New Push-To-Talk App Connects any U.S. Carrier's Smartphone to the SouthernLINC Wireless Network
ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced the availability of MOTOTALK™, a new Push-To-Talk application that connects any domestic wireless carrier's smartphone to the SouthernLINC Wireless network. MOTOTALK enables users to send and receive Push-To-Talk (PTT) calls from SouthernLINC Wireless phones wherever a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi data network is available. Now, people using an iPhone or Android smartphone from another U.S. carrier can download and use MOTOTALK to communicate via PTT with a SouthernLINC Wireless phone.
"MOTOTALK brings our highly reliable Push-To-Talk network together with smartphones from other carriers," stated Rodney Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SouthernLINC Wireless. "Today's companies need a mix of wireless services, and MOTOTALK lets all members of a work team connect using our PTT 2-way radio service, no matter who provides the smartphone service," he continued.
The MOTOTALK app from SouthernLINC Wireless offers users unlimited PTT calling not just to individuals, but to groups as well. Whether trying to communicate with a friend, family member, co-worker or a fleet of workers, MOTOTALK gives you instant communication at the push of a button using a smartphone's high- speed data service. Other features include a PTT call alert tone, cross-fleet calling functionality, and the ability to import PTT contacts from a phone's directory. The app provides PTT functionality wherever a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi data network is available across the U.S.
"With MOTOTALK, a smartphone user can be anywhere in the country and connect with a SouthernLINC Wireless phone inside our service territory," reported Quanique Cotton, Senior Project Manager at SouthernLINC. "Motorola created this app to emulate our iDEN Push To Talk technology, so we think it really is the best PTT app out there," she stated.
MOTOTALK can be used with any iPhone or iPad with an iOS 7 or later operating system and with any Android operating system device with version 2.3 or later. The device must have at least 8 MB of available storage. The MOTOTALK app requires 3G/4G or high-speed Wi-Fi network access to work properly. SouthernLINC charges a monthly fee for each line of MOTOTALK service. More details on the service and requirements are available at southernlinc.com/MOTOTALK.
About SouthernLINC Wireless
SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.
About Southern Company
With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company also is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
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