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Sprint Biding Time on Possible iDEN Network Sale

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Sep 18, 2008, 2:34 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

In a recent interview, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse reiterated that the company is waiting for the right offer on its iDEN network. The company had indicated earlier this year that it might sell the iDEN network, but so far, the right opportunity has not presented itself. Hesse said that if a good offer comes along, Sprint will seriously consider it. If not, it will hold onto the iDEN network indefinitely.

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Sep 19, 2008, 12:07 PM

Nextel hurt Nextel not Sprint.

Nextel knew they were selling. So what do they do? Open up the market to anyone and 100 dollar max deposits. Who could resist? 96,000 new subscribers in one month alone. I hate to say it but the clientele attracted to this was less than impressionable. Enter Sprint and unwittingly they absorb the baggage. Ethically speaking, Sprint had no choice but to eliminate the dirt. it's cheaper to cancel a contract than be stuck with unpaid bills. While Sprint should've been aware of all this, it doesn't change the fact what Nextel did. It is unfortunate. I totally believe this was a sellout to the commited subscriber base. No one can even come close to Direct Connect. But to survive, they would have to focus on who the essential users are.
Nextel has always had low deposits. Before the merger we were putting people into phones anywhere from $100 to $250 per line. After the merger we were putting people into phones between $150 and $300 a line. Not so much of a difference. Sprint has...
Sprint Speed

Sep 18, 2008, 6:22 PM

I You Read The Full Article It Says Nothing About Selling

The article clearly state that if the right offer was made. Everything is for sale at the right price even if you didn'y plan on selling. Iden better for business customers and government Sprint CDMA handles the data side. Att and Verizon know that Ptt will take off again that's why they lowerd their prices.
iDen is over. Forget about it. Other carriers lowered their prices because they could not sell it. Besides, that f***ing chirp is so obnoxious. People use it just to say 'look at me'! I swear, if I hear another chirp at the airport I will go posta...

I didn't wanna have to get on my "NEXTEL IS NOT FOR SALE" soapbox again... 🙂

Sep 20, 2008, 12:50 PM

T-Mobile to buy Sprint/Nextel

Sprint is filing again for Chapter 11...the second time for sprint.
Nextel is what brought them out of the hole the first time.
Sprint is supposed to be offering no contracts in dec right before christmas as I last attempt to save whatever they have left.

On the brighter side T-mobile put a offer in to purchase Sprint/Nextel.
If this happens T-mobile will be one of the biggest Cell phone companies in the US overnight.
This is all garbage of course... not a shred of proof on any of it.
So this is a bunch of nonsense.

Way to take an unsubstantiated, seven month old rumor and report it as fact!

Funny how except for the T-Mobile rumor from February (which only said T-mobile's parent company MIGHT be interested), I couldn't find...

Sep 18, 2008, 3:55 PM

Nextel and Boost Mobile

What would this mean for Nextel and Boost Mobile customers? Would they not be part of Sprint anymore? Are they looking to sell iden assets? Are they looking to sell Boost and Nextel? Any ideas?
sp_5015 said:
What would this mean for Nextel and Boost Mobile customers? Would they not be part of Sprint anymore? Are they looking to sell iden assets? Are they looking to sell Boost and Nextel? Any ideas?

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Sep 19, 2008, 9:12 AM

Please give me Nextel back

I loved nextel it was an amazing company to work for then sprint crippled it. thank you sprint
Yes I agree, Nextel should have bought a carrier and got bigger that way. Nextel has always made some good phones. I have been with Nextel for over 10 years. I remember when people was not even able to get a phone with Nextel many years ago.
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