Welcome!

News Feed Item

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

Turns Smartphones and Tablets Into Push-to-Talk Devices for Instant, Reliable, Cost Effective Mobile Workforce Management

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- MetTel (www.mettel.net), a leading provider of IP-enabled communications services, today announced the addition of AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (www.att.com/EPTT) (Enhanced PTT) to its growing portfolio of wireless products and services for enterprise and government customers.

"This is not your father's push-to-talk," said MetTel's Executive Director of Mobility Max Silber. "AT&T's Enhanced Push-to-Talk with Integrated Dispatch helps businesses speed up and better manage communications with employees in the field. The low cost, Wi-Fi compatible service can be added to customers' existing mobile devices. Better yet, it operates on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network*, making it 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 from the ultra-rugged Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro™ to the iPhone and iPad. Other features of the push-to-talk service include:

  • GPS mapping to track workers for better customer service and more efficient work assignments.
  • Ability to connect up to 250 people on a call and store up to 1,000 contacts.
  • Call set up in less than one second.
  • Ability to combine push-to-talk services with mobile applications.
  • Supervisory override that allows supervisors to get important, time-sensitive messages to their teams.
  • Access to AT&T's more than 34,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S.
  • Monitoring of push-to-talk activity and ability to record conversations of employees using company-issued Enhanced PTT devices.

"Push-to-talk services have been a mainstay in the field services, transportation, EMS, construction, real estate and hospitality businesses for many years," Silber said. "Our customers have been looking for a more reliable, highly-secure and flexible push-to-talk alternative for quite some time and now MetTel can offer them such a solution."

MetTel has been a participant in the AT&T** Partner Exchange(SM) (www.att.com/partnerexchange) 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."

"We continue to change the telecom marketplace by combining best-of-breed products and services with MetTel's cross carrier billing, expense management and MetOne automation tools that make telecommunications provisioning simple and economical for businesses and government customers across the U.S. and Canada," Silber said.

AT&T Enhanced PTT is available through all MetTel's direct and indirect sales channels. For more information visit www.MetTel.net or call 1.877.963.8663 for a free telecommunications review by a MetTel business consultant.

* Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
** AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About MetTel
From Global MPLS Network and VoIP technologies to traditional voice solutions, MetTel provides a complete portfolio of wireless and wireline services to enterprise and government customers throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and beyond. MetTel is redefining telecommunications by converging all communications over a single network with one cost-effective provider managing all voice and data communications services. Combining advanced telecommunications solutions with a powerful platform of proprietary, cloud-based software, the company's MetOne® Portal enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City, MetTel delivers advanced telecommunications solutions at competitive prices, supported by superior, domestic-based customer service. For more information visit www.mettel.net.

CONTACT:
Lynette
Viviani
973-534-1004
lynette@zitopartners.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.