I sure wish I could figure out what the future is for Nextel. It seems that the selection is going away and no new coverage upgrades. I ended up with the I686 Brute but wish i had stayed with the I386. I don't care what the Sprint policy on reception is but the phones I tested with the extendable antenna had the best coverage by far! I really like and want the Direct Talk feature. I used it when traveling on a cruse ship and have been through a lot of hurricanes in the past where I wish I had had Direct Talk. Before I buy another phone please for my family I wish Sprint would give me some comfort about Nextel.
me too i have a 680 phone also tho am very dissatisfied with the signal strenght in alot of areas ive complained numerous times to customer service they said i need to switch to sprint phone because eventually sprint is doing away with nextell