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Title: Apple Working on "Walkie-Talkie" for iPhones Actual: Apple files patent, something they do for plenty of technologies that don't materialize. Stop the spam already....
03-18-2010, 05:53 PM #21
Title: Apple Working on "Walkie-Talkie" for iPhones
Actual: Apple files patent, something they do for plenty of technologies that don't materialize.
Stop the spam already.
03-18-2010, 07:17 PM #22
03-18-2010, 09:25 PM #23
how does this look even close to a BBM style messenger? The iGroups patent looks a lot more like a IPM then this does. And why people are talking crap I will never know. You know just as much as I do that you will be waiting in line just like me for the new iPhone whether or not they cram tons of useless features in it or not. So why *****?
03-19-2010, 12:22 AM #24
Yea, a lot of construction people use Nextel. But Nextel phones were built for this, They are extremely durable and LOUD. That was the point.
Going half duplex is a step backwards. I would personally never use it, and it is very annoying when people walk by in the store and having to hear their conversation.
03-19-2010, 06:31 AM #25
Although some of you may not like PTT on the iPhone as you may feel that it is taking away from the iPhone's image of sophistication and advanced technology, I have to agree with all those that appreciate PTT. The Push-To-Talk(PTT) feature is an excellent addition to some of us.OTB 1.0.2>.....>2.0.1
03-19-2010, 01:45 PM #26
Last edited by extremzocker; 03-19-2010 at 01:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-19-2010, 02:33 PM #27
03-19-2010, 11:01 PM #28
To the naysayers in this thread, why NOT add PTT and/or BBM? There are a hundred other things this phone can do that you or I probably don't really use, OR - more importantly - have actually GROWN to use over time because it was finally implemented in a useful way on the iPhone. Why would anyone argue this addition as being more frivolous or useless than any other feature on the iphone that doesn't involve making phone calls?
My point is, if you don't like the feature, then you don't have to use it. Better yet, if your phone is jailbroken, I'm sure you'll be able to just disable the function entirely. THEORETICAL PROBLEM SOLVED
03-21-2010, 12:31 AM #29
im not sure id ever use this. interesting though.killall Terminal
03-22-2010, 10:42 AM #30
Love it! More power and options the better. Put your iPhone in a Otter Box Defender case and it would protect it in a rough environment.
On your iphone in the the phone mode type in:
*3001#12345#* press call. This puts the phone in a cell test mode. Check out your cell channels and voice channels and more. In the top left it also shows your signal strength. Hopefully someone will make the walkie-talkie function work. Will have to check into it to see if there's a way to make it work in a local mode, ie: no cell towers, no charge, just the iPhones in a local area that are part of your group.
Last edited by CMOSlabs; 03-22-2010 at 10:52 AM. Reason: Because I can