Posts tagged as: iDEN

Sprint’s iDEN Network Shut Down Is Under Way

Sprint has been begin shutting its iDEN network down since Sunday at 12:01 AM June 30 EST. According to Sprint spokesperson Mark Bonavia, the network will be shut down in stages from the east coast to the west coast. The network will be turned off completely, which means that any customers still using iDEN-based equipment […]

Sprint Gives 60-Day Notice for iDEN Shutdown

Sprint today announced that it will fully shut down its legacy iDEN network within 60 days. The last full day of service will be June 29. Sprint will then begin to shut down the iDEN network on Sunday, June 30. The shutdown process involves taking the switches offline, followed by powering down cell sites and […]

Sprint Enables DirectConnect to Work Over 1xRTT – 3X The Coverage of iDEN

Sprint has announced that with new roaming agreements and the use of CDMA 1xRTT technology, the availability of its new DirectConnect service has expanded such that it covers three times the square mileage that its iDEN network does. According to Sprint, the DirectConnect service now works on its 1xRTT 2.5G network in its PCS 1900MHz […]

Sprint Details iDEN Decommission Schedule

Sprint has revealed more details about the process of decommissioning its iDEN network. The company announced that it has selected a number of vendors nationwide that will perform the actual work of removing Sprint’s equipment from its base station and cell tower locations for re-use or recycling. Additionally, Sprint said that it plans to decommission […]

Motorola and Sprint Team Up on the XPRT and Titanium

Motorola pushed hard on the pro side of Android phones Thursday with two new models for Sprint. The XPRT is a Sprint adaptation of the Droid Pro and shares the mix of a 3.1-inch, 320×480 touchscreen with a fixed QWERTY keyboard for a BlackBerry-like design. Sprint’s version shares Android 2.2, CDMA/GSM world roaming, five-megapixel camera, […]

Network Vision to Merge 3G/4G towers As Sprint Drops iDEN

Sprint yesterday unveiled a major new plan to upgrade its network and simplify it at the same time. Nicknamed Network Vision, it will replace the separate sites for 3G and 4G with single, multi-mode sites that provide CDMA, EVDO and WiMAX from a single point. The switch should reduce the amount of extra cell sites […]

Sprint Will Phase Out iDEN

In an interview with  FierceWireless Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Sprint  will gradually phase out its iDEN network. Sprint acquired iDEN as part of its purchase of Nextel back in 2004.  As customers sign up for Sprint’s CDMA network rather than iDEN, the closure of the latter will free up the 800MHz iDEN frequency. Eventually, […]

First Nextel Direct Connect Smartphone Powered by Android

It took four whole months after this thing was shown at CTIA, but Motorola’s i1 is finally coming to stores. Sprint today shared pricing and timing for the Android-powered smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect.   The Motorola i1 will be available first on Sunday, July 25 for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, […]

New Motorola QWERTY Phone Comes to Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile -˜Monthly Unlimited’ customers can now take full advantage of the unlimited text messaging service thanks to the new Motorola Clutch i465 phone that includes a full QWERTY keyboard and walkie-talkie capabilities. Boost Mobile, the no contract division of Sprint Nextel offers unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless Web and Boost Walkie-Talkie service with […]

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