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T-Mobile launches Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) Service with ESChat as its Technology Partner

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ESChat announces the launch of its Broadband Push-to-Talk service on the T-Mobile network. ESChat, the leading Broadband Push-to-Talk solution is now available on America’s Un-Carrier. T-Mobile is offering ESChat to its business and government customers without interoperability restrictions, meaning ESChat customers purchasing via T-Mobile can communicate with ESChat users on any other wireless network.

T-Mobile will invoice customers on their monthly wireless bill, and its Customer Care team will handle Tier-1 customer support. T-Mobile has had a very successful soft launch over the past six months, and today’s announcement coincides with ESChat’s general availability on the Network. Pricing for T-Mobile’s PTT service is $5.00 per month, and includes Secure Push-to-Talk, Live Location Tracking and Mapping and Secure Group Multimedia Messaging.

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Unlike PTT offerings from other US Carriers, T-Mobile’s Un-Carrier approach allows its Push-to-Talk service to communicate with compatible PTT users on other carriers without the need for hardware gateways or special software versions. T-Mobile PTT users can communicate from anywhere in the world, while using WiFi or while roaming.

T-Mobile’s PTT service supports Android and iOS smartphones, a limited selection of ‘basic’ phones, and Windows PCs. In addition, all other components of the ESChat ecosystem are also available to T-Mobile customers. These components include Land Mobile Radio (LMR) integration using RoIP, ISSI and AIS interfaces, mission critical call recording/logging using SIPREC or span-port interfaces, and CAD and Console interfaces using CSSI and AIS.

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“We are very pleased to be T-Mobile’s technology partner as they enter the Push-to-Talk market,” said Judy King, Director of Sales, ESChat. “The combination of ESChat’s experience and widespread adoption throughout North America, along with T-Mobile’s Un-Carrier approach will create a carrier PTT offering that is unique in the US marketplace. T-Mobile has already experienced market success during their soft launch across numerous market verticals, and we look forward to continued growth with general availability”.

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