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Nextel Name?

KennyJ19

Dec 16, 2007, 3:39 PM
So is sprint going to do away with the Nextel name? I hope not i like it better then Sprint. I myself think Nextel is a stronger name.
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ac4321

Dec 17, 2007, 9:47 AM
They are phasing it out over time. For now and the next few years, they are going to keep it around as the product name for push to talk services- "NEXTEL Direct Connect." They know people are comfortable with that, so they are keeping that as the PTT name as they transition from iDEN PTT to qchat/EVDO PTT.
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fyredawg

Dec 17, 2007, 12:29 PM
You must be a former Nextel employee...
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KennyJ19

Dec 18, 2007, 3:58 PM
i am a at&t Corp Employee... Nextel is my personal phone... i really like Nextel and Sprint i just like the Nextel name batter.
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fyredawg

Dec 19, 2007, 12:14 PM
Wow. The only reason I ask is cuz you're the only person outside of the people I used to work with at Nextel that has said that lol!
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htemboy78

Dec 17, 2007, 12:36 PM
They should rename themselves Sprintel. Now thats a little bit better.
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fyredawg

Dec 17, 2007, 12:40 PM
I like Sprextel better. 😎
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DoubleHelix

Dec 18, 2007, 8:43 PM
Naaah, NexStink sounds much better....lol 😉

(And I have a Sprint Phone)
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cellphonesaretools

Dec 19, 2007, 9:42 AM
RE: "Naaah, NexStink sounds much better....lol"

How very cute, and so helpful.

Don't ever forget that before Sprint got hold of it, Nextel was at the top of all wireless industry metrics (ARPU, ARPE, customer satisfaction, lowest churn, etc) , while Sprint was at or near the bottom on all counts.

Sprint absolutely sucked before the aquisition of Nextel, they completely screwed up Nextel, and there is no hope of any improvement as long as anyone at all from the former Sprint is in any management position. A totally incompetent band of bozos, Sprint.

Why on earth the Nextel people sold to Sprint instead of Verizon is one of the decade's biggest mysteries and biggest business tragedies.

Out of respect for the formerly great compa...
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DoubleHelix

Dec 19, 2007, 9:59 AM
cellphonesaretools said:
RE: "Naaah, NexStink sounds much better....lol"

How very cute, and so helpful.

Why on earth the Nextel people sold to Sprint instead of Verizon is one of the decade's biggest mysteries and biggest business tragedies.

Gary Forsee, I hope you're happy....


I agree with you and I am always happy to make jokes about my provider when called to do so. I guess Verizon didn't see it in the cards to buy a CDMA carrier and all of the accounts associated with it which would make it far bigger than AT&T....but then Ivan Seidenberg usually never asks for my opinion.

As for Gary? Bell head mentality..

I have a personal Verizon phone (for the past 12 years) and recently got a Spri...
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fyredawg

Dec 19, 2007, 12:17 PM
Gary's a sh*thead. He came to Sprint in 2003, made a fantastic mess of things, then got kicked out. Made quite a few $million in the process too, I'm sure.

I f*cking hate corporate America.
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LegacyNXTL

Jan 2, 2008, 11:21 AM
🤣 🤣 🤣
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bkw212007

Jan 3, 2008, 8:17 PM
Sextel
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michael_herc

Dec 17, 2007, 2:05 PM
Well I would believe they would get rid of the name due to the fact that the Nextel network is being shut down in 2012. Then, Nextel subscribers will be forced over to the Sprint CDMA side or to switch to another carrier.
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fyredawg

Dec 19, 2007, 12:20 PM
The Nextel network is not being shut down in 2012, Nextel was just going to lose exclusivity to the network as per their contract with Motorola.
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anti787

Dec 21, 2007, 10:56 PM
Nextel name is gonna bye bye... Just call Nextel care and hear the openning. CDMA, IDEN and PowerSOURCE are all Sprint... Sad but true! 😉
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mogulking

Feb 27, 2008, 5:47 PM
who cares
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danbright

Feb 27, 2008, 6:15 PM
yep when we open a call it used to be "thank you for calling sprint now together with nextel now they only want us to say thank you for calling sprint no nextel....
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cellphonesaretools

Feb 29, 2008, 12:47 PM
I notice that their email addresses are name@SPRINT.com, not name@SPRINT-NEXTEL.com.

I recently received an email from a person at Sprint-Nextel, someone associated with the executive team that is attempting to stop the loss of legacy Nextel subscribers. When I replied back to that person thanking them for their prompt reply, I also commented that their email signature said "Sprint", not the expected "Sprint-Nextel", which doesn't do much good for their credibility with the legacy Nextel subs.

Although that person replied back to me, they did not respond to my point about their Sprint signature. I guess either they still don't get it, or they don't really mean it when they say that Nextel is important to them. Just a small point, but i...
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ac4321

Feb 29, 2008, 6:25 PM
"Sprint" is the company. That the official company name is "Sprint-Nextel" is a temporary thing. "Nextel" is going to be a product name/marketing name for the direct connect services, but all under the "Sprint" umbrella.

Having the emails as @sprint.com was not a blunder but something they planned from the start. It's not an easy process to convert tens/hundreds of thousands of email addresses. Since they knew it was going to be "Sprint" that's what everything was changed to.

As for the loss of legacy Nextel subscribers. There are two main causes of it-

1. Tim Donahue and crew, the pre-merger Nextel executive team, failed to invest enough in the iDEN network in the last few years before the merger. Six months in, Sprint saw t...
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cellphonesaretools

Feb 29, 2008, 8:02 PM
Well, not trying to be argumentative, but I don't understand how you can say:

"...'Sprint' is the company. That the official company name is 'Sprint-Nextel' is a temporary thing...."

According to SEC documents: The name of the corporation is SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter). The preceding sentence was copied and pasted from the actual SEC 8K filing; it does not get any more official than that. Combined with Gary Forsee's statement that it was "...a merger of equals." (Forsee's very words), and you can see why the entire world believes that it is called, and actually is, Sprint-Nextel Corporation. Perhaps you know more than us because you are an insider and you have information supportin...
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ac4321

Feb 27, 2008, 7:14 PM
mogulking said:
who cares


Nobody, apparently, since December...

Hooray for necroposts! 😛
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