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    Quote Originally Posted by 455olds View Post
    I would like to see the forum stay open. I like to check back. People might still want to talk about iden hardware. Southernlink still sells iden phones.
    True... but it has been 2 months between your post and the post before it. It's almost as if you can hear the wind howlin' in here.

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    iDen Systems worldwide

    Sprint Nextel provided iDEN service across the United States, but its iDEN network was decommissioned on June 30, 2013.

    Here are iDen systems that are still operating in the rest of the world...



    http://www.airpeak.com/
    Airpeak
    United States

    http://www.airtelwireless.ca/
    Airtel Wireless Ltd.
    Canada

    [http://www.arinc.com/
    ARINC
    United States

    http://www.avantel.com.co/
    Avantel
    Colombia

    Bravo Telecom
    Saudi Arabia

    http://www.chinasatcomgm.com/
    China Satcom Guomai Comm Co. Ltd
    China

    http://www.connectnet.biz/
    Connect Net
    United States

    http://www.fleetcom.ca/
    Fleetcom Inc.
    Canada

    http://www.grid.net.sg
    GRID Communications]
    Singapore

    http://www.iconnectasia.com.hk/index.html Iconnect]
    China Hong Kong (SAR)

    http://www.iconnectguam.com/
    Iconnect
    Guam

    Inquam Telecom
    Morocco

    http://www.intelfon.com.sv/
    Intelfon
    El Salvador

    http://www.intelfon.com.gt/
    Intelfon
    Guatemala

    http://www.ktpowertel.co.kr/
    KT Powertel
    South Korea

    Mirs
    Israel

    Monttcashire
    Ecuador

    http://www.nexnet.co.jp/
    NEXNET
    Japan

    NII Holdings, Inc.

    -Argentina
    -Brazil
    -Chile
    -Mexico
    -Peru

    http://www.procall.in/
    Procall Pvt. Ltd.]
    India

    http://www.proxtelwireless.com/
    Proxtel Wireless]

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ch...b1601e2b6ff6fd
    Shenzhen Yunliantong Comm Service
    China

    http://http://www.southernlinc.com/
    SouthernLink
    United States

    http://www.spacedata.net/
    Spacedata
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    Telus
    Canada

    Vona
    Brazil

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoDude View Post
    iDen Systems worldwide

    Sprint Nextel provided iDEN service across the United States, but its iDEN network was decommissioned on June 30, 2013.

    Here are iDen systems that are still operating in the rest of the world...


    NII Holdings, Inc.

    -Argentina
    -Brazil
    -Chile
    -Mexico
    -Peru
    Heads up NII sold off nextel in Peru last year to Entel from Chile. Now Carlos slim is in talks to buy nextel in Argentina. It seems NII has ran into a road block in getting 4G spectrum in those two countries and decided to sell them off. Mirs in Israel was sold off and is being transitioned into a 3G network. The old nextel network in the Philippines that got resold twice went belly up. Slowly the PTT revolution is being dismantled world wide. Only private companies with harmony networks will be what's left.

    The innovation that nextel did was make the industry change. Mobile to mobile, nationwide networks, including long distance in your minutes, unlimited texting, tethering data, unlimited voice calling, international data/text/PTT. Now the consumer demands most if all the above features. I just miss being on the team that molded the industry instead of being in one.

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    As always Mackdad, thanks for the update and the useful post.

    .... and +1 to that last bit.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mackdad View Post
    Heads up NII sold off nextel in Peru last year to Entel from Chile. Now Carlos slim is in talks to buy nextel in Argentina. It seems NII has ran into a road block in getting 4G spectrum in those two countries and decided to sell them off. Mirs in Israel was sold off and is being transitioned into a 3G network. The old nextel network in the Philippines that got resold twice went belly up. Slowly the PTT revolution is being dismantled world wide. Only private companies with harmony networks will be what's left.

    The innovation that nextel did was make the industry change. Mobile to mobile, nationwide networks, including long distance in your minutes, unlimited texting, tethering data, unlimited voice calling, international data/text/PTT. Now the consumer demands most if all the above features. I just miss being on the team that molded the industry instead of being in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoDude View Post
    iDen Systems worldwide

    Sprint Nextel provided iDEN service across the United States, but its iDEN network was decommissioned on June 30, 2013.

