yeah not much you can do about that though, it wasn't designed for bandwidth hungry multimedia applications. the iDEN network isn't even at the same level as EDGE on the GSM side, not even close in fact.
instant-radio communications is really all it's good for, the pipe just isn't big enough to push anything more though it.
sprint did not abandon the iden network. dont forget the iden network was aroung years before 2G... thats when they thought about people streaming to thire phones. the network was never built to have all of todays addons on.
thats like having air conditioning (sprint tv) and a radio (pandora, slacker...) in a model t.
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