Top message: Direct Connect on Sprint by gloopey1
Replying to: I would guess by Darth_Stuticus
Re: I would guess
It will be utilized a lot more when large companies who already have a number of iden PTT devices get converted over. Even if they don't add on very many new subscribers, there is still a large need to convert what is already in place when iden is decommissioned. The reason the switch is being done is so they don't waste a bunch of resources on maintaining towers that barely get used.
Yes, I think total remaining Nextel + Boost iDEN amounts to roughly 8,000,000 customers (not all of which use Direct Connect, but most do), and they will need to be converted to the new Sprint Direct Connect.
My point was that Sprint ITSELF is making no noise about the new Sprint Direct Connect. It's as if it was all words and no action on Sprint's part. No hoopla, no advertising, nothing - just dead air on the introduction day (Oct 2), and absolutely nothing since. I've been a multi-line Nextel iDEN customer for going on ten years, and I have not received a single email or letter saying anything about the new Sprint Direct Connect that was introduced on Oct 2.
Nextel & Boost iDEN is a small subset of the total number of subscribers in the US, but I'd think 8,000,000 customers is worth SOME amount of hoopla, or at least an emailing or US Mail mailing.
Perhaps it is all a joke on Sprint's part. A "trial balloon" to see if any of the remaining Nextel & Boost iDEN customers would appear at the stores on Oct 2, and if not enough show up, they'll just let PTT fade into the sunset. With Sprint, who can guess...
- Re: I would guess by Darth_Stuticus