    Here are iDen systems that are still operating in the rest of the world...


    Interesting read... I went to some of the sites... Airpeak has service in the Palm Springs/Salton Sea area of California, but the interesting one was Space Data... see: http://www.spacedata.net/commercial_coverage.html

    Look at the "terrestrial network" coverage... looks like it hits the major cities. Are they operating a wider network after Nextel converted over? I know they used to hit the major airports along with ARINC, but from that map it looks like it's expanded a chunk... too small to be an old map just depicting Nextel roaming, and too big to be just the airports and government areas...

    Nat

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    Such a shame...really feeling nostalgic for my nextel days...
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    really miss the old Nextel days...i think all the USA IDEN carriers should team up together and build out their IDEN network adding LTE to all the phones
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket101 View Post
    really miss the old Nextel days...i think all the USA IDEN carriers should team up together and build out their IDEN network adding LTE to all the phones
    I'll second that. And I'd happily pay the full ETF to get back on iDEN for PTT. Nothing else we've tried since Sprint shut down iDEN even comes close to the overall PTT performance of iDEN (speed of connection, reliability of first-time connections, speed of transmit, overall ease of use, not having to even look at the phone to use PTT, etc., etc.).

    Not that I'd give up all the amenities provided by the high-speed, high-bandwidth wireless data we have today just for PTT alone, but as you said, iDEN for PTT and LTE for data & voice would be the killer service.

    IMO there is NO reason Sprint couldn't have kept enough iDEN gear dedicated to PTT to serve PTT calls only, and let the majority of the tower site resources be dedicated to LTE. During "Network Vision" they could have upgraded to modern iDEN gear to save space & power, just tucked away in the corner of a given cell site, taking maybe 10-15% of the cellsite resource for iDEN for PTT calls only. But noooo...Forsee knew best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDC_01 View Post
    I'll second that. And I'd happily pay the full ETF to get back on iDEN for PTT. Nothing else we've tried since Sprint shut down iDEN even comes close to the overall PTT performance of iDEN (speed of connection, reliability of first-time connections, speed of transmit, overall ease of use, not having to even look at the phone to use PTT, etc., etc.).

    Not that I'd give up all the amenities provided by the high-speed, high-bandwidth wireless data we have today just for PTT alone, but as you said, iDEN for PTT and LTE for data & voice would be the killer service.

    IMO there is NO reason Sprint couldn't have kept enough iDEN gear dedicated to PTT to serve PTT calls only, and let the majority of the tower site resources be dedicated to LTE. During "Network Vision" they could have upgraded to modern iDEN gear to save space & power, just tucked away in the corner of a given cell site, taking maybe 10-15% of the cellsite resource for iDEN for PTT calls only. But noooo...Forsee knew best.

    sprint had the motorola i1, all they had to do is add the 3G radio then later they could had same type of phone and added LTE radio,IDEN for PTT and 3G/LTE for voice and data...i still dont understand why they turn off the IDEN network, they now use it for voice and LTE but from i heard sprint is STILL working on getting voice/LTE on the 800mghz...sprint destroyed their whole network from 1x/3G/IDEN/wimax/LTE...SouthernLink should of bought Nextel network from sprint then kept the Nextel name/brand..they would of blown up big..i know TONS of workers that was Nextel and now they have ATT/VZW PTT and they hate it, with ATT/VZW u need to have cell service to use PTT, with Nextel u didnt need cell service and when u didnt have cell service the Nextel phones PTT work up to like 3 miles!!my dads company used to have Nextel and work in alot of basements and places that didnt have any cell service PTT always work, now my dads company has ATT PTT and he hates it, he broke many phones on the job site cause the lack of PTT service, he would throw the phone on the ground or smash it against the wall, u couldnt do that with a Nextel phone them things was a beast very hard to brake them..jobs now take longer due to lack of communication with workers..yea i know he can get walki-talkies but its not the same, they are huge and balki

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    lol just notice that the last post was 2 years ago, i thought it said 4-4-17 LOL

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