Motorola and NII Holdings announce US launch of PRIP, a push-to-talk service for Android
Sprint's iDEN network may have just recently shut off for good, but push-to-talk (PTT) technology isn't gone. Today, Motorola launched PRIP, a PTT platform that works using mobile data or WiFi networks. The service launched in Mexico a month ago, but now PRIP's available to US residents in Google Play, provided their phones are running Android 2.3 or later -- an iOS version's arriving in the coming weeks. For now, folks who sign up can use the service free for the first month, after which it'll cost users a $7.99 monthly fee. It's not exactly the cheapest form of communication, but hey, its a small price to pay for instant access to all of PRIP's users, right?