Nextel Launches Direct Connect Travel Feature
Jan 13, 2003, 12:47 PM by (staff)
Nextel today announced the availability of the first phase of its Nationwide Direct Connect™ service in a number of major markets. The service is now available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Southern California, Southern Nevada, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Nextel users traveling between any of the hundreds of cities within these markets will be able to use Direct Connect with people who reside in the market to which they have traveled. Additionally, Nextel subscribers will be able to use the Direct Connect feature with other Nextel subscribers who have traveled with them.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Launches in More Cities
Sprint today made good on its May promise to bring Direct 2 You to New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The service is now live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding metro areas.
Sprint Settles Lawsuit Over Nextel Merger for $131 Million
Sprint today settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its 2005 acquisition of Nextel for $131 million. Investors claim Sprint executives defrauded shareholders by inflating stock and bond prices after Sprint closed its acquisition of Nextel.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches Dallas, DC, Detroit, Tampa
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to Dallas, D.C., Detroit, and Tampa. The service is live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding areas.
AT&T Rebranding Mexico's Iusacell and Nextel to AT&T
AT&T has begun rebranding its Iusacell and Nextel properties in Mexico under the AT&T name. Moving forward, people who visit Iusacell and Nextel stores will be buying AT&T Unidos service plans (Unidos con Todo and Unidos a tu Manera, respectively).