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Nextel DC?

Post by crash » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:21 pm

Anybody use the newer Nextel handsets with Direct Connect out at the dunes? I just got a couple of these and was wondering if they work out there either in DC or walkie talkie?

As an aside, I had one of the new i580 phones that are supposed to be ruggedized for all of TWO days before it went caputz. I had washed the TH the first day and only got, maybe, some spray from the pressure washer on it. Not even enough, I thought, to harm a regular phone. Anyway, next day it starts making noises and looks like the battery is going dead. Then NOTHING. Won't charge or start up even when plugged in. Fortunately the company I bought it from is sending me a new one, but has anybody else had any problems with these "ruggedized" phones? No point in carrying the extra bulk if something like light water spray is going to knock it out.

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Post by LoBuck » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:59 pm

I was looking at the i580 at my last job. I ended up not getting one, but did hear they were a good phone by a bunch of clients that were using them.

I have the 7100 Blackberry now and haven't figured out how to use the direct connect. :? Sure is nice having the enterprise email access (nearly) everywhere. Nextel service at the dunes is better than Sprint. I have Nextel for work and Sprint for my personal cell. There is a Nextel "dead zone" on I8 about midway between Brock Research Exit and the Hwy 98 Exit that lasts about 2-3 minutes.

Woodglue has Nextel. Maybe we need to try out the DC next trip.
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Post by Woodglue » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:53 am

LoBuck wrote:Woodglue has Nextel. Maybe we need to try out the DC next trip.
Yes, I do. And, so we shall! :wink: Sep22?
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Post by LoBuck » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:11 pm

Woodglue wrote:
LoBuck wrote:Woodglue has Nextel. Maybe we need to try out the DC next trip.
Yes, I do. And, so we shall! :wink: Sep22?
I'm planning on being out there and I'm hoping my plans stay intact.
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Post by chowder » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:05 pm

I have the nextel i560 and have no complaints. I know the 'rugged factor' is good for shock (dropping), and dust storms, but I don't believe they comment on water exposure (at least for the i560 they don't). I just don't get mine wet. In terms of direct connect, I can direct connect from buttercup to San Diego without a problem.

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Post by nexrace » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:57 pm

The newer model Nextel phones now have Direct Talk on them.
It is an off network Direct talk style of communication. We use
it out on rides in Mexico. It works pretty good, but not as good as my Yaesu VX-170.

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