Originally Posted by camaxtli
Hmm. You may be correct on this one as I spoke with nextel and I asked about the hybrids and was told some motorola phones are already out in select markets and they use idens ptt and sprints voice for high speed internet.....but I thought sprint had "ready-link" why use iden if they are going to chunk it????
They are going to end up getting rid of both iDEN and the Ready Link system (which is VoIP based and uses the old 1xRTT network).
Eventually, there will be a system in place on the network called QChat. It is from Qualcomm (the makers of CDMA), and is a VoIP PTT network that will work on the EVDO Rev. A network. It's advantage over Ready Link is that customers with QChat phones will be able talk to customers on the iDEN network. If it is all it is cracked up to be, the latency should be as good as iDEN, and customers will be encouraged (read: forced) to switch to that system.