Verizon to Launch QChat, Compete with Sprint

As Sprint prepares to launch QChat, its next-gen PTT service based on EVDO rev-A, it will only have a couple months to make an impression before it faces some major competition. Verizon Wireless has just announced that it is ready to launch QChat on its network as well, sometime later this summer.

Sprint/Nextel, the carrier most renowned for its Direct Connect, has been losing millions of customers each quarter. By launching QChat it hopes to begin gaining customers once more, as many customers had become frustrated by the lack of Sprint features on Nextel phones. By introducing QChat, Nextel stalwarts will be able to enjoy all of the same data-rich applications Sprint customers get on their phones, while still using a rugged Direct Connect phone.

Verizon already has a lineup of new phones prepared for the second generation PTT technology but has not made these handsets public as of yet. The details on the specifics of the upgrade in Verizon’s move to QChat are still rather fuzzy at the time of writing; we just simply know Verizon will be taking advantage of their 3G network to make PTT better. However, as more becomes known we will be reporting that information to you!

via RCR Wireless via PhoneScoop

Author: Brad Molen

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  • http://www.sprint-really-sucks.com/ AllenHarkleroad

    Shouldn't take much to beat Sprint silly.
    Sprint overcharged my small (US) company for over $50,000.00. We caught them doing it and now they refuse to refund the over-payments. You can read the full story at http://www.sprint-really-sucks.com

    I also wrote an open letter to Dan Hesse the Chairman and CEO of Sprint Nextel. It is a good read so please consider reading the letter.

    http://www.sprint-really-sucks.com/open-letter-dan-hes...

  • http://www.charlottematt.com Matt Cauthen

    It sounds like you just needed to understand your bill – or more thoroughly review it at the end of each month….I wouldn’t question morals and ethics. If they owed the money to you, they totally should have paid. However, that is not what this article is discussing…

    Sprints decision to refund your money is irrelevant to it's technology and innovative products and services. I use both carriers regularly and Sprint is definitely the best in service, call clarity, phones, products, services, and meets up more than any other cellular carrier to it's wireless data network speeds.

    Sprint is an awesome company and furthermore, I think there would have been better way of getting your refund….without tagging them as morally corrupt. Your $9,000 extra credit from Amazon is a lot of money, and $50,000 is as well…to your company as a small business. It is pennies to such Fortune companies as Sprint and Amazon.

  • http://www.charlottematt.com Matt Cauthen

    It sounds like you just needed to understand your bill – or more thoroughly review it at the end of each month….I wouldn’t question morals and ethics. If they owed the money to you, they totally should have paid. However, that is not what this article is discussing…

    Sprints decision to refund your money is irrelevant to it's technology and innovative products and services. I use both carriers regularly and Sprint is definitely the best in service, call clarity, phones, products, services, and meets up more than any other cellular carrier to it's wireless data network speeds.

    Sprint is an awesome company and furthermore, I think there would have been better way of getting your refund….without tagging them as morally corrupt. Your $9,000 extra credit from Amazon is a lot of money, and $50,000 is as well…to your company as a small business. It is pennies to such Fortune companies as Sprint and Amazon.