Press Release

Ridgeland, Miss. – July 22, 2013 -– C Spire Business Solutions today launched its next generation Push-To-Talk (PTT) service for businesses, government agencies and service organizations that helps customers communicate faster, to larger talk groups and across more types of devices than ever before.

The IP-based service features a new PTT app that helps organizations communicate with groups simultaneously over enterprise-grade Wi-Fi and 3G or 4G LTE data connections – all secured with 256-bit encryption, according to Craig Borncamp, director of business sales for C Spire Business Solutions. The next-generation PTT solution is being delivered through a partnership with Ericsson and Kodiak Networks.

C Spire is offering a suite of devices for its new PTT service, including the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III and Unimax 680 Android smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and the BlackBerry Bold Touch. “Our approach combines advanced technology and personal customer support with the convenience and utility of next generation Push-To-Talk services,” Borncamp said. “And with more device choices, companies can find the right one for the job – regardless of the type of worker or communication.”

Key features of C Spire’s enhanced PTT service include:

  • Sub-second call set up
  • Larger contact lists (1,300) and talk groups (130 talk groups) and 250 members group that can be created and administered from a central website
  • Ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications
  • Highly scalable and simplified approach to PTT administration and security
  • Protection from unauthorized call interception and monitoring and availability of secure alerting and contact management

C Spire’s new PTT service offers two different rate plans – a $6 a month option when added to an existing voice and data plan or a $30 a month PTT-only plan. Both plans include unlimited PTT – giving users the freedom to use the service when they want and as much as they want.

“For workers in industries like construction, public safety, local government and manufacturing, this service is needed on a variety of devices so they can get the performance and reliability they need to stay in touch on the job – no matter what the circumstances,” Borncamp said.

For more information on C Spire’s new PTT service, visit www.cspire.com/ptt.

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