I know many of you use nextels. I stay away from them because of a problem with the dealer in my area and service. I have a plan through Verizon so all the drivers have phones and free calling between them. I have been looking at the handheld radios. They advertise that they have a 5 mile range. I think that these would work better for between driver communication and leave the phones for calling customers, home, etc. Anyone using these? Give me your comments.