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Sprint's Direct Connect Plus PTT Service Is Now Live

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Jan 16, 2018, 10:58 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint recently launched its Direct Connect Plus push-to-talk service. Direct Connect Plus powers walkie-talkie style conversations with instant connections between users. The service relies on Kodiak's LTE network-based technology, rather than Sprint's discontinued iDEN network. It supports one-to-one and group conversations. Features include presence status, support for tablets, and corporate control over contacts and groups. Sprint's Direct Connect Plus service is available to most Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via mobile app for $5 per month. Several handsets in Sprint's line-up, including the Kyocera DuraXTP, DuraForce Pro, and DuraTR, include physical PTT buttons and native support for Direct Connect Plus. The service is aimed at business customers.

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Jan 16, 2018, 1:13 PM

Take a look at ESChat for cross-carrier PTT

I had Nextel iDEN PTT for years, then was forced to switch to Sprint's completely lame PTT, finally ended up using ESChat's PTT system, which was great.


ESChat works cross-carrier (3G & 4G/LTE), works on WiFi as well, cost only $5/mo/line, is fully encrypted, has a free PC-based dispatch console program.

I have no financial interest in ESChat, in fact not a customer any longer (found we didn't really need PTT any more, what with texting, etc.), but when we were using ESChat for our PTT a few years ago, it was a FAR superior solution at the time than Sprint's worthless PTT.

iDEN PTT was king, to this day no other PTT service has ever been as good as Nextel iDEN was, but once that got killed by Sp...
The advantage to going this route is that the new phones & new PTT system will still communicate with older Sprint DC phones, including the first generation that were limited to Sprint’s 3G network only (e.g., Moto Renegade, Sanyo, and LG). Each ite...
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