Sprint has just announced that it will be launching its new Sprint Direct Connect service on October 2. If you’ve been a long-time Sprint customer, you’re probably aware that Sprint pioneered push-to-talk service in the US. Hence, it is but fitting for Sprint to relaunch this service taking stock of new and faster network technology. Additionally, Sprint Direct Connect will be rolled out together with broadband data capabilities, the usual push-to-talk features, and a new rugged phone, the Kyocera DuraMax.
Sprint Direct Connect will be powered by Sprint’s 3G data network that will enable the carrier to deliver enhanced push-to-talk platform that will provide Sprint customers with instant calling features, more reliable push-to-talk features as well as full support for data applications. Sprint’s push-to-talk platform was designed with Qualcomm which provided Sprint with IP-based solution that can deliver advanced push-to-talk experiences, according to Sprint.
In case you’re interested to avail of Sprint Direct Connect service, expect to enjoy the following features:
- Direct Connect
- Guaranteed Talk Permit
- Call Alert with Text
- Group Connect
- Availability Notifications
And as mentioned, Sprint Direct Connect will come together with the new Kyocera Duramax. This handset features a 2-inch QVGA TFT main display, 3.2MP camera with flash and camcorder, and a non-slip Dura-Grip design. The handset passed the Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, and water immersion testing. The Kyocera Duramax is scheduled for release on October 2nd with another two compatible devices before the year ends.