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Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App

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Aug 7, 2014, 10:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless is offering a handful of its handsets the ability to include push-to-talk, walkie-talkie features. The service, called Push To Talk Plus, is available to smartphones including the Motorola Droid Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Casio G'zOne Commando beginning today. Other phones, such as the Kyocera Brigadier, will gain the feature down the road. According to Verizon, the service is powered by Kodiak Networks and offers fast call setup times, improved voice quality, and encrypted calls. Users will be able to join existing PTT calls, as well as rejoin calls they left. The service is being offered to business customers, who need to reach out to their sales representatives to initiate service. Push To Talk Plus costs $5 per month per line, though Verizon is offering six months for free to those who sign up soon.

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Aug 7, 2014, 3:50 PM

Better Options for PTT Nowadays

Zello is free and just as fast as Nextel. All the carrier push-to-wait solutions aren't worth the extra cash.
The problem is you need a smartphone to use Zello. With Verizon and the other carrier options we can use a PTT only phone at a greatly reduced price for our guys in the field.
How is Zello in comparison to Voxer? I have been using Voxer for a while mainly because I don't know anyone else on the other services so it just works. Is it pretty comparable speed and feature-wise? I came from Nextel then went to Sprint PTT for a y...
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