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  Reply # 641029 14-Jun-2012 22:10
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It didn't happen. On neither network.




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  Reply # 641038 14-Jun-2012 22:24
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SteveON: What ever happened to push to talk?


I put it in..... I took it out..... Still have some old code kicking around for the subscriber management.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 641039 14-Jun-2012 22:26
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Push to Talk was running on the CDMA network in early 2005, but it didn't last long.

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  Reply # 641043 14-Jun-2012 22:42
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Vodafone had two PTT / POC platforms first was Nokia then a motorola, RIP

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  Reply # 641057 14-Jun-2012 23:05
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Was Push 2 Talk ever sold as a service by Vodafone John? I don't remember it...

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  Reply # 641099 15-Jun-2012 06:22
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There was also a number of free PTT servers in Europe that were accessible if you signed up for them and had a phone (such as Nokia) that supported it. I remember trialling this with johnr long after Vodafone had pulled the pin, much to the amusement of other VF staff who couldn't understand how it still worked when the box had been unplugged!


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  Reply # 641104 15-Jun-2012 07:05
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quickymart: Was Push 2 Talk ever sold as a service by Vodafone John? I don't remember it...


Sure was

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  Reply # 641124 15-Jun-2012 08:40

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quickymart: Was Push 2 Talk ever sold as a service by Vodafone John? I don't remember it...


Sure was


Didn't last long,,,

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  Reply # 641231 15-Jun-2012 11:07
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On CDMA it was $10 for "unlimited" use (Although this was introductory, it never changed while the service was active), not sure why it wasn't more successful. I used it frequently, as did my group of friends, and we often had group chats using it.



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  Reply # 641528 15-Jun-2012 17:44
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old3eyes:
quickymart: Oh CDMA is definitely being switched off alright, no two ways about it. Customers on the CDMA network have had plenty of warning it was going.


They sure have.  Anyone on any for of post pay will have received their two monthly letter in the mail advising them of this and people on prepay should be getting the  cut off message when ever they maker a call..


Is this cut off message played for all prepay users? How long has the message been playing for? What does it say?

You would think telecom would also have sent a mass text to all those people too

Out of those 300,000 people still on CDMA I wonder how many are prepay and how many are post pay and what their reasons for staying on CDMA are, coverage? not enough cash to buy a new phone? don't understand what CDMA shut off means?

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  Reply # 641533 15-Jun-2012 17:52
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I suspect they are glovebox users. People might have an old CDMA phone thrown in the glovebox of their car with a few dollars stored on prepay for emergency use (assuming they forgot to bring their "real" phone). If that's the case, the imminent closure of CDMA means little to them. When it closes, they'll toss the phone out.

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  Reply # 641584 15-Jun-2012 20:17
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IlDuce: On CDMA it was $10 for "unlimited" use (Although this was introductory, it never changed while the service was active), not sure why it wasn't more successful. I used it frequently, as did my group of friends, and we often had group chats using it.

I always thought Push 2 Talk was a rather niche service of limited appeal - plus you could only use it on a few handsets anyway, and it didn't work between networks either.

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  Reply # 641619 15-Jun-2012 21:02
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Made some calls on mine tonight. No warning of shutoff, just that I have less than $10 on it.




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  Reply # 641772 16-Jun-2012 13:02

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Is this cut off message played for all prepay users? How long has the message been playing for? What does it say?

You would think telecom would also have sent a mass text to all those people too 



Yes to mesage and Yes to text for onebill users. dunno about prepaid

Message is bloody annoying when trying to make a call

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  Reply # 641792 16-Jun-2012 13:54
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Im not getting the message on either of my prepaids. If I was living in a cave I would have no idea that I only had about 6 weeks left on the phone.

edit: thought it might be the less than $10 message being played instead so called a 0800 which doesnt tell me that - no message about shutdown there either.




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