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Old 10-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not a big shocker, but makes me wonder what the public service sector (police, etc) will switch over to if they still desire to have push-to-talk functionality.

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tough business - they gained prepaid (less profitable) customers but lost contract (more profitable) customers. He has to shut down iDen as that's where the losses are coming from. Stinks for the customers addicted to PTT, but this was a bad deal from the start.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with NJ. I have a handful of users that have become pretty dependent on PTT. They're not going to like this news...
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Read the whole article - until there is a technology that is as dependable and works similar to iDEN PTT it isn't going anywhere...
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The original plan when Sprint first bought Nextel was to sell the iDEN network to the US Government, in particular, the National Communications Service (who already own an iDEN network). As we can see, that hasn't happened yet.
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