Top message: Torque issues by cellphonesaretools
Replying to: Reply by jrfdsf
The only thing I dislike about the XT is you cannot hear the sending of a call alert. You hear one coming in, but not going out...just a wimpy little "beep."
I was also disappointed that the DC still ties up the phone line and vice-versa. One small plus the Powersource phones had was the ability to beep in while on a regular call. I really wish Sprint had perfected that instead. The ic phones that worked did so very well. My ic602 was very good at everything except photos. Had Sprint added cellular band roaming, those phones would've flown off the shelves.
By the way, were you aware that the gateway between Southernlinc PTT was opened? I can DC a friend who lives in Georgia now with my old i90. Unfortunately, you can't do that with SDC.
I don't know anyone on Southernlinc. I do recall that Southernlinc & Sprint forged a nationwide iDEN roaming agreement between the two networks about a year ago, is that what you mean by "opening the gateway"?
I'd think a software/firmware update would fix the lack of beep signifying an outgoing call alert on the XT, but I notice that so far Sprint does not seem to be in a hurry to fix the remaining bugs in either the Kyocera hardware or the 3G network & PTT switching. I guess the PTT market has shrunk to the point now that it's not economically worthwhile to cater to the PTT crowd any longer.
SDC on our Torques frequently misses beeps indicating release of PTT button on sender's end, kind of leaves one hanging when one is accustomed to the Nextel beeps telling you know exactly what's going on at any given instant in a PTT call. Also, after a regular CDMA voice call, during which DC is disabled automatically, when the regular call is finished, the DC speaker remains turned off, even though it was turned on before the voice call came in. Very annoying, and unnecessary. It should restore the phone to whatever state the DC settings were in prior to the call.
I'm with you, I think Sprint should have kept enough iDEN stuff in each tower to handle strictly PTT calls, everything else handled by CDMA or LTE, as appropriate. Then everyone would still be happy and they would not have lost 15,000,000+ customers.
Regarding simultaneously handling PTT in addition to other functions, I was pleased to find out that when I was watching something on YouTube on one of our Torques (via our home WiFi, not the 3G network), the incoming PTT call put the YouTube video on pause and let the PTT call come through. After PTT call was finished, I pressed the built-in back button, which brought the display back to YouTube, pressed the play arrow and it picked up right where the video paused when the PTT call began. I thought that was pretty cool, so an atta-boy to Sprint/Kyocera/Qualcomm for working out that feature.
BTW, do you happen to know if Sprint's Airave signal booster does anything for SDC?
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