Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Fastmobile to start Push-to-talk services 1st May in U.S.
Posted on 27-Mar-2003 08:12 | Tags Filed under: News


Fastmobile to start Push-to-talk services 1st May in U.S.
Chicago-based fastmobile today announced 1st May 2003 as the commercial launch date for its fastchat instant communications service into the United States market. fastchat brings the power of push-to-talk instant voice communications to the latest off-the-shelf mobile phones. Available by simply downloading the application to their handset, fastchat™ customers will be the first in North America to have a walkie-talkie like feature usable across different mobile networks, mobile handset makes as well as across cities, states, countries and continents.

The technology behind fastchat has been under development for nearly three years and is currently in pre-commercial trial in the US, Europe and Asia. And with its "anyone, anywhere" capability, fastchat is first push-to-talk service to offer a global reach.

Quicker, less expensive than a phone call and easier and more fun than a text message, fastchat turns the latest mobile phones into nationwide, in fact virtually worldwide, walkie-talkies. "But push-to-talk is just one feature that fastchat offers." reminds Harry Eschel, fastmobile co-founder and Vice President. "With fastchat™, subscribers can also send and receive instant text messages, picture messages, SMS messages, PC-based IM messages and email, both between mobile phones or between mobile phones and PCs." fastchat will allow users to chat/text/pix with their friends or colleagues either individually or among nearly any size group of their contacts.

Available nationwide initially on GSM networks, fastchat service will be extended to CDMA networks in the second half of 2003. fastchat will also give consumers a wide selection of handset styles and manufactures to choose from. First available on standard symbian handsets, fastchat will launch on the Nokia 3650 and SonyEricsson P800 and will be immediately available on the upcoming Symbian handsets announced by manufacturers including Siemens, Samsung and Sendo. In the second half of the year, fastchat will be extended to include suitable BREW and Java handsets, adding manufactures such as Motorola and LG to the line up of mobile phone choices that consumers will have.


More information: http://www.fastchat.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Rugby 2019 coverage by Spark and TVNZ
Created by freitasm, last reply by NzBeagle on 17-Apr-2018 20:52 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Another early grave filthy food pusher sees NZ as a soft target
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Hammerer on 20-Apr-2018 11:31 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Lifetime Warranty Bbq thoughts
Created by JeremyNzl, last reply by mattwnz on 18-Apr-2018 19:59 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Those airline safety videos
Created by MikeB4, last reply by Oblivian on 19-Apr-2018 21:03 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Your typing speed (WPM)
Created by SniperGhostWolfDude, last reply by nakedmolerat on 19-Apr-2018 23:55 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Scrapping RUC and paying Diesel tax at the pump?
Created by DickDastardly, last reply by NzBeagle on 19-Apr-2018 09:44 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


787 Issues
Created by networkn, last reply by amiga500 on 19-Apr-2018 15:19 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Anyone able to identify this creepy critter?
Created by askelon, last reply by eracode on 17-Apr-2018 15:39 (15 replies)