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Nextel vs Sprintpcs

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    Hi,
    Which of them have better network and larger network for national plans.
    Whic is the best in serverice and rates.
    Thanks
    Ano
     
  2. wxram

    wxram Junior Member
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    Nextel all the way.
     
  3. dobby10

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    I would agree that Nextel has beeter service overall, but that doesn't mean sprint isn't better in your area. Ask your friends what they have.
     
  4. wxram

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    Where are you located?
     
  5. Scalici26

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    In my opinion Nextel SUCKS!!! If you don't live in the heart of a major city, it will be use less. Go with Sprint. There coverage is better and you can roam on to an analog network if you have to(you will have to pay roaming charges, but at least you can still make and receive calls).
     
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    Well, I don;t live in the heart of a city and Nextel is the best service in my area.! I tried Sprint back in april and their service is much better then when I tried them two years ago but their coverage (in my area) doesn;t come close to Nextels.
     
  7. IdiOTeQnoLogY

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    i dont think all these extreme comments are valid. sprint and nextels coverage are very similar in size......like one poster said it will depend on your area which carrier is better....also depending upon what kind of plan you have.....and if you know lots of people with nextel service you can take advantage of their Direct Connect feature.etc... please let us know where you are located,,and what kind of plans/usage you need and perhaps we can better serve you. in fact it may be neither of these two carriers but another.
     
  8. wxram

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    I don't live in a major city either and my coverage is excellent. I just took a drive through Vermont and the coverage is awesome in the middle of nowhere.
     
  9. Guest

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    I am in Batimore DC area but travel in different regions throughout Northeast
     
  10. JPH

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    I would get Nextel anyday over sprint. I used to have Nextel approx. 3 years ago, and it wasn't that good then, however they have improved so much since then. My brother works for them, and his phone virtually works everywhere now, not to mention the distance at which you can direct connect with people has drastically improved too. If I didn't have Verizon, I'd have Nextel.
     
  11. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    I've never used Nextel but I would choose them over Sprint, Sprint's coverage in my area is pretty bad Nextel has to better then they are. I have a friend that is a happy Nextel user too [​IMG]
     
  12. IdiOTeQnoLogY

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    it depends. up here in NJ i have a few friends with nextel and they are over capacity......lots of times i call them several times and the call goes to voicemail even if they are stable at an area with full signal. i keep getting that female voice "please hold while the nextel subscriber you are trying to reach is located" like 5 times in a row b4 i give up. each market is different though so it depends on where you are. the same thing may happen to you with sprint up in chicago.
     
  13. wxram

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    I work in northern NJ and i rarely have that problem.
     
  14. IdiOTeQnoLogY

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    happens to me every day tryin to call them.
     
  15. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    Nextel spectrum is smaller than any other 800Mhz carriers (only 18Mhz) so it's easier for them to get overloaded. The rest of the cellular networks are allocated 25Mhz. The overload problem is a per-tower issue so I may never have such a problem when someone in the next town over may experience it a lot.
     
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