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Continued use for old Nextel phones (Direct Talk)

cellphonesaretools

May 17, 2013, 12:14 AM
I stumbled across this link on a HowardForums forum, seemed like good info for anyone interested in getting more life out of their Nextel phones after iDEN is killed next month.

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 ... »
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gloopey1

May 18, 2013, 8:46 PM
...If the Directalk phone is a Powersource, you can't alter the number. Whatever number was associated with it when it is shut off stays forever.
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jrfdsf

May 18, 2013, 10:49 PM
gloopey1 said:
...If the Directalk phone is a Powersource, you can't alter the number. Whatever number was associated with it when it is shut off stays forever.

If you obtain the MSL from Sprint, you can reprogram the PTN by using the ##RTN# menu and keying in a different number. It is a bit more of a work around, but well worth the effort.
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jrfdsf

May 18, 2013, 10:54 PM
I'm already doing this with my old phones. I use it on cruises, camping, and other places where cellular service is not available. How I miss the one phone does all solution. No modern smartphones duplicate what good old Nextel did 10 years ago.
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