Do you have the push to talk feature (PTT) on your cell phone?

@sacmom (14363)
United States
December 4, 2007 1:50am CST
Do you use this feature a lot to talk to friends, family, coworkers, etc? Both my husband and I have the PTT feature on our cell phones. And because of this he has a hard time remembering my cell phone #. Sure, he has it on his cell phone, but he cannot remember it by memory alone. LOL However, I can remember his just fine. Hmm, I wonder why this is? :P Do you forget a person's cell phone number if you communicate with them with the PTT feature, or can you remember it just fine even when using this feature? Do you prefer to use the PTT feature or would you rather talk on the phone without having to communicate with someone CB/walkie talkie style? LOL And if you don't have this feature on your cell phone, do you want to get one that has it? Please share your thoughts.
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@whyaskq (7554)
• Singapore
5 Dec 07
My phone does have such a feature. However I do not use it. Often I would dial the number of the person I want to call. Most of the time I do remember the number. Otherwise I would just search from my contact list.
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@Zelmarq (11228)
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
I have that feature on my cellphone but never tried using it. I am form the PHilippines and we are the text capital of the world and I just like texting coz its just affordable and convenient to use.
• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Yea I have it. But I can't use it! :( I think it is not included in my plan. In fact, I don't think it is included on any plan in this country (mostly). Beats me. Is it supposed to be free? It's stupid because the button gets in the way sometimes and I push it accidentally. But I can't use it for nuts.
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@sacmom (14363)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I don't think it's free. At least it isn't free for me. :P I know I pay a little extra. Maybe a couple of dollars or more a month for this feature. This is for unlimited walkie talkie airtime, though there are plans (at least through the carrier I go through) that have so many minutes of walkie talkie time which is less expensive. But since my husband and I communicate mostly with the PTT feature when we are away from each other we went with the unlimited plan.
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• Singapore
5 Dec 07
Well, I guess it's not too useful for me anyway.:P
• China
4 Dec 07
Hi,Sacmom,It is a interesting technology.I really appreciate but no chance to use,can you describe it more detail,for spec,quotation and how to buy and install it,maybe how to use it?thanks.
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@sacmom (14363)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Certain brands of cell phones come with this feature. I know Motorola is one of them. I've heard Nokia has it for some of their phones as well. You can read more about push to talk at the link below: http://blog.lowcostcells.com/2007/08/how-does-push-to-talk-work.html I hope this helps!
• China
5 Dec 07
thanks,i will try it later.
@lols189 (4798)
9 Feb 08
yes i have this feature on my phone but have never used it and dont intend to as i dont know how to use it.i can easily remember lots of phone numbers so dont need to use PTT
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@sacmom (14363)
• United States
12 Feb 08
It isn't difficult to use at all! But it can be a pain in the rear as it only works with others if they have the same service provider as you (and of course the phone has to have the PTT feature on each of these phones).
• Thailand
4 Dec 07
I have PTT feature on my phone but never used it before because I don't know how to set it up and I'm not sure if it will be expensive to use compared to normal phone calling.
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@sacmom (14363)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I don't know what carrier you go through, but if you go to their site and look at their plans you might be able to get an idea of how much extra it costs. As far as setting it up, you may have to talk to your phone's carrier about that or it may be done automatically once you sign up for a plan that has this feature.
@3lilangels (4641)
• United States
4 Dec 07
yes i do have it on my phone but most of the time i just forget that it is there.
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
That means you don't really use it.:P
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@jarves (815)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
I have a Push To Talk feature in my cellphone. But it is not supported in my country. Service providers here do not provide that kind of service. I think every cellphone has one.
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• Pakistan
12 Dec 07
Well, I don't have PTT feature in my cellphone, but I think it has something to do with the service provider, I have seen one with PTT, I tried to use it, but there were lots of settings I couldn't understand. lol
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@lizzyt2007 (1314)
• Craig, Alaska
11 Dec 07
I always use this feature. I don't want to just flip open my phone and they answer. I guess its a habbit and I don't know why I do it anymore. I used to have a reason.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
Hi sacmom! I don't have the PTT feature on my cell phone and I am not that sure if our cellphone network here in our country provide such feature. Probably that would be a great added feature to have on my cellphone. However, i do remember phone numbers that i use frequently but with some numbers, I just keep forgetting them. LOL! Take care and have a nice day. :)
@paul8675 (750)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Never heard of it so I guess not.
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@Ohara_1983 (4124)
• Kuwait
4 Dec 07
Actually my phone PTT, but im not using it. I rather prefer to talk to them not using the PTT communication. MOst pcellphone have PTT know is New Model of Nokia
@dbhattji (2508)
• India
4 Dec 07
I can never remember any phone number other than mine so like this feature and it also saves time.
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• India
4 Dec 07
No nothing.Actually I dont know what is PTT .Please tell me what it is.Thanks.
@sacmom (14363)
• United States
5 Dec 07
You can read about it here: http://blog.lowcostcells.com/2007/08/how-does-push-to-talk-work.html
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• India
5 Dec 07
Thanks for your information.I will surely visit there and should find one for me.Thanks a lot.