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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.