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Sep 7, 2004, 10:27 AM
Which carrier will get this phone: Cingular, AT&T (pre-merger),
or T-Mobile ( Rolling Eyes )..???
...perhaps another (regional) carrier?

Sep 7, 2004, 1:40 PM
seeing that it supports PTT and GSM, it has to be cingular, unless T-MO suprises us with ptt but that is VERY doubtful.

also we dont know if it will be released in the US, meaning it could be thrown to a korean carrier for all we know

Sep 7, 2004, 1:45 PM
T-Mobile is pretty quiet before they launch almost anything. I'm sure they have plans for PTT. They seem to launch things after they get all the bugs worked out and not prematurely and disappoint their customers.

Sep 8, 2004, 3:05 PM
cingular doesn't have PTT yet do they?? so why would cingular pick up this phone?

Sep 8, 2004, 3:17 PM
Rolling out PTT by next year, I hear.

Sep 8, 2004, 4:37 PM
what is the difference between PTT and M2M? yeah, i know it is like a walky talkie but what is really the advantage when you already have free M2M? you still have to have reception and everything right?
Rich Brome

Sep 9, 2004, 2:33 PM
You don't have to dial. Whoever was the last person you talked to is always just one button away - no dialing, no waiting for them to pick up.

And you can have an off-and-on conversation spanning hours, but only be billed for airtime while talking. Great for two co-workers separated by a distance, who need to ask each other quick questions throughout the day.

Plus group calling - you can press one button and instantly be heard by a whole group of people, and they could be scattered all around the country.

Jun 8, 2005, 9:45 PM
Cingular is probably trying to get a lineup of PTT phones before they ever launch the service to make sure that customers have a nice selection of devices.

Dec 30, 2004, 2:02 PM
Yeah PTT isn't my thing either but it will compete with the new Sprint/Nextel merger. since CDMA PTT service is TERRIBLE!! Hopefully PTT will only be released on EDGE devices. (Since PTT is send over packet data services.) This will make for quick connect times and reliable service. Maybe Cingular will benefit more from the Sprint/Nextel merger than Sprint will. Smile Wink Laughing

Mar 24, 2005, 9:18 PM
This phone is on the T-Mobile Handset Roadmap and is scheduled to be tentatively released in July/Aug. No plans on PTT until next year as the technology is more dependant upon the device rather than the network. The only real requirement against the network is high speed data and maybe software updates.

May 5, 2005, 1:21 PM
Cingular hopes to have this handset by June at the earliest.

Cingular may have PTT by the end of the year.They are already testing it.

May 6, 2005, 5:26 AM
Cingular Affiliate/Network Member Edge Wireless is carrying it- ... »

May 6, 2005, 5:28 AM
They provide the GSM/GPRS/EDGE service where I live, just outside Ukiah in Mendocino County, Nor Cal.

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