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Old 12-01-2006, 05:23 PM
dwok
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Default Push to Talk Comparison - Cingular vs. Verizon

Hi Everyone,

I am looking to compare two push to talk (PTT) services in my area,
one from Cingular and the other from Verizon. I am not including Nextel
as their PTT and cellular coverage in my area is very limited. Both
Verizon and Cingular have digital coverage in my area though Verizon's
CDMA coverage is a bit more complete than Cingular's GSM.

Can anyone speak to how the two PTT services compare?

1. From what I have read both PTT services have an initial "connection
establishment" latency (10 seconds), followed by a fairly small latency
(1-2 seconds) for the rest of the conversation.

2. Are there any plans to discontinue PTT service for either carrier?
Verizon only has two phones for PTT on their website, none of them with
Bluetooth or broadband access. Singular has 4 different phones all of
which come with Bluetooth and one with broadband access speed. The
other have EDGE capabilities.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.


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Old 12-01-2006, 06:15 PM
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I don't know too much but if you want to make a move with it now,
Cingular is definitely the way to go.

I do know that the guy who helped implement the Verizon PTT is the same
guy who did it for Nextel.

Verizon was really starting to 'push' it and then all but stopped
dead in their tracks once they introduced their In Network concept.


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Old 12-01-2006, 08:21 PM
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"dude222" <dude222.2i5j81@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote in message
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> I don't know too much but if you want to make a move with it now,
> Cingular is definitely the way to go.
>
> I do know that the guy who helped implement the Verizon PTT is the same
> guy who did it for Nextel.
>
> Verizon was really starting to 'push' it and then all but stopped
> dead in their tracks once they introduced their In Network concept.
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First off, In-Network has nothing to do with it. Verizon was waiting for
buildout on the EVDO part of the system.....
Nextel is NOT a cellular system but a "SMR".....it's comparing apples and
oranges.
Nextel was designed as a 2-way radio from the start. telephone interconnect
was added after the fact.



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Old 12-01-2006, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Push to Talk Comparison - Cingular vs. Verizon

dude222 wrote:
> I don't know too much but if you want to make a move with it now,
> Cingular is definitely the way to go.
>
> I do know that the guy who helped implement the Verizon PTT is the same
> guy who did it for Nextel.
>
> Verizon was really starting to 'push' it and then all but stopped
> dead in their tracks once they introduced their In Network concept.
>
>


I always think I am watching a WWII movie when I see someone with a
Nextel walkie-talkie. I think the reality is most people like full
duplex communication and when they came out with the free IN network
type plans I know at least a dozen people who moved away from Nextel.

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Old 12-01-2006, 11:27 PM
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Like I said, I don't know too much about them. What I do know is that I
was going to get VZW Push-To-Talk, when a week later they came out with
the whole In Network thing. I look at it this way, if it was only
going to work between Verizon to Verizon, In Network made/makes more
sense (at least for the time being) because obviously everyone's got a
cell phone, there's your In Network. With PTT, probably less than 1%
of Verizon people have it, and they only have two 'okay' compatible
phones.


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Old 12-05-2006, 08:19 PM
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On 1 Dec 2006 09:23:26 -0800, "dwok" <derek@wubbafish.net> wrote in
<1164993806.292844.71520@j44g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>:

> I am looking to compare two push to talk (PTT) services in my area,
>one from Cingular and the other from Verizon. I am not including Nextel
>as their PTT and cellular coverage in my area is very limited. Both
>Verizon and Cingular have digital coverage in my area though Verizon's
>CDMA coverage is a bit more complete than Cingular's GSM.
>
> Can anyone speak to how the two PTT services compare?
>
>1. From what I have read both PTT services have an initial "connection
>establishment" latency (10 seconds), followed by a fairly small latency
>(1-2 seconds) for the rest of the conversation.


Cingular PTT, based on Kodiak technology, is far superior to Verizon
PTT, with superior features and roughly comparable latency as compared
to Nextel iDEN.

>2. Are there any plans to discontinue PTT service for either carrier?
>Verizon only has two phones for PTT on their website, none of them with
>Bluetooth or broadband access. Singular has 4 different phones all of
>which come with Bluetooth and one with broadband access speed. The
>other have EDGE capabilities.


Verizon reportedly plans to upgrade PTT with EV-DO Rev A, which could
put it on par with Cingular and Nextel, but only for those with EV-DO
Rev A handsets.

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