1. highnoteuser's Avatar
    I keep hearing ads for Sprints new Direct Connect Now app which is supposed to replace the old NexTel style walkie talkie. I have been using Tikl which is sometimes unreliable and was wondering if anyone has found an apk for this that we might be able to use?
    06-26-2012 06:54 AM
  2. gbuffs's Avatar
    06-28-2012 11:08 AM
  3. jcruckus's Avatar
    I can confirm that this is in the works. They are hoping for a July release, but its probably more like September. Sprint ptt is packets of recorded voice streamed through a specific protocol that is then bridged to the old Nextel network, if you're talking to a Nextel subscriber, so technically any cdma sprint phone will be able to have that feature; no longerrequiring you to choose a nasty *** phone just because you use ptt/direct connect.

    Long story short, dont hold your breath. yes its in the works, but there's no release date yet.

    I am about to get the Motorola Admiral, which is using the newer tech that they are modding into an app, so perhaps after I root it I can perform a "dump" and post it for a dev to look at and see if they can port it over for other devices. It would require the service to be activated on the device, so I'm not sure how that would work, since the PTT packets are different than regular Data packets and are not transmitted on all networks.
    06-30-2012 10:10 PM
  4. LACAGuy's Avatar
    Any news on when this might be released?
    07-20-2012 05:20 PM
  5. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Any news on when this might be released?
    Not that I've heard, but then again, Sprint constumers know stuff before the employees do.
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    07-20-2012 10:01 PM
  6. Kyleluvsandroid's Avatar
    At work we just switched to a sprint phone with sprint direct connect. We switched from nextel because 80% of the towers got shut down in our city and we could hardly use the phone. The new spint direct connect is as bad or worse than the nextel direct connect was the lastg week we had it. Harder to reach people and cuts out more. It doesn't work on roaming either, some areas now only have raoming service. As far as the cell service on the phone, my optimus will have 1/2 to full signal and the sprint phone with direct connect is searching for signal, doesn't happen a lot, but happens. Not sure if the towers just aren't fully upgraded for the new service or what. But the short is, sprint direct connect is not any better than tikl, it still uses data and requires a good data connection to work.
    07-20-2012 11:11 PM
  7. weirdfate's Avatar
    use zello
    08-26-2012 07:36 PM
  8. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    At work we just switched to a sprint phone with sprint direct connect. We switched from nextel because 80% of the towers got shut down in our city and we could hardly use the phone. The new spint direct connect is as bad or worse than the nextel direct connect was the lastg week we had it. Harder to reach people and cuts out more. It doesn't work on roaming either, some areas now only have raoming service. As far as the cell service on the phone, my optimus will have 1/2 to full signal and the sprint phone with direct connect is searching for signal, doesn't happen a lot, but happens. Not sure if the towers just aren't fully upgraded for the new service or what. But the short is, sprint direct connect is not any better than tikl, it still uses data and requires a good data connection to work.
    Can you upload the apk?
    08-28-2012 03:10 PM
  9. adamhos's Avatar
    DC uses the 4g net, and yes it is junk, it is faster to use the phone than DC, we have been issued kyocera duraxt also junk. Junk + junk=crap

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    08-30-2012 02:56 PM
  10. grabejr's Avatar
    I have a Sprint direct contact phone for work. It's just a flip phone but the executive level managers have android direct connect phones from Sprint. Same button on the side.

    I'm guessing someone will reverse engineer an app for it.
    08-30-2012 03:02 PM
  11. grabejr's Avatar
    DC uses the 4g net, and yes it is junk, it is faster to use the phone than DC, we have been issued kyocera duraxt also junk. Junk + junk=crap

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    Same phone we all got. After you set the damn thing up right it works but it keeps turning off the dc speaker and the dc button is way too sensitive. We're all beeping each other every time someone leans the wrong way...

    Never thought I'd say I miss my old Nextel...
    08-30-2012 03:04 PM
  12. GothamKnight's Avatar
    That's funny that this new DC app is not available on Sprint's flagship phone. SMH
    10-25-2012 07:07 PM
  13. Buddlespit's Avatar
    That's funny that this new DC app is not available on Sprint's flagship phone. SMH
    What's funny is that you had to come into the Optimus S forums and necro a thread to say that.
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    10-25-2012 07:26 PM
  14. GothamKnight's Avatar
    What's funny is that you had to come into the Optimus S forums and necro a thread to say that.
    Yeah that is funny.
    12-05-2012 06:32 PM
  15. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Yeah that is funny.
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    12-12-2012 07:20 PM
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