about 3 o 4 weeks ago my husband got a motorola brute i686 and since he is working in mississippi...
sprint is currently shutting down nextel towers in some areas. i would suggest that he switch to the kyocera dura core device so he can maintain teh walkie talkie service and still have a mil spec rugged device1 comment
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The Brute is a Nextel phone. Sprint is working on completely shutting down the Nextel network bit by bit so I would recommend that he get a Sprint phone as soon as possible. When you say he "got it", was it an upgrade he did? Was he a new customers, etc??
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Like was said previously, Sprint IS thinning the Nextel Network and it will be completely shut down by June 30, 2013. There are options, to get a Sprint phone, like the DuraCore, that have the Sprint Direct Connect feature on them. During this process of Nextel towers shutting down and Network Vision expanding across the country, there may be service issues either way. However, the Sprint Direct Connect will only be constantly improving with upgraded towers and Qchat II that will be launched at a future date. You can always check coverage of either network at http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp You can click on Sprint or Nextel on the map itself.