• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

Southern Linc iDEN Shut Down

Dec 27, 2007
Central AL
Interesting to see for sure. I personally can't believe how long iDEN has actually been in use now. I still have some of the old Motorola i355s around that I use for the Direct Talk walkie talkie feature and they work great for that.


Database Admin
Dec 19, 2002
San Diego County, California
Southern Linc Suspends iDEN Service, Continues Transition to Mission-Critical LTE

April 22, 2019

Southern Linc suspended service on thousands of iDEN phones during March as the regional carrier transitions its network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. Not all of the network elements were turned off, the company said.

Link: Southern Linc Suspends iDEN Service, Continues Transition to Mission-Critical LTE