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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Jun 23, 2008
I am just wondering about iDEN?
I know that Con-Ed Uses an iDEN Exclusive system, and i see that there are alot of them popping up all over the place,
What type of Radios do iDEN Systems use or are they just phones programmed for an iDEN system?
Also, does nextel charge for service for iDEN systems like they do for phone and direct connect service?


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Super Moderator
Dec 16, 2000
Sitting in an airport somewhere
Have you tried searching the archives for iDEN? There's been a lot of talk about it.

iDEN systems use phones/radios strictly for them. You don't program for iDEN like you do any other Motorola trunked radio. And you're confusing what iDEN is and Nextel charging. The trunked technology that Nextel uses to provide interconnect and direct connect is the iDEN technology. So Nextel doesn't "charge for service for iDEN".

Moved to the Motorola forum as it's their technology.
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