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

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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.

“With Sprint Direct Connect Now, consumers and businesses can easily download push-to-talk service to help mobilize their lives, their businesses, and their workforces. Sprint Direct Connect Now is the ideal complement to our portfolio of rugged, military spec Sprint Direct Connect handsets that our longtime push-to-talk customers have grown accustomed to - especially construction workers, manufacturers and emergency workers,” declared John Tudhope, Sprint director of Product Marketing.

sources: Sprint, Google Play

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posted on 03 Feb 2014, 11:54

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.?

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 12:13

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Remember, GS3 came out two years ago.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 13:16 2

3. wilsong17 (unregistered)

u called the note 3 crappy kill yourself

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 14:08

4. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 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' :)

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 17:09

6. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

....overreacting much?

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 16:18 1

5. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 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

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 20:36

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 21:00 1

8. Fireman111886 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Jan 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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