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yesss!!!

Byrd

Jul 23, 2007, 7:20 PM
🤤 its about time. i been waiting to use my ready link but almost no one i know has it. Most people use direct connect. I cant wait!!!



Byrd
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Mustang46L

Jul 23, 2007, 7:39 PM
Yeah, good luck with that. I'm pretty positive that the test was between QChat and Direct Connect.

Ready Link is dead.
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ethanb123

Jul 23, 2007, 7:41 PM
ready link is worthless and on the way out
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Rich Brome

Jul 23, 2007, 7:55 PM
The others are correct. ReadyLink is being phased out and the new PTT service will not be compatible with it.
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Byrd

Jul 23, 2007, 8:39 PM
so will we be using the same phones or will we have to get new phones 4 this Q chat to iden walkie talkie thing???

Byrd
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KevC84

Jul 23, 2007, 8:44 PM
You will need to be using an existing iDEN or CDMA/iDEN hybrid PowerSource phone or a new HPPTT capable CDMA EV-DO Rev. A phone.
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Byrd

Jul 23, 2007, 8:46 PM
any idea what these new phones are gonna be?? I kinda dont wanna let my M1 go ya know

Byrd
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Rich Brome

Jul 23, 2007, 8:48 PM
It will require a handset with EVDO Rev A. No such phones have been launched yet.

The Mogul is upgradeable to Rev A, but not all Rev. A phones will necessarily support the new PTT tech.
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Jonathanlc2005

Jul 24, 2007, 9:36 AM
who sez the mogul cant get qchat? lol the ok button or voice command button would be perfect
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Rich Brome

Jul 24, 2007, 9:43 AM
It's not impossible, but I have a feeling it won't be a priority for Sprint.
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Jonathanlc2005

Jul 24, 2007, 11:37 AM
but you have To admit i would be sweet
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KevC84

Jul 23, 2007, 8:53 PM
It's true what Rich said, the only EV-DO Rev. A phone out on the market for Sprint right now is the Mogul, but that doesn't sport any PTT feature. These Rev. A HPPTT (High Performance Push To Talk) phones won't be available until sometime next year, Q1 '08.
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Byrd

Jul 23, 2007, 8:59 PM
q1 huh. im guessing sanyo should have the first hpptt phones right???

Byrd
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KevC84

Jul 23, 2007, 9:13 PM
That I am not sure about but I would believe that Sanyo definitely has a big stake in it.
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WhoDey

Jul 23, 2007, 10:04 PM
Theres a "test model" listed in RMS right now.
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KevC84

Jul 26, 2007, 6:07 PM
Really? What's the SKU?
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KevC84

Jul 28, 2007, 8:10 PM
Never mind I saw it.
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Rich Brome

Jul 23, 2007, 8:46 PM
iDEN is iDEN. The current iDEN and hybrid CDMA/iDEN phones will continue to function the same.

QChat (which will be branded something else when they launch it) is the new service for CDMA-only phones, and it will require new CDMA Rev A phones that specifically support the new PTT technology.

The part that connects the existing iDEN PTT network with the new QChat PTT network is strictly on the network side of things.
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SprintPCSGuy

Jul 23, 2007, 11:39 PM
I suspect that when the conversion to the Ensemble billing system is 100% complete, and QChat comes out, it will be marketed quietly as "walkie talkie" like the iDEN phones. I keep hearing that the new billing system now supports CDMA and iDEN phones on the same family plan. I don't know first hand... seeing as how I am on the old billing system still.
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lotr103

Jul 24, 2007, 8:15 AM
I am in the "new" billing system, and i was apparently one of the earlier peolple. The minuite i saw i could upgrade to a Sprint phone from my nextel account i went for it. As a result i spent about 20 hours in one week on hold with them. Now, my nextel phone can still make calls, but not receive, my nextel number is lost somewhere, and my sprint one now works fine. However, from what i can tell there are not any "family" plans between sprint and nextel phones. I did get told something about they hybrid phones, but there are no plans that support the regular phones. But it was amazing getting a nextel bill with a sprint phone on it 😁
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jbradl

Jul 24, 2007, 8:36 PM
Nextel plans DO NOT share with either Sprint plans or hybrid plans. PERIOD. I work with both the "old" and "new" billing systems.

Also, if you have a Sprint phone, Nextel phone, and Hybrid on the same account they must have their own plan each. Not one can share with the other, right now.

Peace. 🙂
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OtherSprintGuy

Jul 25, 2007, 9:59 AM
Actually, the "new" billing system can support both devices on a shared plan at once...700mins and up power pack is power pack..power source phones, however, need and have there own seperate plans..i set up and acctount with both devices and it works fine...the other thing not compatible is DC and M2M you have to pay and extra $5 for DC if you have both devices on a shared account
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jrfdsf

Jul 25, 2007, 3:23 PM
Nextel and hybrid phones can share, but not regular Sprint phones with any Nextel phone (hybrid or regular).
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