Sprint Launches Push-to-Send Location Feature
Sprint today announced a new service that allows Nextel customers to send their location information simply by pressing the Direct Connect button. NextMail Locator allows customers with compatible phones to add the GPS coordinates, physical street address and an interactive map of their current position to NextMail messages. The service costs $20/month for unlimited use. It is an enhancement to the existing NextMail service, which enables push-to-send voice messages to any email address from compatible Direct Connect phones.
Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemail
Sprint today announced a new service that will allow customers to add animations and avatars to their voicemail messages. The service is available to Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers with select Android handsets.
Microsoft's 'Send' App is More Messaging than Email
Microsoft today released a new email application called Send. The idea behind Send, developed by Microsoft Garage, is to let people send quick messages to one another while still harnessing the power of corporate email.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
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 Adds Wi-Fi Calling to HTC One (M8)
Sprint recently announced that it is rolling out Wi-Fi calling to the HTC One and HTC One Harmon Kardon Edition. The Wi-Fi calling feature makes it possible to connect voice calls and send messages via local Wi-Fi networks rather than through Sprint's cellular network.
$20/month overpriced for a barely used service?
Companies that use dispatchers: Plumbers, Construction, Installers, etc. need this service to pin point workers and calculate ETA's for the next customer in line.
It may also ...
This is envisioned for field workers. If you read the full press release, it says customers can send location info to "a dispatcher, call center or another field worker". I thin...
Sprint Is Creating Even Greater Product Distinctions...
I personally don't require this service, but for those who do, it's great! The pricing will eventually come down. I'm loving my V950 and the ability to roam.
Choice is awesome!!!
I sent this article to several business contacts and customers ( I work for a Sprint Nextel Dealer ) and 9 out of 9 said sign me up.
Just because we don't use this service doesn't mean there aren't over 100,000 users that would love i...