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Sprint Says iDEN Shutdown On Schedule for June 30

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Jun 5, 2013, 9:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint today offered a reminder that it will permanently shut down its iDEN network on June 30. The last day of iDEN service will be June 29, with the network shutdown beginning just after midnight on June 30. Sprint urged its remaining iDEN customers to switch to its CDMA-based handsets, which offer walkie-talkie features through its DirectConnect service. In addition to the reminder, Sprint announced that it intends to recycle as much of its iDEN networking gear as possible, including cables, batteries, rack gear, and even the concrete enclosures themselves. Sprint estimates it will recycle more than 100 million pounds of equipment and materials. Once the iDEN network has been shut off, it will make room for Sprint to expand its CDMA 3G and LTE 4G services on that vacated 800MHz spectrum.

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FINALLY! KOL4420 Jun 5, 2013, 10:44 AM
You won't see this frequency used for quite some time WhySoBluePandaBear Jun 5, 2013, 1:40 PM
Mistake in the article. PhoneMaster Jun 5, 2013, 9:33 PM
 
 
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