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Sprint Provides 60-Day Notice for iDEN Shutdown

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I'll miss IDEN

adam2106

May 1, 2013, 3:25 PM
I remember when i first had IDEN- boy it was awesome. I remembered during the awful situation that happened on 9/11/2001 and how my phone worked when no one else's did.

Wish luck to IDEN whomever it goes to- perhaps public safety network or whatever the DOJ/FCC plan to do with it.

Anyway, RIP IDEN and thanks for making me lots of money during the NXTP and NXTL days, having a great CEO, CTO, and COO, making money hand over fist (of the company itself) and of the great reception and free incoming call plan that i had then had the all unlimited.

Miss ya.
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KOL4420

May 1, 2013, 4:54 PM
It definitely was great at the time and for its time. But Lets face it IDEN would never be able to compete in today's smart phone dominated world. Too bad there was never a good way to combine IDEN and CDMA... They tried it with those hybrid phones and they were awful.
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cellphonesaretools

May 2, 2013, 12:42 AM
iDEN could easily compete if all it was asked to do is carry the PTT traffic, with either Sprint's CDMA or LTE carrying all voice & data. There is no strong technical reason that Sprint could not have kept a small slice of iDEN continuing to operate strictly for PTT, as part of their Network Vision, had they chosen to. There is also no reason that Sprint could not have developed cross-carrier PTT, had they wanted to—notice that Nextel iDEN PTT customers can and routinely do DC with Sprint CDMA-based PTT customers. Can you think of any technical reasons that they could not also PTT with Verizon customers, had Sprint, the industry's PTT leader, chosen to develop cross-carrier PTT?

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Downscripting

May 2, 2013, 12:34 PM
cellphonesaretools said:
iDEN could easily compete if all it was asked to do is carry the PTT traffic, with either Sprint's CDMA or LTE carrying all voice & data. There is no strong technical reason that Sprint could not have kept a small slice of iDEN continuing to operate strictly for PTT, as part of their Network Vision, had they chosen to. There is also no reason that Sprint could not have developed cross-carrier PTT, had they wanted to—notice that Nextel iDEN PTT customers can and routinely do DC with Sprint CDMA-based PTT customers. Can you think of any technical reasons that they could not also PTT with Verizon customers, had Sprint, the industry's PTT leader, chosen to develop cross-carrier PTT?

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lanmansa

May 7, 2013, 10:19 AM
I will surely miss ye olde PTT on Nextel. She had a good run. You bring up a lot of excellent points, and I find myself commenting on a lot of the stuff that you post on here because I too am a fan of the iDEN technology.

Although I don't find myself using it nearly as often as in the past it definitely has its place. I also supplement DC with Voxer PTT app. Not nearly as fluid or as fast, but for cross-platform PTT VoIP solution it works great. I use it with a lot of friends who have Android and iPhones since it can connect to a Facebook Account. I recommend checking that out as well. Although nothing can truly replace iDEN DC when it was great back in the day.
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adam2106

May 9, 2013, 8:07 AM
indeed. They could always overlay their spectrum that they got with LTE but yea it's not enough. too bad anyway. I wish in hindsight it was Nextel and T-mobile.
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Rich Brome

May 1, 2013, 5:30 PM
iDEN is dead. They're literally shutting off the power and cutting the backhaul connections on June 30th. It's not going to anyone.

Sprint has already re-purposed much of that spectrum for CDMA 800.
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adam2106

May 9, 2013, 8:07 AM
ah yes- i thought they were going to do something for public safety.. Thanks for the correction, Sir Brome.
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