Does Nextel phones still exist?

Does Nextel phones still exist?

The Nextel network was officially shut down at 12:01 a.m. on June 30, 2013, and Sprint is currently deploying LTE equipment on the 800 MHz spectrum formerly used by the iDEN network….Nextel Communications.

Trade name Nextel
Defunct August 12, 2005
Fate Merged with Sprint Corporation
Successor Sprint Nextel Corporation NII Holdings

Is Nextel making a comeback?

Do you remember these old brands? Nextel — the other name behind the 2005 merger that bedeviled Sprint — is making a comeback alongside Tender Vittles, Tidy Wipes, Hai Karate and Drixoral. Turns out, Sprint still cares about Nextel.

Why did Nextel go away?

Getting rid of the Nextel brand is part of the company’s “Network Vision” transition, a battle plan aimed at vastly simplifying Sprint’s network technology portfolio and freeing up precious wireless spectrum to keep pace with Verizon (VZ, Fortune 500) and AT’s (T, Fortune 500) 4G rollouts.

Who started Nextel?

Mark Warner
Morgan E. O’BrienPeter ReinheimerBrian McAuleyChristopher T. Rogers
Nextel Communications/Founders

Does Push To Talk still exist?

This technology on a mobile device is known as Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC). The highly developed cell-phone infrastructure available in most countries has made PoC a very efficient and cost-effective method of communication, rendering the traditional PTT walkie-talkie obsolete.

What ever happened to Nextel Push To Talk?

Sprint Nextel will cease operation of their push-to-talk iDEN network June 30th, 2013. The system uses Time Division Multipe Access (TDMA) and speech compression technologies and was used by Sprint Nextel to provide half-duplex push-to-talk trunked two-way radio services on its cell phones.

Who took over Nextel?

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications today agreed to merge in a $35-billion deal, creating the nation’s third-largest cellular telephone company.

What happened to PTT?

It will not be coming back in this communication world. Due to some internal issue, they sold the company & its devices to the scraps so please don’t think too much about it and convert your smartphone into a walkie talkie with the NuovoTeam PTT app. Why NuovoTeam PTT: Advance & seamless Push-to-Talk (PTT) service.

Did sprint buy out Nextel?

Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed yesterday to pay $6.5 billion to buy out the shareholders of Nextel Partners Inc., ending a dispute over the value of the Kirkland , Wash.-based company, which offers mobile phone service under the Nextel brand.

What network is Nextel on?

Nextel’s network operated in the 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio band and used iDEN technology developed by Motorola. Nextel’s iDen network offered a then unique push-to-talk “walkie-talkie” feature in addition to direct-dialed voice calls.

Are Nextel phones still around?

Nextel phone service is still around, they have merged with Sprint, and are now called Sprint Nextel. Tags: sprint nextel, sprint.