Sprint Preparing for CDMA Direct Connect
Sprint just announced the rollout of CDMA Direct Connect, pushing for faster service and phasing put current iDEN services. According to the release, iDEN will be fully phased out by 2013, but current services will remain active. Sprint’s new Direct Connect will initially utilize CDMA Revision A (3G) coverage areas to increase coverage by 2.8 million square miles.
Current Nextel and push-to-talk users are supposed to be offered “attractive device” options. iDEN services will remain at their current levels until the transition period is over and the new Direct Connect serviced is fully activated.
Sprint 07-25-2011 Press Release