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Topic # 6270 11-Jan-2006 17:01
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Does anyone use the Vodafone PUSH 2 TALK service?

Has anyone used the Telecom PUSH2 TALK service?

I noticed Telecom advertised it a lot, but Vodafone hasn't really invested much in advertising the product, and Vodafone only have 3 phones that have push 2 talk.

Why isn't Vodafone pushing this service??? (excuse the pun)

What's better? Telecoms push 2 talk ro Vodafones push 2 talk?

I think push 2 talk could become very popular int he future, id much rather press a button and talk into the phone than send a text msg!!!


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  Reply # 26157 11-Jan-2006 17:12
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Vodafone aren't pushing it because it doesn't really work.. They just launched the product into the marketplace so they could offer something before Telecom! :-)


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  Reply # 26163 11-Jan-2006 18:58
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I have never seen anyone use Voda PTT.

Telecom P2T is used quite a bit. You really need a use for it rather than 'hey this is cool lets use it for something' you also have to tolerate the delay, and rather short sharp method of conversing that P2T dictates.

Its a great money saver for small businesses using internal calling / group calling.




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  Reply # 26164 11-Jan-2006 19:00
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simon_nz90: Does anyone use the Vodafone PUSH 2 TALK service?

Has anyone used the Telecom PUSH2 TALK service?

I noticed Telecom advertised it a lot, but Vodafone hasn't really invested much in advertising the product, and Vodafone only have 3 phones that have push 2 talk.

Why isn't Vodafone pushing this service??? (excuse the pun)

What's better? Telecoms push 2 talk ro Vodafones push 2 talk?

I think push 2 talk could become very popular int he future, id much rather press a button and talk into the phone than send a text msg!!!



Have you ever seen anyone use this service in the city or where a large group of people have congregated? They look bloody stupid if you ask me, mind you it always provides good entertainment. I suppose the use of mobile phones looked stupid when they were first introduced as well, but I think Push to Talk is more of a niche market, particularly aimed at Truck Drivers & Security Guards and Medium/Large Business perhaps.

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  Reply # 26166 11-Jan-2006 19:04
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sbiddle: Vodafone aren't pushing it because it doesn't really work.. They just launched the product into the marketplace so they could offer something before Telecom! :-)



Wrong. Vodafone Push to Talk works fine & I work in a large hospital where it is used on a regular basis & very effectively. I know of a few people outside of work who have used it as well & are happy with the service.

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  Reply # 26173 11-Jan-2006 21:15
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Grantis:
Wrong. Vodafone Push to Talk works fine & I work in a large hospital where it is used on a regular basis & very effectively. I know of a few people outside of work who have used it as well & are happy with the service.


Actually I've met more people who have persistant problems with the service than I have happy Push To Talk customers, I'm pretty sure I see more Vodafone users/resellers than you, so you therefore are WRONG ;) :P

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Reply # 26177 11-Jan-2006 21:23
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I use PTT lots in Auckland city and about the place even while roaming in China and Malaysia and OZ works great

I have never had a issue with the PTT service

I had to get the motorola serviced once but that was not a network issue

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  Reply # 26178 11-Jan-2006 21:25
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Jeffthechef:
Actually I've met more people who have persistant problems with the service than I have happy Push To Talk customers, I'm pretty sure I see more Vodafone users/resellers than you, so you therefore are WRONG ;) :P


I have a good friend who works for Vodafone as a Sales Rep & he has a completely different experience than you. It just depends who you talk to I guess.

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  Reply # 26187 11-Jan-2006 22:50
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I had to get the motorola serviced once but that was not a network issue


Has VFNZ increased the range of handsets that are PTT capable? I remember that only a certain Motorola model (there was another PTT Nokia but it wasn't able to work with PTT was able to do it due to the standard of PTT used.




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  Reply # 26191 11-Jan-2006 23:29
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Thanks guys for your opinions.

Vodaofne NZ have 3 headsets for PTT and they are all motorola models!

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  Reply # 26194 11-Jan-2006 23:58

One thing, Telecom have i think it was 98.2% of push to talk users in new zealand. So if you have more chance of push to talking someone on telecom versus the 1.8% of new Zealand push to talk users that are on voda.



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  Reply # 26195 12-Jan-2006 00:01
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Smart move by telecom i say, unlike in the late 1990's when texting first came out but telecom didnt invest in it because they didnt think it would be popular lol stupid telecom.

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  Reply # 26201 12-Jan-2006 00:29
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It could be better,, as in the actual service idea, both work well enough for their intended use.

But i'd like it to store the last couple of voice messages pushed to you in case you miss them or don't want your phone announcing to everyone in the office "Heay honey, you are pregnant".,, that's what's so cool about TXT. You can go to it later and it's discreet.

Telecoms works very well but could sound clearer, i find it a bit muffled,

Vodafones can be stuttery but's it's Excellent quality voice.

I thinks it's a great service both ways and looks like nokia support is coming when the Exclusitivity contract with Vodafone ends soon.

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  Reply # 26208 12-Jan-2006 03:52

simon_nz90: Thanks guys for your opinions.

Vodaofne NZ have 3 headsets for PTT and they are all motorola models!


??

And what about Nokia? Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680 and Nokia N70 (coming soon) are all PTT capable.. I see the dedicated PTT button on the side of my 6680.. So why only Motorola?




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  Reply # 26211 12-Jan-2006 06:53
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simon_nz90: Thanks guys for your opinions.

Vodaofne NZ have 3 headsets for PTT and they are all motorola models!


??

And what about Nokia? Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680 and Nokia N70 (coming soon) are all PTT capable.. I see the dedicated PTT button on the side of my 6680.. So why only Motorola?


The Nokia PTT problem dates back about 2 years.

The OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) who define a lot of the mobile specs decided to write a GSM PoC specificiation. They relased a draft standard however Nokia didn't like some aspects of the standard and developed their own standard which was quite similair however with engough differences to make it incompatible. They then approached networks with their phones and server combination and tried to sell them that hoping that if they got in first the OMA standard would end up history and the Nokia standard would become the defacto PoC protocol.

Unfortunately for Nokia despite their best efforts and many trials most operators who have launched commercial PoC services have waited for the official OMA protocol specification before launching their service. Nokia promised their phoones (incl the 5140) could be upgraded to the official OMA spec when it was released however they seem to have decided to shaft their customers and not actually do this.




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  Reply # 26243 12-Jan-2006 11:33
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mmm oh well, poor nokia lol

Here is the site with the list of compatible PTT heandsets: http://vodafone.co.nz/mobiles/dynamic_mobiles_list.jsp?listType=category&categoryId=ptt

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