AT&T joins ‘push to talk’ service with new iOS application

 
AT&T has announced that it will be entering the push-to-ta;l (PTT) market with a new application the company announced for the iOS iPhone.
 
There is already an application for Android users that use AT&T, but since both parties need a compatible phone it never really took off. With the onset of the iOS version, now millions of customers with compatible phones will pick up the feature.
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If you are new to the PTT world, it’s the same as an old-fashioned walkie-talkie, and you might have heard someone using it at a store or on the street since Nextel had those horribly annoying and lour beeps at the end of each transmission. Aimed at keeping a large group in quick contact with each other it’s not exactly made for everyone, though it does have a loyal fan-base at large work-sites or with a company that has workers spread-out at different locations.
 
“Across industries such as manufacturing, engineering, hospitality, construction and government, organizations need instant communications in challenging environments,” said Mike Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “From the start, AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk was designed specifically for AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE networks and now we are offering even more devices so our business customers can communicate faster and to larger talk groups.”
 
Key features of AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk for iPhone include:

  • Larger contact lists and talk groups than competitive push-to-talk solutions
  • Ability to combine push-to-talk services and mobile applications, with help available from AT&T’s team of mobility consulting and integration expertsSupervisory override that allows supervisors to communicate important time sensitive messages to their team
  • Call setup in less than one second

 
more info: appstore

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