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How Businesses Use Push-to-Talk to Communicate Efficiently

One of the best use cases for push-to-talk technology is for businesses. Organizations of all sizes have something to gain from the instant communication opportunity push-to-talk technology provides.

When it comes to achieving goals for your business, it’s important to choose the right tools for the job. Push-to-talk is a scaleable solution for businesses in many different verticals, especially those with a mobile workforce.

Here’s how push-to-talk technology can help make a business communicate more efficiently across their entire organization.

Quick and Reliable Communication

Push-to-talk-technology allows an organization to have quick dialogue with their employees without having to type a message or have a full conversation. An employee simply has to press a button and speak to deliver important messaging to a coworker.

The average phone call today typically lasts a minute and 40 seconds, which can get cut-down to a 30 second conversation by communicating with push-to-talk.

A push-to-talk service like Prip is essential for a business looking for the assurance and support of a reliable communications tool since it’s built by Motorola and available to over 11 million Nextel users.

Increased Productivity of a Mobile Workforce

For a company with a mobile workforce, push-to-talk technology helps increase productivity by cutting down communication time dramatically. This allows remote workers to focus on the tasks they’re trying to complete as opposed to working around phone calls or emails.

Prip and other push-to-talk services allow supervisors to quickly and easily communicate with their various teams active in the field with real-time information on what they should be aware of.

The added productivity of real-time communication allows an organization to be more strategic about what locations their team member’s service, since updates on traffic and proximity to other staff can be delivered quickly and easily.

For example, Joe Arévalo & Associates, Ltd is a Prip customer that due to the nature of his business is concerned with keeping the right information flowing to ensure their products are shipped correctly and on time in order to maintain a competitive advantage.

“Prip helps us keep the lines of communication open and flowing. With Prip we have instant communications with our drivers. No waiting for dialing, ringing, and for them to answer. We can communicate instantly at the touch of screen,” said Joe Arévalo, the business owner.

Consolidating Operations

Many organizations have difficulty coordinating their efforts across the various devices needed to complete their daily tasks.

Push-to-talk technology helps a business to consolidate mobile devices, GPS, pagers, paperwork, walkie-talkies and more to allow for streamlined communication across your team.

Some communications don’t require a response, therefore remote workers can simply confirm a message and continue forward completing their responsibilities in a timely manner.

Offsets Costs

Using push-to-talk technology for your business is extremely affordable with low monthly fees, as compared to equipping your business with plans for mobile devices, walkie-talkies and similar devices.

Small and medium size businesses can afford the monthly fee to help improve communication across their organizations, while a large organization with a vast workforce can scale with this affordable pricing without incurring exponential costs for the business.

The offset operational and capital expenses you’re able to avoid by using this technology are well worth the switch, since your lines of communication are more structured and the ability to delegate tasks and avoid roadblocks is more streamlined.

Support for Large Groups

Push-to-talk technology can support the needs of large groups of users, which makes a scalable platform for organizations with many employees.

When your company employs a team of remote workers, push-to-talk services like Prip can support the use of your workforce through the reliability of the Nextel network.

Since Prip works on Android and Apple devices, it’s widely available for download on most types of phones for your employees to easily utilize on behalf of your organization.

Prip also allows the addition of multiple lines on one account, ideal for businesses of all sizes looking for a seamless way to manage the use of the Prip app among it’s workforce.

How does your business currently communicate across the company and with remote teams? What advantages of push-to-talk technology do you think will have the greatest impact on your business? Comment below to share your thoughts on the subject.

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We love receiving emails, blog post replies and Tweets telling us how our customers are using Prip for both business and for simply staying in touch with family and friends. The other day, we received a special email from a very satisfied Prip user who told us how he used Prip to stay in touch with his elderly mother while she was on a long-distance cruise.  Let us know how you’re using Prip. Who knows? Your story could end up in our next blog post


“My 81 years “young” mother has just embarked on a very unusual 30-day cruise that originates from Cape Town, South Africa and ends in Singapore, with many stops along the way. Because she is not too savvy regarding communications, especially when traveling outside the U.S., I helped her figure out exactly what to do. Before her trip, I contacted the cruise line to find out more information regarding any Wi-Fi limitations. They informed me that Skype was not possible due to the limited

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You asked for it… we delivered

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prip and the number 33

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