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  1. #1
    TC
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    So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.

    Will things improve or get worse?
    How about coverage and new equipment?
    Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?

    What are the realities?

    I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    happen in the future?

    The list goes on but you get the idea.

    Thank you,

    TC



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger


    "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    > merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >
    > Will things improve or get worse?
    > How about coverage and new equipment?
    > Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    > How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >
    > What are the realities?
    >
    > I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    > individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    > happen in the future?
    >
    > The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > TC


    I posted something on this a couple of days ago. Nextel has said they will
    be committed to the Iden system till 2010. Go to Nextel's site, click on the
    merger information link, and then click the FAQ link, and check out all the
    Qs and As.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Scott Kramer
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Emergency Service friendly? Are you a fool? Nextel is interfering with tens
    of thousands of Emergency Service systems across the country and they are
    being forced by the FCC to change all of their frequencies.

    "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    > merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >
    > Will things improve or get worse?
    > How about coverage and new equipment?
    > Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    > How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >
    > What are the realities?
    >
    > I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    > individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    > happen in the future?
    >
    > The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > TC






  4. #4
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Is Nextel really interfering with emergency services, or is that problem
    really that the emergency service radios have poor RF image rejection? That
    is the real problem.


    "Scott Kramer" <witheld> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Emergency Service friendly? Are you a fool? Nextel is interfering with
    > tens
    > of thousands of Emergency Service systems across the country and they are
    > being forced by the FCC to change all of their frequencies.
    >
    > "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >> So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    >> merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >>
    >> Will things improve or get worse?
    >> How about coverage and new equipment?
    >> Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    >> How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >>
    >> What are the realities?
    >>
    >> I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    >> individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    >> happen in the future?
    >>
    >> The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >>
    >> Thank you,
    >>
    >> TC

    >
    >






  5. #5
    TC
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    ok, I guess I should clarify. Yes they have messed with the dispatching
    and day to day.

    But there are features that they over to government and Emergency
    services that they will allow individuals to sign up for if they can
    prove a need. That is where they are nice.

    Plus I know several Fire, Police and EMS agencies that wanted Nextel in
    the area and Nextel very quickly with no hassle put towers up in there
    area. In comparison to other companies either said NO or gave massive
    hassles so now these agencies can take advantage of Nextel.

    Plus in my area Nextel is working with the local EMS Region to use
    Nextel to get in touch with Hospital and still be taped, secure and have
    245/7/365 access. Plus working with 911 dispatch centers.

    But you are right Nextel is messing with the frequencies.

    TC

    Scott Kramer wrote:
    > Emergency Service friendly? Are you a fool? Nextel is interfering with tens
    > of thousands of Emergency Service systems across the country and they are
    > being forced by the FCC to change all of their frequencies.
    >
    > "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >
    >>So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    >>merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >>
    >>Will things improve or get worse?
    >>How about coverage and new equipment?
    >>Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    >>How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >>
    >>What are the realities?
    >>
    >>I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    >>individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    >>happen in the future?
    >>
    >>The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >>
    >>Thank you,
    >>
    >>TC

    >
    >
    >




  6. #6
    TC
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >
    >>So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    >>merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >>
    >>Will things improve or get worse?
    >>How about coverage and new equipment?
    >>Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    >>How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >>
    >>What are the realities?
    >>
    >>I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    >>individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    >>happen in the future?
    >>
    >>The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >>
    >>Thank you,
    >>
    >>TC

    >
    >
    > I posted something on this a couple of days ago. Nextel has said they will
    > be committed to the Iden system till 2010. Go to Nextel's site, click on the
    > merger information link, and then click the FAQ link, and check out all the
    > Qs and As.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Bob,

    That is what they say. But is it true? I'm thinking if they get rid
    of IDen then what's the point for improving or upkeeping. There is
    something that is not being said.

    TC



  7. #7
    TC
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Yes, It is true that because of the frequencies that Nextel uses they do
    mess with other radio users primarily Emergency Services. I have read in
    many trade magazines for EMS, Fire, Police, Dispatch. Plus I am an
    amature radio operater and have read about it in several Ham Magazines
    and read things on the FCC web site.

    This is unfortent but true. It's partly the FCC fault because they could
    have prevented this very easily.

    TC

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > Is Nextel really interfering with emergency services, or is that problem
    > really that the emergency service radios have poor RF image rejection? That
    > is the real problem.
    >
    >
    > "Scott Kramer" <witheld> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Emergency Service friendly? Are you a fool? Nextel is interfering with
    >>tens
    >>of thousands of Emergency Service systems across the country and they are
    >>being forced by the FCC to change all of their frequencies.
    >>
    >>"TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news[email protected]
    >>
    >>>So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    >>>merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >>>
    >>>Will things improve or get worse?
    >>>How about coverage and new equipment?
    >>>Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    >>>How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >>>
    >>>What are the realities?
    >>>
    >>>I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    >>>individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    >>>happen in the future?
    >>>
    >>>The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >>>
    >>>Thank you,
    >>>
    >>>TC

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  8. #8
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    TC wrote:
    > So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    > merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >
    > Will things improve or get worse?


    Improve, I think. For example, there are places here that are outside Sprint
    coverage where there are Nextel towers. I'm sure the converse is also true.

    Nextel users will also eventually get the benefits of not being on a dying
    technology. (IS-136/TDMA is what I'm referring to, not the SMR portion of
    the service.)

    > I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    > individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    > happen in the future?


    What benefits, exactly?

