Unique Direct Connect Number no Longer Available?
My work cell has a mobile number (123-456-7890) and a DC (987*65432*10). Now, the PTT option seems to be one number only. When I contacted technical support, no one even knew what I was requesting.
Does anyone know if I can still do this? If so, who at Sprint could help me? I don't want people I work with to have my mobile number and call me all hours of the day.
My impression is that Sprint wanted to eventually weed out the iDEN-style DC numbers in favor of the regular telephone numbers, because if during phone upgrades one forgot to tell the sales/support person to check the box to keep one's old Nextel DC number, the system automatically converted your new handset to the regular phone number for SDC, and you couldn't retrieve the old Nextel DC number.
Because the SDC system still works with legacy Nextel DC numbers, and because they obviously are not re-issuing retired Nextel DC numbers to new cu...
Thank you for your help. I was able to change my number this week by going to my local Radio Shack. A former Sprint Store employee, who has been with them since the Nextel days, knew whom to contact within the organization. Although new accounts are not automatically set for either/ or, it's still available for the asking.
In my case, they used my MSID number and added the asterisks in between. I'm not sure what would happen if someone attempted to dial that number WITHOUT the stars. I guess they'd reach someone else.
Thanks again to everyone!
Lesson learned - don't trust the trolls. Try stuff out yourself to see if it works for you. We live in an age of major BS.