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  Reply # 19816 7-Sep-2005 21:17
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There's a new Motorola PTT handset out now, the older one has gone down in price a fair bit.

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  Reply # 19870 9-Sep-2005 02:27
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It appears to me that this whole PTT issue is one big stuff in Australia and New Zeland, probably everywhere else too.

I saw this as having huge potential but unfortunately it hasn't grown legs. But unless the networks open up PTT services like SMS allowing cross network inter-connection and used on all capable handsets it is doomed to failure.

I remember many years ago soon after GSM started in Australia I the SMS capability available in the handsets of the day, read up about it and thought what a great idea! I approached my network provider and asked them if they were going to enable the service, their reply.... Who would use that?

All the Nokia PTT capable handsets I have seen require the settings to be configured to a server to work. I'm not sure about other manufacturers by I suspect it is basically the same althouth it appears their are different protocols which is bloody typical but should still be workable surely.

Maybe if a third party decided to step up to the plate and provide a server available to any capable handset anywhere in the world, even at an affordable subscription PTT could take off, then I am sure Network providers would realise the true potential for PTT and implement it and intergrate it with the third party servers and people would have a choice of connecting to their providers PTT packages or simply making use of GPRS.


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  Reply # 19892 9-Sep-2005 12:15
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There are over 20 million PTT users in the USA. Ever watch The Apprentice? They all use PTT.

It is early days in NZ and Aussie. Don't forget that it has only been in the last few years that SMS has taken off.

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