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StreetDocRN
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Hi,

Just reading a bit about a new feature for Verizon Wireless Blackberry devices, Push To Talk (PTT).  I originally read about the feature coming soon a couple of weeks ago in another forum, and now I see the download for installing the PTT files on my device.  Check it out at VZW Today at wap.mcore.com/vzwwap/app/today/default.aspx? That is the URL for the default Home page for VZW Blackberry devices.  It is listed under Get Apps.  According to the link, PTT is a feature that has to be activated and costs $5.00/month extra and can only be used with other PTT VZW customers.  No dialing, just scroll to a contact's name (or use voice command) and push to talk, as long as they have the service too. 

So, what do you think about PTT?  Do you think it would be something you might use?  Just want to get your feedback.

Doc

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JB21386
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StreetDocRN wrote:

Hi,

Just reading a bit about a new feature for Verizon Wireless Blackberry devices, Push To Talk (PTT).  I originally read about the feature coming soon a couple of weeks ago in another forum, and now I see the download for installing the PTT files on my device.  Check it out at VZW Today at wap.mcore.com/vzwwap/app/today/default.aspx? That is the URL for the default Home page for VZW Blackberry devices.  It is listed under Get Apps.  According to the link, PTT is a feature that has to be activated and costs $5.00/month extra and can only be used with other PTT VZW customers.  No dialing, just scroll to a contact's name (or use voice command) and push to talk, as long as they have the service too. 

So, what do you think about PTT?  Do you think it would be something you might use?  Just want to get your feedback.

Doc


 

I would like to try it out and see how much I would use it. I have a feeling it would be very useful to me and a few of my co-workers. I can not for the life of me figure out how to download it and/or enable the server. I have tried the Verizon site, VZW Today and I can not find it anywhere. Am I missing something? 

 

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StreetDocRN
Leader
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Hi,

It may not be available for download for your device as of yet.  The PTT service has not yet begun, but I believe Tour owners can download the software to their devices in preparation of the service.  Other devices will soon follow...just keep checking back.

Doc

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JB21386
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Ahh, ok that's would be the reason I couldn't find it anywhere I guess :smileyhappy:

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Re: Push To Talk
MorganB
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Today Verizon Wireless has introduced PTT(push to talk) on the Blackberry Tour.

Push to Talk on BlackBerry provides instant two-way communication for mobile teams on the go.

Some key benefits include:

  • Instant communication with one person or a whole team with the push of a button.
  • Group calls with up to 50 participants.
  • Online contact management for the entire company.
  • Presence (the ability to see who¿s available for a PTT call).
  • A single device and phone number for both Push to Talk and voice calls.
  • Robust features of the BlackBerry Tour to stay connected and organized.

Customers who activate the Push to Talk feature on the BlackBerry Tour before June 30th, 2010 will receive the Push To Talk service for free!

For New Activations or current BlackBerry Tour users who add the PTT feature:

  • Any customer who activates the PTT feature on compatible BlackBerry Smartphones during the promotional period will be eligible to receive the PTT service for free ($0 pricing) for the length of their contract as long as they maintain the voice and data requirement and PTT feature on the account.

*note: not available for Prepaid Customers

Requirements:

  • Free promotional offer only applies to qualified voice and data plans and Nationwide Voice & Email Plans with a voice requirement of $34.99 or higher. 
    • Exception: Feature can be added to: 
      • $9.99 Small Business SharePlan secondary lines with data plan of $29.99 or higher.  
      • $9.99 Family SharePlan secondary lines with data plan of $29.99 or higher.
  • Free promotional offer cannot be added to:
    • Flat rate plans; i.e., $11.99 or $14.99, or
    • Data only plans; i.e., $49.99 or $69.99 (Global BlackBerry) 
      • Qualified BlackBerry customers who activate the Push to Talk feature on a standalone data only plan will pay the standard $5 add-on feature rate.
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JB21386
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It's very annoying that Verizon is only offering this for the Tour. I am not about to upgrade all of my phones just to have this feature. 

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LCromwell
Sr. Member

Morgan does that mean a Storm BB User can have this for  FREE  if we have a call pkg of 450 min and an unlimited $29.99 data package?

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JB21386
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LCromwell wrote:

Morgan does that mean a Storm BB User can have this for  FREE  if we have a call pkg of 450 min and an unlimited $29.99 data package?


 

Verizon is only offering this service for the BlackBerry Tour. 

 

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LCromwell
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Does this not mean other BB phones? "Any customer who activates the PTT feature on compatible BlackBerry Smartphones during the promotional period will be eligible to receive the PTT service for free ($0 pricing) for the length of their contract as long as they maintain the voice and data requirement and PTT feature on the account."

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JB21386
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LCromwell wrote:

Does this not mean other BB phones? "Any customer who activates the PTT feature on compatible BlackBerry Smartphones during the promotional period will be eligible to receive the PTT service for free ($0 pricing) for the length of their contract as long as they maintain the voice and data requirement and PTT feature on the account."


 

Well...all the information I have read says it's only for the Tour and all the information post references the BlackBerry Tour. I would love it if I was wrong :smileyhappy:

 

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