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Verizon Delivers Push to Talk Plus to Galaxy S5, More

by Todd Haselton | August 7, 2014August 7, 2014 8:00 pm PST


Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it’s pushing its Push to Talk Plus service live on select Android handsets. Push to Talk Plus allows up to 50 people to partake in a single call at the tap of a button, and the feature is particularly compelling for folks working out in the field – like construction teams – or small businesses. Kodak Networks powers the feature, and it works over LTE as well as Wi-Fi.

The feature is rolling out now to the DROID MAXX, Galaxy S5 and the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE. Verizon said it will soon add support for other phones including the Kyocera Brigadier. ¬†Once it’s setup, employees can easily set-up a group call, and the software even allows late comers to join in with a “Late Join” feature, or reconnect if a call is lost. The feature will cost $5 per line but Verizon said it’s offering six months for free for customers who sign up during a limited promotion.

The application has been available for numerous other handsets, like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, and Motorola DROID for a while, though these are just the latest phones to gain support.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...