>> (2)"Although we do serve a large portion of the public and are
>> considered 'nationwide', we only serve mostly people centered near
>> major interstate highways and in larger cities successfully"
> Look closely at the advertising and you'll probably find that they do
> say that. There's probably some fine print to the tune of "nationwide
> coverage claims based on 89% of US population". That means that they
> don't claim to serve the least-economical 11% of the country, as
> determined by population, which is of course a huge land area. They
> could exclude all of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas and still meet
> that claim. (In actuality, they probably do serve, KCK, Wichita,
> Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Fargo, and Bismarck -- just not the
> hundreds of miles of small towns and farms in between.)
> Their Web site is quite honest about this (much more so than most
> carriers' coverage maps that I have seen):
Take a look at TMobile's web site and their "Personal Coverage Check". It's FAR more detailed than what Nextel has; it amounts to a topographical map of signal quality.