Sprint Makes iDEN - CDMA Walkie Talkie Call
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Sprint last week completed its first successful walkie talkie call between an iDEN and a CDMA phone. A spokeswoman has confirmed that test was an important advancement in Sprint's efforts to launch walkie talkie service using its Revision A CDMA network. The carrier intends to launch a service that both works like and is compatible with iDEN walkie talkie servies over its mobile broadband network in 2008.
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Ready Link is dead.
Phonescoop Editors: Please use "DIRECT CONNECT", not "walkie-talkie"
Even though Sprint itself is stupid enough to do it, please don't use the term "walkie talkie" to describe a nationwide & international direct connect radio system that has consistent sub-second connect times, can send photos, contacts, and voice to email, all at the touch of the PTT button.
Walkie-talkie is a close-range, handset-to-handset system. The iDEN PTT system (and now its imitators) are vastly more sophisticated and capable than the old radio shack walkie-talkie sets we had as kids.
Please give the former Nextel/Moto/iDEN PTT system the credit it deserves and use the term "direct connect", or at least PTT, but not the term "walkie talkie". Your readers & registrants deserve better.
uuhhhh....have you looked at Sprint's website, seen their commercials, or heard their radio ads?.....
it's "walkie-talkie", not "direct connect"....
now go get your efin shinebox 🤣 🤣 🤣
What I would like to see is the ability to use this feature in conjunction with phone calls. Since the hybrid phones use two separate ...
Direct Connect is so 20th Century
Who really wants to press a button every time they want to talk? Why not just press talk once and use the free mobile 2 mobile that is included with every sprint plan (except affiliate markets).
Just my 2 wooden pennies.
Sprint... you are forgetting 1 thing... WHAT MADE DIRECT CONNECT A HIT IS...............
What makes you think that's not their exact plan?
It shouldn't be that hard.
Sprint has enough leverage to do that. To the manufacturers, they are the customer.