Introducing Push to Talk
Features and Benefits
Activating this Service
Using this Service
Costs of Using this Service
Frequently Asked Questions
|Introducing Push to Talk |
When using compatible mobile phones, Push to Talk (PTT) allows you to talk with one, or all, members of a pre-defined group on the same network, much like using walkie-talkies.
|Features and Benefits |
Push to Talk is a direct method for one-on-one or one-to-group communication. By pushing one button on the mobile phone, one-way communication can be made to an individual or a talk group over the GSM network using GPRS. Push to Talk is a great way to be in touch with one or more people instantly.
|Activating this Service |
To activate the Push to Talk service you will need to register. You can register in 1 of 2 ways: using SMS or Soul Optus Zoo.
|To register using SMS:
|To register using Soul Optus Zoo:
You will receive a text message containing a unique PIN number. You will need to use this PIN number to accept the Push to Talk settings that will arrive in a second message.
|Using this Service |
Once registered, the Push to Talk service is easy to use by following the instructions below.
|How to perform a Push to Talk broadcast
You will first need to update your Nickname, as the nickname stored in the phone is the same as your service number.
| How to Create a Push to Talk group
Before you can start using the PTT service you will need set up a new group.
|Costs of Using this Service |
|Viewing the Push to Talk service charges on your bill
Your PTT charges will appear on your bill as a normal voice call with the number dialled specified as ‘Push to Talk’.
|Frequently Asked Questions |
Here are some frequently asked questions about the Push to Talk service. For assistance, please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website, or call our Customer Care number.What happens when I receive a regular voice call while using Push to Talk?
If the mobile keypad is locked can PTT be used?
If I wish to contact someone who is not in my contact list, how many digits of the mobile telephone number do I enter to make a successful Push to Talk broadcast?
Do I need to have a special Push to Talk phone number?
What is an Alert Call?
How do you respond to an Alert Call?
What is Floor Control?
What is the operating area for Push to Talk?
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