Sprint prepares for 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Sprint prepares for 2009 Presidential Inauguration
Who thought that third place in total wireless subscribers domestically could be such a bad thing? With less than a week away before the president elect is sworn into office, Sprint has been busy around Washington, D.C. area preparing for it. Since April of 2008, the number three wireless provider in the U.S. has been aggressively increasing its Nationwide Sprint Network capacity by 40 percent. Additionally, they have been doing the same for their Nextel National Network by 90 percent around the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The key agencies that will benefit the most are first responders who will be able to use a government-run Wireless Priority Service (WPS) program and Priority Connect on Nextel Direct Connect.

source: Sprint



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i bet verizon and at&t are preparing more!!!

2. Sprintguy08

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 14, 2009

ummm yea right, here we go again a lil fanboy has to speak up

3. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

I guess we'll just have to see. We always hear that Sprint is doing something, never Verizon or AT&T, and i think its because their networks are already up to par. Sprint just wants to be known.

4. C-Chicki

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 03, 2008

Rushing to get things down last second when this should have already have been done. Its reminds me of a kid who got the house for the weekend, totals it, and rushes to clean 2 hours before the parents come home. And YES i understand they have been working on it for 10+ months

5. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yes indead, SPRINT/NEXTEL has the BEST push to talk in the business. unlike verizon and att push to wait... wack! anybody agree???

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL... are you kidding me. iDEN network capacity blows, it is slow, and totally unsafe. With less than $1000 and a trip to Radio Shack I could hack your phone, clone your iDEN frequency and listen to every call you make. 3g PTT is much safer over EVDO and WCDMA/UMTS as it has something like 10 points of encryption codes, iDEN has next to nothing.

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