News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 03, 2014.
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Since it decommissioned iDEN last year, Sprint has relied on Direct Connect Now as the way for most users to have instant voice communication through push-to-talk (PTT). The carrier today added six new phones to the list of compatible devices, and promised similar capabilities are on the way for three more phones.
Starting today, the following phones can access Sprint's PTT app from Google Play:
- Samsung Galaxy S 4
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- LG G2
- LG G Flex
- LG Optimus F3
- Kyocera Hydro Edge
Sprint Direct Connect Now will allow those devices to communicate with other users of the app or Sprint's Direct Connect services. The service is included in many plans, but some plans may require a $5 monthly charge. One important difference is Direct Connect Now only works for domestic PTT calls; international connections will arrive in future updates.
Sprint also confirmed that it will soon add Direct Connect Now compatibility for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy S 4 (Sprint Spark edition).
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.