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Nextel-Ambulance Company?

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An ambulance company near me used NEXTEL full time for their radio system... I've been near a radio before while having lunch so I was able to snoop in on some of the radio traffic coming from the paramedics radios who were near me. My question is... it sounds like a normal radio system, I hear hear all the units and the dispacher the whole time. I thought Nextel was just one user to one user? Also, how would I program my Nextel to listen to their talkgroup? Can I just program it normally like I would when I talk to anyone else? Thanks.
 

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iDEN is capable of having talk groups just like any other trunk radio system. Alberta Sheriffs, for example, uses iDEN and they have a bunch of talkgroups that they use for their ops.
 

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As mentioned above, iDEN is very similar to a traditional trunking system. It's capable of group calls as well as unit to unit private calls (which most people are familiar with). And no, there is no easy way to program your phone for their talkgroups.
 

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Its unfortunate Sprint ruined Nextel. Was a great platform for many businesses. But we used group call on a regular basis and it worked great.
 
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