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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
    Guest

    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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