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Old 07-06-2005, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a look at the new logo today in a mailer. Looks like sprint is going to be the name. Letter goes like this.

Dear Insert name

The creation of the world's most complete communications company is almost here. When Nextel and Sprint become one, you'll have unsurpassed access to more products, services and stores - enabling you to communicate in more ways than ever before.

Once the merger of our two companies is complete, we will go forward with the Sprint name, but you'll recognize Nextel products you have come to rely on will still be available for you to purchase. From our unique services to our superior customer support, the spirit and customer commitment of Nextel will be unmistakable. we'll continue to get things done with Nextel as you always have.

As we prepare to launch the most advanced, most dependable wireless company inthe industry, we'll keep you informed with regular updates.
In the meantime, visit nextel.com for the latest news on this important milestone in Nextels History.

Richard Orchard
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States that Iden will continue to be supported through 2010

States DC network will continue to expand enabling coast to coast and country to country. Instantly.


Lets hope this is all good news and not a smoke screen.
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Just got that letter today. I am hoping that its a smooth transition and continue to get good Customer Service. On my way to get a 7520 for my son, I wonder what they will say at the Nextel store.
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Yeah will be curious to see what they say.
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I just returned from the Nextel store with my son's BB7520, I asked them about this letter and some of the Nextel employee's are not too happy with this merger. Some were okay, others had no opinion. One said she worked for Sprint PCS then came to work at Nextel, she was a call center Sup for Sprint PCS, hated the Customer Service training for new employees, says she has been happy at Nextel, so she is on edge waiting to see what comes down the line.
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Looks like they are keeping the Nextel brand name for the NASCAR cup series through 2006. Nextel Partners has sued due to the name change, so the merger is going to be delayed slightly.

The logos can be viewed here:
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...09&newsLang=en
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i got the same letter today
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I was at the Nextel store today, getting a car charger for my sons BB, and the store was packed almost wall to wall, I chatted with some people and i sort of chuckled when they told me that they left Sprint PCS to come to Nextel. LOL!!!
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So, will they rename Nextel Cup to Sprint? What about the Sprint Car Midgets? Whadda mess!

Will Sprint ever drop the PCS tag?

Side note: Wouldn't a Blackberry look awesome painted on the hood of a racecar?

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2 companies, and I bet I still won't get a singnal in my office.

I left Sprint for Nextel after they transferred my number into my roommate's name (and vice versa) for the 6th month in a row (and then tried to charge ME an early termination fee for my roommate's phone.) So it appears that I'll be a Sprint customer again? Hmm... Verizon, here I come.
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