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Top message:  PTT question by cellgeek82   Mar 31, 2010, 1:27 AM

Replying to:  Re: PTT question by cellgeek82   Apr 1, 2010, 1:03 AM

Re: PTT question

by cellphonesaretools    Apr 1, 2010, 8:29 AM

For PTT, anything over 1 second turns out to be a big deal in daily use. Don't underestimate the poorer user experience of the PTT from Verizon & ATT.

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 other differentiating items that Nextel has

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