Bell Canada launches revamped push-to-talk service, now with added 4G

People have been pushing to talk for a good number of years, but it's a service that has largely remained untouched by the passing of time. Bell, however, thinks it's due a little lick of "next-generation" paint. What's new? Well, the firm boasts that it's the firs PTT service in North America to make use of 4G, which on Bell, means a slice of that "up to" 21Mb goodness. The service launches on a slew of devices that includes the BlackBerry Curve 9360, the Samsung Galaxy SII and the rugged Sonim XP5520 with a range of plans available. Want to know more? Push (the press release button) to find out more.


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Bell launches next-generation mobile Push-to-talk service today

Bell PTT offers faster data speeds and broader coverage than competing services
PTT devices include the exclusive Sonim XP5520 BOLT, the world's toughest phone

MONTREAL, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Bell today launched Bell PTT, the next generation in instant Push-to-talk (PTT) communications. Providing instant contact capability for business customers of all kinds, Bell PTT is North America's first push-to-talk solution leveraging the high-speed data and broad coverage benefits of 4G wireless.

"Bell is proud to be first to introduce the next generation of Push-to-talk service to Canadian business customers. Combining fast data speeds, coverage for 97% 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. "With the advanced 4G network capabilities offered by Bell PTT, instant communications just got better."

Canadian industries of all kinds make extensive use of 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 now on multiple devices, including the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II™ 4G superphone, and the ultra-rugged Sonim XP5520 BOLT from Sonim Technologies. Sonim (SonimTech.com) builds the world's toughest phones, specifically designed for workers in heavy industry, utilities, construction, security and other challenging work environments.

A range of dedicated Bell PTT rate plans are available, including an introductory promotion offering Push-to-talk access across Canada for $30 per month. Bell Mobility customers with a capable device can add PTT for just $15 per month. To learn more about Bell PTT, please visit Bell.ca/PTT

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Bell Canada launches revamped push-to-talk service, now with added 4G