AT&T is looking to release its enhanced Push-to-talk service this coming November. The PTT service will provide walkie talkie-like features on AT&T BlackBerry smartphones that support it. The service will utilize voice over IP (VoIP) technology and will allegedly cost about $30 per month.
“AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk is a Voice-over-IP solution,” AT&T spokesperson Mari Melguizo toldFierceWireless. “Using AT&T’s IP data network as the backbone for the solution we’re trialing will provide faster connection times and better quality of service. Kodiak’s InstaPoC technology is an advanced PTT service that achieves sub-second call setup times without requiring customization on radio access networks (RANs) or underlying cellular networks.”
via Fierce Wireless