Sprint to hit iDEN users with USD10 monthly surcharge if they do not upgrade to CDMA

30 Nov 2012

According to PhoneScoop.com, from 1 January 2013 Sprint Nextel will begin charging Nextel iDEN customers who have not yet upgraded to Sprint’s CDMA push-to-talk (PTT) service an extra USD10 per month. The move is being taken as Sprint continues to edge towards the shutdown of the iDEN network by 30 June 2013. Sprint spokesman Mark Bonavia told the website: ‘Customers that migrate prior to January will likely find a price plan comparable to what they have now. They are also eligible to receive a variety of very attractive device offers’.