In honor of Nextel & iDEN
My hat is off to all of the people of Nextel & Motorola who built & operated the phenomenal iDEN network and it's stellar PTT & voice systems. Thank you for everything you did.
Continued use for old Nextel phones (Direct Talk)
The initial posing on page one of this thread gives some detailed ease-of-use info relative to Direct Talk.
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/838371-Ne ... »
Is this legal?
The Next Nextel? AT&T Enhanced PTT over LTE
When you look at the ever-more-rugged devices ATT is introducing, including the Sonim line, and the way ATT is positioning their PTT plans, and the fact that they are doing their new PTT over LTE, it makes one wonder if ATT might not be the next Nextel...
AT&T | Done?
FEMA transitioning from Nextel DC to Sprint DC
http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/sprint-nextel-s-ge ... »
a brief excerpt:
"...Most noteworthy is the retention of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which had been on the Nextel network for its push-to-talk feature. The government agency announced a deal to transition over to the Sprint network as Sprint Nextel winds down its Nextel network by the middle of next year. Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) has offered 2,000 Direct Connect (Sprint’s push-to-talk service) Kyocera devices for FEMA’s evacuation programs in disaster areas. The service is expected to be in full operation for the cur...
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Nextel phones are no longer available on Sprint.com
Why does this forum still exist?
Mods, what's the deal?
Any updates on Sprint DC?
Does anyone out there use it, or even know of anyone using it?
Anyone see any advertising for it yet?
Any iDEN users out there who have been contacted by Sprint yet, like maybe Sprint trying to get you to switch from Nextel to SDC?
can you stop your company tracking?
iDEN reconfig/shutdown update
http://www.phonenews.com/sprint-to-begin-phasing-out ... »
"Sprint has taken great strides to de-emphasize iDEN since the last major upgrades to the network in 2008 which allowed it to offer unlimited flat-rate service and proved unexpectedly popular, so much so that it was able to increase ARPU on the network and draw in more customers than expected."
Which seems to say that Nextel/iDEN was not dying of natural causes, rather it was murdered by Sprint ;-)
Mexico revokes Nextelâ€™s 3G licenses
http://www.rcrwireless.com/americas/20111118/carrier ... »
Well blow me down!
For our Verizon account, our Unlimited Minutes begin at 9 PM, and if I place a 30-minute call beginning at 8:55 PM, Verizon charges the first five minutes of that call against our Anytime Minutes (or "Peak Minutes" as Verizon calls them), while the balance of 25 minutes that occur after 9 PM are charged against our Unlimited Minutes.
With Sprint-Nextel's "Business Essentials" plan, our Unlimited Minutes begin at 7 PM, but if I begin a 30-minute call at 6:55 PM, Sprint charges ALL 30 MINUTES AGAINST OUR ANYTIME MINUTES, because the call was STARTED before 7 PM.
The same is true on two of our Nextel lines where we pay $10/mo/line to have...
Thinking out loud
I stumbled across this article, wherein the CEO of SouthernLINC explains his strategy:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/ctialive/story/souther ... »
I actually called SouthernLINC customer service and asked what is going to happen to their nationwide roaming when Sprint shuts down iDEN in 2013, but the SouthernLINC CS agent couldn't answer that question. I suppose that the intero...
Direct Connect on Sprint
Looking at the map, the coverage from 2008 compared to now is the same, the way the system works is the same (VOIP), the features are the same, etc. The only two things that have changed are the branding (Sprint DC rather than Nextel DC) and the 800 band. Is this bandwidth even available anywhere for these phones? Basically, it looks like the phone has a radio in it that it cannot currently utilize anywhere. If that isthe case, the phone will be obsolete before it has a connection to the lower frequency.
Land Mobile Radio?
What is this?
Sprint's switch from Nextel voicemail to Sprint voicemail
Have any of you Nextel iDEN customers experienced any issues with the Sprint-based voicemail?
About every two weeks or so I get anywhere from one to a few voicemail messages that are totally garbled and nearly pure static. This has happened with several different callers, no matter if the callers were on landlines or their cell phones when leaving messages, so the problem has to be with Sprint's voicemail recording system, not the caller's phones.
Also, when I call in via a landline to listen to new voicemail messages, the garbled/staticky messages are identical to when I listen to them fr...
Despite new PTT promises, Nextelians leave in droves
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss.php?fm=m& ... »
If Sprint's customer service is so good, and their future so bright, why is it that 327,000 iDEN customers left just last quarter, despite the fact that Sprint announced they would have the "next generation" of push-to-talk over CDMA, with high-speed data in addition to great new PTT features, starting the end of this year (2011)? "A new generation of PTT that will not only be as good as Nextel iDEN, but better." And yet, KNOWING that this supposedly great new PTT system of Sprint's is just around the corner a few short months f...
I've Asked This Before and Will Ask Again
When is NFC comming to iden?