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Sprint Adding PTT To More LTE Smartphones

Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint is making push-to-talk (PTT) service available on many more LTE-equipped phones with the launch of a free PTT app for six Android smartphones.

Four more Android LTE phones will soon be compatible with the app, the carrier said.

The Sprint Direct Connect Now app is available today for downloading from Google Play to the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3 and Kyocera Hydro Edge. The app will be compatible “soon” with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Sprint Spark enhanced-LTE service.

They join the already available LTE-equipped Kyocera Torque smartphone and two ruggedized 3G phones, all with embedded PTT. The latter two are the Motorola Admiral Android smartphone and the Kyocera Dura Max. The phones are used by construction workers, manufacturers and emergency workers, among others.

In late 2012, Sprint launched a PTT app for select Android-based 3G smartphones.

Sprint Direct Connect PTT service is included at no additional charge on many service plans and is available for $5/month on other plans.