Verizon has some neat PTT phones but Nextel has been at this for a long time. I understand the phone quality is pretty good with Nextel phones, but what about PTT? Has anyone used both iDEN PTT and cellular 3G PTT? If so, what is your opinion on which is better? How do they compare, be detailed if you want.
I thought about adding a line to my existing Verizon family plan which would only be about $10/month. But I was just curious about Nextel's PTT service. I know I don't need to have a PTT phone...
Nextel's network is designed for PTT, and therefor the service is instantaneous.
In all reality, though, the difference is ~2 seconds.
Besides the time thing, there is another important difference in that Nextel's PTT is a separate system that runs in parallel to the cellular voice service. That is why during major crises, Nextel PTT frequently works when other cellular systems, including VZ & ATT's PTT, become overwhelmed and shut down.
Google it and you'll find many postings about how Nextel PTT remained functioning after 9-11, Katrina, etc.
Also, Nextel phones have the off-network "Direct Talk" that no other company has.
NextMail is another wonderful PTT tool that is available only with Nextel.
So, there are...