Sprint brings push-to-talk to select Android smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 3 and LG G Flex

Sprint brings push-to-talk to select Android smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 3 and LG G Flex
Sprint announced that its Direct Connect Now application, which provides push-to-talk capabilities, is compatible with more Android smartphones starting today.

The handsets that can gain access to Sprint’s push-to-talk service as of now are: Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Kyocera Hydro Edge, LG Optimus F3, LG G2, and the newly-launched LG G Flex. According to Sprint, other three smartphones will also be compatible with Direct Connect in the near future: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega, and Samsung Galaxy S4 with Sprint Spark.

The Direct Connect Now application can be downloaded for free via Google Play. Sprint’s Sprint Direct Connect service is available at no charge to customers using select plans, but it can cost and additional $5 per month on some plans. At the moment, Direct Connect supports push-to-talk on Sprint’s LTE network, and has “triple the square miles of coverage" compared to the phased out Nextel National Network.

sources: Sprint, Google Play



1. techaman unregistered

yes finally something to make sprint good again. lol why not my gs3 not getting any of those crappy phones listed when i can get the gs5 in 2 months. if you want people to use it put it on the gs3 more people have the gs3 and the gs4 or mini who even has that.?

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Remember, GS3 came out two years ago.

3. wilsong17 unregistered

u called the note 3 crappy kill yourself

4. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

In all fairness the Note isn't a phone. It's technically a phablet, so he's not intentionally dissing the it when he says 'crappy phones' :)

6. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

....overreacting much?

5. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

why do what Nextel did with their phones and have a real DC button on the side thats already built in..that way everyone on sprint will have DC and that would lead people to use it more and more..also keep the Nextel chrip sound

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is a neat selling point. Like it, Sprint.

8. Fireman111886

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Save urselves the $5 a month on ur bill for this app when u can use these free already... *Tikl (iPhone/Android) *iPTT (iPhone) *Voxer (iPhone/Android) *HeyTell (iPhone/Android) *Zello (iPhone/Android)

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