Sprint customers who subscribe to the Nextel Direct Connect side of the spectrum now have a new feature to look forward to called Push-to-X. This technology brings more to the little tone and button pair we all have become familiar with adding capabilities such as Push-to-Send voice messages to any email address dubbed as NextMail(SM), and Push-to-Send pictures or contact information with Direct Send(SM).
One of the most touted advancements is NextMail which will allow customers that use Nextel Direct Connect a way to send instant voice messages to any email address. It is as simple as selecting a recipient from their address book, pushing the Direct Connect button while speaking to record a message and with the release of the button, the message is sent instantly to the recipient’s email as a link where they can listen and respond back to the sender via text. It will be available for $7.50 a month once it is launched later this year along with a new line of Nextel Direct Connect-capable phones with Sprint Mobile Broadband data capabilities.
Push-to-Picture allows users to send and view pictures while talking simultaneously allowing those to review photos in real time. Sprint is offering this as an industry first at $0.25 a picture. Push-to-Send Contact Information works in a similar fashion where the user would select any individual in their address book and be able to send desired information via the Direct Connect button. This is going to be offered at no additional costs to current subscribers in the near future with feature compatible phones.
With all the new features that are going to be tacked onto the Direct Connect Button, we can expect Sprint to introduce many more features such as push-to-text, push-to-locate, push-to-information and other technologies that will take advantage of “one-touch communications.”