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SMS with Nextel

andy2373

Jan 31, 2009, 10:16 PM
Has the reliability of SMS with Nextel improved to the level of other carriers?
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jrfdsf

Feb 1, 2009, 4:45 PM
andy2373 said:
Has the reliability of SMS with Nextel improved to the level of other carriers?

Nextel never really had very many SMS problems. Here's the real story: Back in 2004, Nextel had a two week SMS outage in many parts of the country. During that time, messages obviously were not delivered or at least delayed. Since then, Nextel has not had any greater issues than any other wireless provider in that area. Unfortunately, they've gotten a real bad rep over text messages since.

The real problem with Nextel text messaging is that it is an MMS based client rather than SMS. Their SMS is only used for numeric pages and voicemail and has had no big issues to date. The issues that continue to be a pa
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cellphonesaretools

Feb 2, 2009, 3:34 PM
I don't do regular text messaging from my phone, but I do use NextMail a lot, every day. I can testify that with NextMail, the text message replies sent to my phone from the recipients computer, ALWAYS arrive at my phone within 10 seconds from the time they click on Send/Receive in their email. I can read the text replies immediately, no browser used and no separate download steps required.

I don't have the in-depth knowledge that "jrfdsf" has regarding iDEN's regular text messaging system, but for NextMail, the text-reply portion works extremely well, with no significant delays, and is extremely reliable.

I have noticed that out in the sticks where the iDEN signal is not strong enough for me to make a cellular call or to use Direct Co...
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jrfdsf

Feb 2, 2009, 4:47 PM
cellphonesaretools said:
I don't do regular text messaging from my phone, but I do use NextMail a lot, every day. I can testify that with NextMail, the text message replies sent to my phone from the recipients computer, ALWAYS arrive at my phone within 10 seconds from the time they click on Send/Receive in their email. I can read the text replies immediately, no browser used and no separate download steps required.

I don't have the in-depth knowledge that "jrfdsf" has regarding iDEN's regular text messaging system, but for NextMail, the text-reply portion works extremely well, with no significant delays, and is extremely reliable.

I have noticed that out in the sticks where the iDEN signal is not strong enough for m
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cellphonesaretools

Feb 5, 2009, 8:57 AM
Thanks for the info. BTW, the text replies for NextMail messages are limited to 106 characters (which I like - forces people to be concise). The text typing box counts down the remaining characters available as one types.
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jrfdsf

Feb 5, 2009, 5:02 PM
cellphonesaretools said:
Thanks for the info. BTW, the text replies for NextMail messages are limited to 106 characters (which I like - forces people to be concise). The text typing box counts down the remaining characters available as one types.


You're welcome! Smile

I noticed that NextMail is now available for QChat phones.
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andy2373

Feb 6, 2009, 8:32 PM
So what's the deal with recent complaints about texting with the new BB 8350i? Confused
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jrfdsf

Feb 6, 2009, 10:23 PM
andy2373 said:
So what's the deal with recent complaints about texting with the new BB 8350i? Confused

That's one device, not an entire network issue.
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