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Poll: Have you ever owned a NEXTEL Direct Connect (iDEN) Phone?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by JFB, May 30, 2012.

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How you ever had NEXTEL service and a Phone with Direct Connect?

  1. Yes

    26.9%
  2. Yes and I still do.

    7.7%
  3. No, never.

    65.4%
  1. JFB

    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    With the announcement that Sprint will shut down the NEXTEL iDEN network in June 2013, I was curious how many members have owned a classic NEXTEL phone with Direct Connect.

    So, here is a poll. :uppoint:
     
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  2. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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  3. JFB

    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    That is a good old thread...many ghosts from the past there! ;)
     
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  4. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
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    Yes....almost 10 years ago.

    Motorola i205 & i530.

    We also had a Motorola Timeport p8767 around that time. :D
     
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    Yes, my old faithful Motorola i325is. :)
     
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    LOL, that's a short list, Jay. Commonly you would see "chirp, chirp" or "beep, beep" listed as every *other* reason on the list, you only listed it once :)
     
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  7. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    Efficiency...
     
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    I used boost for a bit, before they started adding CDMA phones.
     
  9. QLR

    QLR RIP Note!
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    I had a Boost iDen phone briefly... The rep couldn't find any Tallahassee numbers and he chuckled when he saw Blountstown in the list of exchanges

    sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX!
     
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  10. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    Had the i930 phone back in 2006-2007. Used it for work, even though it was my personal line (back when I had multiple carriers). Actually really enjoyed this phone and the service, especially the SERO $30 monthly charge. Didn't need to keep Nextel after I left the company I was working for.
     
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    No, I never really had a need for that type of phone or service.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
     
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    Wow, I am the only one so far who still uses a chirp phone?

    I feel so special. :D
     
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    No worries, Carlyee. I'll save a seat on the Bus for ya! :D

    [​IMG]


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    Still use my Motorola i1. Android 1.5 :)
     
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    Whoa!!!!!!! But relic OS for a relic technology.
     
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    I used an ic902. Had it for almost two years.
     
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    Used Nextel for 6 months or so since they had a better signal at home than Sprint. Hardly ever used DC though, since I knew nothing other Nextel users.

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    I never did, but I have a friend that I've known for more than a decade that loved those things. Recently his company switched from Sprint to Verizon and to this day he curses them for it. Even now he raves like direct connect is better than any cell service. Specifically, he liked being able to press one button and talk with a team of fellow workers. I guess in the business world, especially in transportation and warehousing this would be the best thing. He says that now he & his fellow employees have to carry two comm devices--a cell phone and a walkie talkie. When looked at it from that viewpoint, it is definitely a step backwards. So if there are any entrepreneurs out there, you might try to re-engineer a solution to problem that was already found but no one wanted. :loony:
     

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