Verizon adds Push to Talk Plus to Galaxy S5, more

The walkie-talkie ease of push-to-talk meets modern smartphones in Verizon's rebooted service for business.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is one phone you can turn into a two-way radio. Josh Miller/CNET
Miss the days of walkie-talkies?

Verizon will now let companies reclaim some of that ease with its new Push To Talk Plus service.

The Samsung Galaxy S5, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, and Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE will all work with the business service, and the carrier intends to add support for the rugged (and sapphire-screened) Kyocera Brigadier.

Software features built for conference calls give the current speaker priority and let participants drop out and rejoin without interruption. You can learn more about the service at Verizon's website.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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