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Replying to:  iDEN Network Not Going Away by jrfdsf   Aug 19, 2008, 4:37 PM

Re: iDEN Network Not Going Away

by cellphonesaretools    Aug 19, 2008, 11:33 PM

Thanks jrfdsf. It's good to hear Sprint finally, well maybe, is beginning to understand that they had entirely the wrong attitude towards the Nextel system right from the get-go. I hope it's not too late.

Personanally, I would really prefer if someone could rally an effort to take Nextel back, add to it both NIHD and Telus Mike, combining all three into a standalone, all-Nextel company spanning all of North America & South America. There is plenty of room for growth in Canada & South America, and a return to the original Nextel in the US would no doubt be a strong company and a good cash-cow again.

After a couple of years to get back on their feet, the new "Nextel Americas" could re-launch a high-speed data system like the Flarion system that was in trials when they pulled the plug as Sprint took over, or maybe even have a combined iDEN-LTE handset that could be iDEN for PTT & voice, plus LTE for data & voice. Anything to be free of the chains of Sprint that are dragging Nextel down.

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