TIme display when off network
> Arcata-Eureka in northern California (home of a medium-sized state university).
> Portland, Maine and every place north of that I traveled.
> San Simeon, California and all points north of that on Highway 1 until you get to Monterey.
> Mount Wilson Observatory, overlooking the Los Angeles basin (direct line of sight to downtown Los Angeles, with Pasadena incl JPL, Cal Tech within two miles direct line of sight.
There are PLENTY of places in the US that Nextel doesn't cover, and this lack of time display is a problem. Do you have any insight into how to get the time to display when the phone is turned off & on when off-network?
Like a lot of people I know, the cellphone has effectively replaced the watch, and I've gotten into that habit. I work on machinery almost every day, and not having a watch on when reaching into the confines of electrical & mechanical equipment is a plus. A watch is a legitimate solution, just not the preferred solution.
That said, our Verizon Motorola phone and Cingular & T-Mobile BlackBerries DO continue to show the correct time even if they are turned off and turned back on where there is no network signal. I don't see why Nextel's phones can't do the same thing, but apparently they can't.
Thanks for the humor, it was a good way to end ...
One solution involves getting a Sprint phone so you can use digital roaming and have the time. The other is getting a watch.