Got tired of paying Nextel $1000-$1200 a month for cell.... got verizon now, they are telling me after anaylizing my bills for 3 months that I will save approx $650-850 a month! They are telling me that the SAME amount of minutes I have with nextel I will save that much with Verizon. Today is the first day in 5 years I had another carrier. So far verizon coverage is a little weaker then Nextel. I like the fact of voice command, programming phones tonight so I can see what all they have. But my ? is this, why in the world does nextel charge so much more then the rest do? It does not sound to me like this is a salesmans pitch because he analized the bills right with me, over a 3 mo period sold me EXACTLY what I needed... So I was thinking of JUST getting nextel walkie talkie, thought about buying radios but gosh the cost, $35 a mo for walkie talkies.... so $70 compared to $4000 for radios, sounds alot better. Of course 4000$ over time would pay off but paying $70 a month seems more efficent to do nextel. ANyone switch from nextel to verizon. BTW we did not get the PTT with verizon as i heard it sucks, From about 50 ppl who have it. Do you prefer direct connect or making a phone call?