Anyway, to answer your actual question, I think you see from Frosgate's response T-Mobiles prospective of PTT. It really doesn't offer any advantages over a regular phone connection, unless you consider not being able to have a private conversation for free an advantage (most people consider this a disadvantage). This is the information we get through customer care when we're expected to discuss competitive offers, so I can't imagine T-Mobile having the PTT feature.
In my oppinion, Push to talk is a fad, and has no advantages to rely on except its own popularity.
PTT was once the domain of Nextel exclusively, but Verizon is now in the game, too. So far, its not had a huge impact. But Verizon is just a better carrier than Nextel and will eventually, once its PTT is perfected, swallow this business.
I persoanlly have benefitted significantly from WLNP, and customers leaving Nextel for the carrier I sell in my store, T-Mobile. Every customer I have converted seldom used PTT, and was tired of p...
sure.. they're growing. the wireless industry as a whole is growing. if they're so great.. then why is it that they've been around for so long, and t-mobile has been here not long at all, and they've already passed nextel in total subscribers.
we in the industry have a nickname for nextel... "NEXTTIME" because everytime i call someone with a nextel phone i get the "please hold while we locate the subscriber you are trying to reach" message, then i get the "the customer you are trying to reach is not available.. now connecting to an automated voicemail service" message.
It's like being in the same room with someone, and just turning your head toward them and talking. It's natural. It's as close as you can get to that kind of convenience, without actually being in the same room.
Have you ever worked with someone where you were actively working together, but most of the time was actually silence? ...you just picked up your head every few minutes to ask a question or discuss something?
That describes a lot of work situations. Company spokespeople spend their days talking for a living. Everyone else in th...
that sounds pretty acurate. a 20 minute convo that takes 8 hours. doesnt sound so great to me... i'd rather talk on the phone for an hour.. even IF there were hesitation and silence (which there usually isn't.. that's the ptt process buddy. press a button. talk. wait. make sure not to press the button when someone else is talking. wait. press the button. talk.) why not just pick up the phone.. call someone, say what you need to say, and be done with it?
and as far as airti...
Mostly, it's useful for people who are working together, not in the same room, who need to talk briefly or ask each quick other questions throughout the day.
The group calling aspect is also key. It's not really a replacement for conference calls - that's not what I meant to imply - those are still useful for other situations.
For example, say you're working with a team of five people on a project. You're all in different parts of the office, or even in different offices around the country. You need something, and you don't know who has it. You could call each ...