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    I miss nextel sooooooooo bad

    I wish for the good old days and what's worse is sprint is so lame not to get a Motorola flip for DC!

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    Riddle me this: When is the last time Motorola has made a (non-iDEN) flip dumb phone for ANYBODY in the US?
    Thrill me...

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    Your Motorola flip phone option for Sprint CDMA is the Motorola V950... it's also a QChat version 1 phone (so it still has PTT in Rev. A areas only)... they actually aren't too bad once you get the newest firmware update... which only took about 2 years to get all the bugs out from the initial release lol

    Aside from that, you are right... after the V950, Motorola gave up on pretty much all CDMA flip phones (and flips in general) for not just Sprint, but all carriers.

    I'm also surprised to see that they didn't step up to make CDMA versions of the popular IDEN devices to move people over to... I think once Google bought Motorola, the focus has now shifted entirely to smartphones.

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    I miss nextel sooooooooo bad

    Quote Originally Posted by NGeorge View Post
    Your Motorola flip phone option for Sprint CDMA is the Motorola V950... it's also a QChat version 1 phone (so it still has PTT in Rev. A areas only)... they actually aren't too bad once you get the newest firmware update... which only took about 2 years to get all the bugs out from the initial release lol

    Aside from that, you are right... after the V950, Motorola gave up on pretty much all CDMA flip phones (and flips in general) for not just Sprint, but all carriers.

    I'm also surprised to see that they didn't step up to make CDMA versions of the popular IDEN devices to move people over to... I think once Google bought Motorola, the focus has now shifted entirely to smartphones.
    Remember that it was Motorola Solutions that made the iDEN phones, not Motorola Mobility (the one that Google bought).



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    I wish chirping was still in... I would get myself an old i-series phone if PTT could get back in style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NGeorge View Post
    Your Motorola flip phone option for Sprint CDMA is the Motorola V950... it's also a QChat version 1 phone (so it still has PTT in Rev. A areas only)... they actually aren't too bad once you get the newest firmware update... which only took about 2 years to get all the bugs out from the initial release lol

    Aside from that, you are right... after the V950, Motorola gave up on pretty much all CDMA flip phones (and flips in general) for not just Sprint, but all carriers.

    I'm also surprised to see that they didn't step up to make CDMA versions of the popular IDEN devices to move people over to... I think once Google bought Motorola, the focus has now shifted entirely to smartphones.
    Funny you mention the V950 as I have that. For some reason Sprint thinks the V950 is an iDEN device. I have been getting mailers that my coverage is about to be turned off for a few months now. They are calling me now to upgrade as my device will not work in the near future. Sprint apparently has no clue that the V950 is a CDMA device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macuser09 View Post
    Funny you mention the V950 as I have that. For some reason Sprint thinks the V950 is an iDEN device. I have been getting mailers that my coverage is about to be turned off for a few months now. They are calling me now to upgrade as my device will not work in the near future. Sprint apparently has no clue that the V950 is a CDMA device.
    Maybe you should send them this... http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=1493

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    Quote Originally Posted by macuser09 View Post
    .....Sprint apparently has no clue that the V950 is a CDMA device.
    Well it's going to be a sad day when my
    iDen phone shows no signal.
    Not that anyone I know is using ptt any longer
    and if they are they are using zello or some variant
    on a smart phone.

    iDen was king of PTT and of Audio Quality before all the
    codecs turned crappy. I know.... It was a LONG time ago.
    I need to let it go....

    Good bye iDen. You shall be missed.

    Now where did I put my Galaxy note II?
    Last edited by slidways; 02-24-2013 at 07:06 PM. Reason: Changed thoughts.

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    For a good video history of /\/\oto Flip phones including most iDen handsets watch all 7 seasons of West Wing the TV series. In the first episode you see one of the characters talking on a StarTac or maybe an i1000... then you see a bunch of i90's and i95's Condors, then on to all the Falcons (including shots of characters holding the i730 the correct way to avoid the "antenna issue") all the way to the last season in 2005 when you see the new campaign starting to use non /\/\oto Blackberry's and LG's...

    Pretty cool trip down memory lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoDude View Post
    .......
    Pretty cool trip down memory lane.
    Only a true phone geek would notice those details.

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    Well I am going to have iDEN well into 2020 down here

    Rockin' a SouthernLINC iDEN phone still

    "Please wait, while the SouthernLINC subscriber you are trying to reach is located"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireless Junkie View Post
    Well I am going to have iDEN well into 2020 down here
    ...
    Would you have any use for my old i296? Don't know if you can use an old boost iden there.

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    I was just thinking about my old i1000+ and i90c. Those phones brought me to this forum. I miss the DC and just having a basic flip phone that was pretty rugged. I wish I still had those laying around so that I could just reminisce about the good ol days.
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