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Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network

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Yo At&t and Verizon lovers

stoopered

Jan 16, 2009, 5:03 PM
The iden network allows off network ptt. while Verizon's crappy network does not. Oh and it's a crappy ptt service in the first place. So I agree Sprint has the best network for this service. Besides it's a network that would otherwise be wasted in a couple years, might as well go for the good. Just had to educate the Verizon and At&t fan boys. Rolling Eyes
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Americanstud1987

Jan 16, 2009, 5:16 PM
Edumacation da bes wai.
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sprintrep08

Jan 16, 2009, 5:18 PM
verizon rev a ptt will ONLY work if you are in a rev A area. which means the ptt goes through data... you cant use data if you are on a call, you wouldnt be able to use it if you were on the web, roaming, or even if you have perfect coverage but still not in a rev a area. nextel will work without using internet, and even if you lose coverage for some reason you can use the off network ptt. i know for a fact verizon, att, or any other company does not offer that kind of service
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stoopered

Jan 16, 2009, 5:26 PM
Finally someone on here with some brains. Cool
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llama

Jan 16, 2009, 5:27 PM
isn't iDen going away?
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sprintrep08

Jan 16, 2009, 5:28 PM
No, iden is here for good, we just released the blackberry 8350I and a few other phones for the iden network
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llama

Jan 16, 2009, 5:30 PM
Sprint sells the iDen network to the US Government.
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sprintrep08

Jan 16, 2009, 5:37 PM
no they didn't sell the network, the fcc is giving sprint time to migrate iden customers to the sprint network. as of now sprint offers DCS phones which work on rev A, soon sprint will roll out wimax and PTT on DCS phones will still deliver the ptt call in less then a second
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Jayshmay

Jan 17, 2009, 5:45 AM
I'm still wondering when the day is ever going to come when Sprint actually has a WiMax network that is deployed, and working in places !!!-- BEYOND --!!! Baltimore, whatever happened to expanding????
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art23ncsu

Jan 16, 2009, 5:35 PM
Verizon rolls out the COWs out to disaster areas and consistently has their towers back up and running right away. Nice examples are Katrina and I think Ike that hit Houston last year. Leave it to Sprint to ask the Feds for help in boosting their inferior coverage, or their horrible customer service, or their flailing finances, or keep them from losing more and more customers.

You know..just wanting to set the record straight for the Sprint Fan Boys
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sprintrep08

Jan 16, 2009, 5:38 PM
sprint also has COWs its called the Sprint ERT... do you think verizon is the only company that does?
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sprintrep08

Jan 16, 2009, 5:40 PM
here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQh5NCQwNhI
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JL9000

Jan 16, 2009, 6:00 PM
again sumone that is talking about customer service and again this money is not to help sprint enhance it cust care or wimax man now we not trolls cant read either Laughing
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crackberry

Jan 18, 2009, 2:32 AM
JL9000 said:
man now we not trolls cant read either Laughing
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Jayshmay

Jan 17, 2009, 5:48 AM
I know what "COW" stands for, but what does "ERT" stand for?
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jrfdsf

Jan 16, 2009, 6:20 PM
art23ncsu said:
Verizon rolls out the COWs out to disaster areas and consistently has their towers back up and running right away. Nice examples are Katrina and I think Ike that hit Houston last year. Leave it to Sprint to ask the Feds for help in boosting their inferior coverage, or their horrible customer service, or their flailing finances, or keep them from losing more and more customers.

