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Selling off the iDEN network. Positive or negative on Sprint's part

by Saint.Patrick    Oct 7, 2008, 4:55 PM

How may forum members here feel that divesting of Sprint's iDEN wireless network would be a positive initiative on Sprint's part? I started with Sprint in one of their Nextel Communications branded (post merger) retail stores and by sales ratio was 90% CDMA and 10% iDEN. If one of my customers/potentials did not need a rugged phone, GPS/LBS applications or PTT, I steered the person as far away as possible from a Nextel wireless device. Why you may ask? The sound quality of iDEN is definitely not better than CDMA (anyone remember TDMA?) and if you attempted to use a Nextel wireless device outside the iDEN network, you were FUTA royally with pretty much a paperweight in your hand. I pray every day good ole Danny Boy unloads iDEN to someone else within the next 18 months so all resources tied up in it can be devoted to restoring the quality of customer service, continue to offer competitive offers for their products and services and finish rolling out 1xEV-DO Rev A across their 1xRTT markets so the NDC on Sprint can be launched. As an FYI, I work for Sprint as a LRC in one of their Southeast Region corporate retail stores.

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