If you're one of the last million Nextel customers still on the network, it's time to look elsewhere.
The charge is apparently designed to encourage customers to upgrade to Sprint's CDMA push-to-talk service before iDEN is phased out next year.
The $1.875 billion deal follows its acquisition of Iusacell and bid to expand its presence in Mexico.
Carrier, meanwhile, is preparing for its move to 4G LTE with multiple devices, and says performance for the network exceeds expectations.
Pushing forward with its LTE 4G upgrade, Sprint will recycle iDEN push-to-talk spectrum.
Sprint's Hesse lists the highlights of his nearly seven-year tenure at the company.
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.
Company wins top spot in survey ranking the nation's four major wireless carriers in terms of in-store and online purchase experience. Sprint, which fell to third place, had been No. 1 in the survey previously.
CEO Dan Hesse also notes that customers are seeing LTE in cities that haven't been officially announced yet, such as NY, SF, and Washington, D.C.
Even as it prepares to discontinue Nextel's IDEN network in 2013, Sprint today announced two new Motorola phones with iDEN and Direct Connect.