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    Nextel

    I was just wondering if Sprint really did turn Nextel completely off right after midnight the other night or is it still on in some places. Anyone with a Nextel phone?

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    Nextel was a thriving culture within a company and Sprint SINGLE HANDILY DESTROYED IT.
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    It's dead. Sad, but true.
    I am looking to take over a former *Centennial Wireless* Account that was converted to *VERIZON*. Preferably one with a data card, but I won't discriminate if it's a voice plan with a dumbphone/smartphone/whatever. If it's a former Centennial Account and is now a VERIZON account, but still has the Centennial Plan on it, then I AM INTERESTED!

    FINALLY reached my 6,000th post on Monday February 28th, 2011 at 2:23 A.M. EST.

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    From what Ive read elsewhere Sprint turned off the regional switching centers for Nextel. So even though people may report getting a signal still they won't be able to place calls, use data, etc because the equipment to route the data is dead. I would expect that it will take several months for crews to go around to all the cell sites and physically decommission all of them.

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    Yep, it's dead and gone thankfully.
    Thrill me...

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    Nextel & iDEN are definitely shut down forever in the US.

    Nextel & iDEN worked superbly for me & my family all 10+ years we had Nextel, and so far the Sprint CDMA network in our area is extremely sub-par, so I for one would not say "thankfully gone", but it is 100% correct that Nextel & iDEN are forever shut down in the US (except for a pocket of iDEN in the southern US where SouthernLinc operates).

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    Nextel also worked very well for me for voice over the years I had it. Hopefully Sprint will make good use of the spectrum.
    "I didn't get fat by accident. This was a personal choice. " - Kevin Gillespie

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    To each his own, Evan. Dead and gone, unfortunately...

    Splint has spent millions on marketing and promotion picking up where Nextel left off in NASCAR, and tho it's hard to believe, the cellular service we are left with in the Mooresville/Statesville/North Mecklenburg area of NC, where probably 75% of the team operations reside, is less than sub-par. Just sitting here in my office, the DuraXT plays 'swap the network' constantly, not being able to decide if it needs to roam on a distant Verizon tower, or work off the Splint tower somewhere south of here. Unusable inside the building...can't even get a ring signal inside 50% of the time. I always had my main line forwarded to the Nextel- never took it off for literally YEARS. Not now. I get to the office and immediately take forwarding off. Splint engineering says give us a few days to see how you're doing and we may send you an Airave....maybe. Oh, and be patient...NV is coming!

    NEXTEL...done.
    Rant over

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveLKN View Post
    To each his own, Evan. Dead and gone, unfortunately...

    Splint has spent millions on marketing and promotion picking up where Nextel left off in NASCAR, and tho it's hard to believe, the cellular service we are left with in the Mooresville/Statesville/North Mecklenburg area of NC, where probably 75% of the team operations reside, is less than sub-par. Just sitting here in my office, the DuraXT plays 'swap the network' constantly, not being able to decide if it needs to roam on a distant Verizon tower, or work off the Splint tower somewhere south of here. Unusable inside the building...can't even get a ring signal inside 50% of the time. I always had my main line forwarded to the Nextel- never took it off for literally YEARS. Not now. I get to the office and immediately take forwarding off. Splint engineering says give us a few days to see how you're doing and we may send you an Airave....maybe. Oh, and be patient...NV is coming!

    NEXTEL...done.
    Rant over
    I know the feeling. Sprint is still CLUELESS as to what an asset they had, if only it was used right.

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    I don't believe that Sprint is as clueless as what you think. It was a spectrum grab from the very beginning, and by that I mean the Fleetcall days...

    At the end of the day they ended up with a chunk of contiguous 800 MHz spectrum, worth a fortune, reallocated from SMR. Doesn't seem very clueless to me.

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    Exactamundo....

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