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Jul 20, 2004, 9:20 AM

nextel and sprint joining ptt

I saw on the news that nextel and sprint are joining their push to talk service so that nextel customers can walkie talkie sprint customers. Is this true? When will it take place?
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Jul 25, 2004, 10:59 AM

True SMS

Does anyone know if Nextel is developing / switching to a true SMS (two-way text messaging) that is not web based like the current "Two-Way Messaging"?

GSM carriers and some CDMA Carriers have this capability. SprintPCS switched to SMS from their "short mail" service earlier this year.

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Rich Brome

Jul 19, 2004, 7:25 PM

Spectrum Trivia (new 1900 band)

So, as most people have heard by now, Nextel is most likely moving to the 1900 MHz band, AKA PCS.

This means a network overlay, more towers to be added, all-new phones, and probably a new technology altogether (not iDEN, maybe CDMA).

The cool thing about 1900 (for Nextel) is that equipment costs should be lower, since they can tap into the huge existing market for 1900 MHz gear. In other words, what people have been saying is that Nextel will be able to use the same CDMA 1900 tower equipment that Sprint and Verizon buy, and the same CDMA 1900, phones, etc.

This means economies of scale and huge cost savings. This should finally rid them once and for all of the "iDEN tax" that comes from supporting R&D for basically their own technol...
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Jul 25, 2004, 2:49 AM

i95 housing installation and other questions

i was considering buying an i95 but it requires a new case. how much should i expect to be charged for installation of an aftermarket case? will a dealer do it? can i just move my sim card from my i60 into the new phone and use it with no problems? anything else i should know about the i95?


Jul 22, 2004, 12:48 PM


Just want to know if everyone is waiting for this phone to get here! I will be the first to order mine when it is launched.
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Jul 21, 2004, 6:13 AM

Falcon Phone Problems

We are a high proportion of complaints about the new phones where it pertains to reception... Existing customers "upgrading" their equipment are not happy. New customer who demo our phones with an i60 or i90 get their new i530 or i730 and the performance is not the same... Its a bit of a problem. One question, WHY?
3 replies

Jul 20, 2004, 1:07 PM

Re: Anyone Giving Away their nextel contract

i wouldnt have to pay that much such as activation fee, phone and all the other types of bullshit that happens when you sign up
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Jul 19, 2004, 8:50 PM

Anyone Giving Away their nextel contract

I'm looking for a nextel phone (i730) and contract that i can take away instead of you paying the termination fee.
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Jul 11, 2004, 3:09 PM

Wallpapers on Nextel Phones

What are the options of me putting my own images as a wallpaper on my i95cl other than from idenupdate.com & via going to my phone, net > downloads...?
1 reply

Jul 11, 2004, 11:29 AM

Clarification Please

How much 800 meg spectrum is Nextel relinquishing? And how much are they retaining?
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Jul 6, 2004, 10:26 PM

Text messaging

I have a Nextel i95cl and I've been wondering this entire time (since I've had Nextel, almost three years) is that when I receive text messages, it only displays the entire mobile number of who I received the message from, instead of that actual contact's name. I added all my friends and contact to my corporate, personal, and regular address book...is it just me or are all Nextel phones like this? Thanks.
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Jul 8, 2004, 3:22 PM

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Jul 7, 2004, 1:30 PM


Finally had a chance to get some hands-on time with an i830 the other night. Damn, is it small! I was impressed all around with its size. The screen is nice too...very bright. The unit I got to fudge around with was the silver edition as well...and I've got to say that it's slick looking (although I have yet to see a copper model in person). How's the reception with this model? I've heard about problems with the i730 in the Howard Forums, although I never experienced any problems with Nextel's coverage when I was using their service (i95cl). Let me know.
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Jul 8, 2004, 10:59 AM

FCC Voted and Approved the NEXTEL Band Swap Plan

FCC voted on it this morning and approved the 10MHz in 1900 for NEXTEL.

NEXTEL will have to come up with a letter of credit to re-band Public Safety to the lower 806 channels.

Now it will be a wait and see as to what Verizon and Congress does.

Here is the real audio link:

http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/mt070804.ram »

Jul 8, 2004, 12:49 AM

FCC May Charge Nextel More

By Yuki Noguchi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 8, 2004; Page E01

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35659 ... »

The Federal Communications Commission late last night was leaning toward requiring Nextel Communications Inc. to pay $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion more than it had proposed for new cellular airwaves, according to FCC sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

The eleventh-hour discussions continued just hours before the FCC's monthly public meeting today, when all five members are scheduled to approve a plan.

The outcome of the FCC's decision is a critical one for Nextel, the Reston-based cellular phone company whose growth depends on getting new airwaves to transmit w...

Jul 6, 2004, 11:38 PM

Nextel Spectrum Swap Nears FCC Decision

Nextel Spectrum Swap Nears FCC Decision
Firm's Plan Already Has Votes of 2 Commissioners
By Yuki Noguchi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 7, 2004; Page E01

Two of the five members of the Federal Communications Commission have voted in favor of a controversial proposal to give Nextel Communications Inc. the right to use the cellular airwaves it wants at the price it wants to pay, according to people close to the commission and the industry.

Those people said they expect the deal to get the additional vote it needs to pass as soon as today.

Reston-based Nextel's future depends on moving to less cluttered airwaves than those it now shares with police and fire emergency communications across the country. Bu...
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Jul 6, 2004, 9:31 PM

Radio Interference: A Consensus Plan Update

Radio Interference: A Consensus Plan Update


Just when you think its safe to go back in the woods, you realize that there are more wolves passing themselves off as trusted grandmothers.

That is true of this week's activities surrounding public safety radio interference. There is no question by the FCC that public safety wants the Consensus Plan to be approved. This week, public safety officials from across the country sent emails and made calls to Congress and the FCC. It appears that since the FCC has gone "sunshine" on this issue (meaning that no more lobbying the FCC) that a decision at their July 8th meeting may be imminent. I think the answer to "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?", Is a resounding YES.

However, the ...

Jul 6, 2004, 2:10 PM

weather, radar

what does it cost to get the weather/radar on a Nextel phone? i was told by someone that they thought it cost 100 dollars to activate then 10 a month. Is that right? or is there a cheaper way to get it?

Jul 5, 2004, 5:01 AM

US' Nextel in talks to form wireless services JV with China's Stacom

http://www.infobeat.com/index.cfm?action=article&id= ... »

SHANGHAI, Jun 18, 2004 (AFX-ASIA via COMTEX) -- Nextel Communications (NASDAQ NXTL) is in talks with China Satellite Communication Corporation (Satcom) to launch a joint venture to provide wireless services for business users.
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Jul 2, 2004, 3:31 PM


ok i know that not many of you have the i95cl but i have it and its 3years old i just started service with nextel about 3 weeks ago and boughtthe i95 from a friend... i know lots of other people with it and they have the same problem that i just am now having which is that the top part of the flip cracks and breaks off! i have two pieces missing from it. im just going to go up to the store and buy the i710 or i730 becasue i dont have insurance and im only 3 weeks into my 2year contract... but i was just wondering if this was a common problem and if it is why does it happen?
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