Sprint Launches New PTT Service in Iowa and Illinois
Today Sprint Nextel said that it has expanded the footprint of its iDEN-based push-to-talk service in the states of Illinois and Iowa. Customers in those states will now be able to purchase and use Sprint Nextel's DirectConnect phones and PTT services.
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.
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.
Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App
Verizon Wireless is offering a handful of its handsets the ability to include push-to-talk, walkie-talkie features. The service, called Push To Talk Plus, is available to smartphones including the Motorola Droid Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Casio G'zOne Commando beginning today.
Radioshack Now Offering US Cellular At Select Stores
Radioshack and U.S. Cellular today announced a new distribution agreement that puts U.S.
Sprint Settles Lawsuit Over Nextel Merger for $131 Million
Sprint today settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its 2005 acquisition of Nextel for $131 million. Investors claim Sprint executives defrauded shareholders by inflating stock and bond prices after Sprint closed its acquisition of Nextel.
QChat not iDEN, right???
references in the link:
-- "enhanced" PTT
-- Sprint Mobile Broadband network
-- Sanyo PRO 700 and Moto Renegade V950
It's good that they're doing this...