You know..just wanting to set the record straight for the Sprint Fan Boys

Sprint had its network up and running after Katrina within 48 hours. Plus, they loaned phones to their competitors while they worked to get their own systems up.
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nexsprint

Jan 17, 2009, 3:29 PM
Okay stock is in the crapper, yeah i got that. But let's take a look at what you are saying:

boosting their inferior coverage

Put down the kool-aid please. If you are looking at sprint, att, and vzw coverage is not much different. I would actually say from what i hear and personal experience att doesn't even belong in the conversation (inside the united states). Sure sure your phone gets coverage where mine doesn't in some places and vice versa. That's why there is more than one company to choose from. Want more proof? Ask gizmodo

their horrible customer service

PSA to everyone reading this: You guys know companies improve in areas where they were failing right? Sprint is not...
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art23ncsu

Jan 19, 2009, 10:53 AM
nexsprint said:
Okay stock is in the crapper, yeah i got that. But let's take a look at what you are saying:

Put down the kool-aid please. If you are looking at sprint, att, and vzw coverage is not much different. I would actually say from what i hear and personal experience att doesn't even belong in the conversation (inside the united states). Sure sure your phone gets coverage where mine doesn't in some places and vice versa. That's why there is more than one company to choose from. Want more proof? Ask gizmodo

PSA to everyone reading this: You guys know companies improve in areas where they were failing right? Sprint is not the same company it was before dan hesse took over. Do you even read the other
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thom06

Jan 16, 2009, 6:25 PM
Not that I'm a fanboy for any particular carrier at this point, but I wanted to let you know you are incorrect about the PTT only working over Rev A. Perhaps you should research before posting such a wrong statement. PTT on Verizon works on the 1xRTT network as well as the EVDO Rev A, however, the Rev A solution is simply faster.
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JL9000

Jan 16, 2009, 9:06 PM
but verizons ptt will not work while roaming
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Overmann

Jan 17, 2009, 11:05 AM
Technically, neither does NEXTEL iDEN PTT. But that's because NEXTEL is the only iDEN service!
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jrfdsf

Jan 17, 2009, 11:50 AM
Overmann said:
Technically, neither does NEXTEL iDEN PTT. But that's because NEXTEL is the only iDEN service!

Nextel is not the only iDEN service. There's also SouthernLinc: a regional iDEN carrier that operates in four states.
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Scytherend

Jan 17, 2009, 11:57 AM
Because PTT is the definitive feature for cell phones... [/sarcasm]
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nexsprint

Jan 17, 2009, 3:30 PM
Obviously not, but in this case, yes
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calif1mc

Jan 17, 2009, 10:39 PM
Yo, AT&T and Verizon's network is much larger, Sprint and Nextel don't even have service where I live (Mendocino County, Northwestern California), so they'd be useless to first responders here. Not to mention much of the rural west has no Nextel or Sprint, but much of it is covered by Verizon and/or AT&T, so yo, Nextel fanboy, go somewhere else and peddle your junk Smile Nextel would be fine in the big cities, but out here, no way.
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WiWavelength

Jan 18, 2009, 12:32 AM
calif1mc said:
Yo, AT&T and Verizon's network is much larger, Sprint and Nextel don't even have service where I live (Mendocino County, Northwestern California), so they'd be useless to first responders here. Not to mention much of the rural west has no Nextel or Sprint, but much of it is covered by Verizon and/or AT&T, so yo, Nextel fanboy, go somewhere else and peddle your junk Smile Nextel would be fine in the big cities, but out here, no way.


Hey ilvla2 aka calif1mc, you don't live in Mendocino County, do you? Wow, I never would have known.

As for Nextel iDEN network coverage (or lack thereof), that is entirely irrelevant, as this first-responder network proposal calls for "satellite-based" COWs tha...
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calif1mc

Jan 18, 2009, 1:15 AM
Reported as flame bait to mods, have a nice day Smile
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HawkeyeOC

Jan 18, 2009, 2:29 AM
Also reported for forum disruption.

Have a nice day also Very Happy
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DiamondPro

Jan 19, 2009, 4:08 PM
How can you report anything to the moderators with all the junk you post.

All I can say is WoW!
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HawkeyeOC

Jan 19, 2009, 4:42 PM
DiamondPro said:
How can you report anything to the moderators with all the junk you post.

All I can say is WoW!


It's a joke...ok. All I can say is WoW, you actually think that comment is true Shocked

For someone so paranoid about being followed around the forums you sure make the best effort you can to keep that paranoia going Surprised
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