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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.

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