Nextel, despite being a 2G technology largely useful for talk and text messaging, continues to have a rabidly loyal following among those in the construction, public safety, and enterprise areas.Sprint has spent the last few years catering to these customers with a handful of i DEN devices, but has recently opted to stop offering such products.
Nextel in Brazil, and formerly in Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Philippines, and Mexico, is part of NII Holdings, a stand-alone, publicly traded company that is not owned by Sprint Corporation.
It uses the 800 MHz portion of the radio spectrum assigned to specialized mobile radio (SMR) service.
Nextel has purchased a large segment of these frequencies in a significant number of the national and international cellular service markets.
The digital two-way radio service uses a half-duplex signal.
A normal cell phone call uses two separate frequencies, one to send and one to receive, for each call while a Direct Connect call uses only a single frequency.
I won't dump my and my son's Gz One Verizon contract for Boost just yet because on a rural squad call last Sunday, we couldn't hit the county VHF repeater on our WT's from inside the patient's residence.