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Push To Talk Standardized

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Jun 21, 2006, 12:54 PM   by (staff)

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced it has approved the first specification for Push To Talk over cellular (PoC). The specification will free carriers from having to choose a single PoC provider and requiring all their handset manufacturers to license that providers software. This should reduce the cost and difficulty of launching PoC on a network, and also will allow carriers to provide PoC interoperability. Some analysts expect major carriers other than Sprint Nextel to move their PoC networks to an OMA compliant system in the near future. However it is unlikely if they do that they will workout cross-carrier calling any time soon because of billing issues. Typically new messaging and communication features are not successful until cross-network interoperability is available. Sprint Nextel is expected to remain separate and continue to use iDen and Qualcomm's QChat.

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Jun 21, 2006, 6:09 PM

Push to Talk is the Future!!!

Dont know why Sprint refuses to allow their customers to talk to Cingular customers? They cannot stop this.
Push to Talk will not take over until the following critera are met:

1) It is inter-compatible with a majority of carriers

2) It is readily availible to customers on almost every handset

3) It is as easy or easier to use than a regular call
PTT is a perfectly good technology going backwards. We had walkie talkies LONG before PTT capable cells. We've since developed full duplex 2-way conversations in a portable format which can communicate with ALL other voice devices (LAN-line and wire...
First off you're an Idiot, Sextel and Cingy use two different platforms to provide PTT, Therefore the are not Interoperable, So yes they can stop this seeing that its just not possible.

Jun 22, 2006, 8:45 AM


Good. I thins Sprint-Nextel will join the standard once it gets popular just like the did with text messaging.

I still don't know why people like sharing both sides of their conversatoins with the world around.
People have conversations out loud to each other in public, people use speaker phones. So why does it make it any different when the coversation is being done by walkie talkie, when talking in public, and speaker phone consist of the same voice volume...

Jun 21, 2006, 1:00 PM

Sprint Nextel....

If they are not planning to merge the services, why did they merge the companies in the first place?

They would make a killing if they put the two together - with that wide a coverage area and that many PTT users already there.....

Not to mention all the customers asking for it....
ya, maybe someday Smile
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