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Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services

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cellphonesaretools

May 5, 2017, 4:28 PM

Sprint PTT has always been a joke

Originally Nextel customers, our family switched to Sprint's Qualcomm-based PTT in 2013, just a couple of months before Sprint shut down the iDEN PTT network. Sprint's PTT was absolutely horrible, largely because Sprint's 3G and 4G networks themselves were so horrible (terrible coverage, and too slow in the few places where there was Sprint 3G/4G signal). As soon as our contracts were up, we left Sprint and for the most part just started texting instead of using PTT.

I wonder how switching to Kodiak will help improve Sprint's dismal PTT performance, because Kodiak still has to run over Sprint's networks. Frankly, I didn't think there is that much PTT business left in the US to bother with.

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The big issue with Sprint vs. iDEN performance at the time was that you went from running PTT on a resilient, truncked, low-band TDMA network great for voice communications to a poor, mid-band CDMA network and a nascent LTE network.

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