"push to talk" - not tried this yet, anyone else?
Not available in the UK yet but will be coming soon. VERY popular in the states apparently.
Was available here about 4 years ago but flopped. Dolphin
Communications marketed a 'business only' network with the feature, my
parents firm sold loads of the damn things but then Dolphin folded. It
basically allows you to
do two way radio over the mobile network - so free calls as if you were
using walkie talkies.
You press the button and it rings the other phone, they answer by
pressing and holding to talk, just like a radio - only one person can
talk at a time, its just like those Motorolla radios back in the day.
The problem with
Dolphin was you could only have two styles of phone and they looked
like 1980s walkie talkies - ugly and dated compared to the Nokia 8210s
of the time. I had one for work and it was a huge brick, very heavy. Business only too so they couldn't get enough
customers and it flopped. I believe the Police now use the old Tetra
network it was based on.
Interesting that the main providers may bring the idea back? Its a brilliant system, just needed good phones to go with it