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iDen elimination? when?

Wireless Buddy

Jan 3, 2007, 8:52 PM
When is Sprint going to get rid of Nextel?
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wombough

Jan 3, 2007, 9:22 PM
they have repeatedly said and in has been discuses as many times on here not until after 2010! If at all they do! I for one don't think it will go anywhere unless they can get PTT on CDMA as well as it works on IDEN! And I believe they will equip all IDEN towers with CDMA.
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jrfdsf

Jan 3, 2007, 10:38 PM
I got a postcard in the mail saying 2012. Like Wombough said, I don't think they'll be in a hurry until they can get Q-Chat (CDMA VOIP PTT) to work as well.
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BadFrog

Jan 10, 2007, 2:14 PM
🤣 Nextel is for all intent dead ! Support really stinks (the people are great, it's getting to them that is horrible) and the service is noticably worse in my area.
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jrfdsf

Jan 10, 2007, 4:25 PM
Really? I've never waited more than a few minutes on the phone. Nextel coverage and service is still going strong in my area.
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bkw212007

Jan 10, 2007, 7:13 PM
That makes two of us...I have NEVER had a single problem with any aspect of Nextel.
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cherrytart

Jan 11, 2007, 8:24 PM
jrfdsf said:
I got a postcard in the mail saying 2012. Like Wombough said, I don't think they'll be in a hurry until they can get Q-Chat (CDMA VOIP PTT) to work as well.



You're right! Sprint is not ditching Nextel any time soon. CEO Gary Forsee made that statement a few months ago. We'll still see Nextel until at least 2012. Sprint is rolling out some new hybrid devices though. They will work on Sprint's CDMA voice and data network, and Nextel's IDEN walkie-talkie network.
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jrfdsf

Jan 12, 2007, 5:24 AM
I've decided I'm going to keep an open mind about the hybrid phones. I was initially very disappointed when I discovered the voice side was PCS only (with PCS roaming too). But since then, I've been thinking about it, and looking at my own local coverage (which is what really counts).

If Nextel had never merged with Sprint, it probably would have taken them years to have a build out like the one they'll have with hybrid coverage. I guess like a lot of other folks, I wanted to see the coverage that you get on the Sprint PCS tri-band phone side with the future Nextel hybrid.

Although the merger has hurt Nextel's image, the end result for the Nextel customer is way better. Myself, I was paying $65.00 per month for 500 local only walkie ta...
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bs259

Jan 11, 2007, 9:58 AM
Wireless Buddy said:
When is Sprint going to get rid of Nextel?



Since nobody here has answered your question, from everything I read it orriginally was supposed to be turned off in 2010, now I have heard people have been getting letters saying it will be active until at least 2012, also if they really are shutting down why are they adding so many new towers?
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wombough

Jan 11, 2007, 7:28 PM
maybe because this question is asked once a week and been answered more times then I can count! They are not adding new towers just for IDEN. They are adding both IDEN and CDMA. For example. Beaufort SC my brother in law had a full nextel signal in his house I had maybe one bar on sprint. Now we both have a full signal with both phones. They are putting CDMA on Iden towers and Iden on CDMA towers and the new towers they put up will have both!
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BadFrog

Jan 11, 2007, 9:24 PM
👀 If Nextel is going to survive, then why did 300K subscribers leave in the 4th QTR ..??? Lousy service, that's why. Nextel basically has left Michigan in the throws. Sprint on the other hand has improved service quality and thus I migrated from Nextel. Call quality and RF has never been better ! I guess if you live on top of the Interstate highways, your RF will always be good !
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wombough

Jan 11, 2007, 9:30 PM
They are improving it. Nextel before the merger neglected their network. Sprint is trying to fix it.
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SprintBGN

Jan 26, 2007, 9:30 PM
dude, that's complete bull...before the merger, nextel was actually kept up with the towers here in florida, now my towers go down every month
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wombough

Jan 27, 2007, 10:59 PM
wow ok you just named one location. Nextel's CEO himself had said they failed to do this as they were saving the money to convert their network which now sprint has to do!
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lewisjp2

Jan 21, 2007, 1:21 AM
i dont see y u would have a service problem unless u had 1 b4 nothing has changed .it is 2 different systems cdma/sprint iden/nextel .
if anything my coverage has gotten better in newark delaware since merger they said they where upgrading when the merger happened at that time my coverage sucked but now it works great . cs people seem to b same though it is a little hard to get a rmight take 5 minutes but i am very happy with them now .!and i heard 2010-2012 for end of iden .but until the phones are all cdma we will b ok
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cellphonesaretools

Jan 11, 2007, 11:25 PM
I have to say that the Nextel service where I live (northern Los Angeles County, CA) has improved in the past month, reversing the decline of the preceding 18 months. Before that, Nextel service was very good here, so I'm happy to report that it is beginning to get better again.

I was recently passing through a very small town (Springville CA, population 1,109) in the Sierra foothills of central California. I was very surprised that my Nextel phone had full signal there, because it never had signal there before when we passed through. I put the phone in trace mode; phone was attenuating by 15dB because signal there was so strong, and when I glanced up I saw the bright, shiny new tower. Tower location was given as N36.13140, W118.81609 (pa...
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bkw212007

Jan 15, 2007, 3:57 PM
I can agree with you totally. I live in a rural area in northern Ohio. It used to be that Nextel was only good in nearby towns. They now have this entire area covered very well. Even in the farthest out, most rural area around here, I can get signal with my Nextel. There are even places where my friends with their beloved Verizon phones 🙄 don't even have service, and I do. Nextel is definitely improving.

My friend said she read an article in the Wall Street Journal last week about S/N. It said that they will be putting Nextel in the forefront because it is still making S/N a majority of the money, and that the Sprint name has failed. Sounds like they are finally coming to their senses.
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