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Kyocera DuraXT brings its rugged clamshell form factor to Sprint for $69.99 on-contract

0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2012, 10:36 posted on

This time around, Sprint announced the newest rugged member of its DirectConect portfolio – the Kyocera DuraXT. Following in fashion to its previous devices, the Kyocera DuraXT is another clamshell phone that offers push-to-talk functionality...

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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 10:59

1. Fuego84 (Posts: 267; Member since: 13 May 2012)


I thought sprint was ax-ing the direct connect phones already, due to a past article here at phonearena.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:20

2. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


yes sprint is going to shut down the iden(older push to talk service to convert it to lte) by june 2013, you are correct there but sprint has its own push to talk that utilizes the cdma network.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:32

3. Fuego84 (Posts: 267; Member since: 13 May 2012)


So the direct connect services will still be avaliable but on new hardware(phones)/network(cdma). So push to talk will stay alive. Thanks for the info.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:55

4. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Yeah direct connect is still alive its just on sprints cdma, i have not used it so i cant say its good or bad and no problem.

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