The Verizon "buddy" list is not foolproof either. Many times when we tested the phones "buddies" were not online when indicated and other times they were when they were not listed.
To use the Verizon PTT you must have coverage on their National Enhaced Services area. It is much smaller than their standard digital network and forget using the PTT if roaming or on an analog network. The National Enhanced Service area map is not much bigger than Nextel's.
The pricing for Verizon PTT is similar to Nextel pricing and h...