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Sprint No Longer Selling iDEN-Based Phones

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Jun 6, 2012, 1:15 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jun 6, 2012, 1:18 PM

Mobile phones that work on Sprint's iDEN-based Nextel network are no longer available from Sprint's web site. iDEN phones are also no longer available from Boost Mobile's web site. Boost Mobile is a prepaid provider that sold iDEN devices that ran on Sprint's iDEN network. Phone Scoop called several local Sprint stores and was told by each that iDEN-based phones are no longer available. When asked if Sprint still offers push-to-talk services, Sprint representatives told Phone Scoop that PTT now works on a selection of devices that use new technology. Last month, Sprint announced that it would eventually cease selling iDEN devices ahead of a June 30, 2013, planned shut down of the entire iDEN network. Sprint's DirectConnect service uses CDMA-based technology to permit walkie-talkie calls.

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The end is near for iDEN wireless.praying.mantis Jun 6, 2012, 1:41 PM
Now what will the drug dealers and pimps do? zuluhere Jun 6, 2012, 6:28 PM
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