Sprint announced this week that six more phones can now take advantage of its Direct Connect Now push-to-talk service. The service is now supported by premium smartphones, such as: Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3 and Kyocera Hydro Edge. In the near future the carrier plans to expand the list with Samsung Galaxy S4 with Sprint Spark advanced LTE service, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega.
Sprint’s Direct Connect Now PTT Service
Popular among professionals working outdoor and harsh environment, the push-to-talk service is associated mostly with heavy duty devices. However, as you may have noticed, the list of the phones supporting the service includes regular Android handsets with low and mid-range specs, except maybe for the ruggedized Kyocera Hydro Edge.
With Sprint’s announcement, the carrier expands the availability of the service to those users who don’t need or don’t want a rugged basic phone, but instead prefer a higher-end Android smartphone with advanced features.
The Sprint push-to-talk service is offered through a dedicated app called Direct Connect Now available for download from the Google Play Store. The app itself is free; however, some plans may require an additional charge of $5 per month. New version of the app provides enhanced user experience thanks to refreshed user interface.
In addition to TeamDC and Opt-In TeamDC closed group calling, the app also offers call alerts to notify others you want to talk, convenient touch screen controls. The app also displays contact image for speaker, synchronizes contacts with device’s address book and creates favorites for most contacted Direct Connect contacts.
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