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Does Nextel Suck?

Does Nextel Suck?

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ThaLord

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I have been having problems with reception with my phone.. so I called and really complained..

Told them I have been having this problem for quite some time.. and it needs to be resolved.. or I will switch providers... I did this last night.. and the lady on the other end.. well... she wasn't happy, told me I am in a contract, and can't cancel. I said.. well.. if this problem doesn't get fixed.. I just won't pay my bill, I get half service.. I will pay half of my bill. She says.. if you do that, we will be forced to turn the phone off. I say.. fix my problems, send me a new phone, trouble shoot the problem, or give me some reasons, why it is happening...

well.. today.. I wake up.. and MY PHONE IS TURNED OFF!!!!! I can't make outgoing calls.. and I am sure.. I can't receive calls.. which means.. NEXTEL SUCKS.. Can they even do that? doesn't matter.. I am switching providers...

So.. if anyone wants to get ahold of me.. email me.. or PM me.. I will have a new phone soon..

John
 

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John I had major problems with my phone no reception and nextel wouldn't help me, I went straight to the maker of the phone : Motorola, awesome people helped me sent me a new phone took a total of (2) days did a door to door service because i don't have a credit card but if u have a cc they send a new phone that days you might want to try calling them. 1800-453-0920 (motorola)
 

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John-

Sorry to hear about your misfortune with your cellular provider. I do not have Nextel for one reason....The reception is terrible! I know that Nextel is great for its direct connect features but let me tell you everyone I know that has Nextel complains about their signal strength and calls dropped. When I went looking for service I really wanted Nextel but since everyone swayed form getting it I just went with a more simple soultion.

I use Cingular's GSM service and it is cool with me, I never have problems with it anywhere and I use this all across the country due to company travel. GSM is still building in the US but like everything in cellular serice there are pros and cons.

To be honest I do not think that there is one provider that offers the best of both worlds, but I think you will be able to find something that will meet the needs for you and your family depending on how many phones you need.

Good Luck!
 

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That does suck dude. Id call them back and see what they said happened. Then make a call to BBB.

And yes, Nextel is teh gh3y.
 

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no no no... I am done with nextel.. gotta get someone else.. whoever has service with someone else... and like it.. post it here..
 

Fish

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t-mobile. :D

3000 minutes for 50 bucks. Cant beat it.
 

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My I95 had crappy reception at my house but rarely ever cut out on me while talking... I've used it in Louisiana, Ohio, Inidiana, Iowa, signal strength wouldn't always be 100% but was enough for 2 way (which is what I use it for 90% of the time)

I've since upgraded to an I860 and reception is pretty good with it... still only 2 bars where i'm at, but I'm surrounded by tall trees ... but I can even get reception in the basement w/the new phone... before I would get 0 reception in teh basement due to ... well being a basement, and all the computer shit I have down there caused all kinds of interference
 

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I just got a nextel for work.


Yesterday, I drove from Morris to Champaignand the to Springfield before going to Peru then home this AM. I am on my phone basically the whole time I'm in the car and have yet to drop a call on the back roads out in BFE. ITs weird I get good reception in the middle of nowhere.

My sprint pcs phone was horrible, I could be along an interstate and have no reception.

I've been amazed in the past month at my nextel and love it. Sorry to hear ya had problems.
 

burtgtp1973

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i pay 64.00 after taxes for 2 lines 900 anytime mins free nights and weekends and free mobile to mobile (US Cellular) of course the free mobile to mobile are only good with US Cell.

i rarely get dropped calls , and my phone is prehistoric .. signal is is pretty much good everywhere that i need it .

i personally am annoyed by people on their nextels .. its not the phone or the service its the people who use them rudely in restaurants and such ... i guess they are the Nike of the Cell phone buisness paying for the name .
 

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I have problems with nextel reception, but if your looking for service I would go with Verizon I had the BEST reception and BEST service with them for the 5 years I was with them.
 

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i've had nextel for a little more than a year now and i've never had any problems with it (using a i95 now, had a i90 before) its worked flawlessly for me when traveling (Illinois, wisconsin, iowa, indiana, and tennesee) sorry to hear that your having problems
 

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I've had nextel for almost 2 years now, and i love it. I mean sometimes you get no service or somethin happens, but hey, what do you expect? That happens with basically every cell phone out there today.
 

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I had pretty good service with verizon before i switched to Nextel...all i know is dont go with sprint pos ! good luck
 

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Originally posted by Dreamcat78@Oct 28 2004, 01:20 PM
I had pretty good service with verizon before i switched to Nextel...all i know is dont go with sprint pos ! good luck
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ah man, i use sprint. i have good luck with it, always get reception and never get dropped calls. oh well
 
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fastcash

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i have nextel and like it...though, verizon is the best in terms of reception and not dropping calls. consumer reports said so...so there you go john...can you here me now?.........


.....good :lol:
 

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Yes,.....Nextel sucks.

It's too bad that you're having problems with them, and that really sucks that she turned your phone off like that,....you must have made her really mad :angry:

Do you have much time left on this contract?

Well,.........If you decide not to pay them, they WILL screw you. Just remember,...you signed a contract, You can pay what you owe them + 200.00 ETF & be done with Nextel then get another service. If you don't pay now you will later.

Good Luck

OH, good job on fixing that refresh thing :D
 

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I just upgraded my Cingular plan so I could get the lil lady a phone too. I got a pair of Motorola V400's and so far I am somewhat satisfied with them. I had a Motorola V60 with them and never ever had a problem before but now I get calls fading in and out and sometimes it goes right to voice mail and never rings. I love the phone I just think the new technology isn't perfected yet. One thing I have to say about cingular is that their customer service is pretty damn good, anytime I had a problem (only had 3 in 4 years) they fixed it no questions.
 

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i would say go with at&t but they are basically cingular....so go with cingular and you will get the biggest GSM coverage out there......i love at&t.....
 
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sr71_rgl

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You have problems because 1) you aren't close enough to the cell site, or 2) your line of sight to the site is blocked by something big (building). It has nothing to do with the actual phone. The only way you'll get better service with any provider is having better access to a cell site. The nextel net kicks ass. It has the most internet bandwidth of any provider, best feature (direct connect) and the phones are getting cooler all the time. What other network allows you to make a call from Venezula to Toronto for pennies. Granted you may not need to do that but keep in mind your issue is strictly not enough or poor line of sight to a cell site.
 

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Hale and I both have Nextel. Yesterday we were talking while I was at my mom's house and I got hung up on by his phone 5 times in 5 or 6 mintues. He was in Elgin and I am in Wheaton right now. I would think with how popular nextel is or was that people shouldn't be having problems with there phones. Hale and I went up to Hayward, Wisconsin one of the biggest cities way up there and had no service what so ever. But if we drove 20 or 30 mins south to a small town, we got servie. Doesn't make to much sense to me.
 

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Hi!! I'm a newbie, well, not that new, I'm from the STL Grand Prix Club, couple of you guys know me :D

I've had my Nextel for about 4 years now and I have no complaint, me and the wife have that POS phone #60(old flip phone style) and our receipton is always crystal clear. The only complaint I have is the costomer service department, they WON'T listen you at all, I read that you found that out..

BTW, We don't have to pay for our Nextel, my work place takes care of the bill, we have unlimited calls and walkie talkie for 2 phones and it don't cost me a thing. NEXTEL KICKS ASS!!
 

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