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Top message:  DuraXT Reception? by Sandyon66   Jul 7, 2012, 10:05 PM

Replying to:  Re: DuraXT Reception? by gloopey1   Jul 25, 2012, 8:15 AM

Re: DuraXT Reception?

by cellphonesaretools    Jul 26, 2012, 3:12 AM

gloopey1 said:
To access latitude and longitude, press ##CDG2#, then select field tests and service screen. While Sprint didn't publish this info in an instruction manual, it's easy enough to google.

Sprint's GPS won't work without a network signal...but it will work indoors and outdoors where a signal exists. It's nice that Nextel has off-network items that function, it's not so nice that you have 3X less coverage to perform the basic purpose a cellphone is designed make and receive calls.

Thanks for the tip on field test mode with Sprint phones.

Regarding the "3X coverage" remark, which is just parroting of the Sprint press releases, all I can say is there are very few places I've travelled in the US in the past ten years of using Nextel where I did not have coverage. Perhaps Nextel does not cover as much area out in the sticks as the other carriers do now, but as a heavy Nextel user for ten years, I have very few complaints at all about Nextel's coverage, because they cover populated areas and the main highways well enough, in many cases better than Sprint's CDMA coverage when it comes to in-building penetration.

Really, this "3X coverage" stuff is a complete bunch of Sprint PR nonsense, trying to make themselves sound big-time while they struggle to get their CDMA network upgraded for decent PTT performance nationwide, to entice the remaining 5,000,000 Nextel users to switch over to Sprint. Remember, it's not just quantity, it's QUALITY, i.e. PERFORMANCE.

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