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Old 11-29-2005, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if anyone out there is familiar with using BB on both Nextel and T-Mobile.

Nextel's monthly unlimited price is $50/month and does not work in Mexico.

T-Mobile's unlimited price is $29.95 and data service will work in Mexico.

I vacation there, and having access to data service while not crucial would be convenient.

I am contemplating a switch to T-Mobile.

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Old 11-29-2005, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its worth it.. i have had nextel's for blackberry service... i just switched to tmobile... its a big price diffrence.. and tmobile has internation coverage
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My bill with nextel for my blackberry was never less that $150
with t-mobile its never more than $90
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its worth it.. i have had nextel's for blackberry service... i just switched to tmobile... its a big price diffrence.. and tmobile has internation coverage
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One of the main reasons why I bought 7105t was the cost of the unlimited BIS service from T-mobile. It is only $19.99 per month when you also include a voice plan. Nextel, Verizon and Cingular all charge between $45 and $50 for BB unlimited plans. I am very happy with the service as well.
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with any other service you wont have the direct connect and everything else is the same except price
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i use over 2000 minutes a month with nextel and my bill after tax is around 129$ w/unlimited data and free incoming. i priced with tmobile and for me they would have been more expensive
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i had the nextel 7520 and i switched over to the tmobile 7105t i love the bb along with the serive cheaper WAY cheaper never more than 65 or 70 bucks before it was 130 or more
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How about wireless email reconciliation with ISP POP accounts like GMail? Doesn't work on Nextel. Does it work on T-mobile?
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If Tmobile had the direct connect that Nextel has I would flip faster than a flap jack on a red hot griddle.
I absolutley do not like Nextel one bit but every contractor around here uses it and therefore I must.
I like this thread cause it helps me to weigh the diferences. since I have been using the bluetooth ear peice I have been using the dc less and less as long as its a phone from sprint or nextel cause i hvae mobile to mobile.
Nextel better get with it and quit charging so much or they are gonna start loosing people.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Tmo is the only carrier low balling the data pricing because Tmo has nothing to offer other than low price.
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WE have both. For international (outside of continental U.S.) T-mobile or Cingular are great. Inside the continental U.S., Nextel is better: better reception, better coverage, better rural coverage (in our experience), better building penetration, plus the Nextel BlackBerrys have direct connect and speaker phones.

For U.S., only we find the higher priced nextel to be the better value. No point in paying less to have the phone work less.
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see i have my voice through nextel and data only with tmobile so i have the best of both worlds...tmobile is only good for data and the cheap price for data..there voice is not that good
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I know I have said this before, but in our corner of the US (FL), the Nextel Network has become so overloaded and the coverage so spotty that it continues to drive peoplw in our department insane. I have yet to get a response from Nextel other than "We are working on upgrading in your area".
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My recommendation is to take advantage of the 14-day return period. If it's not worth it, you can give it back (you would only pay for the days you used it).

These contracted plans can really nail you if you're not careful...
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I am on Nextel and have gotten coverage in a few more places than my sister did on her 7290 within the WA, OR, ID areas, but I have also had wierd spots of no coverage in urban areas. If my company didn't pay for my BB, I would be on t-mobile. The price is much better and the 7290 is smaller than my 7520. And hopefully soon, T-mobile will be out with the 8700 series and EDGE. No such luck on Nextel.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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see i have my voice through nextel and data only with tmobile so i have the best of both worlds...tmobile is only good for data and the cheap price for data..there voice is not that good

Can you do that? How? I have Nextel for voice and I also have the unlimited BB data plan for $45 (but I thought this was billed from Blackberry directly or something). How can I switch my data plan from Nextel to T-mobile? And does that mean I will get wireless email reconciliation too?
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i have 2 diffrent services... i have a tmo blackberry with data only for 29.99 and voice free incoming with nextel..
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i have 2 diffrent services... i have a tmo blackberry with data only for 29.99 and voice free incoming with nextel..

I don't understand. How can you get voice from Nextel on a t-mobile phone? which phone is it?
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i have a 7290 with tmo no voice... and 860 with voice on nextel... 2 diffrent phones
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