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Sprint CEO: iDEN Network to Be Shuttered

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Am I the only one?

by lanmansa    Oct 27, 2010, 3:17 PM

Am I the only one who is sad to see iDEN go? Let me explain myself. I have been a Sprint customer for about 5 years now and have used many different CDMA handsets through the years. Recently for some reason I have had many signal issues around my house and at work and Sprint has not fixed the issues I have complained about yet. They sent me an Airave, and that gave me signal, but it drops calls every 3 to 5 minutes. Useless. After switching to some old Nextel phones my friend had laying around, I now get full signal at work and full signal at home (where I used to get 1 bar roaming and maybe 2 or 3 bars roaming all the time on Sprint CDMA) and I have yet to drop any calls on Nextel. True, data speeds are pathetic, but for calls and texting, its perfect. And I just love direct connect.

Until Sprint decides to improve their CDMA network in my area (southern WI) I will have to leave them for another network. I hate to do this as their plans are cheaper than others, but it will be a sad day when I am forced to leave them for another carrier because of Nextel being phased out. Sprint should have never purchased Nextel's iDEN network. We all knew this day would come as Sprint doesn't care at all about their iDEN customers.

I will hold onto my Nextel service until the very bitter end. So Sprint, improve your CDMA network, integrate a fast and usable PTT network, or you will loose millions of customers.

My two cents.

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