Latest Nextel Communications Stories

Will iPhone Turn Virgin?
2012-06-07 08:00:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Update (June 7, 2012): Virgin has confirmed [http://newsroom.virginmobileusa.com/press-release/handsets/virgin-mobile-usa-offer-iphone-june-29] it will start selling the iPhone on June 29th complete with an unlimited data and messaging plan, starting at $30 a month. Virgin customers can pick up an 8 GB iPhone 4 for $549 and 16 GB iPhone 4S for $649, both free of contract. Cricket notably offers the phones at a lower price point, but only offers a plan of...

2012-05-29 22:10:01

Within a year, Sprint plans to sunset its iDEN Nextel National Network, and roll it into Sprint Direct Connect. Sprint will notify and transition its customers on the legacy network. The wireless carrier seeks to shutter the iDEN Nextel National Network as early as June 30, 2013. On June 1, 2012, Sprint will send written notices to business and government customers to let them know of the planned shutdown of the iDEN Nextel National Network. Businesses will be asked to transition to the...

Sprint's Losses And Gains
2012-04-26 07:39:22

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Sprint has found themselves walking a very thin line lately. On one side, their Nextel carrier continues to lose subscribers in droves as they plan to shutter the service next year. Conversely, Sprint´s big bet on the iPhone has thus far proven to be a wise one, as sales of the Apple-branded smartphone helped to drive sales up 7% to 7.2 billion. That´s something both AT&T and Verizon haven´t been able to do in the most recent quarter, as...

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