Does anybody miss Nextel?

cosmo_thenaut

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Is it just me or is Nextel almost forgotten to history? Sure, the chirp sound is commonly heard in hip-hop and rap songs, but barely anybody remembers where it came from. Is there still anybody out there who still uses DirecTalk/PTT?

Toodles,
cosmo_thenaut
 
I do. I was a LEO for a majority of the time that Nextel was big... used it every day. Sigh!
 
I don't miss it at all. That chirp was annoying and it was so distracting watching people having conversations out loud. Sprint killed it shortly after buying the brand due to their incompetence. Technology was innovative at the time when pagers and phones were 2 different devices. Times change and technology did adapt for the better, but Nextel did not IMHO.
 
Not forgetting that Sprint was almost in the same amount of money in debt as the Nextel merger.
 
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