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02/07/2011

johnson6938

Jan 14, 2011, 12:57 PM
im a sales rep for sprint but does anybody have any idea what sprint plans to be “yet another industry first”? it is supposed to be announced on 02/07/2011 but i was hoping somebody out there would have some infor for me!if you have heard anything let me know please!
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Amarantamin

Jan 19, 2011, 12:14 AM
We won't be the first to pull upgrades away from our eligible customers, that's Verizon.

And we won't be the first to charge data for every smartphone, that's ATT.

No clue.
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dj89

Jan 22, 2011, 4:21 PM
It could be.
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Ishamael

Jan 22, 2011, 4:48 PM
The Decepticon, to go along with the naming traditions of the Optimus and Transform.

It will be a rugged 4G touchscreen smartphone that runs off of the Nextel network.
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dj89

Jan 22, 2011, 5:21 PM
On a supporting wifi network
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guitarhero73

Jan 23, 2011, 2:46 PM
Not when Nextel runs on a 2g network and Sprint has no designs to upgrade.
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cellphonesaretools

Jan 20, 2011, 3:47 AM
Interesting that this "yet another industry first" announcement will come just 3 days before they announce their Q4 earnings and FY 2010 wrap-up.

Maybe it will be announcement that EVERYONE has been hoping for: sale of the Nextel unit to another buyer. That would definitely make the Sprint fans happy, and it would make the Nextel fans absolutely ECSTATIC.

Of course I'm kidding, that will not happen.

Sprint just announced the $10/mo increase for some of their smartphone customers, so it seems unlikely that the announcement will be related to new plans.

Maybe the big announcement is related to resurrecting whatever they will be calling "Qchat-II"? When they announced the 2013 phase-out of iDEN, they did say they intended to resurre...
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guitarhero73

Jan 23, 2011, 2:50 PM
Troper won't bag on it. He doesn't work for the call center and I haven't seen him post since he left.
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Amarantamin

Jan 26, 2011, 10:58 PM
Out of approx. 300,000,000 Americans, that would mean that %5 of the adult population is a Nextel customer.

Eh?
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cellphonesaretools

Jan 29, 2011, 2:24 AM
My error, that was an old report.

Currently there are approximately 10,000,000 iDEN customers, of which slightly over half are Nextel, the rest are Boost.

Following on your arithmetic with the corrected numbers would indicate that 3% of the US population are iDEN customers (not counting SouthernLinc).

That would be the "Get 'er done!" 3% that prize efficiency & performance above all else. You know, the ones that work for a living and get the job done (first responders, construction & maintenance people, etc.), not the ones that care mostly about being seen with the latest iPhone or similar "status symbol" type phone.
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Ishamael

Jan 29, 2011, 3:13 PM
And of that %3, slightly over %1.5 are paying for Nextel service at half over the cost of equivelant Boost Mobile service.
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cellphonesaretools

Jan 31, 2011, 11:00 PM
Yes, what you say is true, and it's a slap in the face of the genuine Nextel subscribers.

Fortunately for both Sprint Corporation and the Boost iDEN customers, the genuine Nextel customers (who are actually paying their way PLUS subsidizing the Boost iDEN customers) are so busy getting actual, productive work done, they just pay their Nextel bill as a cost of doing business and keep on working.

Sprint's treatment of the original Nextel iDEN subscribers is really pathetic. Sprint management is extremely lucky that Nextel customers are loyal to the ultra-high performance of iDEN PTT & voice and the tough iDEN handsets. Once iDEN is gone, there really is no reason for the remaining Nextel customers to stay with Sprint's crappy service and...
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tpusa

Apr 13, 2011, 1:21 PM
and pay up to twice as much for a inferior PTT network? i doubt it buddy.
http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=7881 »

get off your high horse
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 15, 2011, 4:28 PM
Care to explain that?
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gloopey1

Apr 22, 2011, 2:18 PM
...The other guys lame attempts at mimicking Sprint-Nextel's PTT system are at best, pathetic! The company i work for trialled Verizon's latest PTT blunder for several months. Long story short, we discontinued the PTT portion of our service before throwing them out altogether. When the system actually worked, it delayed connections up to 20 seconds at a time and was never as fast as our Nextels were.
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 26, 2011, 12:46 AM
It's a fact that Nextel/iDEN PTT is a genuine radio-dispatch system, very different than the emulators used by Verizon, ATT and Sprint. No other system has yet touched Nextel/iDEN for PTT performance.

What I did not know was how bad Verizon's PTT can be. Your post begs three questions:

1) Was your company's footprint in a rural area where Verizon failed to upgrade their network to properly handle their PTT emulator?

2) After your company chucked Verizon, what did you replace it with? Back to genuine Nextel, or Qchat?

3) When iDEN goes away starting in 2013, where do you think the remaining 7 million or so diehard Nextel customers will go?
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gloopey1

Apr 26, 2011, 10:23 AM
cellphonesaretools said:
It's a fact that Nextel/iDEN PTT is a genuine radio-dispatch system, very different than the emulators used by Verizon, ATT and Sprint. No other system has yet touched Nextel/iDEN for PTT performance.

What I did not know was how bad Verizon's PTT can be. Your post begs three questions:

1) Was your company's footprint in a rural area where Verizon failed to upgrade their network to properly handle their PTT emulator?

No, the building itself is the problem. Years ago, Nextel hard wired the entire structure with antennas capable of receiving the signal
cellphonesaretools said:
2) After your company chucked Verizon, what did you replace it with? Back to genui
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nextel18

Apr 26, 2011, 8:18 PM
why are we even talking about this?
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cynicaldreams

Apr 26, 2011, 10:22 PM
Everybody argues when your favorite family member is laying in his/her deathbed next door.
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 27, 2011, 12:32 AM
nextel18 said:
why are we even talking about this?


Because first-hand information based on real-world experience is always good to have.

As one of the remaining Nextel customers who relies on iDEN PTT, the more info I can gather on how other folks are truly doing with VZW and ATT PTT using it out in the real world, the better I'll be able to choose a new carrier in 2013 when Sprint kills power to the Nextel iDEN base stations, or steals so much iDEN bandwidth that it'll be like the dark days of iDEN performance again back in 2006-2007.

Given the reduction in iDEN reliability & performance around southern CA over the past six months or so, I might have to abandon iDEN before 2013. The more real-world ...
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nextel18

Apr 27, 2011, 5:55 PM
understand but this is basically a deadhorse; no sense of continuing to beat it.
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jrfdsf

Apr 29, 2011, 4:56 PM
nextel18 said:
understand but this is basically a deadhorse; no sense of continuing to beat it.

Why is someone obtaining information about other services he may consider using "beating a dead horse?"
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nextel18

Apr 29, 2011, 8:55 PM
why not?
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cellphonesaretools

May 3, 2011, 1:05 PM
Why?
;-)
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nextel18

May 3, 2011, 6:38 PM
why yes?
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nextel18

May 3, 2011, 6:38 PM
hmm?
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jrfdsf

Apr 29, 2011, 5:04 PM
cellphonesaretools said:
Because first-hand information based on real-world experience is always good to have.

As one of the remaining Nextel customers who relies on iDEN PTT, the more info I can gather on how other folks are truly doing with VZW and ATT PTT using it out in the real world, the better I'll be able to choose a new carrier in 2013 when Sprint kills power to the Nextel iDEN base stations, or steals so much iDEN bandwidth that it'll be like the dark days of iDEN performance again back in 2006-2007.

Given the reduction in iDEN reliability & performance around southern CA over the past six months or so, I might have to abandon iDEN before 2013. The more real-world info I have before I'm forced to make a ch
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