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Nextel vs. ATT

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Solly1971, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. Solly1971

    Solly1971 New Member

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    My wife and I are choosing between cellphone plans. Our priorities are free or lots of minutes, nights and weekends, to make free long distance calls--and a national home calling area. The idea is to have the phone pay for itself by cutting in to our high home long distance bills. We live in Providence, RI but travel to NYC & suburbs, Chicago & suburbs & Fort Lauderdale every couple of months. We often drive between RI & NY. We're leaning towards ATT Digital Network Plan, calling region is the ATT national network (basically concentrated in population centers) 500 anytime minutes, unlimited nights & weekends starting at 8, and long distance included, free Nokia phone, 50$/month. Nextel offers 300 anytime minutes, 3000 (or maybe 3500) nights and weekends starting at 8, and long distance included, rounds to the second unlike ATT, but I have to buy a phone--plan costs 39.99 plus a buck for caller id. I know from friends in NY that ATT is not the greatest, but I don't want a Verizon plan because nights start at 9. Does anybody know how bad ATT really is? And does anybody know anything about Nextel, other than their having a walkietalkie feature. I don't know anyone in Boston, RI, NY, Chicago, FL that uses Nextel. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Solly1971

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    Dobby,
    Things being equal--putting aside such differences as when nights begin--is Nextel comparable, better, worse to/than Sprint?
     
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    Nextel is much better then sprint.
     
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    Rich Bronze Senior Member
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    Hi everyone, I will have to agree with Dobby on this one, Nextel has been around alittle longer that Sprint and has had more time to build out their network. [​IMG] Nextel has the Traveler plan that you might want to look at, you get 400 anytime min 100 Direct Connect 4500 night and weekend min Nationwide long distance included for $49.99 and you wont ever have to worry about roaming charges. They also have some other cool plans that you should check out...Like the "Free incoming" calling plans or the "National shared" calling plans, I also recommend going to an Nextel store and getting a loaner phone to test out. When you have made your decision buy your phone and plan go online for the best deal.





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    A little OT here but in Atlanta which is one of the top 10 wireless markets, AT&T fall in last place behind all of the other wireless providers.
     
  7. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    as rich said nextel would be a good choice but remember to look at their maps closley to make sure there is nextel coverage every place that you travel. Their phones will not roam on anyone eleses network.

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