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    I thought Sprint / Nextel were the same network now? Can the Palm Pre not use Nextel Towers? We have a Nextel Repeater here at work and I get 0 coverage.
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    No. Even though the companies merged, the networks are incompatible with each other. Nextel uses iDEN technology for their radios and Sprint uses CDMA in their radios.
    Last edited by Wynd; 06/29/2009 at 05:58 AM. Reason: Punctuation correction.
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    ahh cool thanks for the heads up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynd View Post
    No. Even though the companies merged, the networks are incompatible with each other. Nextel uses iDEN technology for their radios and Sprint uses CDMA in their radios.
    FYI...

    iDEN is basically TDMA..
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    The only exception is that some iDEN Nextel towers have had Sprint CDMA added to them over the years, essentially creating 2 towers in one. But a repeater system will likely not have sprint CDMA if it was run by nextel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees368 View Post
    The only exception is that some iDEN Nextel towers have had Sprint CDMA added to them over the years, essentially creating 2 towers in one. But a repeater system will likely not have sprint CDMA if it was run by nextel.

    they added the CDMA equipment into the Nextel shelters and installed CDMA antennas on the tower next to the iDEN antennas..
    so, yes, it's two different, seperate, cell sites in one shelter. but aside from the equipment being located inside the Nextel shelter, it's no different than having a Nextel site and Sprint site inside the same tower compound.

    Nextel doesn't install repeaters on towers, they sometimes will use a BDA to enhance signal, but they were mainly used in a building and were installed for large customers that had many phones on the account.

    some inbuilding systems actually were a complete cell site....

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