Verizon Wireless Offers Integrated PTT and Land Mobile Radio
Today Verizon Wireless announced a new offering for public safety and other agencies that rely on Land Mobile Radio systems for communication. Verizon, by partnering with Catalyst Communications, is offering push-to-talk interoperability with LMR systems. This will provide public safety agencies with a much larger footprint for effective communication by having access to Verizon's network as either a back-up or primary means of communication in addition to the LMR. Verizon is offering a number of different plan options that include combinations of PTT, normal voice, and the LMR systems already in place.
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.
Verizon Wireless Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless has adjusted its selection of prepaid service plans for smartphones, basic phones, and data devices. Verizon now offers three plans to smartphones.
Verizon Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced new options for its prepaid service. Beginning June 6, Verizon prepaid customers can select from four main plans: 3 GB for $40 per month, 7 GB for $50, 10 GB for $60, or unlimited for $80.
Verizon Selling the Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP5
Verizon Wireless today added the Sonim XP5 to its roster of rugged handsets. The XP5 is a bar-style feature phone that includes push-to-talk service (with a dedicated PTT button) for the working set.
Verizon's Mobile Video Offering to Be Partially Supported
Verizon Wireless is preparing to release an over-the-top mobile video service this summer and it will be supported by sponsored data. This means Verizon's wireless customers will be able to enjoy at least some of the programming without it counting against their monthly data bundle.