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Motorola Brute i686 Hits Sprint Stores

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Top message:  When is Sprint shutting down Nextel? by a992156   Jan 31, 2011, 12:40 PM

Replying to:  Nope. by Ghostly Captain Ahash   Jan 31, 2011, 4:28 PM

Re: Nope.

by cellphonesaretools    Jan 31, 2011, 10:51 PM

I believe what the CEO said was that they intend to "fully support" the iDEN network through 2013, then start trying to migrate iDEN users over to their CDMA network.

That said, Sprint has reversed and re-reversed themselves so many times on Qchat (CDMA-based PTT) & their intentions with iDEN, no one can realy trust anything the CEO says on the topic.

Still, it's a good bet that iDEN will continue as-is through 2013, then be around for a couple more years after that, because it would take that long to migrate everyone over (assuming "everyone" will migrate from iDEN to CDMA, although I think that's mighty optimistic).

For me, once the iDEN network is no longer available and a switch must be made, it makes more sense to go with Verizon, given VZ's much stronger committment to network performance and their much larger coverage area, and the fact that VZ does have PTT of sorts.

I hate to lose iDEN, it works great for me and it's all I need. Once iDEN is no longer available then there is absolutely no benefit for me personally to stick with Sprint-Nextel.

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