alternative to nextel

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jackelope68, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. jackelope68

    jackelope68 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Hello,

    Ive had it up to here with nextel. There coverage in my area stinks and the customer support is a joke. What do you guys use for communication. I like the alert feature with nextel. its nice to alert someone and the second they get of the mower they respond. The problem with just cell phones is that if there on a mower when i call,they don't hear it ringing.I am considering using cell phones and possible pagers. Is therea better way

    Thanks Dan
     
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I have a Nextel also. A couple of years ago I got my Nextel and had the same problems as you so I got rid of them and went to Sprint. Now I am back with Nextel again! Heres what I think: ALL WIRELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS SUCK! While if you switch to a different company (and many have the 2-way radios now) you will find something about them that you don't like. One thing I do like about Nextel is that they have some of the toughest construction and military grade phones on the market and are great for our business.
     
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    The few problems I have with the NexTels could never out weigh the benefits of them. jmo
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I use alltel. Just have them check for missed calls. Mine beeps for it. I have unlimited local calling for $69 per month. Good call clarity, and very few lost calls.
     
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I have reception problems with my nextel. I don't get service in my basement, office, or at my school.
     
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    In the part of Virginia I live in all tell rules here, In the cities some of the others are better but not out in the country where i live and work mainly
     
  7. celltech

    celltech LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Alltel, and if I am thinking correctly you should have good coverage around cincinati. I know we are in Ohio.
     
  8. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    Have you had your handset serviced? There is a little piece of metal inside that helps with your frequency. If it popped off you will not have a very good signal. Hope this helps.
     
  9. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 242

    Don't know how true it is, but a friend of mine told me that a lot of the cellular phones now have the push to talk button on them because the nextel copyright for their ptt is about to expire and all the phone companies will be able to have them. Just FYI, anyone else know about this?
     
  10. GrassBlaster

    GrassBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I have an Alltell phone with touch to talk feature. In other words it's just like Nextel, but I like it much better.
     

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