TITLE

Nextel Launches Nationwide Direct Connect

AUTHOR(S)
Marek, Sue
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Wireless Week;6/1/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the launch of the second phase of the nationwide Direct Connect digital walkie-talkie radio upgrade from Nextel Communications in the U.S. in June 2003. States in which the service is available; Cost of subscribing to the service; Competitors of Nextel Communications in its Direct Connect service..
ACCESSION #
9982749

 

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