Not only will the network be maintained, but Sprint has committed to eight new iDEN devices in 2009, not including the i576 (which launches today) and the BlackBerry Curve 8350i which is expected later this year. They go on to say that five of those eight devices are slated for launch in the first half of the year. If they are half as good looking as the i9 then maybe there's still some life left in the old network, but we're rather curious to see this new emphasis in light of QChat's technical superiority and flexibility.
Wasnt the FCC threatening to shut down the Iden network because of interference with emergency services? didnt they make an agreement to sell or change it over by 2009 or some stuff??
posted on Nov 02, 2008, 10:36 AM 0
Relax guys, I think at this point Sprint knows what theyre doing and they obviously have a "gameplan" thaty they feel will continue to help them turn the corner and I think theyre going to make it.
posted on Nov 02, 2008, 10:48 AM 0
As a VZW employee, I have a somewhat biased opintion, but personally I think Dan Hess is going to save Sprint. He has called great shots since day one. So I'm going to have to give him the benefit of the doubt on this call and assume he has something up his sleave. Do not interpret this as an endorsement for Sprint, I would never wish that company on my friends. But in 3-4 years and Dan Hess at the helm, they are going to make a huge come-back.
posted on Nov 02, 2008, 12:44 PM 0
As a VZW tech, i would see alot more purpose to investing HEAVILY on ther CDMA or EVDO networks... why push iDEN? Iden is severly limited in capacity... hell... you couldnt get ahold of nextel customers half the time before. perhaps there going to keep it and make all hybrid buisness phones with CDMA and IDEN? strikes me as a bizarre move either way...
posted on Nov 03, 2008, 10:43 PM 0
I look at it like this only spot to change will be the #1 spot as soon as verizon completely consumes Alltel. Sprint needs to focus on holding onto the #3 spot and then work on moving up. As for keeping Nextel, Sprint lets get some towers rolling! I have a flag pole in my yard you can use!!
posted on Nov 03, 2008, 9:21 AM 0
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