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FEMA transitioning from Nextel DC to Sprint DC

by cellphonesaretools    Aug 14, 2012, 6:44 PM

Good news for Sprint's CDMA- based "Sprint Direct Connect" PTT service: ... »

a brief excerpt:
"...Most noteworthy is the retention of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which had been on the Nextel network for its push-to-talk feature. The government agency announced a deal to transition over to the Sprint network as Sprint Nextel winds down its Nextel network by the middle of next year. Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) has offered 2,000 Direct Connect (Sprint’s push-to-talk service) Kyocera devices for FEMA’s evacuation programs in disaster areas. The service is expected to be in full operation for the current hurricane season, which runs through November.

This news goes hand-in-hand with the successful numbers for Sprint in retaining its Nextel customer base – about 60 percent of the Nextel customers who switched in the second quarter moved over to Sprint, which is a higher retention rate than Sprint had previously reported...."

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