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AT&T offers Push-to-Talk app for the Apple iPhone

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AT&T offers Push-to-Talk app for the Apple iPhone
AT&T has launched an app that allows Apple iPhone owners to use its Enhanced Push-to-Talk feature on their device. The app allows an Apple iPhone user to tap a button to instantly connect to others who are using the same service, including Android users who already have had this feature via AT&T. This is the first time in the states that PTT functionality has been made available for Apple's iconic smartphone. The app will be available for those using an Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 4S over AT&T's network. Groups as large as 250 users can be reached with a tap of a button.

In addition to expanding its Enhanced Push-to-Talk to the Apple iPhone, AT&T also announced that the service will now work over Wi-Fi. That is a big boost for AT&T considering that it sports the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S. including 32,000 Hot Spots.

Adding PTT capabilities to the Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPhone 4S allows for instant communication of time sensitive messages using a system that takes less than one second to setup. And a indicator shows you a busy/free status for your contacts. If you own the Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 4S, and AT&T is your carrier, click on the sourcelink to download the free app. It should be noted that the service requires a subscription and your John Hancock on some paperwork. Downloading the app is just the first step toward making your iPhone PTT capable.

Screenshots from AT&T's enhanced PTT for the Apple iPhone
Screenshots from AT&T's enhanced PTT for the Apple iPhone
Screenshots from AT&T's enhanced PTT for the Apple iPhone

Screenshots from AT&T's enhanced PTT for the Apple iPhone


source: AT&TEnhancedPTT via MobileBurn

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:59 1

1. bittertruth247 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Wow, as an android lover, we've only had this feature out for about 3 years now! About time Apple decided to join the party! I love it when an inferior device finally starts utilizing what others have been doing long before!!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:02

2. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Are you trying to praise or insult ? :o

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:16

3. bittertruth247 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Both! :) I hate apple, I don't even like the fruit, that's how much of hatred I have for them! :)

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:19

4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 363; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Have to say this should have been done a long time ago. Don't understand why AT&T ( maybe Apple finally allowed it or can this be a move to out due Verizon. AT&T may want to have a factor that makes it's iPhone offering different form all other carriers) is offering it now but I guess better late then never.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:24 1

5. Omarc07 (Posts: 250; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i used atts push to talk and it worked much better than when i had sprints/nextel push to talk calls connect instantly on att like in less than a second yes less than a second on lte and i was impressed and i used a rugby pro while on Sprint it took um like 10 seconds and sometime s it didnt even go tru at all i dnt kno why it just didnt go tru .

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:49

6. nancyp (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2013)


Zello@Work PTT offers the same features and you just download the app. Setup in 2 minutes. Free for up to 5 users. Supports a secure dedicated network, up to 300 users at a time. Runs across platforms: Iphone, Android, Blackberry, PCs, and existing 2-way radios and rugged mobile devices. Simple UI but has lots of features See the Zello Website for details.

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