Todd let us know that Verizon has released the Push to Talk service that has been the talk of the BB community for a while. The service was rumored to be released later in April but it was released a few weeks ahead. The screen shot is for the BlackBerry app that will enable the push to talk service similar to the one offered from AT&T. The application can be downloaded from the Verizon App Center but you still have to call Verizon to add the service to your account.
The service cost $5.00 a month per line for unlimited push to talk which is not too expensive. Only a few other carriers have been successful at implementing or selling this service to their customers.
Details from Verizons website
- Make quick exchanges.
Push one button to contact team members or clients.
- Place group calls.
Hold conversations with as many as 50 total participants.
- Check team member status with Presence.
See who is available for a Push to Talk call.
- Manage contacts for the entire company online.
Add, delete and assign contacts, create groups and more.
- Use one number, one device.
Make and receive voice calls without needing a second device or phone number.
- Enjoy coast-to-coast coverage.
Connect on our nationwide broadband network, and get expanded coverage across the United States within the National Enhanced Services Rate and Coverage Area.
Let us know in the comments if you are a Verizon customer and plan on using this service.