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I meant confirmation that at 11:59 there was a Nextel signal and that now, there is no more signal.

LOL misunderstood, my bad.  :wacko: I was asking the same earlier this evening in regards to the time zone. 

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We welcome your first post.  But the naming rights opportunity is over.  In fact, the iDEN countdown clock is counting down its own existence as we speak.

 

AJ

Thanks for the quick reply and for the warm welcome, most happy to be part of a great group and site like this one. 

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I'm still showing time on the clock on the iDen shutdown.

 

28 min 20 sec  :rolleyes:

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nextel dance

 

Sent from my HTC One

 

 

 

 

My favorite Nextel commercial.

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Ding Dong! The Chirp is dead. Which old Chirp? The Nextel Chirp!

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So iDen..... What would you say you do here?

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Alright, so the contest is continued from The Lounge tonight.  Keep them coming, guys.  The best Nextel iDEN postmortem wins my $50 donation.

 

I have already submitted mine:  "LeRoy is dead.  Vive le Roi!"

 

AJ

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sang to jingle bells....ish

 

nextel chirps nextel chirps

I D EN is dead...

The hesse mobile lost a wheel

and VZW still sucks away..

 

HEY!

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Postmortem>    iDen?  Make that iDone.  Nex you'll Tel me I'll love your ugly sibling SeeDMA just as much.  *got nothing*

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Nextel BRUTAL FATALITY!!!!! Sprint ULTRA COMBO!!!!

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Well, that's it then.
 
I dragged out my old Nextel i35s, the first mobile phone I ever owned, I got my i35s in the fall of 2003 so it is 10 years old.
 
The battery ain't so good no more, but I plugged it in and this is what it still looked like @ 00:54 (EDT) on 06/30/13...
 
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Unfortunately, It got power cycled a few times, so it lost it's clock function on it's last reboot, when there was no network available to give it a time code, it looked like this...
 
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The second shot was from about 01:50 on 06/30/13.
 
 
It seems the coverage maps have been updated to reflect the new Nextel coverage,
 
Earlier on Saturday evening, it showed this for Nextel coverage...
 
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But, by 02:00 on Sunday morning, there is no longer an option for Nextel coverage.
 
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No official word from Sprint, but I predict a logo change too!
 
nextel+All+done.jpg
 
On a side note, this evening helped me to remember one thing I will miss about Nextel, this i35s boots up in about 10 seconds, that's about 60 seconds less than my EVO 4G LTE, although the EVO is better than my old BlackBerry 9330, that sucker took over 5 minutes to become usable.

 

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:~(

Even though I never used iDEN, it's sad to see such a built out network like Nextel's go away. I hope Sprint will put those towers to good use.

 

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The countdown clock has been updated to

Nextel. <chirp, chirp>  Done.

 

Robert

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Service is off in Pinellas county Florida.

 

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Do you hear that? no more cherp cherp!!!!!   Lets see how much 800 starts lighting up in next few weeks

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No, Sprint is pulling the plugs on the iDEN MSCs.  But the RF signals may last for a few days while crews make the rounds to pull the plugs on the individual sites.

 

AJ

 I wonder if there will be a blip downward in the rollout as people are reassigned to yank the guts out of IDEN.

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I believe they said that there are seperate contractors that are dismantling the IDEN system

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At midnight-30 last night iDEN was still running in Fredericksburg, TX. As of this morning, the i450 and i425 that my mom dug out of my big boxes o' phones (yes, I have those) registered four bars but no service. Looks like the San Antonio MSC is indeed offline.

 

NEXTEL. DONE. |

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 I wonder if there will be a blip downward in the rollout as people are reassigned to yank the guts out of IDEN.

I believe they said that there are seperate contractors that are dismantling the IDEN system

 

Goodman Networks, Overland Contracting, Inc., a construction affiliate of Black & Veatch, Pyramid Network Services LLC and WesTower Communications Inc. will decommission the company’s iDEN network.

 

Source: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-continues-network-vision-progress-selects-vendors-to-decommission-the-iden-network.htm

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:~(

Even though I never used iDEN, it's sad to see such a built out network like Nextel's go away. I hope Sprint will put those towers to good use.

 

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

 

They're removing most of them from its network: 68k towers to 39k towers. That's where much of the cost savings from NV is coming from: removing redundant towers. With Direct Connect on CDMA SMR 800 MHz, Sprint has no need for the Nextek towers. Also, Direct Connect will be available even while roaming on VZW albeit with possibly some additional latency in the call setup.

Also, you know they don't own any of those, right? They lease them.

I don't think Sprint outright owns any of its towers.

Someone else on forums said some of the Nextel lease agreements were really bad and that on many of the towers, Sprint was sole leasee. So, maybe once the site owner sees that they have an empty tower, they'll give Speint better lease rates and Sprint will come back to that tower.

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Ding Dong! The Chirp is dead. Which old Chirp? The Nextel Chirp!

 

I like this one.

Though I think it'd be even more impressive if you could use more of the song lol.

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No bars on the "i phones" as of just now. Looks like the network is completely offline. Now the countdown begins for SMR 1x and LTE in that area.

 

sent via my SIII on Tapatalk 4 beta

 

 

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