Nextel

  • Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

    Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

    It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy network back, the name is another story. Read More

  • Voxer Transforms Into A Walkie-Talkie Service For The Business World

    Voxer Transforms Into A Walkie-Talkie Service For The Business World

    Voxer is making its entrance into the business world with a set of new high-end features for its walkie-talkie style, push-to-talk service. Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro For Business run on Android and iOS devices just as with the standard service.If unfamiliar, the Voxer service is an app for sending voice and text messages. Download the app, import your contacts and then start sending messages. Read More

  • Sprint announces the Motorola i1's launch details

    Sprint has announced that the Motorola i1 will be available for purchase on July 25 through direct ship sales channels, and will hit retail outlets in early August. As you may recall, the i1 is the first Android smartphone to include Nextel Direct Connect technology and sports a hardened body that meets military specs for shock, dust, and rain. $149 (after $50 rebate) for new customers and… Read More

  • Sprint suddenly gets all Captain Planet on us with green movement

    Being eco-friendly should definitely be high on the priorities list for electronics manufacturers and service providers, so I’m pretty happy to see that Sprint is doing its part to make our planet a nicer place for future generations. Just in case you’re the apathetic type when it comes to the three Rs (recycle, reuse, reduce!), Sprint has put some incentives into place for you. Read More

  • Sprint applies pressure, but still bled quite a bit in fourth quarter

    Over the past few years, Sprint has definitely given itself a facelift and now has excellent pricing plans and some decent handsets. Sadly, things aren’t turning around as quickly as Sprint would like since it has been showing some tremendous losses the past few quarters. The fourth quarter, however, shows that Sprint is slowly but surely easing its way to where it wants to be. Read More

  • Sprint Nextel drops Motorola Brute on unsuspecting public

    Oh Nextel. The insults continue. First, your service continues to hemorrhage users, and now you get subjected to phones that look like the Motorola Brute. It’s almost enough to make me feel a little sorry for you. Read More

  • Review: Motorola Stature i9

    Nextel phones are notoriously ugly. The company has never worried much about the appearance of their phones, since they were mainly intended for the construction site. They were instead more concerned about a phone that was almost mil-spec in its toughness. The good news (at least for Nextel subscribers) is that they are starting to move away from this brick phone style design, and more towards… Read More

  • Review: Blackberry Curve 8350i

    Nextel users usually have terrible phones. We don’t get the cool phones like the G1 or the iPhone. Instead, we get mostly Motorola stuff, and even those are typically the ‘industrial design’ versions. Even the smartphones usually stay away. Until recently, the only Blackberry you could get as a Nextel user was the ugly and awkward 7100i, which didn’t even have a… Read More

  • The BlackBerry 8350i officially official from Sprint

    There really hasn’t been a big cloud of secrecy surround the BlackBerry 8350i, but the iDEN-packing BlackBerry is finally official. For peeps still holding onto the iDEN PTT network, this is the first BlackBerry to offer WiFi and group connect. Plus, it still has all the traditional iDEN goodies of GPS beacon, international Direct Connect, and Talkgroup, along with everything the… Read More

  • Sprint changes mind, decides to hold onto Nextel iDEN

    I’d imagine things are a bit awkward at the Sprint/Nextel camp today. After spending the last few months fielding offers for Nextel, Sprint has announced that they’ve decided to hang on to it. Not only are they no longer planning on offloading it, but they’re also reupping their commitment to the iDEN network by promising all around improvements. Beyond expanding the iDEN… Read More

  • Review: Motorola Renegade V950 (Sprint)

    Quick Version: The Motorola Renegade V950 is a good choice for people who want a rugged phone with excellent call quality and push-to-talk capabilities. What’s more, Motorola and Sprint-Nextel manage to throw a little fun into the mix as well. Read More

  • Sprint finds potential buyers for Nextel

    As Nextel continues to hemorrhage customers, Sprint is still trying to push it (and the accumulated debts) on someone else. According to the WSJ, they’ve received a handful of inquiries as of late. Amongst those said to be interested are Latin American iDEN carrier NII, and private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Just three years ago, Sprint snapped up Nextel for $35 billion. Now… Read More

  • Sprint unleashes fall phone lineup

    It’s that time of year again. New phones! Let’s see, Sprint has unveiled seven new phones and we have already covered the exciting HTC Touch Diamond and Touch pro this morning, leaving us with a bunch of boring everyday phones. Read More

  • Sprint Nextel price slashes tethering plans.. sort of.

    (Sort of) Good news, everyone! Sprint has decided to cut prices on their phone-as-modem tethering plans, taking it from $50 dollars per month down to $15. Of course, there’s a bit of a catch. With the change, tethering has become an add-on rather than a stand-alone option. First you’ve gotta rock a separate data plan, which will set you back somewhere between 30 to 70 bucks a… Read More

  • RIM releasing iDEN BlackBerry Curve


    Photoshopped Curve. It’s unclear whether or not Sprint is still looking to rid itself of failing acquisition Nextel, but RIM is set to unleash an iDEN BlackBerry Curve newly dubbed the 8350. Other than Wi-Fi, the 8350 is no different than its counterparts except for that ugly antenna it will surely don. Read More

  • Government exempt from early termination fees

    Apparently the US government is above paying early termination fees. I’m not going to sit here flailing my arms around and pounding my fists on my desk, because I’m sure that every single government agent with a state-issued cell phone is walking around with a Nokia 6110 with duct tape over the battery cover. Ha! Because the government is slow to adopt change, get it? Anyway, the… Read More

  • Sprint looking to rid itself of Nextel, DT waiting in the wings

    Oh boy. As if Sprint didn’t have enough on its plate. The WSJ is reporting that Sprint is looking to spin off or sell Nextel, which is a clear-cut sign that their $35 billion acquisition is a bona fide disaster. The Nextel network lost roughly 3.4 million subscribers from 2006 to 2007. Their current subscriber base is around 13.2 million, but those close to the matter believe that… Read More

  • Rumors Gone Wild: Is Sprint looking to spin-off Nextel or is T-Mobile looking to buy Sprint? Or both?

    According to the “anonymous Wall Street professional” who writes Seeking Alpha’s Notable Calls blog, a rumor started late yesterday that Sprint “has hired Morgan Stanley and initiated director Ralph V. Whitworth’s plan to spin-off Nextel” and that we should expect the announcement in the next two to four weeks. I’m not really convinced that… Read More

  • Motorola i570 Nextel phone released today

    Nextel, Sprint’s homely-yet-dependable half-brother, has decided that it’s time to party like it’s 1999 with the Motorola i570. It’s got Direct Connect, Group Connect, Direct Talk, Direct Send, GPS, a 64k color internal display, monochrome external display, rugged design, speakerphone, and a bunch of other stuff that you’d expect from a phone that works first… Read More

  • Sprint reportedly turns down $5 billion from investors

    The New York Times is reporting that Sprint has said thanks but no thanks to an offer from Providence Equity Partners and South Korea’s SK Telecom which would, in effect, replace Sprint’s management team and infuse $5 billion into the company. The deal would have also allowed SK Telecom and Sprint to "significantly cut costs by jointly purchasing handsets and examining… Read More