AT&T rivals Sprint and Verizon by lowering push-to-talk pricing to $5
posted by PhoneArena Team / Sep 17, 2008, 12:06 PM
For AT&T and Verizon, the strategy of lowering the push-to-talk price is simple: what can the company do to undermine the industry leader (Sprint)? Cut prices by fifty percent. AT&T has formally dropped its push-to-talk service to $5 per month, matching Verizon and leaving Sprint, at $10 per month, as the costliest push-to-talk service among the US wireless carriers. Though one can argue that Sprint retains the largest direct connect user base, the $60 savings per year could be tempting, particularly for those with multiple lines of service.
Source: Engadget Mobile
Source: Engadget Mobile
Way to follow suit AT&T!! Just like everything else....GO VZW!
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
so true! they just cant catch up! lol besides. vzw's PTT network was vastly updated from the previous one. it is awesome! besides, what good is your "superior" iden network if it is not covered as in many places as VZW's? kinda useless if you think about it...
posted on Sep 21, 2008, 6:29 PM 0
I'll pay $10/month to have push to talk, instead of push to wait...
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 11:13 AM 0
or push-to-hello? hello? is there anyone out there? neither will ever come close to sprint's push-to-talk client base
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 11:21 AM 0
We've tried their PTT, it was so bad we wouldn't use it if they gave it away. They can't have that many subscribers.
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 12:29 PM 0
Tried ATT for a month. There is no way anyone who uses PTT would ever consider it. Tried VZW, not even a close 2nd to Sprint/Nextel. Most of our guys have iDENs and a couple have the new stuff, I want the new V950. I played with one of our driver's v950, that is one sweet phone.
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 11:02 PM 0
anyone tried the new PTT on VZW? i played w/ it in a store the other day. it was fast.
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 2:29 PM 0
How long does it take for PTT on att? 5 seconds? lol 2-3 if it works for vzw sub seconds for sprint and its included in everything but the base minute plans really doesnt help either vzw or att
posted on Sep 17, 2008, 2:46 PM 0
I agree no one will be to beat sprint nextel when comes to push to talk I have the V950 that is fast on the push to talk when i went to verizon to try their push to talk their was an employee works for verizon said to me it's not worth it to have to push to talk on verizon it's to better to go sprint if you want real push to talk I am a public safety serving the public with their needs protect the public that's why I prefer sprint nextel push to talk better than verizon.
posted on Sep 18, 2008, 3:57 AM 0
response 26 i hope you understand that all of public safety uses sprints iden network, and that if sprint wasn't used we could be attacked by terrorists or another country and to sit there andwait for verizon or att's network to let the military and public safety know what is going on??i don't think i want to leave that to chance. Stop copying something if you can't do it right. Hands down if public safety and all the government is using it there needs to be no further discussion.
posted on Sep 18, 2008, 10:20 AM 0
Sprint kills the ptt or q chat because who ever is using sprint, boost or nextel can all communicate using this therefore if you have at&t you can only talk to people that have the feature and the same goes for verizon so i think that at&t needs to come up with something better than this
posted on Sep 18, 2008, 11:20 AM 0
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