iDEN Repalcement Now Available

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iDEN Repalcement Now Available

Postby ATSupport » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:07 pm

As you may have known, Sprint is shutting down the iDEN network in 2013. As a result Boost Mobile iDEN phones will be phasing out and stop working.

We found the following replacement CDMA phone working with AccuTracking:
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    Boost Mobile Kyocera/Sanyo Innuendo
    Boost Mobile Samsung Factor
    Boost Mobile LG Rumor Reflex (Not recommended due to network stability issue)
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We urge all iDEN users to upgrade as soon as possible because iDEN cell towers have already been reduced or shut down in some region.

You can have the same pay-as-you-go plan with Boost Mobile, with the $0.50/day "web add-on".

The software is same as the Sprint CDMA version and can be directly downloaded to the phone. Here is the Installation Guide:
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[IMPORTANT NOTE]: The replacement phones above all require AccuTracking app to be in foreground to keep tracking. The phone cuts off network connections for background apps after about 15 minutes.

Another option is to go with dedicated GPS trackers (with a prepaid AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card). We support many low cost trackers: http://support.accutracking.com/kb/article/000104

[UPDATE 09/14/2012]: There's another replacement phone: Samsung Replenish Android phone. It's listed as $79. However, Boost Mobile does not have pay-as-you-go plan for this phone because it's a smart phone. The lowest monthly plan is $55.

[UPDATE 06/30/2013]: We now sell the new starter kits based non-phone GPS trackers.
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ekene

Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ekene » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:42 pm

Any suggestion from anyone about getting a new replacement phone for iden 425. I would like to get one with a EXTENDED battery that could last for a month or more before needing recharge

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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ATSupport » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:16 pm

If it's intended for long time tracking, you might want to take a look at a non-phone GPS tracker (we support many). Most of them last longer than a phone; some of them can be directly wired to vehicle battery/outlet, or connect to an extended battery pack with minimal or no hardware mod.
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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby AstoriaTrolley » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:19 am

Hello!
We need to upgrade from the iDEN phone. I am curious if the GPS units require cell phone (or similar) service to operate or is it a one-time cost. I am running into brick walls trying to find the answer. I was trying to look at both options before making a decision on how to replace our existing phone.

We are a nonprofit organization that runs a trolley as a tourist attraction along our waterfront. Accutracking enables our guests (and hospitality industry workers who get asked) to locate where the trolley is and approximate how long the wait will be at any given point. It is very handy!

I want to keep it as simple as possible as many of our volunteer operators are technically challenged.

Thanks for the advice.

Gina

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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ATSupport » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:14 pm

Yes the non-phone GPS trackers would also need a SIM card and the wireless data service.
It could actually be less expensive than Boost Mobile data plan. We recommend PTel Sim Cards which is $4.99/each (either a Mini-SIM or a Combi-SIM is fine), and their Real Paygo Plan which costs 10 cents/MB data.
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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ehm » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:47 pm

ATSupport wrote: costs 10 cents/MB data.


OK, but, what's the expected data usage, say, per month?

10 cents is a nice easy number to work with, but, are we talking about gigs and gigs of data? :wink:

I'm undecided if I should go with the Boost Mobile phone, or the dedicated GPS tracker.

Thoughts on:
- reliability of the connection?
- which has geo fencing with text messaging when the car moves?
- cheapest long term cost?

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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ATSupport » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:21 pm

Most trackers transmits 200~500 bytes on every update. So for update every minute, monthly data usage is about 8M~20M, less than $5. But always test it with your tracker for a few days, as there are other data overhead for the TCP connection/retrial, or device heartbeat data.
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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ehm » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:48 pm

ATSupport wrote:Most trackers transmits 200~500 bytes on every update. So for update every minute, monthly data usage is about 8M~20M, less than $5. But always test it with your tracker for a few days, as there are other data overhead for the TCP connection/retrial, or device heartbeat data.



cool. Many thanks.

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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available - Boost Mobile CDMA phone

Postby ATSupport » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:27 pm

We now sell new starter kits based on dedicated GPS trackers. Check out our online store for more info.
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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available

Postby LuisOrpin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:35 am

A signal booster is really good for phone life, you know, no moment of weak signals or no signs, make phone calls anywhere anytime.

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Re: iDEN Repalcement Now Available

Postby Karrahahu1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:35 am

The replacement phones above all require AccuTracking app to be in foreground to keep tracking. The phone cuts off network connections for background apps after about 15 minutes.????
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