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Nextel

Sunday, October 31, 2004; Page F08

Phone: 800-639-8359; Web:www.nextel.com; Type: Digital (iDEN)

SERVICE PLANS:

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When Cell Phones Go Bad
How to Make the Right Call on Service
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Cingular Wireless
Nextel
Sprint PCS
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
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'Real World' Costs
Fine Print
Messaging and Web Options
Reviewer's Notes
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For explanations of what plans we list, how the coverage maps were created, and what the "real world cost" categories mean, click here.

"Local Instant Connect"
$35.99: daytime use costs 40 cents/minute, unlimited night/weekend minutes.
$39.99: 500 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$49.99: 700 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$65.99: 1,250 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
Long-distance adds 20 cents/minute. No roaming charges. Caller ID and voice mail add $1 each. Unlimited regional Direct Connect minutes (national use adds 10 cents/minute).

"National Free Incoming"
$49.99: 300 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$59.99: 500 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
No long-distance or roaming charges, free airtime on incoming calls and unlimited regional Direct Connect minutes.

"National Power"
$45.99: 500 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 45 cents/minute.
$55.99: 800 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 45 cents/minute.
$69.99: 1,200 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
No long-distance or roaming charges. Caller ID and voice mail add $1 each. Unlimited regional Direct Connect minutes (national use adds 10 cents/minute).

"National Team Share"
$39.99: 400 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$49.99: 600 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$69.99: 900 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$89.99: 1,200 anytime minutes, unlimited night/weekend minutes, then 40 cents/minute.
$15 to add one phone to any plan, or combine separate National Team Share plans on one bill. No long-distance or roaming charges. Caller ID and voice mail add $1 each. 250 regional Direct Connect minutes, then 15 cents/minute (national use adds 10 cents/minute).

Messaging/Web/etc.
Text messages cost 15 cents each, or $7.50 for unlimited use. Basic Web access costs $3.50 plus airtime (text messages cost 10 cents each), $10 for "Premium" Web access (airtime included, adds unlimited text messaging), or $15/month for open Web access (airtime and unlimited text messaging included). Download speeds up to 22 kbps.

Direct Connect use among more than two people costs 15 cents/minute per person except on National Team Share plans (where it's taken out of Direct Connect allowance). Group Direct Connect in home region only.

Fine print
One-year contract required, but can change plans without penalty. 15-day trial. "Night/weekend" means 9 p.m.-7 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 p.m. Fri.-7 a.m. Mon. Prepaid "Boost Mobile" service available, stating at $20 for 90 days (25 cents/min. weekdays, 10 cents/minute nights and weekends)

Smartphones offered
BlackBerry 7510


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