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TrueBlueLS

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My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
It would kick ass if this is true and T-Mobile picks it up and integrates it into their Sidekick!
 

Nocturnal

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Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
Where'd you hear this? I don't think they are losing the rights to it. I believe Motorola holds the rights to the iDen technology which is the push to talk technology that Nextel uses.
 

TrueBlueLS

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Originally posted by: Nocturnal
Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
Where'd you hear this? I don't think they are losing the rights to it. I believe Motorola holds the rights to the iDen technology which is the push to talk technology that Nextel uses.
I'll ask him where he heard it when I see him tomorrow. Usually a lot of the info he gets is off the radio, so I don't really know. He was making fun of me because of my current phone (Samsung N400 through SprintPCS) would be outdated pretty quick if that was the case. Also, can anyone recommend a good phone for Nextel other than the i90c, and i95cl?
 

ThePresence

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Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
Originally posted by: Nocturnal
Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
Where'd you hear this? I don't think they are losing the rights to it. I believe Motorola holds the rights to the iDen technology which is the push to talk technology that Nextel uses.
I'll ask him where he heard it when I see him tomorrow. Usually a lot of the info he gets is off the radio, so I don't really know. He was making fun of me because of my current phone (Samsung N400 through SprintPCS) would be outdated pretty quick if that was the case. Also, can anyone recommend a good phone for Nextel other than the i90c, and i95cl?
I use the I60. Really just a cheaper I90 with less features.
 

LuckyTaxi

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There are talks that Verizon will work in conjunction with Nextel to debut phones with this option. Their patent on the direct connect feature is running out and other companies will jump into the fray.
 

TrueBlueLS

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Originally posted by: ThePresence
Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
Originally posted by: Nocturnal
Originally posted by: TrueBlueLS
My dad told me that Nextel was losing their exclusive rights to this feature pretty soon. Does anyone know what's going on about it and what phone companies might pick it up?
Where'd you hear this? I don't think they are losing the rights to it. I believe Motorola holds the rights to the iDen technology which is the push to talk technology that Nextel uses.
I'll ask him where he heard it when I see him tomorrow. Usually a lot of the info he gets is off the radio, so I don't really know. He was making fun of me because of my current phone (Samsung N400 through SprintPCS) would be outdated pretty quick if that was the case. Also, can anyone recommend a good phone for Nextel other than the i90c, and i95cl?
I use the I60. Really just a cheaper I90 with less features.
Cool... I know Nextel will probably want a security deposit, so I need to have a lower level phone.
 

RGN

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The i60 is not too bad, but the screen is really rought compared to the i90. I have an i90, but have spent a bunch of time programming the i60s at work. If your looking to use the internet and e-mail features, get the i90.
 

jaws

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Did'nt Nextel just go with national plans? I doubt they will loose there cellular rights.
 

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