Telecom Lead America: Bell
has launched Bell PTT, an instant Push-to-talk (PTT) service.
The new service is expected to offer instant contact
capability for business customers. Bell PTT is North America’s first
push-to-talk solution leveraging the high-speed data and broad coverage
benefits of 4G wireless.
“Combining fast data speeds, coverage for 97 percent of
the Canadian population and the latest Push-to-talk phones and features, Bell
PTT is a powerful and innovative communications service built to serve in the
most demanding business environments now and into the future,”
said Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility.
Canadian industries use instant-contact PTT services,
including transportation, construction, oil and gas, mining, security and a
range of other vertical markets.
Offering instant communications at the press of a button
with one or up to 100 other users, Bell PTT offers a range of advanced
communications features, extensive Canadian coverage and US roaming, data
speeds of up to 21 Megabits per second, and new cloud services such as Contact
Administrative Tool (CAT) that enables business to update and manage their
contact lists through an online portal.
Bell PTT is available on multiple devices, including
BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G superphone, and
the ultra-rugged Sonim XP5520 BOLT from Sonim Technologies.
The company is offering a range of dedicated Bell PTT rate
plans including a promotion offering Push-to-talk access across Canada
for $30 per month. Bell Mobility customers with a capable device can
add PTT for $15 per month.