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readylink to direct connect? yet?

phonerboi74

Oct 15, 2006, 8:56 AM
anyone heard any new news about if and when readylink customers will be able to push-to-talk to direct connect customers?

in other words...i have a 8300, and my girlfriend is on nextel...as a matter of fact, her entire family has nextel, and she loves using the radio way more than she does the phone...anyway, my question is...

how much longer should i wait before adding readylink to my line? so that i can radio her...
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wombough

Oct 15, 2006, 9:43 AM
Never. They are entirly two different technology and systems.
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phonerboi74

Oct 15, 2006, 11:02 AM
so what do i do? will i ever be able to chirp with her from my sprint phone?

last year i heard somewhere that sometime this year sprint is supposed to be introducing some new phones that will use cdma (on the sprint network) for voice and data (evdo) and iden/tdma (on the nextel network) for ptt. this will make these phones an industry first - single handsets that operate on two networks simultaneously.

anyway, do i have to wait, and then replace my phone with one of those new ones? 'cuz if so, i would consider switching to nextel so that i can chirp with her sooner...

but switching to nextel would be hard for me, too...maybe i should consider boost...
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snang

Oct 15, 2006, 11:18 AM
The hybrid phone is already in existence.
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StoreLead

Oct 15, 2006, 12:46 PM
the hybrid phone is already available in select markets around the nation. 20 to be exact.

as far as RL and DC working together, your phone will never do it. i had a small bird tell me that when the 4g network releases, sprint will be working on a gateway system that will allow the 'high performance ready-link' to communicate with the nextel direct connect.
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Argonnj

Oct 15, 2006, 2:49 PM
will i ever be able to chirp with her from my sprint phone?

but switching to nextel would be hard for me, too...maybe i should consider boost...

YES YOU SHOULD, since noboy else but Boost users call Direct Connect "chip".
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bosoxkid

Oct 16, 2006, 12:52 PM
Argonnj said:
will i ever be able to chirp with her from my sprint phone?

but switching to nextel would be hard for me, too...maybe i should consider boost...

YES YOU SHOULD, since noboy else but Boost users call Direct Connect "chip".


I pretty sure Boost users don't call it "chip" either. 🤣
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wombough

Oct 16, 2006, 5:09 PM
I was wrong. The news that came out just said the next PTT will be able to comunicate across networks.
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jareddude42

Oct 16, 2006, 6:03 PM
not totally wrong ready is totally different than qchat
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wombough

Oct 16, 2006, 7:23 PM
thats good I have bieng wrong j/k lol
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wombough

Oct 16, 2006, 7:24 PM
I ment hate being wrong. I can't type or spell either.
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cellphonesaretools

Oct 16, 2006, 5:29 PM
The hybrid phone (ic502) would let you stay on Sprint for cell-phone calls and use Nextel's iDEN for PTT. As the others have said, this phone is just now available in some markets in the US, will roll out to all markets served by Nextel-Sprint right after the new year.

Eventually (i.e. 200😎 Nextel-Sprint will introduce the Q-Chat technology that will allow regular Sprint users to have Nextel-like PTT on the Sprint network, and will also allow inter-PTT between the existing Nextel (iDEN) network and Sprint's upcoming Q-Chat system.
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raycarroll70

Oct 16, 2006, 6:09 PM
Here people is the word right from the black and yellow zebra. QChat will allow iDen and CDMA customers to push to talk/PTT one another. The day dogs and cats shall dance as one will arrive soon enough!
http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=13880 »
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jareddude42

Oct 16, 2006, 6:16 PM
sounds cool to me. i wonder how this will affect cingular and verizons wanna be ptt systems
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nextel18

Oct 17, 2006, 5:47 PM
Well, they have no effect now anyway.
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