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Old 05-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Sprint Putting Direct Connect In Android App Form

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=10397


At a press event today, Sprint revealed Direct Connect Now, a push-to-talk / walkie-talkie service in the form of an Android app that will work with most (if not all) of the company's Android phones going forward. The app will be available soon for download from Google Play and Sprint Zone It will be fully interoperable with customers using CDMA and iDEN Direct Connect phones.

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At a press event today, Sprint revealed Direct Connect Now, a push-to-talk / walkie-talkie service in the form of an Android app that will work with most (if not all) of the company's Android phones going forward. The app will be available soon for download from Google Play and Sprint Zone It will be fully interoperable with customers using CDMA and iDEN Direct Connect phones.

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http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/9/300...ct-connect-now
Wow! I didn't read the article, but do you suppose that there will be a fee associated with it?

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Good God... I sure am glad that they made it immediately available for such a relevant phone. I only read the text of the pic, not the link
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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I'm wondering if it will be supported by other android phones on other carriers or strictly sprint?

Maybe an option to map a physical button for it would be a good idea as well.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #6
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I've tried a couple of Android WT apps before to use while my wife was out of the country. Not great service in general. Workable, but not for anything important.

Will most certainly only be for Sprint. I am wondering about international capability and if it will be available on the prepaid side as well.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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Been waiting for years for Sprint to figure out this move. Now make it free and on every.Sprint phone for now on, then Sprint will have a serious differentiating feature, better than unlimited data.
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good move BUT i really think they should just put SDC on EVERY PHONE made by sprint..just like nextel did with their phones....that way every one will have ptt.


lets just hope that sprint lock down that app to sprint phones only...just think of the damage it can do if verizon/att/tmobile can DC nextel and sprint!! that would knock sprint right off the road
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lets just hope that sprint lock down that app to sprint phones only...just think of the damage it can do if verizon/att/tmobile can DC nextel and sprint!! that would knock sprint right off the road
true. but knowing the smart guys in XDA, im sure it will be a week before its released
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Will the app distort computer speakers before incoming calls?? I miss that unintended feature on my old Nextel phone.
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Will the app distort computer speakers before incoming calls?? I miss that unintended feature on my old Nextel phone.

i doubt it....

but one thing is for sure... im taking a bike next time i scuba
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