AT&T Adds Wi-Fi Support to Its Enhanced PTT Service
AT&T has moved into phase two of its enhanced push-to-talk service roll-out, adding support for Wi-Fi hotspots. This means customers of AT&T's Enhanced PTT Services can conduct PTT calls over both AT&T's cellular data network and now Wi-Fi hotspots. AT&T launched the first phase of its Enhanced PTT service last year with the hopes of capturing former iDEN customers fleeing Sprint. AT&T has not provided any stats to reveal how well its Enhanced PTT is performing. AT&T's Enhanced PTT service is run on technology provided by Kodiak Networks.
Kyocera DuraForce XD to Be Sold By AT&T
AT&T today said it will soon offer the DuraForce XD, a rugged Android phablet from Kyocera. The DuraForce XD picks up where last year's DuraForce left off with a bigger 5.7-inch HD screen with wet-finger tracking and glove support.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Sprint's Direct Connect Plus PTT Service Is Now Live
Sprint recently launched its Direct Connect Plus push-to-talk service. Direct Connect Plus powers walkie-talkie style conversations with instant connections between users.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
But is it secure? And how about a head-to-head comparo?
BTW Phonescoop, what about having a head-to-head comparison of PTT performance & features from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, with Nextel as the baseline to compare all three of the newbies to? Including when an AT&T EPTT customer has no LTE signal and it drops back to 3G signal, same for Sprint & Verizon, how does each perform when in...
My guess is you don't miss regular or PTT calls with AT...