Sprint No Longer Selling iDEN-Based Phones
Mobile phones that work on Sprint's iDEN-based Nextel network are no longer available from Sprint's web site. iDEN phones are also no longer available from Boost Mobile's web site. Boost Mobile is a prepaid provider that sold iDEN devices that ran on Sprint's iDEN network. Phone Scoop called several local Sprint stores and was told by each that iDEN-based phones are no longer available. When asked if Sprint still offers push-to-talk services, Sprint representatives told Phone Scoop that PTT now works on a selection of devices that use new technology. Last month, Sprint announced that it would eventually cease selling iDEN devices ahead of a June 30, 2013, planned shut down of the entire iDEN network. Sprint's DirectConnect service uses CDMA-based technology to permit walkie-talkie calls.
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The end is near for iDEN
Sprint is converting that 800mhz spectrum to
Now what will the drug dealers and pimps do?
The end of an era
Goodbye Nextel network. You will be missed. Not by many, but just a few who still cling to their iDEN bricks.
The Kyocera phones are tough too however they are not as nice as the Motorola brand phones...