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  1. #1
    Brian Chaney
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    Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    information on this is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Brian





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  2. #2
    Steve Vai
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    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:21:41 GMT, "Brian Chaney"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    >feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    >Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    >information on this is appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Brian
    >



    you can bet on it...people have been leaving cingular left and right
    and not solely due to the customer service....people have been leaving
    other wireless carriers as well, nextel has been getting these people
    because of their stupid walkie talkie bull**** and everyone wants to
    pretend they are covert spies, talk to the wrist agents and ****....u
    can bet cingular is working on implementing a similar service to keep
    the people they have suckered so far.



  3. #3
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    There have been no rumors or guesses that Cingular will have PTT.

    --
    Chris

    Please respond on Usenet or Phonescoop.com


    "Brian Chaney" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > information on this is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    kf4qzj
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    They have had a similar feature for years.

    ITS CALLED SPEED DIAL.

    walkie talkie is alright, but I don't want everybody around me
    listening to my call.


    But seriously, yes they are looking into it.

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:21:41 GMT, "Brian Chaney"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    >feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    >Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    >information on this is appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Brian
    >





  5. #5
    About Dakota
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?



    Brian Chaney wrote:
    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > information on this is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
    >
    >


    Verizon Wireless has "Push To Talk" that it started offering in the
    latter part of this summer (Q3). However, according to reviews, the
    Verizon service (when compared to Nextel's) doesn't even break the surface.

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  6. #6
    Wayne
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    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    If you have Nokia 3650 (or most other Symbian OS smartphone) and the
    unlimited GPRS plan, then you can use the following service for PTT:

    www.fastchat.com (subscription based)
    http://www.indtelesoft.com/buzz2talk/ (free)

    of course, the other party needs the same phone, service and plan

    Wayne

    P.S. these PTT features will eventually make it to serivce providers
    like Cingular, ATTWS & T-Mobile. Unfortunately, do to the architecture
    of GSM (and even CDMA which Verizon is advertising PTT service) has
    inherent lags in the delivery of the PTT voice packets over the data
    channels. That's because the Nextel service runs on a dedicated
    half-duplex channel on its network - the only one of it's kind.

    Brian Chaney wrote:
    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > information on this is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
    >
    >





  7. #7
    Cambie
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    Brian Chaney wrote:

    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > information on this is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
    >
    >

    i for one certainly hope not. i can't stand all those idiots who make me
    listen to their entire conversations because they don't want to dip into
    their monthly minutes to make a call.




  8. #8
    Bob Bobby
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    No ****. I've nearly gotten in fights telling these rude asses to knock it
    off in a restaurant. Absolutely no reason for it. Could it be connected to
    the whole fast car/small penis theory?

    "Cambie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Brian Chaney wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct

    connect
    > > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out

    for
    > > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > > information on this is appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Brian
    > >
    > >

    > i for one certainly hope not. i can't stand all those idiots who make me
    > listen to their entire conversations because they don't want to dip into
    > their monthly minutes to make a call.
    >






  9. #9
    William Bray
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    No doubt Cingular will head into that area too. But what is the
    advantage, other than being in style?
    I hear a lot of chaps running around using PTT, loudly. I hear both
    sides of a private conversation without any desire to hear it. Like
    some folks have pointed out, this is both annoying and distracting.
    Using a hands free headset is a much better approach.

    "Brian Chaney" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > information on this is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Brian
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  10. #10
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Brian Chaney" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    > feature that Nextel uses?


    I've used Nextel. I fail to understand how the direct connect feature,
    as a feature, is inherently better.

    In that it's cheaper, great. In that you can easily restrict its usage
    to people within a certain group (instead of giving Joe Streetsweeper a
    full-open cell phone), great. But how it operates? No big deal. Just
    pick up the phone and dial.

    Direct Connect is a good thing only when seen within the context of it
    being significantly cheaper and/or easier to control usage.




  11. #11
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    kf4qzj <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They have had a similar feature for years.
    >
    > ITS CALLED SPEED DIAL.


    thank you very much. That's exactly my point.




  12. #12
    John S.
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    >Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    >feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    >Nextel,


    There is no patent on "Push to Talk"! It is a 2-way feature and it is used by
    all the two way companies worldwide.

    Nextel is a two way company and as such uses "push to talk" and they call it
    Direct Connect.

    As for push to talk, Verizon has already implemented it and the reports vary
    from user to user. Some like it and some don't.

    Word has it that Sprint PCS is also planning to implement push to talk. We are
    wating for them to implement it or not.

    --
    John S.
    e-mail responses to - john at kiana dot net



  13. #13
    Frederick Claus
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?

    Actually they have. Press releases on the Wireless market said that Sprint
    and Verizon have already implimented this, and Cingular is said to be
    working on something for next year some time. No official word from Cingular
    though.


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    "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > There have been no rumors or guesses that Cingular will have PTT.
    >
    > --
    > Chris
    >
    > Please respond on Usenet or Phonescoop.com
    >
    >
    > "Brian Chaney" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct

    connect
    > > feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out

    for
    > > Nextel, and other providers might start offering this feature. Any
    > > information on this is appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Brian
    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]






  14. #14
    About Dakota
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?



    Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Brian Chaney" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    >>feature that Nextel uses?

    >
    >
    > I've used Nextel. I fail to understand how the direct connect feature,
    > as a feature, is inherently better.
    >
    > In that it's cheaper, great. In that you can easily restrict its usage
    > to people within a certain group (instead of giving Joe Streetsweeper a
    > full-open cell phone), great. But how it operates? No big deal. Just
    > pick up the phone and dial.
    >
    > Direct Connect is a good thing only when seen within the context of it
    > being significantly cheaper and/or easier to control usage.
    >


    I know a lot of people who use Verizon's PTT (although they say it is
    not that good) because they are in an area and they need to have "open"
    communciation for about 10 hours...I'd like to see a cell phone go for
    10 hours straight without going dead.

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  15. #15
    About Dakota
    Guest

    Re: Direct Connect for Cingular?



    John S. wrote:
    >>Does anyone know if Cingular has any plans to implement the direct connect
    >>feature that Nextel uses? I heard that the patent is about to run out for
    >>Nextel,

    >
    >
    > There is no patent on "Push to Talk"! It is a 2-way feature and it is used by
    > all the two way companies worldwide.


    Actually, if I am not mistaken, Motorola owns the patent on Direct
    Connect (a specific method of push to talk). It's much like a computer,
    actually. Many companies make computer components. They have many
    competitors. Intel doesn't have a patent on the microprocessor, but it
    has a patent on Pentium 4 microporcessors. It's a patent on the
    specific method or physical technology used.

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