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BS!!!!!!!!!!

coziamnumber1

Jun 27, 2007, 1:50 PM
first the name, next the network. looks like we are about to lose another 250k subscribers in Q3.
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digitmasher

Jun 27, 2007, 1:53 PM
I'm guessing this is the "Wireless Revolution" viral campaign that was discussed earlier in the month?
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coziamnumber1

Jun 27, 2007, 1:57 PM
more like end to an era. they might as well put all the iden devices on EOL.
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Mustang46L

Jun 27, 2007, 2:12 PM
I don't know about you, but where I'm at customers would be glad to see the end of iDen handsets. They are in love with the fact that they can get Sprint phones with DC because the iDen service sucks and they can finally get DC and coverage with one phone.
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coziamnumber1

Jun 27, 2007, 2:21 PM
I work in blue collar area where sprint coverage does not pick up and the iden coverage is significantly better. Plus there are not that many sprint phones with the durability of a nextel phone (granted the older models are made better than the newer ones)
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J-Five

Jun 27, 2007, 7:36 PM
coziamnumber1 said:
I work in blue collar area where sprint coverage does not pick up and the iden coverage is significantly better. Plus there are not that many sprint phones with the durability of a Nextel phone (granted the older models are made better than the newer ones)


Amen to that.
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 8:56 AM
Hate to break the news to you but all of your iden towers in that area will turned to cdma and still carry the dc option only.. this is way better then the other way around... If sprint would not have stepped in and helped nextel in the first place you would have been out of a job in the next 5 years cause moto would have pulled it right out from under nextel.. I live in the same so called blue collar coverage and sprint cdma wipes nextel iden off the map!!!! read the facts. iden is worthless other wise there would be more companies inquireing on their network. The only good coming from nextel is the dc period!!
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coziamnumber1

Jun 28, 2007, 9:21 AM
My point is that the sprint does not cater to the blue collar market that made nextel popular in the first place, not only with the direct connect, but the unsurpassed durability of the handsets.

Personally I do not use nextel (I had no use for the walkie talkie) but I do respect the market it caters to.
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 9:32 AM
The hybrid models are very durable the only problem is that they are way overpriced.. the blue collar community can afford the sprint models that are durable like the sanyo 7000 and the 7050.. those are both arround 100 dollars and less.. it all depends on what thos consumers are offered at the point of sale.
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lotr103

Jun 28, 2007, 10:27 AM
Are you aware that iden is Motorola's development. Their iden phone sales total somewhere between 11-18 percent every year, I don't remember the exact number for the previous year. Iden is used in about 24 countries worldwide. And about 90% of fortune 500 companies use nextel as the main provider for cellular service ๐Ÿ™„ Also nextel's average user price plan is much higher then sprint's was before the merger. Also consider, the i880, one of the high end iden phones sells for $500.00 if you already have plan. Sprint's top models that are mostly equivalent go for about $250. Iden is much to profitable for Motorola to simply dump it. Thankfully im now with sprint though, and I have no regrets ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ž When i had nextel... aka 3 weeks ag...
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coziamnumber1

Jun 28, 2007, 10:32 AM
7000 is also EOL, I like the 7050, especially when side by side with the same priced i560. However, the mil spec ruggedness, autonomous gps and bluetooth is still not enough to justify the $299.99 retail cost IMO. (granted the 560 has less, but the nextel customers are willing to pay the price for the phones.)
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carocell

Jun 27, 2007, 5:42 PM
Your comment makes no damn sense, if iden sucks, then why are they flocking to the store to get the phone that has both networks so they can use DC??????????? Thought it sucked??????
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 8:59 AM
um because the iden part has nothing to do with dc!! The dc part is just like an fm frequency and only differnt in a few ways that moto tweeked to make it their own... if you are selling this its only becasue your customers want better voice with an advance choice of ptt.. the dc is just like the camera phone when it first came out.. looks nice to have but voice is still the most important for consumers..
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carocell

Jun 28, 2007, 12:03 PM
Again, this phone only works on the 1900mhz, so its not like the coverage we see on the standard CDMA phones.
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 3:07 PM
The ic902 does roam off of other networks like vzw and altell and us cellular. so it makes it way better voice than iden can provide.
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Wireless Buddy

Jun 29, 2007, 8:24 AM
Yes but it can only roam on 1900 mHz networks, so if Verizon had 850 mHz coverage in that area, the ic phones wouldn't pick it up and it would say "No service"
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WiFi.FiWi

Jun 27, 2007, 3:13 PM
All the Sprint Nextel iDen only devices are at EOL so deal with it and get over it. I can't wait for the final nail to be driven into the iDEN coffin.
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carocell

Jun 27, 2007, 5:37 PM
Drive the nail, but ur probably one the Sprint customers that ran to the store when you found out that you could get a phone that has CDMA & IDEN both together, or atleast thats what every CDMA customer wants is the Walkie Talkie!
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 9:02 AM
You have no clue do you? The new ic902(which is the only hybrid device with the ability to roam in all markets) is way over priced and unless they drop the price those phones will eol quickly.. why spend 389.99 for that phone when the sanyo 8400 or the sanyo m1 is only between 99.99 and 199.99? same featurs other than the dc and better reception! hmmm sounds like a no brianer to me..
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coziamnumber1

Jun 28, 2007, 9:26 AM
The 8400 and m1 are both reaching EOL. I use the m1 and I am quite dissapointed by that.
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rtk2626

Jun 28, 2007, 9:39 AM
That still does not mean you would not have better reception with your m1 over the ic902...
Reception is everything and the rest are just bonus features.
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coziamnumber1

Jun 28, 2007, 10:34 AM
I care about reception, but I am looking at this thru my customer's eyes and they all want iDEN to stay around.
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jrfdsf

Jun 28, 2007, 5:24 PM
I would say the reason would be if you work somewhere that you need DC, and would like to have an upscale phone as well.

The ic902's only roam on PCS networks, just like the ic502 and ic402, what are you talking about? ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿ˜•
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