Sprint selects network project vendors, will start shutting down iDEN in 2013 - FierceWireless There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The construction and other outdoor types have reported being unimpressed with Sprint's existing non-IDEN PTT service. Hope they step up their game now. At least they will be able to offer a smartphone-worthy data service with their new PTT. AFAIK, SouthernLINC has no plans to change any time soon so southerners in the real hinterlands are safe, and still 3G-less. Not even sure if theirs qualifies as 1G.