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  1. #1
    Rick
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    Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their seems to
    be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new phones that will
    support it.

    But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone within
    10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying any extra,
    probably $5 a month to use this service?

    Just my thought, what do you all think?
    Rick





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  2. #2
    Phil, Squid-in-Training
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    Re: PTT really a useful feature?


    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their seems

    to
    > be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new phones that

    will
    > support it.
    >
    > But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone within
    > 10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying any extra,
    > probably $5 a month to use this service?


    It'd be useful if you have a company group and need to talk to people in a
    rapid-fire manner, often making several calls to the same person at
    different intervals. Wouldn't be useful to me though.

    Question: Will it be half or full duplex? Is Nextel's half or full duplex?

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    Phil, Squid-in-Training





  3. #3
    mitchell friend
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    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    verizon is charging 20.00 more for ptt coverage,expect sprint to do the
    same,also unless you have other people get phone, then there is no one
    to ptt to.

    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their seems to
    > be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new phones that will
    > support it.
    >
    > But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone within
    > 10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying any extra,
    > probably $5 a month to use this service?
    >
    > Just my thought, what do you all think?
    > Rick
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  4. #4
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
    > "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their
    >> seems to be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new
    >> phones that will support it.
    >>
    >> But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone
    >> within 10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying
    >> any extra, probably $5 a month to use this service?

    >
    > It'd be useful if you have a company group and need to talk to people
    > in a rapid-fire manner, often making several calls to the same person
    > at different intervals. Wouldn't be useful to me though.
    >
    > Question: Will it be half or full duplex? Is Nextel's half or full
    > duplex?


    As I understand it, all PTT technology operates under the walkie-talkie
    model. Half-duplex.
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  5. #5
    Kash76
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    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    I wonder about the same thing. I think that it will mostly be an announce
    when you are in public there will be a lot more beeping of the phones
    warning of an incoming message as well as a, "What's up dude" hollering out
    of the speaker.

    --
    Thanks,
    Kash76


    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their seems

    to
    > be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new phones that

    will
    > support it.
    >
    > But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone within
    > 10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying any extra,
    > probably $5 a month to use this service?
    >
    > Just my thought, what do you all think?
    > Rick
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Kash76
    Guest

    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    It's a walkie talkie, that kinda makes it hard to be full-duplex

    --
    Thanks,
    Kash76


    "Phil, Squid-in-Training" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Sure we've all seen the adds for Nextel's direct connect, and their

    seems
    > to
    > > be a lot of hype about sprint having it soon, and the new phones that

    > will
    > > support it.
    > >
    > > But how useful will it really be? You can already call someone within
    > > 10sec. and have a conversation with them? I can't see paying any extra,
    > > probably $5 a month to use this service?

    >
    > It'd be useful if you have a company group and need to talk to people in a
    > rapid-fire manner, often making several calls to the same person at
    > different intervals. Wouldn't be useful to me though.
    >
    > Question: Will it be half or full duplex? Is Nextel's half or full

    duplex?
    >
    > --
    > Phil, Squid-in-Training
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Maokh
    Guest

    Re: PTT really a useful feature?


    PTT has some considerable downfalls...

    We used to PTT other employees at 3am with very loud noises to wake
    them up.

    You have to be careful at all times to keep your phone in silience --
    blaring PTT in public places tends to be annoying. Imagine everyone
    having a speakerphone, walking around town.

    Now that people can afford it, it'll be interesting to see what
    happens.

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    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  8. #8
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    It is interesting that at Nextel.com they stress that all phones can be
    used as phones and encourage it during PTT to avoid the obnoxious beep,
    beep, beep. Who wants to hear someone else's conversation in that
    obnoxious mode? I don't and don't want to pay extra for PTT. And now
    Nextel is suing Verizon for using the PTT phrase.

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    Please respond on Usenet or Phonescoop.com


    Maokh <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > PTT has some considerable downfalls...
    >
    > We used to PTT other employees at 3am with very loud noises to wake
    > them up.
    >
    > You have to be careful at all times to keep your phone in silience --
    > blaring PTT in public places tends to be annoying. Imagine everyone
    > having a speakerphone, walking around town.
    >
    > Now that people can afford it, it'll be interesting to see what
    > happens.
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  9. #9
    Phillipe
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    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]am (Chris Russell) wrote:

    > It is interesting that at Nextel.com they stress that all phones can be
    > used as phones and encourage it during PTT to avoid the obnoxious beep,
    > beep, beep. Who wants to hear someone else's conversation in that
    > obnoxious mode? I don't and don't want to pay extra for PTT. And now
    > Nextel is suing Verizon for using the PTT phrase.


    I was at a Computer Expo in a Convention Hall 3 years ago. The Nextel
    rep was showing me how their phone would connect to the Internet, and
    how they didn't charge extra for it. Almost had me convinced to go
    Nextel. Then his phone rang, and I NEVER saw anyone push a cell phone
    against their head so hard to try to hear it. That accidental demo
    instantly changed my mind about Nextel.



  10. #10
    Phil, Squid-in-Training
    Guest

    Re: PTT really a useful feature?

    "Phillipe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected]am (Chris Russell) wrote:
    >
    > > It is interesting that at Nextel.com they stress that all phones can be
    > > used as phones and encourage it during PTT to avoid the obnoxious beep,
    > > beep, beep. Who wants to hear someone else's conversation in that
    > > obnoxious mode? I don't and don't want to pay extra for PTT. And now
    > > Nextel is suing Verizon for using the PTT phrase.

    >
    > I was at a Computer Expo in a Convention Hall 3 years ago. The Nextel
    > rep was showing me how their phone would connect to the Internet, and
    > how they didn't charge extra for it. Almost had me convinced to go
    > Nextel. Then his phone rang, and I NEVER saw anyone push a cell phone
    > against their head so hard to try to hear it. That accidental demo
    > instantly changed my mind about Nextel.



    He shoulda gotten implants.

    --
    Phil, Squid-in-Training





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