Sprint extends push-to-talk feature to new Android devices with app

Sprint extends push-to-talk feature to new Android devices with app

Sprint today announced the recent availability of a new app (Sprint Direct Connect Now) that adds push-to-talk features to Android smartphones such as the Kyocera Rise and forthcoming LG Optimus Elite.  Available as a free app, it basically adds the same PTT service that comes with Direct Connect models but without the physical button.

Sprint Direct Connect Now key features:

  • Interoperable with Nextel Direct Connect and Sprint Direct Connect
  • Group Connect calls up to 21 participants
  • Call alerts to notify others you want to talk without interrupting
  • Convenient touchscreen controls
  • Displays contact image for speaker
  • Synchronizes contacts with device’s address book
  • Creates favorites for most contacted Direct Connect contacts

[download_link link=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qualcomm.qchat.dlc” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Download Sprint Direct Connect Now (Google Play)[/download_link]

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