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  1. #1
    Capn
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    so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    with nextel customers? Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct connect
    from nextel be implemented, man I hope so? Will you be able to direct
    connect with both nextel and sprint customers? Will sprint go to sim cards
    for phones or will that be dumped once they merge? Anyone with info or just
    simple your opinion, happy to hear.

    Capt.





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  2. #2
    mjohns2
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    I was wondering the same about mobile-to-mobile.
    But Sprint wont go to iDen and I dont think the Nextel will go to ReadyLink.
    I see QChat in the future

    "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    > with nextel customers? Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct
    > connect from nextel be implemented, man I hope so? Will you be able to
    > direct connect with both nextel and sprint customers? Will sprint go to
    > sim cards for phones or will that be dumped once they merge? Anyone with
    > info or just simple your opinion, happy to hear.
    >
    > Capt.
    >






  3. #3
    John Richards
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    > with nextel customers?


    No, it applies only when the call is with Sprint PCS phones on both ends.

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    John Richards



  4. #4
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    John Richards wrote:
    > "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it
    >> work with nextel customers?

    >
    >
    > No, it applies only when the call is with Sprint PCS phones on both ends.


    The question was what happens after the merger. Cingular and AT&T customers can
    now call each other and be billed M2M. I suspect the same will be true in a
    Sprint/Nextel merger.

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  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    John Richards wrote:
    > "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it
    >> work with nextel customers?

    >
    >
    > No, it applies only when the call is with Sprint PCS phones on both ends.


    The question was what happens after the merger. Cingular and AT&T customers can
    now call each other and be billed M2M. I suspect the same will be true in a
    Sprint/Nextel merger.

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  6. #6
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    Capn wrote:
    > so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    > with nextel customers?


    IMHO yes

    >Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct connect
    > from nextel be implemented, man I hope so?


    IMHO yes

    >Will you be able to direct
    > connect with both nextel and sprint customers?


    IMHO yes

    >Will sprint go to sim cards
    > for phones or will that be dumped once they merge?


    Probably not. Verizon has a hybrid CDMA/GSM phone for international roamers,
    Sprint might end up selling one too.

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  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    Capn wrote:
    > so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    > with nextel customers?


    IMHO yes

    >Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct connect
    > from nextel be implemented, man I hope so?


    IMHO yes

    >Will you be able to direct
    > connect with both nextel and sprint customers?


    IMHO yes

    >Will sprint go to sim cards
    > for phones or will that be dumped once they merge?


    Probably not. Verizon has a hybrid CDMA/GSM phone for international roamers,
    Sprint might end up selling one too.

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  8. #8
    O/Siris
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

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    might remain incompatible. I'm not sure if that's in=20
    anyone's interest should the companies merge, though.

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  9. #9
    Central
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 12:46:48 -0800, Steve Sobol wrote:

    >>Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct connect
    >> from nextel be implemented, man I hope so?

    >
    > IMHO yes
    >


    IMHO I would say sprintpcs would bridge readylink with nextel's
    direct connect. Keeping both services on their respective systems but not
    drop readylink, at least not till they find something to replace both
    direct connect and readylink.



  10. #10
    Central
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 19:21:04 +0000, mjohns2 wrote:

    > I was wondering the same about mobile-to-mobile.
    > But Sprint wont go to iDen and I dont think the Nextel will go to ReadyLink.
    > I see QChat in the future
    >


    Nextel already uses iden->cdma bridges and since their new freq band is
    for pcs there is no reason why they can't just populate it with cdma
    access. Since of course they will be doing equipment changes anyway.
    This of course would be a major reason for merging with sprintpcs.



  11. #11
    John Richards
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > John Richards wrote:
    >> "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it
    >>> work with nextel customers?

    >>
    >>
    >> No, it applies only when the call is with Sprint PCS phones on both ends.

    >
    > The question was what happens after the merger. Cingular and AT&T customers can
    > now call each other and be billed M2M. I suspect the same will be true in a
    > Sprint/Nextel merger.


    The proposed merger of Sprint and Nextel is hardly a done deal. It's
    probably premature to speculate as to the extent of inter-operability.
    Frankly, since the two networks are so disparate, I don't see any M2M
    or similar integration happening between the two for quite a while.

    --
    John Richards



  12. #12
    Tinman
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    John Richards wrote:
    > "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> John Richards wrote:
    >>> "Capn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>> so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it
    >>>> work with nextel customers?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> No, it applies only when the call is with Sprint PCS phones on both
    >>> ends.

    >>
    >> The question was what happens after the merger. Cingular and AT&T
    >> customers can now call each other and be billed M2M. I suspect the
    >> same will be
    >> true in a Sprint/Nextel merger.

    >
    > The proposed merger of Sprint and Nextel is hardly a done deal. It's
    > probably premature to speculate as to the extent of inter-operability.
    > Frankly, since the two networks are so disparate, I don't see any M2M
    > or similar integration happening between the two for quite a while.


    What integration? It's merely a billing issue. A SPCS phone can
    obviously call a Nextel phone right now, and vice versa. I fail to see
    what is so difficult about identifying the company that currently serves
    a given mobile number; and billing or not billing accordingly. I don't
    see it as being any more difficult than identifying a LD M2M call, where
    one or both of the parties ported their number from another carrier.


    --
    Mike





  13. #13
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    Capn wrote:
    > so what does this mean for things such as mobile to mobile? Will it work
    > with nextel customers?


    Depends on what decisions are made. If they wanted to go free mobile to
    mobile between NExtel and Sprint numbers, it wouldn't be too hard to do.

    But before you get your hopes up: nothing is set in stone yet, and
    nothing is official.

    > Will sprint's readylink be dumped and direct connect
    > from nextel be implemented, man I hope so?


    Actually, it looks like both standards would be dumped in favor of QChat.


    > Will you be able to direct
    > connect with both nextel and sprint customers?


    If the phones are QChat enabled, yes. But that would definitely require
    handset upgrades.

    > Will sprint go to sim cards
    > for phones or will that be dumped once they merge?


    Hard to say. US CDMA carriers don't seem to be a proponent of SIM cards
    though, so probably not.

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  14. #14
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: sprint and nextel crossover

    John Richards wrote:

    > The proposed merger of Sprint and Nextel is hardly a done deal. It's
    > probably premature to speculate as to the extent of inter-operability.
    > Frankly, since the two networks are so disparate, I don't see any M2M
    > or similar integration happening between the two for quite a while.


    M2M isn't a network function, it's a billing function. All that has to
    happen during billing is to have the software query a database to see if
    the number being called (or the number calling) is a Nextel or Sprint
    number. If yes, then It's M2M. It's an arrangement that could be
    easily similar to AT&T and Cingular's current setup (similar network,
    different billing systems).

    But you are right: this is far from a done deal, thankfully.



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