Nextel and Motorola unveil off-network P2T solution
Nextel and Motorola recently announced the introduction of Direct Talk, a back-up walkie-talkie service that Nextel customers can use when they are outside the carrier’s coverage areas. The service provides a range of up to six miles (though terrain, weather, foliage and use in vehicles or buildings could diminish range), is available on Motorola i315 and i325 handsets distributed by Nextel, and is activated via the handset’s keypad. For public-safety customers, the i325 offers an emergency call button and Priority Connect, which provides five levels of priority service when the network is congested. Both handsets comply with Military Standard 810 F for blowing rain, humidity and salt fog.