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Not sure if this has already been discussed, I havent been able to find anything- Im posting in the Motorola Forum because this is Motorola equipment- but does anyone know if it is possible to create a "talkgroup" in that sence, for Nextel Cell Phones- So if one person tx'd, then the whole group would hear that persons transmission??,

Again no offense if this is the wrong place to post...
 

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I know that Nextel offers a feature actually called "Talkgroup" for just that. You can also investigate Group Call and I am pretty sure there is one more similar feature.
 

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I know that Nextel offers a feature actually called "Talkgroup" for just that. You can also investigate Group Call and I am pretty sure there is one more similar feature.
Thats awesome! Thankyou!
 
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They very definitely have a Group Call function.

It was a mainstay of early Nextel users, but has been downplayed because it is a resource hog on the system.
I don't know how they charge for it these days.
 

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They very definitely have a Group Call function.

It was a mainstay of early Nextel users, but has been downplayed because it is a resource hog on the system.
I don't know how they charge for it these days.
It's included as far as I can tell... The "Talkgroup" function must be a killer then - 200 users per TG. But I think that it requires a business account.
 

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Group Call

I have been using Nextel phones since 1995. You can have up to 20 people at one time in a group call. Everyone in that call hears whatever is being said. All you do is use your contact list to select who you want in the group call and initiate the call. It just like one big walkie talkie so to speak. Everyone takes there turn talking. Or lets say who can key up the fastest get to do the talking! The only catch is that your phone must support group talk. If it doesn't you can't play with the technology...
 
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It's included as far as I can tell... The "Talkgroup" function must be a killer then - 200 users per TG. But I think that it requires a business account.
I think it may be included, but I think they charge you per person, so you minuets will go really fast if the group is very big.

There also used to be an issue with members not getting group calls if the group spanned too many sites due to call setup time limitations. I am not sure if that problem still exists.

Talkgroup and Groupcall should be the same thing.
 

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There are a two different versions. One you can setup on the phone and one that S/N sets up and then OTAPs in to the phones. One is for short lists and the other for long lists.
 
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The one set up in the phone must be newer. The original system did not have that.
Groups were enabled in the switch (DAP) (Dispatch Application Processor), and programed into the handset.

We used to see sites drop out at around 30 sites/units per call. So 20 would have been a safe number even way back then.
 

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Group Call

I drive a truck and there are about 10 of us using Sprint / Nextel. We have no problem using group call from all over the county as long as you have Nextel service. Which that could be another thread about service. Anyway all of the newer phone for at least 5 years or so ago all had group connect built right into the phone. Like I said in my last post you could just make it happen yourself from your contact list. Heck even by blackberry curve has group connect, group talk or group call, whatever you wish to call it. I also had a boost mobile phone for the wife and it has it also built right into the phone. Gets pretty interesting with 10 drivers running down the road talking crap to each other. Makes to time go by pretty quick. Kind of like a long distance CB radio. only not!!!
There is no extra charge for using it since it is just direct connect. Most if not all plans now have unlimited direct connect with them. However back a few years ago if you started the call you got hit for every minute used by every one in the call. Now that could add up quick. Take a look at Nextels plans and you will see what I mean. Right now the wife and I share a plan with 1500 cell minutes along with unlimited direct connect minutes all for about 100.00 bucks a month. Use the **** out of direct connect with well over 7500 minutes a month and only use arounf 200 cell phone minutes just to call dispatchers. All and all I love my Nextel however you need to know a few other people using direct connect to really enjoy it. That is the only way to use the bleep.... you must know others with direct connect or you will not have any use for it!
 
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