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Sprint Announces First CDMA Direct Connect Phones

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epik

Jul 25, 2011, 10:31 AM
Can't wait to add this push to talk thing.
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cellphonesaretools

Jul 26, 2011, 12:16 AM
Can't wait to see if Sprint actually executes something correctly for once. Wink

Could happen Rolling Eyes

Oh, no...wait. Isn't Sprint the company that lost over $30 Billion of shareholder value, ruined Nextel, failed miserably with Q-chat (their first attemtp at CDMA-based push-to-talk), never even finished Rev A rollout on their own CDMA network, and totally blew their 3-year lead in 4G? Embarassed
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Slammer

Jul 26, 2011, 8:54 AM
And yet companies like Tmobile, Alltel and numerous other carriers that supposedly have had better management and reputations than Sprint, are gone or in the process of being extinct.

In business, you don't necessarily have to be the best. You just need to outlast everyone else. That is exactly what Sprint is doing.

No matter how you feel about Sprint, they are surviving and have made great progress in recognizing mistakes. The new PTT is going to be different and a vast improvement than the older variant. Their slow down in 4G, is to rorganize their direction in 4G. Their transition to LTE. Expanding their native footprint of coverage with their network initiative program and to also bring better in building reception. Continual ha...
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muchdrama

Jul 26, 2011, 10:17 AM
Slammer said:
And yet companies like Tmobile, Alltel and numerous other carriers that supposedly have had better management and reputations than Sprint, are gone or in the process of being extinct.

In business, you don't necessarily have to be the best. You just need to outlast everyone else. That is exactly what Sprint is doing.

No matter how you feel about Sprint, they are surviving and have made great progress in recognizing mistakes. The new PTT is going to be different and a vast improvement than the older variant. Their slow down in 4G, is to rorganize their direction in 4G. Their transition to LTE. Expanding their native footprint of coverage with their network initiative program and to also bring better i
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Slammer

Jul 26, 2011, 10:59 AM
Actually no. I have never worked for any business within the wireless industry.

John B.
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muchdrama

Jul 26, 2011, 11:01 AM
Slammer said:
Actually no. I have never worked for any business within the wireless industry.

John B.


Okay. Just checkin'...
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UareAnobody

Jul 26, 2011, 1:16 PM
Hey muchdrama....

UR A BATCH! Very Happy
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muchdrama

Jul 26, 2011, 5:15 PM
UareAnobody said:
Hey muchdrama....

UR A BATCH! Very Happy


A batch of what? Pancakes? Tollhouse cookies?
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UareAnobody

Aug 1, 2011, 2:54 PM
A batch of cum on ur eyelids so u can watch my kids lol
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muchdrama

Aug 1, 2011, 4:29 PM
UareAnobody said:
A batch of cum on ur eyelids so u can watch my kids lol


Why post if you've nothing to contribute?
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sp_5015

Jul 26, 2011, 10:43 AM
Im with slammer 150% on this one
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cellphonesaretools

Jul 26, 2011, 11:44 PM
RE: "I think you greatly underestimate Sprint and what they have accomplished..."

No, I have always given Sprint the credit they deserve for those things they have done right (for example Sprint is the most innovative with their plans).

Yes, Sprint has improved its customer service in the past year or so. But when you're as deep in the cellar as Sprint is/was, it is EASY to show large gains & noticeable improvement. Have you noticed that even though Verizon has consistently been # 1 in customer satisfaction in the US since Nextel died, Verizon has still managed to reduce their post-paid churn to less than one percent (0.89%, to be exact). So even while Sprint clawed its way out of the cellar, Verizon was raising the bar ever-higher. (...
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Slammer

Jul 27, 2011, 9:42 AM
---" Had Nextel taken over Sprint rather than Sprint taking over Nextel, then maybe you would have understood what I'm talking about."---

I was a Nextel subscriber for 5 years prior to the merge. I saw things differently. I saw a carrier on the top of their game for Direct Connect Walkie Talkie. But when it came to the new rage of data and text messaging, Nextel's IDEN technology fell short on delivering the goods. As stagnant sales continued, Nextel tossed around several options including the sale of the company. In this time, they offered the 100 dollar max deposit to draw subs. The first month alone gained 96,000 subs and this followed by other successful months. The network became overloaded and I found myself continually annoyed by t...
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cellphonesaretools

Jul 28, 2011, 3:00 AM
re: "But when it came to the new rage of data and text messaging, Nextel's IDEN technology fell short on delivering the goods."
>>> Agreed, iDEN was in no way designed to handle broadband type data. But recall that Nextel had a regional rollout of Flarion OFDM technology (a precursor to the current WiMax technology), in April of 2004 in the Research Triangle area. That was a live, real-world trial in a decently wide area, with companies like IBM being part of the real customer testing. Also, Nextel already had plans underway to migrate their network from iDEN to CDMA to increase capacity for both calls and data. So although I will agree with you that iDEN was at capacity, I will strongly disagree that Nextel was on the way down. Nextel had ...
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JAYSENPR

Jul 28, 2011, 12:47 PM
WILL THIS PHONE COME WITH GINGERBREAD 2.3?? LOL Very Happy
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Slammer

Jul 29, 2011, 11:26 AM
---" >>> Agreed, iDEN was in no way designed to handle broadband type data."---
---" if Nextel had gone it alone and pressed ahead with their CDMA conversion and/or their own original broadband plans, they would be larger than Sprint is today."---

With all due respect, your opinion may be no more accurate than mine. Your statement for Nextel adopting CDMA, is contrary to your argument in them succeeding. As IDEN is not designed to handle the extreme measures of data and text( which we both agree on), CDMA nor GSM are designed to handle Walkie Talkie as efficiently or as fast as IDEN. Nextel's decision to move to CDMA would've in most probability, killed the Direct Connect initiative that they are known for. This is what is that attracted...
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cellphonesaretools

Jul 30, 2011, 6:23 AM
re: "With all due respect, your opinion may be no more accurate than mine."
>>> I can't argue that one. That's why we call them opinions ;-)

Even though Nextel already had plans afoot to increase their capacity with CDMA, it is not a given that Nextel would have gotten rid of the iDEN system, or at least not simultaneously with rolling out CDMA. It is possible that they would have added CDMA capacity for cellular voice calls and kept iDEN running in parallel for PTT dispatch calls, at least until the next leap in technology came about that would have let them maintain the same performance in PTT.

A bit of proof for that combination of iDEN+CDMA being a possible, perhaps even likely scenario, is the appearance of the "Powersource" phon...
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muchdrama

Jul 26, 2011, 10:16 AM
cellphonesaretools said:
Can't wait to see if Sprint actually executes something correctly for once. Wink

Could happen Rolling Eyes

Oh, no...wait. Isn't Sprint the company that lost over $30 Billion of shareholder value, ruined Nextel, failed miserably with Q-chat (their first attemtp at CDMA-based push-to-talk), never even finished Rev A rollout on their own CDMA network, and totally blew their 3-year lead in 4G? Embarassed


That about sums it up.
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lanmansa

Jul 26, 2011, 11:54 AM
I will miss my Nextel service when they kill off iDEN. I will miss my i530 brick. I'm really hoping Sprint executes this plan properly and rolls out a decent nationwide PTT network with 3G data speeds. Don't mess this up again Sprint! Make good use of that extra 800MHz spectrum!
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