Beginning Dec. 14, AT&T will be making available to its customers the Samsung Rugby III, a $99.99 rugged Push to Talk flip phone.
Available with a two-year agreement, the phone is the fifth generation device in the Rugby series from Samsung and is compatible with AT&T?s Enhanced Push to Talk (PTT) service, which enables business users to communicate to larger talk groups and across more types of handsets than before.
On Nov. 30, business customers with an AT&T account will be able to pre-order the Rugby III through their AT&T account lead or through their Premier online account. With a two-year Enhanced PTT contract, organizations can pick up the device for free.
The Rugby III features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3 megapixel camera and includes a dedicated PTT button on the phone for easy access. It is built to military specifications (810G specifications) and is waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant. It also offers one-touch access to GPS Navigation through AT&T Navigator. In addition, the Rugby III supports a variety of mobile resource management applications from AT&T.
Key features of AT&T Enhanced PTT include:
- Large contact lists and talk groups
- Ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications, with help from AT&T?s team
- Supervisory override and talk group scanning, features that were previously available only for two-way radio users
- Sub-second call setup
AT&T Enhanced PTT is available to organizations in
two different rate plans; $5 per month when added to existing AT&T voice and data plans, starting Dec. 6.
and; $30 per month for a PTT-only rate plan (no voice or non-PTT data included).
Both plans include unlimited PTT, and data used by the Enhanced PTT application will not count against the customer?s monthly data totals or incur pay-per-use charges.