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Top message:  Goodbye, Nextel... by Amarantamin   Oct 27, 2010, 2:07 PM

Replying to:  Re: For Rebuttal... by Amarantamin   Nov 4, 2010, 2:03 PM

Re: For Rebuttal...

by cellphonesaretools    Nov 5, 2010, 8:27 AM

Nobody ever said anything about rebuilding the iDEN network. It was clearly stated that the economics are still viable because the network is already built and fully functional. Because there is still a need for iDEN's bulletproof PTT, the network could even be economically expanded in areas of high demand but low coverage, on a case-by-case, local area basis. Too bad you haven't spent as much time studying the important things like quarterly reports, ARPU, ARPE, ROI, etc. as much as you have (apparently) boned up on the latest phone interface or widget.

Of course the hot ticket is to add data capability alongside the existing iDEN network, which is exactly what Nextel was doing before Sprint came along and defacated in the punch bowl. Nobody ever said don't invest in the high-bandwidth data side of it, so I don't know where you came up with that. Again, the original Nextel was at least three years ahead of Sprint in planning for next-generation high-speed data for its customers - that's one of the reasons Sprint wanted to buy Nextel. That, and the massively profitable Nextel customer base and the comparatively far more economically efficient iDEN network that takes less than half as many people to run & maintain than Sprint was taking to run/maintain its CDMA network.

Please do us a favor and reveal the city & state store is in, so I can avoid it. I would really hate to stumble into your store and have to put up with your severely limited view of the world.

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