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Does Koodo offer Push to talk?


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Telus does (they call it Mike) and also Bell (10-4) so we know the network can support it and it just uses 4G or LTE data anyways. Just wondering if Koodo supports this?

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Push-to-Talk (PTT) is generally a corporate service. Koodo is a discount consumer brand -- and hence not a service that consumer's ask for in a mobile carrier.
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i dont think so since it doesnt say anywhere on the koodo website.
Userlevel 6
so it's like some kind of Canada-wide walkie talkie?
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Some random Mobile Master wrote:

so it's like some kind of Canada-wide walkie talkie?

Yes, exactly. But without the range and privacy limitations or interference of more conventional two-way radios and if you use a two way radio, one less device to carry and keep charged.
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Koodo does not. Also I have seen an article that Telus may also be phasing out it's IDEN (Mike) Service
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo does not. Also I have seen an article that Telus may also be phasing out it's IDEN (Mike) ...

While Telus is phasing out iDen, they are soon launching P2T over HSPA/LTE via an app (I think the service is called Link).
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo does not. Also I have seen an article that Telus may also be phasing out it's IDEN (Mike) ...

And it will work over Wi-Fi. Gotta love technology. http://about.telus.com/community/english/news_centre/news_releases/blog/2013/10/01/telus-launches-next-generation-of-push-to-talk-telus-link
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo does not. Also I have seen an article that Telus may also be phasing out it's IDEN (Mike) ...

I should market myself as iDen 😛
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I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it for business (unlimited Canada wide anytime minutes and long distance) and find it's great for that. Guess I can resort to one of the "apps" that are out there for that, I imagine it won't use too much data for short bursts of digital voice.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

Nobody is saying that a business or a businessperson cannot use Koodo. If Koodo's services are appropriate, then by all means I don't think it would be in Koodo's interest to turn away revenue. However, as a discount brand of Telus, Koodo's target demographic are end-consumers looking for inexpensive telecommunications services. That means they don't offer a vast array of premium smartphones, they don't offer corporate plans, or pooled minutes. Koodo is called a discount brand for a reason -- otherwise, it may as well be called Telus.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

Koodo does not have business accounts nor are they liable for any loss of profits/business if a person chooses to use their phone for business purposes. This is stated right in the ToS. This is what people mean by sayin that Koodo is not for busines use.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

That's a common statement found in all wireless providers terms of service, regardless of whether they provide access to business services or not.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

You won't find ANY carrier that would accept liability for loss of profits/business, so they would all (all carriers) have that as a provision in their Terms of Service. I understand that [b]Koodo's marketing and service offerings is not targeted towards business and yet they have the best packages at the best prices for just that purpose.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

I would disagree with that. Koodo does not have business rates or anything of the sort.
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Steve wrote:

I don't get it when people say Koodo is a consumer service and not for business use... I use it f...

After my experiences with other carriers for business purposes and comparing the pricing they offer - I agree to disagree 🙂
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If you can convince your friends to use the wildly popular multiplatform app called "Whatsapp", the app now includes a PTT function. My wife and I have used it and I can tell you the quality is superb. Whatsapp works over Network or Wifi and simply scans your contacts to see if anyones number is registered for use. Then it adds those people to your available contacts for chatting. You can also use it to replace texting. The wife and I don't text anymore, we Whatsapp. Whatsapp is free for the first year and then 99 cents each year after. It's available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, & BlackBerry 10
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Telus will phase out the ptt network (MIKE) in 2015, and is currently developing a similar offering like Bell's on LTE. If you want true PTT functionality including the tougher handsets, and a button, not an app, you'll need to get a data plan and a phone from these guys: http://www.sonimtech.ca/ Not sure if the Bell versions are locked or compatible on Telus, but that would be your best bet.
We use those Somitech PTT phones and some Galaxy Rugby on a Bell PTT plan at my job. This is the only PTT solution available in Canada yet (as far as I know). I would like an app on my iPhone to use it as a PTT device but I have to use the Somitech instead... 😞
... actually I just find out taht Bell offers PTT with iPhones!! http://mobilebusiness.bell.ca/industries-and-solutions/push-to-talk/
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Carl Menard wrote:

... actually I just find out taht Bell offers PTT with iPhones!! http://mobilebusiness.bell.ca...

Telus does as well through their new Link service.

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