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  1. #1
    Mikey
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    Is it any good?
    Does it have any use?
    Does it save me money.

    Can it be used in the UK?

    Should I just get some 20 Walkie Talkies?

    Thanks

    Mikey





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  2. #2
    Neil Monk
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?

    Mikey wrote:
    > Is it any good?
    > Does it have any use?
    > Does it save me money.
    >
    > Can it be used in the UK?
    >
    > Should I just get some 20 Walkie Talkies?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Mikey


    No idea. I wish I knew...
    --
    Neil





  3. #3
    KevinX
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?

    Reportedly it IS good.
    Use can be made of your phone, to act like a walkie talkie.
    Save you money???? I "believe" so, if you wish to be in "constant" contact
    with other parties.
    It can I believe be used in the UK, but only on Orange, at the moment.
    (Search their web site for further information).
    You could just buy some 20 walkie talkies, and they will give you a range
    of about 5kms.

    With PTT (on a mobile network), it is used over GPRS (I believe), and you
    can effectively speak with anyone in the UK (that has the same
    functionality), which can be "just a tad" further than 5kms :-)

    http://www2.orange.co.uk/servlet/Sat...8062&t=Service

    Orange have labelled their service "Talk Now"

    Hope that helps.


    "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Mikey wrote:
    > > Is it any good?
    > > Does it have any use?
    > > Does it save me money.
    > >
    > > Can it be used in the UK?
    > >
    > > Should I just get some 20 Walkie Talkies?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Mikey

    >
    > No idea. I wish I knew...
    > --
    > Neil
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?



    "KevinX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Reportedly it IS good.
    > Use can be made of your phone, to act like a walkie
    > talkie.
    > Save you money???? I "believe" so, if you wish to be in
    > "constant" contact with other parties.
    > It can I believe be used in the UK, but only on Orange,
    > at the moment. (Search their web site for further
    > information).
    > You could just buy some 20 walkie talkies, and they will
    > give you a range of about 5kms.


    If you're both on top of a hill (preferably the same one..!) then yes. In
    a city centre, you'll be lucky to get a quarter of a mile.

    > With PTT (on a mobile network), it is used over GPRS (I
    > believe), and you can effectively speak with anyone in
    > the UK (that has the same functionality), which can be
    > "just a tad" further than 5kms :-)


    But unlike a walkie talkie, it's not free..!

    If you hold a radio amateur licence though there are other options, such
    as repeater systems on VHF and UHF, but both parties need to hold a
    licence and just about anybody can listen in, so it isn't private.

    Some repeaters are linked to this system - www.echolink.org - I spoke on a
    VHF hand-portable to a truck driver in Australia a few weeks ago..!

    Ivor





  5. #5
    KevinX
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?

    Ivor.

    G3? G4? G2?


    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "KevinX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Reportedly it IS good.
    > > Use can be made of your phone, to act like a walkie
    > > talkie.
    > > Save you money???? I "believe" so, if you wish to be in
    > > "constant" contact with other parties.
    > > It can I believe be used in the UK, but only on Orange,
    > > at the moment. (Search their web site for further
    > > information).
    > > You could just buy some 20 walkie talkies, and they will
    > > give you a range of about 5kms.

    >
    > If you're both on top of a hill (preferably the same one..!) then yes. In
    > a city centre, you'll be lucky to get a quarter of a mile.
    >
    > > With PTT (on a mobile network), it is used over GPRS (I
    > > believe), and you can effectively speak with anyone in
    > > the UK (that has the same functionality), which can be
    > > "just a tad" further than 5kms :-)

    >
    > But unlike a walkie talkie, it's not free..!
    >
    > If you hold a radio amateur licence though there are other options, such
    > as repeater systems on VHF and UHF, but both parties need to hold a
    > licence and just about anybody can listen in, so it isn't private.
    >
    > Some repeaters are linked to this system - www.echolink.org - I spoke on a
    > VHF hand-portable to a truck driver in Australia a few weeks ago..!
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?



    "KevinX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Ivor.
    >
    > G3? G4? G2?


    A mere G6 I'm afraid..! (Node 2726 on Echolink..!)

    Ivor





  7. #7
    KevinX
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    Re: What is Push to talk over cellular? Is it anything special?

    :-)

    Keep at it Ivor


    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "KevinX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Ivor.
    > >
    > > G3? G4? G2?

    >
    > A mere G6 I'm afraid..! (Node 2726 on Echolink..!)
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >






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