Cingular Offers Push-To-Talk Service

 
 
By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2005-12-12 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cingular Wireless has rolled out a push-to-talk service that goes beyond the capabilities of a traditional walkie-talkie.

Cingular Wireless has rolled out a push-to-talk service that goes beyond the capabilities of a traditional walkie-talkie.

Launched last week, the service includes a "convert to cellular" feature that allows a push-to-talk call to be converted into a regular voice call, allowing calls from groups of participants to be converted into a regular conference call.

It also includes icons that let customers see if other push-to-talk customers are available before trying to reach them. The service also features call waiting that works whether a customer is on a PTT (post, telegraph and telecommunications) or regular cell phone call. It will compete most directly against the walkie-talkie service offered by Sprint Nextel.

Cingulars PTT service costs $9.99 per month for unlimited PTT minutes, or $19.99 per month for a family plan that gives up to five family members unlimited access to the PTT service. Business customers can add a PTT service option to each line of cellular service for an additional $9.99.

The service initially is available on two phones, the Samsung D357 and LG Electronics F7200.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel