FCC approves Sprint's CDMA/iDEN handset

The Federal Communications commission has approved the first dual-mode handset that will help bridge Sprint's two divergent network standards: CDMA and iDEN. The IC502 will use Sprint's CDMA network for traditional voice calls as well as for data access and will use the iDEN network for all push-to-talk features. Dual-mode phones will be an important tool as the operator looks to aggressively migrate customers off the Nextel iDEN network and onto CDMA. Once Sprint has EV-DO Rev. A in place, it has a strategy to move all PTT traffic onto the EV-DO network as well.

To read more about Sprint's iDEN/CDMA phone:
- take a look at this article from Phone Scoop

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