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AT&T Now Signing Up Enhanced PTT Customers

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Sep 18, 2012, 8:35 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today announced that organizations interested in using its yet-to-be-launched enhanced push-to-talk service can now pre-register. Announced earlier this year, AT&T's enhanced PTT service will deliver a number of new features to its walkie-talkie service. According to AT&T, the new PTT service will allow customers to reach up to 250 contacts via PTT at a time; see who's available for PTT conversations based on presence; use mobile apps, GPS services, or the camera during PTT calls; as well as give business customers more control over the service. AT&T's enhanced PTT service is expected to launch in November, and will be available on a mix of Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

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Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 PM

AT&T Enhanced PTT

I've been a Nextel customer for ten years. I keep wondering when, or perhaps even if, Sprint will get serious about keeping their lead in the PTT arena.

AT&T is obviously timing their enhancements to their PTT service to lure customers away from Sprint as the Nextel iDEN network winds down. I don't think AT&T's PTT will ever equal Nextel's iDEN PTT experience, but the huge advantage AT&T has is their strong customer base of businesses, due to (a) their large footprint in the US, and (b) the fact that their GSM voice & data service roams globally better than any other carrier's offering, at least for those traveling to the EU on business.

That global roaming ability is already a huge draw to businesses, and I can see where that well-est...
If phones like the Galaxy S III had SDC, it would really launch the service for non-business users and would become very popular.
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