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Sprint pulling plug on all iDEN retail products on Apr 15th?


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According to Mark Hearn from Technobuffalo from a source that Sprint plans to yank all iDEN retail products from its shelves on April 15th. I think this is a good step in the right direction. Now anyone who needs PTT capability will be forced to use the Sprint Direct Connect service and hopefully the Direct Connect CDMA service can start taking off for those iDEN customers.

 

http://www.technobuffalo.com/mobile-devices/phones/sprint-pulling-the-plug-on-iden-retail-products/

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Can no longer put iDEN devices on Seasonal Standby.

 

International PTT begins soon for Sprint Direct Connect.

 

On 4/01, Most iDEN customers had their upgrade eligibility reset so they could get a Sprint phone.

 

Special pricing for lots of phones for iDEN customers from 04/05 and 06/30... Epic Touch $50 or get a one of the following for a dollar: Evo 3D, MOTO Admiral, or Kyocera Duramax, Duracore, or Duraplus.

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Can no longer put iDEN devices on Seasonal Standby.

 

International PTT begins soon for Sprint Direct Connect.

 

On 4/01' date=' Most iDEN customers had their upgrade eligibility reset so they could get a Sprint phone.

 

Special pricing for lots of phones for iDEN customers from 04/05 and 06/30... Epic Touch 50 or get a one of the following for a dollar: Evo 3D, MOTO Admiral, or Kyocera Duramax, Duracore, or Duraplus.[/quote']

 

Thanks for the info Duff. I am not surprised at this announcement. We all knew it was coming. I guess i wonder what they will do with all the leftover phones though.

 

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Thanks for the info Duff. I am not surprised at this announcement. We all knew it was coming. I guess i wonder what they will do with all the leftover phones though.

 

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Take em to one of those recycling bins and dump em all off. Lol

 

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When will Boost iDEN subscribers get some notification on the shutdown? Will a SDC-like service be available on Boost?

 

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That's a good question. The strange thing is that Sprint hasn't mentioned Boost.

 

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I would think that Boost Mobile customers should be alerted as well. Maybe there are not as many Boost iDEN customers so they don't need to pull the plug on them yet. Also Sprint will need to provide them some Direct Connect phones for Boost. I am not sure if Sprint plans to offer the same Direct Connect phones to Boost Mobile as they do on Sprint. I am sure Sprint is working together with Boost on this transition and I expect an announcement hopefully by mid year.

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When will Boost iDEN subscribers get some notification on the shutdown? Will a SDC-like service be available on Boost?

 

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Boost already got alerted about the shutdown a few weeks ago.

 

http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2012/03/boost-notifies-iden-customers-of.html?m=1

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I would think that Boost Mobile customers should be alerted as well. Maybe there are not as many Boost iDEN customers so they don't need to pull the plug on them yet. Also Sprint will need to provide them some Direct Connect phones for Boost. I am not sure if Sprint plans to offer the same Direct Connect phones to Boost Mobile as they do on Sprint. I am sure Sprint is working together with Boost on this transition and I expect an announcement hopefully by mid year.

 

I would highly doubt Sprint would do ppt to boost again, if they do they should charge at least $10 extra for it.

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I would highly doubt Sprint would do ppt to boost again, if they do they should charge at least $10 extra for it.

 

I wonder what Sprint is going to do with Boost then. Just shut down the stores and encourage all Boost customers to sign up with Sprint and go postpaid for SDC? If so I am totally fine with that. I wonder if Sprint is planning to charge the $10 premium for the SDC customers..I hope so since it will help Sprint a lot. At the end of the day, I just want Sprint to rid themselves of any remnants of iDEN all together.

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I wonder what Sprint is going to do with Boost then. Just shut down the stores and encourage all Boost customers to sign up with Sprint and go postpaid for SDC? If so I am totally fine with that. I wonder if Sprint is planning to charge the 10 premium for the SDC customers..I hope so since it will help Sprint a lot. At the end of the day' date=' I just want Sprint to rid themselves of any remnants of iDEN all together.[/quote']

 

I think sprint will leave boost cdma the same as it is now.

 

If they offer ppt to boost it will devalue the service completely.

 

I think sprint charges a $5 premium for it now.

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Has anyone swung by a Sprint store to confirm if they have yanked the iDEN products from their shelves? According to the article this should have happened this past sunday, 4/15.

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