AT&T Launches Enhanced PTT
Tough phones and instant communications – that’s a powerful combination. AT&T today announced that its Enhanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) service is available for businesses and organizations of all sizes. With Enhanced PTT, AT&T customers can communicate faster, to larger talk groups, and across more types of handsets than ever before.
AT&T Enhanced PTT is designed for 4G LTE from the get-go, while others are still deploying push-to-talk services on legacy CDMA and iDEN networks.
AT&T’s device lineup for Enhanced PTT provides the right device for the job – for every type of worker and every type of communication. Some of the newest devices in the line-up include:
Samsung Rugby® III: Starting soon, organizations can pick up the Samsung Rugby III for free with a two-year AT&T Enhanced PTT services agreement. The Rugby III is a rugged flip phone that features a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 3 megapixel camera. It includes a dedicated PTT button on the phone for easy access, is built to military specifications (810G specifications) and is waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant.
In addition, AT&T offers Enhanced PTT on the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro, an Android smartphone that is built to military specifications (810G specifications) and comes with full device encryption and corporate email support. Organizations using Enhanced PTT can also choose the Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket and download the Enhanced PTT service onto those devices.
Sonim® XP5560 BOLT: AT&T is also working with Sonim Technologies to offer the Sonim® XP5560 BOLT. This ultra-rugged device comes with a comprehensive 3-year warranty and will cost $199 for Enhanced PTT customers. The Sonim® XP5560 BOLT features a dedicated PTT button and can stand up to many challenges, including drops from more than six feet onto concrete and submersion in water for 30 minutes. Businesses that operate in the most extreme environments will be able to count on the Sonim® XP5560 BOLT with AT&T Enhanced PTT to keep employees in touch.
In addition, AT&T Enhanced PTT runs on both the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 and BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900. AT&T is offering several of these devices for free through AT&T Business Solutions with an AT&T Enhanced PTT two-year contract.
Key features of AT&T Enhanced PTT include:
- Larger contact lists and talk groups than competitive PTT solutions
- Ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications, with help from AT&T’s team of mobility consulting and integration experts
- Access to the nation’s largest 4G network
- Supervisory override and talk group scanning, features that were previously available only for two-way radio users
- Sub-second call setup
- Priority Dispatch Inc., a leader in delivery and logistics services across the Midwest, signed up for AT&T Enhanced PTT through the early access program.