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Sprint could close its iDEN push-to-talk network as soon as June 30th, 2013

0. phoneArena posted on 29 May 2012, 13:23

Those government workers using Sprint's iDEN flavored push-to-talk will get a reminder on June 1st that the carrier will be switching to CDMA Direct Connect as soon as June 30th 2013; the warning is also valid for the hard hat wearing construction worker or just the average everyday guy...

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posted on 29 May 2012, 13:32 1

1. Libra1985 (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

yeah they have a CDMA push to talk service, they are trying to get IDEN customers to jump on but from what I'm hearing it sucks and service is choppy, especially in the more rural areas.

posted on 29 May 2012, 20:58

6. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

This is a new software / network based service running on 1xRTT and 3G network that is much less of a bandwith hog. The old service was QChat (not so good) which was a huge bandwith hog and only worked over 3G. The company I work for just started upgrading iDEN Nextel Direct Connect handsets to new CDMA Sprint Direct Connect and the transition has been seamless. The new CDMA PTT is just as fast as iDEN and interoperability between networks is great. They finally got it right.

They also told us they will be releasing an android app to add the capablity to non Direct Connect handsets.

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:37 3

2. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I got scared for a minute. I hate when I half read stufff......

posted on 29 May 2012, 16:24

3. MartyK (Posts: 934; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

lol, same here!..lol

posted on 29 May 2012, 20:28

4. doctorx (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 May 2012)

you dont have to BUY another phone. Boost mobile will send a CDMA phone for free if you call them, tell them that your phone IDEN push-to-talk phone is lost, stolen, broken or dropping calls, having no service and that you received a text message saying that towers are being removed from your area and they will offer you a free replacement handset CDMA...YES...4 FREE...but you have to meet the following requirements:

1-make at least 2 monthly payments or if you are on the daily plan had added at least $200.
2-had never received a replacement handset before.
3-account must be active.

I know what i am telling you because i currently provide them with what they call ''Customer Service''.


posted on 29 May 2012, 20:29

5. doctorx (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 May 2012)


posted on 30 Sep 2012, 15:02

7. shezacat (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)

doctorx, how can this be? Every time I ask, I'm told they have no cdma ptt phones available.

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