'm going to Verizon to check out there different plans and I'm probably going to switch. i have stood by Nextel for 3 years and they still suck so f*** them!

If any of you work for Nextel, your phone company is incompetent!


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ever since they merged with that craphole sprint its gone downhill. im considering switching to verizon too, im in need of a wireless internet connection and they seem to be the only one with anything that works.

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Can't any cell phone be used with any wireless provider? You just have to register it with them? (Yes, I don't know jack about cell phones...)

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No, not all cell phones can be used with other providers. Between TDMA, CDMA, GSM, 850/1900 GSM and 900/1800 GSM, 2G, 3G (some of those are technologies of others, like GSM uses TDMA, rtc) then phones locked to providers.

GENERALLY if you get an unlocked GSM phone and the SIM isn't locked, and it is a tri or quad mode phone or one that matches the US standard you can use it.

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It took me a week when I got my Nextel phone for those people to get my phone setup right. The wonderful CSRs are about as useless as gum plugging a hole in a gas tank. I finally got transfered so many times and hung up on that I *****ed loudly and got sent straight to the people with half a brain and got the phone setup right.

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nextel sucks it works in my girlfriends house only outside the house

once you go out of the driveway it doesnt work for 5 miles in either direction

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Cingular > Nextel

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Cingular > Nextel

nuff said

id rather have 2 cups and string than cingular.

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id rather have 2 cups and string than cingular.
I have had Houston Cellular(which was bought out by Cingullar), Nextel, Sprint, and Prime Co.

Cingular has been the best by far.

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Nextel service is very good (for me atleast), but there phones are junk. In the past year I have gone through five i530's, everyone was defective, and the one I have now freezes up all the time, Ive only had it for about a month.

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id rather have 2 cups and string than cingular.
Have you tried Cell one? it's about the equivalent of the cans and string. and their customer service rivals that of nextel. I'll stick with verizon for now.

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My dad has had good luck with Nextel phones. Heck they even work in Mexico and I mean way in Mexico. Alot of trucking company's use Nextels. But it does seem that the older phones last way longer.

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Have you tried Cell one? it's about the equivalent of the cans and string. and their customer service rivals that of nextel. I'll stick with verizon for now.
cell one = cingular.

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cell one = cingular.
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They all suck. I've had everyone but Nextel (way too expensive) and they all have crappy customer service and spotty service overall.

BTW, Cellular One -> Airtouch Wireless -> Verizon. I started with Cellular One, stayed through the move to Airtouch and then to Verizon. Each one got progressively worse.

Also, every one of these companies are great until you have a problem. At that point they all suck. They are all also a bunch of crooks too. Read your contract sometime. They could give you a brochure saying it's worth $200 retail and then charge you that full price if you end your contract early.

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I guess that I am lucky then. I have had nextel for 5+ years. I started with the big yellow brick. It got thrown into a fire (not my fault) and I still used the phone for like 3 months. Switched to the i90 and had that for 2 years and never had a problem. Now I have the i860 camera phone. It is expensive but I got a great deal on it. Never really have a problem with texts, voice, radio, pictures. So I guess that I am lucky.

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Sprint is the only provider we have to choose from around here that is reliable enough to provide decent coverage. We have no Verizon and the only Nextel around here is a franchise that still refuses to play the merger game.
It's not only the provider, but the type of phone you are using that will have an effect on coverage. My POS Samsung searches for signal most of the time when I pull it out of my pocket, even outside.
Sprint's customer service SUCKS! It just so happens that I'm a third party PCS dealer and have access to direct numbers to reps with more than half a brain. Most of my customers never bother to even try calling cust. service. They just come directly to me.

BTW, text messaging on ANY provider is NOT reliable. Ask any provider and they will tell you that they only guarantee that a text message will arrive no later than three, that's (3) DAYS. Some have no such guarantee at all. Put simply, do not rely on text messaging to get anything important across to the other party.
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i have tmobile, and they are cheapest for what you get 1000 minutes for 3999, plus i get 500 texts for an extra 4.95, so its like 54 bucks a month.

