Verizon doesn’t seem too eager to give up on their Push To Talk service. They launched Plus to Talk Plus as sort of an update and a number of 4G devices from their portfolio are able to use the service. “Communicate instantly with just the push of a button” says Verizon. Let’s see what they have to offer with this new service, or an improved old one, whatever you want to call it.
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The service is powered by Kodiak Networks and Verizon is promising faster call setup along with better/lower latency, improved voice quality (or as they call it “superior”) and encrypted wireless service. Along with these improvements they’ve also introduced some features. One of the features is called “Talker Priority” and it can be extremely useful if you’re hosting a conference call, it lets you take over the conversation (be the only speaker). Another feature they’re offering is “Late Join”. This is basically for those people who did not join the conference call in time and want to join after it has already started. The last thing they added as far as features go is “Rejoin”. You guessed it, if you drop out of a group call and want to rejoin you can do that. You don’t have to use Verizon’s 4G LTE in order to use the service, you can do that via Wi-Fi network as well.
As I mentioned in the beginning, the service is available to certain devices from Verizon’s portfolio. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Motorola Droid MAXX, the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE and some other ones which you can check out if you follow the source link below. Verizon Wireless also promises the service will become available to some additional devices soon, such as the brand new Kyocera Brigadier for example. Verizon is offering a special promotion for a limited amount of time if you add the service to your account. If you do so, you’ll receive credit for the first six months and after that they will charge you a $5 a month fee, which is their usual price for the Push To Talk Service.