Verizon adds Push to Talk Plus feature to select smartphones

Verizon adds Push to Talk Plus feature to select smartphones

If you think it’s been too long since you’ve used a walkie talkie, you may be in luck. Verizon Wireless, America’s most loved/hated carrier, is adding “push to talk” functionality to some of their smartphones.

They’re calling it Push To Talk Plus, and it basically does what you’d hope it to: use your phone like a walkie talkie. One nice feature, however, is the ability for the conference call leader to take precedence over anybody else when in a group meeting. This could make conference calls super great, or a huge headache.

Wondering if your phone will get the feature? The only ones getting updated, at least for now, are the Samsung Galaxy S5, Motorola DROID MAXX, and the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE (the Kyocera Brigadier will get the update in time).

The first six months of Push To Talk Plus is free (for a limited time) and after that, $5 will be added on to users’ monthly bills.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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