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    Verizon to offer PTT to BlackBerry owners for free!



    A new promotion from Verizon just popped up and it seems Big Red is going to give away it's PTT service. I know what you are thinking. What's the catch, right? Well according the the pdf that just got passed to us, there isn't one. Customers who have a supported BlackBerry and subscribe to the Push To Talk service will get the service for free for the remainder of their contract length. The only Blackberry phone that is currently supported is the BlackBerry Tour. Which is a little strange because the pdf document says "on compatible BlackBerry smartphones". Smartphones? Will Verizon be adding more phones to the supported list? If they are planning on it then they need to hurry because the promotion only runs from March 30th until June 30th, 2010. See the link below to see the full pdf document.



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    This is certainly big news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    This is certainly big news!
    Yeah, if only I had a Tour I would be all over it lol
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    I'm going to call right now and see if I qualify. But if this feature is only available with blackberry's then I won't be using it for long. :/ I'll promptly be getting the Nexus One, once it is available for Verizon. But I'll still have my storm and I'll still be on this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natemz View Post
    Yeah, if only I had a Tour I would be all over it lol
    I have one and won't bother with it. It would just end up being something I would never use. It's one heck of a deal though.
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    I wonder if this means more official software updates for different blackberries from VZW? I would love to try this out on my storm 2 9550!

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    What BB's can support the PTT? Can it work on a Storm 2 (9550), Storm (9530), Curve 2 (8530), and a Curve (8330)?
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    Only BB currently PTT capable would be the Tour.


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    BlackBerry Curve 2 8530 Better be getting this feature by June 30th!

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    I think this is something else that Verizon can hold over their members heads. I wouldn't put it pass them to only keep the Tour and the new 9650 (whenever it comes out) to support PTT only. This makes you guys have to upgrade to another phone which means more money for Verizon. However IF they did that, it would hurt them a lot more then they think.

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    Can't someone that has the tour just extract the cod file(s) from their tour and post them to see if the PTT app will work on other devices?

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    Verizon offering Push To Talk Free!


    Based on the above add, Verizon will be offering its new Push-to-Talk (PTT) service for free on the BlackBerry Tour 9630. It looks like if you download the software to your device prior to June 30, 2010 you will receive the service for free for the life of your contract. Most Tour users are at most less than a year into their contracts as the device launched last July, so go grab the free service while you can which should last you at least a year. If your currently using PTT, let us know what you think of it. If your not, go get it for free and let us know.


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