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.
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