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The Reason for Nextel vs others

by rockstar323    Jan 16, 2009, 6:22 PM

All cell phones calls are dependent on land lines. so if there is a major catastrophe and the land lines are down you wont have cell service either. this doesnt apply to nextel direct connect. Nextel DC is supported by SMR radios at each site. this can be a tower or, in the case of an emergency, a mobile tower with smr radios. during 9/11 the only phones that worked at ground zero was nextel. also nextel's can DC without a signal to each other within a short distance. so when it comes down to it would you rather have the nations largest network which is pretty much useless if land lines are down or a network that will work and has been proven to work in an emergency? i think the answer is simple.

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