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Sprint to Kill iDEN Network June 2013, Stop iDEN Phone Sales

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May 29, 2012, 10:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 29, 2012, 10:42 AM

Updated: rewrote headline, rewrote first two sentences

Sprint today said that it is preparing to stop offering cellular service on its iDEN network as soon as June 30, 2013. In an update the company provided today on its Network Vision project, Sprint said it plans to shut down its iDEN network by next summer at the earliest. It has been in the process of deactivating iDEN cell towers since early this year. Between now and June, 2013, Sprint will notify its business and government customers regarding the iDEN network shutdown and the options that are available to them. Sprint already offers a CDMA-based, iDEN-replacement push-to-talk service called DirectConnect. A number of phones are already available that offer this service. Sprint will send reminder notices to iDEN customers on a regular basis during the next year ahead of the iDEN network shut down. Sprint said that it has already discontinued selling iDEN devices in some channels and will discontinue selling all iDEN devices through all channels and brands carrying iDEN Nextel products over the next several months. Sprint said it will continue to support customers with iDEN devices during the network transition and their switch from iDEN to CDMA-based services.

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Sounds like... Jarahawk May 29, 2012, 10:44 PM
Shouldn't they have stopped selling them already? crood May 29, 2012, 10:37 AM
Good day for Sprint Rachets May 29, 2012, 1:10 PM
I'm kinda Torn. Jaden10 May 30, 2012, 1:55 AM
A good Sprint day MarryTheNight May 29, 2012, 12:48 PM
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