Gooddeal.

Loweryourbills.com has cingular razr phones for free with a 2 year contract, but their plans aren't that great.

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cell service you say? I have verizon.....hurricane wilma blew through my 'hood on monday. Well, at work we have no phone lines, no email for management, corporate can't contact the store, and all of the grocery orders for the store cant be sent to the warehouse for polling.

Well, im the only one at work with Verizon service and the only who has enough "bars" to make a call. My manager spent half the day on my phone with ISP support because his Cingular service was non existant. I never have call drops, never have failed calls, and have a 35$ a month bill. I dont need a phone with mp3s, eleventeen megapixel cam, videos, etc...i have a phone to call people. Nextel can make their phones as cool looking as they want, but i hear that damn direct connect beep one more time, someone is gonna get a kick in the junk.




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I didnt go over there today because it was later than I expected. I will go to the Verizon dealer though and check out there plans. My current plan is 300 free minutes during the week. Free after 9:00pm. Weekends are free also, which means Friday at 9:00pm-Monday morning at 6:00am. I pay the extra $10.00 a month for unlimited text messenging. My total bill is usually between $54.00-$63.00 a month. I have a good plan but it's just the point that they suck. I wait 20 minutes- an hour (sometimes longer) to recieve a text message from a Verizon phone but Verizon recieves mine right away. Theres other shlt about the text messenging too that sucks, hell theres other bullshlt in general that sucks. I thought once they merged with Sprint, it would be better but not quite, obviously. I don't know. If Verizon can match the same plan I already have with Nextel, then I'll probably switch so we'll see what happens.

For real though, Nextel seriously needs to "get with the program"

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I didnt go over there today because it was later than I expected. I will go to the Verizon dealer though and check out there plans. My current plan is 300 free minutes during the week. Free after 9:00pm. Weekends are free also, which means Friday at 9:00pm-Monday morning at 6:00am. I pay the extra $10.00 a month for unlimited text messenging. My total bill is usually between $54.00-$63.00 a month. I have a good plan but it's just the point that they suck. I wait 20 minutes- an hour (sometimes longer) to recieve a text message from a Verizon phone but Verizon recieves mine right away. Theres other shlt about the text messenging too that sucks, hell theres other bullshlt in general that sucks. I thought once they merged with Sprint, it would be better but not quite, obviously. I don't know. If Verizon can match the same plan I already have with Nextel, then I'll probably switch so we'll see what happens.

For real though, Nextel seriously needs to "get with the program"
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When they send me a text message back, it takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to come through.
Did you ever stop to think maybe the problem is on Verizon's end? Did you try to txt to and from anyone on another network?

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If any of you work for Nextel, your phone company is incompetent!
I had verizon for like four years, and have delt with other departments within Verizon as well, and let me tell you: THEY are incompetent. Every department of Verizon. When I first got ferizon, they F***** up my billing, I ended up with like $800 in roaming charges, and it took like 7 months to get straightened out. Their service SUCKED. I dropped a LOT of calls with verizon. Their T1 provisioning people are morons. Sent me on four trips from the east end of NY where I lived to Brooklyn to try to get a T1 up, couldn't get it to come up clean, they're scratching their heads, meanwhile it had been DOCUMENTED (prior to my first trip) that they had to run fiber to the building to get it to work. Sent a coworker up to Tarrytown many times saying that the circuit tests good. Get there, smartjack is dead. Tests ok my @$$. They can't do ANYTHING right.

I Had Nextel before I had verizon, and switched back to Nextel. I have had NO problems at all. Better service in general and better coverage, if you ask me. I've dropped a lot less calls with Nextel than I did with Verizon.

Needless to say, I HATE verizon. I, for one, wouldn't go back to them if they paid me.

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BTW, why the F*** am I not subscribed to this thread, lol. I havnt recieved any emails, i have to keep checking, lol

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BTW, why the F*** am I not subscribed to this thread, lol. I havnt recieved any emails, i have to keep checking, lol
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