In a press release today, Sprint has announced the addition of more than 40 markets that are now able to take advantage of QChat push to talk services when the service makes its general consumer launch on Sunday June 15th with the LX400 by LG, Z400 by Samsung, and PRO-200 and PRO-700 by Sanyo.
Customers in the following markets will be able to order the aforementioned handsets from Telesales, online through Sprint.com, and Sprint Retail Stores:
Atlanta-Athens, Ga. Miami-West Palm Beach, Fla. Austin, Texas Milwaukee Baltimore Central New Jersey Boston Northern New Jersey Chicago Southern New Jersey Cincinnati New York City Cleveland Orange County, Calif. Colorado Oregon Columbus, Ohio Orlando Northern Connecticut Philadelphia Southern Connecticut Pittsburgh, Penn. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Providence, R.I. Delaware Richmond, Va. Southwest Florida Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. Hawaii San Antonio Houston San Diego Indianapolis San Francisco Bay Area Jacksonville, Fla. South Bay, Calif. Kansas Tampa, Fla. Las Vegas Washington, D.C. Long Island, N.Y. Southwest Washington Los Angeles Western Washington North Los Angeles Winston-Salem, N.C. Memphis, Tenn.
The service will be branded Nextel Direct Connect to maintain consistency and familiarity across the new lineup with the LG LX 400 launching for $79.99, the Samsung SPH-Z400 launching at $99.99, the Sanyo PRO-200 launching at $49.99, and the Sanyo PRO-700 launching at $79.99, all after new two year agreement and $50 mail-in rebates respectively.