Originally Posted by southwestcomm
Where do you get this info? This is so far from the truth. The feds are trying to get the FCC to secure 700 MHz for a national network. Sprint hasn't sold anything to the gov't.
I was there when the talks were going on between the Nextel People and County officials and a few reps from the FCC. This is about the third time they had been in since 05. I asked my EMA director what it was all about and he told me they want to buy our frequencies for a nation wide FEMA set up.
I will also try and find that article that stated just this statment about what I said
edit: ok I found it and many more just like it US DoD buying Sprint Nextel's iDEN network - Engadget
US DoD buying Sprint Nextel's iDEN network
Posted Oct 27th 2005 9:40AM by Ryan Block
Filed under: Cellphones
Moto must be stoked on this one: after Sprint was slated to wipe Nextel's iDEN network from the face of the planet, PCS Intel has it that the United States Department of Defense will come in and scoop up the infrastructure outright for a national encrypted iDEN network for government communications xxx8212; one separate from civilian cellphone networks. For those of you still worried about your service and/or Push-To-Talk, have no fear, we understand Sprint intends to roll out dual-mode CDMA/iDEN handsets for use in the years during the changeover, and they've already got limited support for Sprint PCS Ready Link (their CDMA PTT service). So yes, it looks like iDEN will live to see another day xxx8212; but eventually you'll just have to be on the government payroll to use it.