Originally Posted by oyster rsx
cons: small keyboard, not as good service - but call calrity is better, worried about getting service when i visit california(san diego area) and florida(orlando area), direct connect feature is also a con because if iam on a dc call i will loose an incoming phone call and caller will get my voicemail.
p.s. the nextel blackberry 7520 is not an option the screen hurts my eyes.
thank you very much for reading this mess, but any help is apprecaited...thanks again.
ok I will attack a couple...
1. Orlando I know is good... rule of thumb with nextel is stay close to interstates (roughly 15-20 miles either side) or major metro areas.
2. DC is not a con... just don't use. It's a feature like SMS on a Cing phone.. don't want, don't pay for/use.
You left on off.. text messaging on Nextel is limited to emails and PIN messages. No SMS.
I am a "fairly" loyal nextel customer but even I have wanted to drift to the 8700c but as I have always heard, the phone is never worth changing mobile providers. If you have Cingular and like them ok now, then use the 8700 as it will do everything you want and the cons are minor or have workarounds (i.e. gps)