ATT today announced it'll release the Samsung Rugby III beginning Dec. 14 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. With a two-year Enhanced Push-to-Talk contract, organizations can pick up the device for free. This rugged flip phone is the fifth generation device in the Rugby series from Samsung and is compatible with ATT's Enhanced Push to Talk (PTT) service, which enables business users to communicate faster, to larger talk groups, and across more types of handsets than ever before. Here's more info on this upcoming PTT smartphone:
On Nov. 30, business customers with an AT&T account will be able to pre-order the Rugby III through their ATT account lead or through their Premier online account: www.wireless.att.com/business 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. These apps can help businesses and organizations increase visibility into their field operations, monitor the location and activities of their employees and improve responsiveness and productivity. From the campsite to the jobsite, the Rugby III fulfills all the instant communication needs with the physical strength to handle whatever life throws at it.
Key features of AT&T Enhanced PTT include:
-Larger contact lists and talk groups than competitive PTT solutions -Ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications, with help from AT&T's team of mobility consulting and integration experts -Supervisory override and talk group scanning, features that were previously available only for two-way radio users -Sub-second call setup -Organizations interested in AT&T Enhanced PTT can choose from two different rate plans:
$5 per month when added to existing AT&T voice and data plans, starting Dec. 6. $30 per month for a PTT-only rate plan (no voice or non-PTT data included).