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Nextel user ISO new service

by backtalk / May 5, 2006 1:39 AM PDT

I am currently a Nextel user as an add-on under a family plan. My add-on contract is up in late August/early September, and I am looking to switch cell phone companies. I have had no problems with Nextel's service per se, other than that their plans are quite expensive. Because of that fact, I have had to forgo using messenging and Web services that I wanted in order to keep the bill ''reasonable.''

I'm not a big talker, so I use on average between 150-200 minutes a month, not including PTT which is about another 40-50 minutes. Basically, I'm a college student in the market for a reasonably priced plan that won't have me waste minutes and has excellent internet and web services. I've done some research on various cell phone companies and have narrowed the competition down to two:

1. Sprint - Treo 650 under the Fair and Flexible $39.99 (400 Minutes) plan with PCS Vision and 100 Text Messaging = approx. $60

They are waiving their $36 activation fee.

2. T-Mobile - Sidekick or MDA under the Basic Plus plan $29.99 (300 minutes) with Total Internet for $29.99 = approx. $60 + $35 activation fee

Being that I don't know many people with Sprint, I was looking for the opinions of people who currently have their service. I knew people who had it a couple years back, and it was spotty at best. So if there are any T-Mobilers or Sprint customers who can offer any help I'd really appreciate it.

Oh, and sorry for writing a novel.... I'm very-detail oriented. Happy

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