"A Great Cell Phone with PTT Feature"4.0 starson by scott.horton
Pros: Great features for a cell phone such as a very good speaker phone and great voice recognition for making and receiving calls as well as a sizeable speaker for great clarity
Cons: The location of the speakerphone button is easy to activate by accident when using the phone normally. The push to talk alert tone needs to be louder
Summary: After using this phone for nearly 3 weeks, I find the features included with this phone to be very good; especially the driving mode and voice recognition. The PTT (Push to Talk) works well and the built-in speaker makes it very clear to hear and understand the other person. This phone definitely has the best speakerphone on a cell phone that I've ever used. My only complaint about the phone is the location of the speakerphone button on the right side of the phone which is very easy to accidently activate with your thumb if using it with your right hand. My other complaint is that the PTT alert tone needs to be louder. If the phone is not in speakerphone mode, you can barely hear the tone at all. To get around this, myself and the other users with whom I work just use the barge call feature. Another complaint is not with the phone, but with Verizon Wireless who is NOT offering group calling with the PTT and you can only use it with one person at a time. I work with several other IT people and we bought these phones not knowing that Verizon had done away with the group calling feature with PTT. Verizon used to have the group calling feature but after talking to a rep, they said that it was overloading the system and has to be worked out another way. It seems that using PTT with only one user at a time defeats the use of PTT since you can just call the other user without using your minutes anyway since you can do in network calling for free. I'm hopeful that Verizon will bring back the group PTT calling feature since this is the way most people want to use PTT and so they can compete effectively with Nextel. Unfortunately, I do not have Nextel in my area. Also, there is about a 2-4 second delay time when using PTT but that is not a big deal although it would be nice if it were instant.
All in all, if you are a Verizon customer and want a great cell phone with the PTT feature then I think you will be happy with this phone with all of its great features.