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5tr0uble5

Apr 7, 2011, 9:29 PM
Who's preordering one? cuz I am and my data is going to go through the roof... especially compared to the hero that I have nao
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dj89

Apr 7, 2011, 10:10 PM
Wrong forum. This is nextel. You know, the walkie-talkie service.

But still, it looks like a pretty good phone.
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dj89

Apr 8, 2011, 2:56 PM
This is a Nextel forum, which for five years has been Sprint. Why not use it as such?
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 9, 2011, 9:35 AM
Because Nextel is not, never has been, and never will be "Sprint". They are different beasts, through & through. Different network technology, different customer bases, different needs & uses - there is almost nothing the two have in common, except for the incompetent parent company called Sprint.

Sprint never really accepted Nextel (although they did gladly accept all the spectrum holdings that Nextel brought to the party) and certainly no one from Nextel ever accepted Sprint, being that Sprint was & is so inferior to the original Nextel, from the customer perspective.

Besides, there IS another forum for the original Sprint here on PhoneScoop. This forum used to be the original Nextel forum, then after Sprint took over Nextel they ren...
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dj89

Apr 10, 2011, 12:17 PM
Do you ever wonder what would've happened if the merger never took place? Like, if Motorola and Blackberry would have found a way to incorporate iDEN with the newer data technology?
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gloopey1

Apr 10, 2011, 2:42 PM
...Nextel would have ceased to exist within just a few years--due to their overloaded network.
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 11, 2011, 9:30 AM
RE: "...Nextel would have ceased to exist within just a few years--due to their overloaded network."

Sorry, gloopey1, you are so wrong it is laughable.

(1) Nextel already was underway in preparing for conversion from iDEN to CDMA to increase network capacity for voice calls.

(2) Nextel was already in regional trials with several of their large corporate customers testing Flarion for their high-speed, high-bandwidth data network. That was YEARS before Sprint or VZ or ATT were anywhere close to trials...in fact, the other big carriers were just beginnning to THINK about high-speed data networks when NEXTEL ALREADY HAD THEIR NETWORK OPERATIONAL IN REAL-WORLD TRIALS. BTW, the current WiMax technology is a close relative to the Flarion t...
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dj89

Apr 11, 2011, 12:50 PM
Is like Atlantis would've been, once upon a time ago. Advanced for its age, a pinnacle for efficiency, and looking to make even bigger strides...

...Until it all went underwater.
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 11, 2011, 3:50 PM
RE: "Advanced for its age, a pinnacle for efficiency, and looking to make even bigger strides..."

That is well put. Nextel did have its faults & weaknesses, but overall it was operationally excellent.

Nextel generally hit all of their network upgrade & hardware release goals on-time or early, compared to Sprint, which if it ever hits its goals it is months or years late, and generally making excuses.

Nextel was FAR more efficient operationally than any of the other US wireless providers, as proven by their ARPE (average revenue per employee) being almost DOUBLE what the original Sprint had. By the measure or ARPE, Nextel was far more efficient than even the mighty Verizon.

The original Nextel consistently was at the top or tied f...
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dj89

Apr 12, 2011, 11:57 AM
We should start a thread with epitaphs for the supercompany that never was.
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nextel18

Apr 12, 2011, 6:28 PM
hmmm. nextel was such a great company.
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dj89

Apr 12, 2011, 9:04 PM
I can tell you admired it.
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 13, 2011, 7:04 AM
No need for new threads - just setting the record straight for uninformed and/or axe-to-grind posters like "gloopey1" and others of that ilk. Also giving a bit of accurate history for those who do not truly know the original Nextel's industry-leading accomplishments and therefor make erroneous assumptions or post erroneous pronouncements about Nextel based on Sprint's sad behavior since 2005.
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nextel18

Apr 14, 2011, 7:14 PM
Smile
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gloopey1

Apr 14, 2011, 5:39 PM
cellphonesaretools said:
RE: "...Nextel would have ceased to exist within just a few years--due to their overloaded network."

Sorry, gloopey1, you are so wrong it is laughable.

(1) Nextel already was underway in preparing for conversion from iDEN to CDMA to increase network capacity for voice calls.

BUT, WHAT NEXTEL DID INSTEAD WAS SELL THEIR COMPANY TO SPRINT.

(2) Nextel was already in regional trials with several of their large corporate customers testing Flarion for their high-speed, high-bandwidth data network. That was YEARS before Sprint or VZ or ATT were anywhere close to trials...in fact, the other big carriers were just beginning to THINK about high-speed data networks when NEXTEL ALREADY HAD T
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cellphonesaretools

Apr 15, 2011, 4:26 PM
You fail to give Nextel the credit they are due. I have given information that is based on historical facts, you have only slung mud and stated your opinions, which are just that - opinions - not facts.

To correct your misattributions & twisting of earlier posts: What I have described as "teeny bopper" is the mad desire for ever-glitzier handsets (which a lot of people absolutely must replace every six months or they'll just die) on which they basically just watch TV or listen to music.

Mobile entertainment is a questionable use of a limited resource such as our RF bandwidth. Legitimate communication between individuals, productive business use, commerce and/or emergency communications are proper uses of the limited RF bandwidth we hav...
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5tr0uble5

Apr 7, 2011, 10:58 PM
lol Surprised
can do
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