From Nextel Communications Inc.Nextel Communications Inc. introduces Group ConnectSM service, which enables instant group walkie-talkie conversations nationwide. The service allows groups to be created directly on the handset within seconds. It also exclusively allows users to create or access a group by scrolling over a name in the recent calls or contact list, and users do not need to enter into and out of a special application.
The service allows up to 21 simultaneous participants, who can be anywhere in Nextel’s nationwide network. Screen icons indicate if a participant has joined the call, opted out or is unavailable. Up to 25 groups can be stored on the handset at one time.
Group Connect service is available on the new Motorola i605 handset. Other handsets will be announced soon.