Company Profile: Nextel is part of the Sprint Nextel Corporation, which was officially formed in August 2005 following the successful acquisition of NEXTEL Communications by Sprint Communications for $35 billion. Sprint was originally founded as The Brown Telephone Company in 1899 in Abilene, KS. Sprint Nextel (aka "Sprint") is now headquartered in Reston, VA.
Network Benefits: Voice services including Push-to-Talk; High speed wireless data.
Special Plan Features: Nextel together with Sprint offer plans starting at a Basic 200 all the way up to Simply Everything.
Unique Features: Push-to-talk service; GPS location services; Business services including mobile Java applications.
Pros: Extensive coverage for voice and high speed data services; Merger with Nextel means free calling between many Sprint and Nextel subscribers; Extensive business services.
Cons: Limited number of handets; Fewer data and entertainment options than available from Sprint; Limited push-to-talk compatibility with Sprint customers.
Technology Used: iDEN network using TDMA-based technology. WiDEN packet-data protocol used for data services.
Coverage: Nationwide. Sprint is planning marketing push in 2008 to convert Nextel users to Sprint's CDMA PCS network. Sprint Nextel plans to absorb Nextel brand into Sprint PCS by 2010.
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