nextel versus alltell

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by caz1, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. caz1

    caz1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    My company is thinking about going from nextel to the alltell system has anybody tried both systems and if so what do you feel is better :waving:
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    no one really has alltel, so why would you want it... whereas everyone has nextel... only thing that sucks about nextel is that 1) its expensive and 2) sometimes I get charged for canidian calls when im driving by the lake
  3. caz1

    caz1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    the thing is that my day job has 57 stores in 5 states and nextel does not cover all our aera were alltell does and alltell has the touch to talk as well
  4. ProCare Lawn Service

    ProCare Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Use southern linc here. Only one that picks up in rural parts.
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I never tried nextel, but have had alltel for a few years now. I dont ever have crackly, dropped or otherwise crappy calls. Well i do once in a while, but not on a regular basis like everyone else I know. I will never leave alltel.
  6. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    and I will leave Next Yell as soon as the contract is up.

    Dropped calls, lousy reception, dead zones constantly and this is all in the DC , Northern Va area. There is a dead zone right at their main office in No Va.
  7. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    in so cla nextel stinks, but everyone has it.
    Also sprint bought nextel and plan to merge the two. I have heard good things about sprint around here so i am waiting for the merge to see if quality improves.
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    If so, that's like a marriage in low quality hell. Sprint has the absolute worst customer service, call dropping,etc. So does Nextel.. Personally, I'll never give employee's one of those "walkie talkie" phones.. No way do I wanna be a slave to a constant barrage of stupid questions all day..Plus just the "bleep bleep" sound of those things grates my nerves.. :dizzy:
  9. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    thats what nextel people tell me.
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I've had Alltel for as long as I can remember, since about 1991 IIRC.

    If you're on the right plan you'll be happy.

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