iDen elimination? when?
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.
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...
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?
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
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...
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.