With AT&T Enhanced PTT, MetTel customers are free to use a wide variety of compatible iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

May 7, 2014

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MetTel Adds AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk to Wireless Portfolio

IP communications services provider MetTel will start offering AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (Enhanced PTT) to enterprise and government customers via its direct and indirect sales channels.

“AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk with Integrated Dispatch helps businesses speed up and better manage communications with employees in the field,” said Max Silber, New York City-based MetTel’s executive director of mobility. “The low cost, Wi-Fi compatible service can be added to customers’ existing mobile devices. … [It’s] one of our most exciting new offerings for business customers and channel partners.”

With AT&T Enhanced PTT, MetTel customers are free to use a wide variety of compatible iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Other features of the push-to-talk service include: GPS mapping to track workers for better customer service and more efficient work assignments; the ability to connect up to 250 people on a call and store up to 1,000 contacts; call setup in less than 1 second; an override that allows supervisors to get important, time-sensitive messages to their teams; and monitoring of push-to-talk activity and ability to record conversations of employees using company-issued Enhanced PTT devices.

“MetTel has been a participant in the AT&T Partner Exchange reseller program since 2013,” said Chris Bryan, assistant vice president, product management, Emerging Business Markets, AT&T Business Solutions. “We’re thrilled to work with the MetTel team to help them put our Enhanced Push-to-Talk service to work for their customers across the nation.” 

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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