Verizon announces Push to Talk Plus with Android devices leading the charge

Verizon's Push to Talk Plus

Verizon’s Push to Talk service has been available for quite some time, allowing subscribers to use a one-touch communication method that’s quite a bit quicker than a traditional phone call. It’s been long overdue for an upgrade, and Big Red has officially announced big changes for the service, and plenty of Android-based support right out of the gate.

Announced by Verizon officially via their site on August 7, Push to Talk Plus is a significant upgrade over the previous generation of Push to Talk. Specifically, those who utilize the service will notice a faster connection to those they are trying to talk to, which will be utilized over an encrypted wireless service. Plus, users will notice an improvement in the overall voice quality during their conversations.

The service will cost $5 per month for access, but Verizon notes that those who sign up now will be able to take advantage of the service for free, for 6 months.

As far as devices are concerned, here’s the support that Verizon is providing at launch:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Droid MAXX
  • G’zOne Commando 4G LTE
  • Droid Ultra
  • Galaxy S 4
  • Galaxy S4 mini
  • Verizon also notes that they plan on adding more devices down the line, with a specific mention of the recently launched Kyocera Brigadier. You can check out the full list of supported devices through the source link below.

    Have you ever used the PTT service?

    [Via PTT+ Device Support; Verizon]

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    • Demosthenes Locke

      Did you notice the fine print that although they are offering 6 months free for the Monthly recurring, that data rates for the data used to power PTT+ still apply?