AT&T Offering Push-to-Talk API to Businesses
AT&T today announced a slew of improvements to its enhanced PTT service. Most notably, AT&T has released an API that will let developers add PTT communications directly to their business's dispatch operations. Other new features included in EPTT are: Talk Group Scanning, so managers can prioritize group chats; Broadcast Calling, so businesses can make announcements to 500 people at once; Sonim Channel Select, which lets owners of the Sonim XP6 and XP7 easily change talk groups; and FIPS certification for secured government use. AT&T's EPTT suite is available to businesses and is compatible with most Android handsets.
Apr 19, 2019
The Sonim XP3 rugged flip phone is now available on AT&T. The phone supports band 14 and FirstNet, the dedicated part of AT&T's network that gives priority to first responders.
Apr 4, 2018
AT&T recently added the Sonim XP8 and XP5s to its roster of rugged phones. Both devices are intended to be used by FirstNet customers (first responders), though they are also available for consumers to purchase.
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Jul 13, 2017
Verizon Wireless today added the Sonim XP5 to its roster of rugged handsets. The XP5 is a bar-style feature phone that includes push-to-talk service (with a dedicated PTT button) for the working set.
Going, going, gone...
At Sprint there seems to be no progress or announcements relative to PTT. Infrequent, sporadic announcements of new phones, and no advertising or promotion of PTT at all. Sprint store personnel are clueless relative to PTT.
At Verizon, absolutely nothing said about to PTT for so long I can't even remember the last news about anything PTT-related at VZ. Two years ago when we tried out PTT in a VZ store it required the manager himself to go into the back room to dig up and cobble together two PTT phones for us to try, because none were on display, and no one else in that store even knew how VZ PTT functioned.
The one time I've hear...