While the carrier has no plans to bring back the push-to-talk network, the Nextel brand reportedly will be attached to "premium" services aimed at business customers.
If you're one of the last million Nextel customers still on the network, it's time to look elsewhere.
Still facing an ugly second quarter ahead, the wireless carrier is poised for a turnaround as it shuts down the Nextel network.
Sprint slightly narrowed its loss as customers on the Nextel side of the business continue to drop off ahead of the network shutdown. The company added 1.5 million iPhones in the quarter.
Sprint's Nextel platform lost more than 1 million subscribers, offsetting progress made by its core business. The company sold 2.2 million iPhones in the period.
T-Mobile execs explain how MetroPCS will improve their spectrum position by 40 percent in some markets. And they deflect criticism that the deal smacks of Sprint's failed attempt to merge with Nextel.
Even as it works to win back Nextel customers, Sprint says it plans to expand its 4G LTE network into four new markets by August.
Sprint will kill off its iDEN network on June 30 next year as it moves customers over to its Direct Connect service.
Carrier, meanwhile, is preparing for its move to 4G LTE with multiple devices, and says performance for the network exceeds expectations.
Wireless giant plans to return $65 million in prepayments to the foundering wireless broadband effort over unresolved interference issues.