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AT&T First U.S. Carrier to Offer Enhanced Push-to-Talk on iPhone Through New App Available to Business Customers

AT&T Expands Access via In-building Wi-Fi

Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2013

AT&T* Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) is now available to AT&T business customers through a new app available for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. This marks the first time a U.S. carrier is offering push-to-talk capabilities on iPhone**.

In addition, AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk can now be used over Wi-Fi, giving U.S.-based customers improved in-building coverage and access to the service via compatible Wi-Fi networks. AT&T operates the U.S.’s largest Wi-Fi network***, including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots.  

“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.”

IDC analyst John Weber recently wrote,[1] “The performance of AT&T’s EPTT service was comparable to traditional mobile voice services,” and that, “With many mobile workers working within the four walls of the enterprise, building in Wi-Fi functionality is an important element to consider.”

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 experts
  • Supervisory override that allows supervisors to communicate important time sensitive messages to their team
  • Call setup in less than one second

To learn more about AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk, contact your AT&T sales representative.