iDEN Version of RAZR Cuts Through FCC
Sprint is the most idiotic company in the industry....
Say what you want about Motorola's strategy (and there's plenty to say) but even they are not stupid enough to bring a phone this far along in development without Sprint saying that's what they want.
...how much extra work could be involved?
Picture a lot, then double it.
Each model requires at least 18 months of planning and engineering, and no, you can't just swap out a chip and make a CDMA phone into a GSM one. Not even close.
It would be a much different world if carriers only sold what manufacturers came up with or decided to make. Can't say better or worse, but MUCH different...
What's happening here, is that Dan's trying to make the network look valuble... which imho, it is.
...oh yeah, and I work for Sprint...
... Why release more iDEN phones when you have a HUGE "FOR SALE" sign on the network? ...
That fact that they might sell the iDEN network is *exactly* why they are still releasing phones for it. If they just let iDEN die, who would want to buy it?
With that said, I agree that they should have transitioned to CDMA more aggressively. They should have CDMA working in the old iDEN spectrum by now and be phasing out iDEN completely. When they were about to launch CDMA Direct Connect, I was sure that's what was going to happen. Then they launched it and said they would continue releasing new iDEN phones. I still don't understand that decision. Now here they are with no really good...
re: "If they were to sell the [Nextel] network, they would lose half of their subscribers... "
> I agree. If Nextel & iDEN go away, I will be the first customer to exit Sprint and sign up at Verizon. No question about that. If Sprint does ever shut down the iDEN network, stand aside so you don't get caught in the vortex of the Nextel faithful rushing f...
I agree. If Nextel & iDEN go away, I will be the first customer to exit Sprint and sign up at Verizon. No question about that. If Sprint does ever shut down the iDEN network, stand aside so you don't get caught in the vortex of the Nextel faithful rushing for the exits.
It saddens me when I hear stuff like this. I said the exact same thing 2 years ago and when our company decided to make the decision to leave Nextel, We chose Sprint as the replacement. It ended up being the best decision. Verizon may be the better company for you but I would not over look Sprint. you might be surprised as we were.
We have used Verizon as well as Nextel, so I have personal experience with Verizon, and although Verizon is not my favorite company, they are much better than Sprint could ever hope to be.
I have had to deal with Sprint's incompetence, arrogance and indifference since they F'ed over Nextel starting end of 2005. Three years with Sprint is more than any person or company should have to bear.
I am loyal to Nextel; Nextel EARNED my respect via their performance for many years.
I have ZERO loyalty to Sprint; Sprint has, at every possible turn, unerringly made the wrong choices with respect to the Nextel customer base. Add to that Sprint's consistent demonstrations of incompetence, and there...
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