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Prip (new PTT app from NII + Motorola)

by cellphonesaretools    Jul 16, 2013, 7:30 PM

Just curious, has anyone out there tried "Prip" yet?

http://prip.me/blog/2013/07/15/the-road-to-prip/ »

I pasted the link to the Prip "introduction" page above because it gives some background on why Prip came about and who is involved (NII & Motorola). Interestingly, Prip was apparently born in Reston, VA (the former Nextel corporate HQ).

I'm looking for real-world feedback, because our Sprint Direct Connect service works so poorly where we live. The Airave Sprint gave us actually turns DC off, so we had to turn off the Airave, and Prip claims they can use any data connection with any carrier (3G, 4G or WiFi).

If Prip works as advertised, it might be a decent alternative for the many people who have had poor results with Sprint Direct Connect.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page
http://prip.me/support/using-prip/general-usage/ »
you'll see Prip has posted their version of "PTT Etiquette", a simple thing that I for one very much appreciate appreciate, and to my knowledge Sprint has never done. In case some of you can't get to the link, I've pasted Prip's "PTT Etiquette" below.

Any real-world, operational feedback any of you might already have using Prip will be much appreciated. Thanks.


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PTT Etiquette (SOURCE: Prip)

No, we are not channeling Emily Post here at Prip. However, for new PTT users, we do think it’s a good idea to share some of the golden rules of PTT:

1.When you need to reach a contact, let them know by pressing the “Press and hold to Talk” until you hear the “Prip” sound and then release. Now, wait. You are politely telling your contact you need to speak with them now. This gives your contact a chance to respond immediately if they are available, or to discreetly let you know they need to talk at another time. Do not press the button and speak immediately. Your contact could be at the theater or giving a presentation.

2.Prip gives you the option to use the speaker on your phone or to use the earpiece on your phone. If it’s a call best kept to you, please turn off the phone speaker.

3.Use alerts sparingly. Use them too often, and they lose their effectiveness. Remember, your contact’s device will continually beep until they take action to quiet the alert.

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