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Verizon vs. Nextel

chipster

Jan 6, 2004, 12:42 PM
How does Nextel coverage compare to Verizon coverage in Southern CA? Thanks
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robbie0517

Jan 6, 2004, 1:40 PM
Nextel Coverage:

http://www.nextel.com/services/coverage/index.shtml »

Verizon Wireless Coverage(just click view map):


http://www.verizonwireless.com/ics/plsql/customize.i ... »


Is there a question?
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MANIAC

Jan 7, 2004, 7:53 AM
My question is: Was the Verizon link that you have posted supposed to bring us to a "coverage map"? My next question is: Have we ALL read the disclaimer underneath the Verizon "rate map"? My next question is: How long has it been since Verizon has offered consumers a coverage map?... An actual glimpse of RF propagation from THEIR existing network?...

Nextel's "coverage" maps are just that... A conservative depiction of RF propagation from THEIR own, existing and currently operating, network.

I clicked on "View Map" on your Verizon link... These maps are not coverage maps... Verizon themselves clearly state that within the first sentence.

It is what it is.
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denver

Jan 7, 2004, 8:07 AM
Reason why: Verizon's coverage can change due to partnerships that they have with other wireless carriers. If you would like to see a VZW owed network, click on the enhanced servics map. Nextel can only show what their coverage is, because NO ONE else uses IDEN tech....
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robbie0517

Jan 7, 2004, 3:56 PM
Coverage in ANY area is better with Verizon Wireless. Especially when comparing with Nextel.

1st answer, yes clicking the link and then clicking "view map" as stated does show you a coverage map.

2nd answer, yes there is a disclaimer below Verizon's coverage map just as there is on Nextel's (see cut & past below)

Coverage boundaries, shown herein as of Aug 2003 are approximate and for illustrative purposes only. Coverage shown on the coverage maps is a general prediction of outdoor coverage, and does not guarantee that coverage will be available at all covered geographic areas at all times.

3rd answer, there is a coverage map hanging in every retail store for everyone to view as well as coverage brochures available to take wi...
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McG

Jan 6, 2004, 6:31 PM
Just because the map might show coverage. Doesnt mean the phone is going to work buddy. AWS shows all of CA covered except basically the Central/east area. People always bitch about coverage. Just ask around chipster. Or take advantage of the Buyers Remorse periods they offer and use the phone in your daily life.
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