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Boost Mobile Confirms CDMA Phase Out

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Motorola I9 and New Blackberry For Boost Mobile

partysource

Jan 27, 2009, 1:14 PM
From what I heard the I9 is coming out Feb 1st and the Blackberry Mid February. Wow I was not aware Boost didn't have call waiting! So So wack
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kg4icg

Jan 27, 2009, 1:20 PM
to bad it's the othert way around. The IDEN network is being phased out, not the cdma network. Because of the Issues with rebanding of public service radio systems. Boost hasn't been on the cdma network yet.
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partysource

Jan 27, 2009, 1:33 PM
Dude what are you talking about? CDMA is being phased out because of the ****ty Sprint network Laughing

Nextel has always had a stronger network than Sprints CDMA.

Sprint only has the advantage on them with the EVDO DATA
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Rich Brome

Jan 27, 2009, 1:49 PM
iDEN is an older technology, and for a while Sprint and Boost were integrating the networks and starting a long process of transitioning everything to CDMA.

That has now stopped. Sprint and Boost are now re-investing in iDEN and bolstering both the network and the phone lineups.

Although iDEN is an ancient technology and probably should be phased out, that is definitely not what Sprint is doing right now.

And Boost definitely did offer CDMA phones and service. That was their entire unlimited offering in 2008. If you wanted prepaid, you had to use an iDEN phone. If you wanted unlimited, you had to use a CDMA phone.
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kg4icg

Jan 27, 2009, 2:15 PM
You have to get the IDEN network off of the 800 mhz band which is where qchat comes in, because of the public safety frequencies in which it's where sprint is losing money in doing. By shelling out millions in the process.
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partysource

Jan 27, 2009, 2:37 PM
Isn't Qchat a slower response time than Nextel?
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lanmansa

Jan 27, 2009, 3:53 PM
Actually, Qchat has had real world tests and the response times are actually on par with iden because Qchat relies specifically on CDMA Rev A, not Rev 0, so the Rev A gets much lower latency and faster speeds. So between Qchat on Sprint's CDMA EVDO Rev A network and the iden network using direct connect, the response times aren't even noticeably different. Around a second.
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kg4icg

Jan 27, 2009, 5:14 PM
Qchat has the same response time as DC. It's not like the previous system that Sprint used called Power Vision before they renamed there data plan Power Vision. Qchat crosstalks with DC .
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Rich Brome

Jan 27, 2009, 6:28 PM
No, iDEN does not have to get "off of the 800 mhz band". They had to re-arrange it to address interference issues, and yes it was expensive for everyone, but that is mostly complete now.

QChat? Nice in theory, but I haven't seen any new QChat phones in quite a while, and I wouldn't be surprised to see no new QChat phones going forward. I suspect that tech may be headed for the grave as well.

I don't think most people fully realize just how much Sprint has changed strategy in recent months. They are going in the exact opposite direction compared to a year ago.

They tried to sell the iDEN network off last year, and couldn't, precisely because it was too intertwined with the CDMA network, and Sprint was actively trying to get cu...
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Slammer

Jan 27, 2009, 7:08 PM
Rich Brome said:
No, iDEN does not have to get "off of the 800 mhz band". They had to re-arrange it to address interference issues, and yes it was expensive for everyone, but that is mostly complete now.

QChat? Nice in theory, but I haven't seen any new QChat phones in quite a while, and I wouldn't be surprised to see no new QChat phones going forward. I suspect that tech may be headed for the grave as well.

I don't think most people fully realize just how much Sprint has changed strategy in recent months. They are going in the exact opposite direction compared to a year ago.

They tried to sell the iDEN network off last year, and couldn't, precisely because it was too intertwined with the CDMA network, and
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