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Nextel Won't Meet E911 Deadline

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Aug 2, 2005, 1:29 PM   by (staff)

Nextel, in a letter to the FCC, has said it will not meet the December 31 deadline for E911 handsets. According to current FCC rules, 95% of subscribers are supposed to have assisted GPS handsets if that is how the carrier will locate emergency callers. Nextel will only achieve 70% penetration of aGPS handsets by the end of the year, by the carrier's best estimates. Nextel does not expect to meet the 95% requirement until the end of 2007. Nextel will file an official E911 extension request by the end of September. In today's letter Nextel also said that when combined with Sprint, the merged companies would reach an 80 - 85 percent aGPS handset penetration, indicating Sprint is already close to the 95% requirement.

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Aug 3, 2005, 11:12 AM

No big surprise

nextel can't even get their service to work in many Metro locations. St. Louis, MO for example is tatterd with pockets of no service for Nextel subscribers. If their phones can't even find the network, I wouldn't expect them to be able to find their phones!
Nextel has the same problem in Chicago, bad service!
Why must you guys constantly Bash Nextel. If you dislike the service then why not switch???

Granted in some respects Nextel is behind the times but in other respects Nextel is ahead. They've created a nice PTT Service, well Motorola did, that PLENT...

Aug 3, 2005, 12:35 PM

General questions

How long have cell companies had to get this taken care of, and when did they actually start doing something about it?
A long time and not long enough 😕

Aug 2, 2005, 5:10 PM

What companies have E911

I know that Sprint is obviously close to everybody having it, probably around 90% and Nextel is around 70%, but what about T-mobile, Verizon, and Cingular? Cingular has been working on it, but how far are they, and for that matter, T-mobile and Verizon?
funny you should ask that. we'll be publishing an article explaining the technology and status of e911 this week.
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