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  9. #9
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    TC wrote:

    > That is what they say. But is it true? I'm thinking if they get rid
    > of IDen then what's the point for improving or upkeeping. There is
    > something that is not being said.


    Because thousands upon thousands of organizations currently use iDen, some
    of whom operate emergency services... you don't want to arbitrarily cut off
    ANY customers, and if they just shut off iDen and cause problems for the
    emergency services operators, I guarantee there will be hell to pay.

    I'd imagine they want to migrate the business users over to whatever
    CDMA-based solution will eventually be deployed, and... well, I don't know
    what they're going to do with the government organizations...

    --
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    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"



  10. #10
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    The reason that Nextel interferes with public service radios is because the
    public service radios have poor image rejection. This is not the fault of
    Nextel equipment. It is the fault of the bargain public service radios that
    have poor image rejection.


    "TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Yes, It is true that because of the frequencies that Nextel uses they do
    > mess with other radio users primarily Emergency Services. I have read in
    > many trade magazines for EMS, Fire, Police, Dispatch. Plus I am an amature
    > radio operater and have read about it in several Ham Magazines and read
    > things on the FCC web site.
    >
    > This is unfortent but true. It's partly the FCC fault because they could
    > have prevented this very easily.
    >
    > TC
    >
    > Mij Adyaw wrote:
    >> Is Nextel really interfering with emergency services, or is that problem
    >> really that the emergency service radios have poor RF image rejection?
    >> That is the real problem.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Scott Kramer" <witheld> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Emergency Service friendly? Are you a fool? Nextel is interfering with
    >>>tens
    >>>of thousands of Emergency Service systems across the country and they are
    >>>being forced by the FCC to change all of their frequencies.
    >>>
    >>>"TC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>>So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    >>>>merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >>>>
    >>>>Will things improve or get worse?
    >>>>How about coverage and new equipment?
    >>>>Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?
    >>>>How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?
    >>>>
    >>>>What are the realities?
    >>>>
    >>>>I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly and will work with
    >>>>individuals to get the benefits they offer Emergency Services. Will this
    >>>>happen in the future?
    >>>>
    >>>>The list goes on but you get the idea.
    >>>>
    >>>>Thank you,
    >>>>
    >>>>TC
    >>>
    >>>

    >>





  11. #11
    Batman????
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Aren't they being forced off of 800Meg and most likely would
    also make the switch then? The move to 1900Mhs is not
    a question if if - it's when


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > TC wrote:
    >
    >> That is what they say. But is it true? I'm thinking if they get rid
    >> of IDen then what's the point for improving or upkeeping. There is
    >> something that is not being said.

    >
    > Because thousands upon thousands of organizations currently use iDen, some
    > of whom operate emergency services... you don't want to arbitrarily cut
    > off ANY customers, and if they just shut off iDen and cause problems for
    > the emergency services operators, I guarantee there will be hell to pay.
    >
    > I'd imagine they want to migrate the business users over to whatever
    > CDMA-based solution will eventually be deployed, and... well, I don't know
    > what they're going to do with the government organizations...
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    > Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    > temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)
    >
    > "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"






  12. #12
    [email protected]_nospam.com
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    NEXTEL is not being moved from the 800 band. They are performing a
    frequency "swap" with the Public Safety NPSPAC band that is currently
    between 866 and 869 MHz (right below the "A" side cellular band"). The
    1.9GHz spectrum is being awarded for 1. the areas of the 800 band that
    they are giving up and 2. the 700 MHz spectrum that they won by
    auction and have already paid for. These 2 items in conjunction with
    paying completely for the re-programming and/or replacing Public Safety
    radios and radio systems that are affected by the band relocation.

    Here is a pictorial of the re-banding:
    http://www.911dispatch.com/informati...fcc_config.gif and to
    clarify the terms, NPSPAC is the "Public Safety Band" and ESMR are the
    NEXTEL/SoLinc type carriers.

    Here is an informative pdf from the Transition Administrator:
    http://www.800ta.org/PDFs/IWCERef.pdf or this one for more
    information.
    http://www.911dispatch.com/informati...xtel_plan.html




  13. #13
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    TC wrote:
    > So I am wondering what is and will be the reality of the Nextel Sprint
    > merger. Especially from the view point of a Nextel customer.
    >
    > Will things improve or get worse?


    Thing swill stay the same.

    > How about coverage and new equipment?


    The same for a good while.


    > Will they start making phones that will work on both Networks?


    Rumored, but nothing firm.

    > How about Direct Connect to and from each others walkie-talkie service?


    Again rumored, but nothing firm.

    > What are the realities?


    The "realities" are that while Sprint plans to maintain iDEN for at
    least a couple more years, eventually they will want to turn down the
    iDEN network and migrate people to CDMA.

    > I know now Nextel is very Emergency Service Friendly


    HA! Tell that to the various law enforcement agencies whose
    communications are frequently DISRUPTED thanks to Nextel.



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  14. #14
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > Is Nextel really interfering with emergency services, or is that problem
    > really that the emergency service radios have poor RF image rejection?


    More like, Nextel's equipment performs poorly in terms of spurious RF.
    It's hard to reject an image that is spilling over into your lawfully
    assigned frequency.


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  15. #15
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Reality of the Nextel Sprint Merger

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > The reason that Nextel interferes with public service radios is because the
    > public service radios have poor image rejection. This is not the fault of
    > Nextel equipment. It is the fault of the bargain public service radios that
    > have poor image rejection.


    Mij, if you had any idea how much Emergency services radios cost and the
    tolerances and specs they are designed to, you'd be eating your words.


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