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I got my self confused. The sites that are going live now with 800 Mhz accepted by Sprint, can you make a call on 800 or are they just ready for when the IDEN network shuts down later on.

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Thanks. I take it then that some may have 800 for voice on and you don't have to wait for the whole IDEN network shutdown natioinwide for some sites to be able to fire up 800 Mhz voice calling. I know LTE will have to wait for the IDEN shutdown. I wasn't sure about just the voice part.

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Thanks. I take it then that some may have 800 for voice on and you don't have to wait for the whole IDEN network shutdown natioinwide for some sites to be able to fire up 800 Mhz voice calling. I know LTE will have to wait for the IDEN shutdown. I wasn't sure about just the voice part.

 

Some may have voice turned on but only DFW and Chicago are setup in some, yes some, of the PRLs.

 

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Some may have voice turned on but only DFW and Chicago are setup in some' date=' yes some, of the PRLs.

 

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But don't they still have access to 1x on the 800mhz band also in those same areas?

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1xRTT and 1xAdvanced carriers serve voice and data.

 

Data speeds are 100~200 kbps (good enough for pandora :tu: )

 

To the OP, Sprint doesn't appear to be blocking 1x800, so when a site shows as NV complete for 800 then the site is live broadcasting 800. Like digiblur said though only certain PRLs will access it. The most common is the stock PRL on LTE devices. To get it on something like an EVO 3D (1x800 non-lte devices) you need to install a capable PRL onto it.

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1xRTT and 1xAdvanced carriers serve voice and data.

 

Data speeds are 100~200 kbps (good enough for pandora :tu: )

 

To the OP, Sprint doesn't appear to be blocking 1x800, so when a site shows as NV complete for 800 then the site is live broadcasting 800. Like digiblur said though only certain PRLs will access it. The most common is the stock PRL on LTE devices. To get it on something like an EVO 3D (1x800 non-lte devices) you need to install a capable PRL onto it.

 

The EVO 3D I believe gets the 21xxx range which is 800smr capable but last time I checked the pcs band had priority over the SMR band unlike how it is in the 25xxx prls. But at least it has 800smr support in it unlike the iphone5, photon lte and note 2 prl.

 

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Speaking of 800 SMR...

 

Nextel coverage has been seriously reduced in my area. There are whole swathes which used to have service that are now completely uncovered. There are huge gaps in coverage.

 

It's sort of meloncholy, like an iden apocalypse.

 

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Where I work, Sprint has exchanged all Nextel phones for Sprint Direct Connect phones back at the beginning of the year and said that the towers would be shut down by the end of summer. I have no idea if that is true but the new phones have a larger coverage area than the nextel phones did

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