Using Prip

How do I make a Prip Call?

iOS Users:

  1. From Contacts or Favorites tab
    1. Select a contact
    2. Touch the PTT number displayed
    3. Select “PTT” and then “Press and Hold to Talk”
  2. From Recent tab
    1. Touch a contact
      1. Then “Press and Hold to Talk”

Android Users:

Prip calls can be made using 4 different methods:

  1. Prip Contacts tab
    1. Select a contact,
    2. A new screen is displayed with two options.  Touch the phone icon on the left to start a conversation.
    3. You will be brought to a screen with a gray button that reads “Press and hold to Talk.”  Press this button, and after you hear the “Prip” sound, you can begin talking.
  2. Prip Recent tab
    1. Making a call from the “Recent” tab is the same as from the Contacts tab.

  1. Native Phone book entries for Prip Call and Prip Alert
    1. Find the Prip icon in the address entry.  You should see “Alert contact” and “PTT contact” as options.  Select “PTT contact”
    2. You will immediately go to the screen that has the “Press and hold to Talk” button.  Press this button, and after you hear the “Prip” sound, you can begin talking.

  1. Prip Dialer
    1. If you know your contact’s PTT number, but it’s not in your address book, simply enter the number.  Don’t forget the two *’s, as these are critical parts of you contact’s Prip number.

What is a Prip Alert?

A Prip Alert is like an alarm you send to your contact.  Their phone will continually beep until they either respond to your alert or dismiss it.   Use alert when you need to speak to your contact urgently.

How do I send a Prip Alert?

iOS Users:

  1. From Contacts or Favorites tab
    1. Select a contact
    2. Touch the PTT number displayed
    3. Select “Alert” and then “Send”
  2. From Recent tab
    1. Select a “i” on the right of the contact
    2. Select “Alert” and then “Send”

Android Users:

Prip alerts can be made using three different methods:

  1. Prip Contacts tab
    1. Select a contact
    2. A new screen is displayed with two options.  Touch the phone icon on the right.
    3. You will see an “Alert” pop-up screen. Press the “Send alert” button on the right side of the pop-up screen or cancel to exit.
  2. Prip Recent tab
    1. Sending an alert from the “Recent” tab is the same as from the Contacts tab.

  1. Native Phone book entries for Prip Call and Prip Alert
    1. Find the Prip icon in the address entry.  You should see “Alert contact” and “PTT contact” as options.  Select “Alert contact”
    2. You will see the “Alert” pop-up screen.   Press the “Send alert” button on the right side of the pop-up screen or cancel to exit.

How do I assign a PTT "button" on my device?

iOS Users:

iOS Users cannot assign a PTT “button”

Android Users:

  1. Select the Menu key in Prip application.
  2. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.  A Settings screen will display.
  3. Select “Push To Talk button.”
  4. A pop-up menu with various options to select your PTT button will display. Select your option.

Does the Prip app have to be open to receive calls?

  1. Once you have installed Prip, the application is “always on” in the background.  So, you can receive calls even if you don’t have the application launched.
  2. The application, once subscribed, should be “online” to receive incoming calls. You can verify that the application is online by looking for a green icon in the taskbar.
  3. If the icon color changes to gray, then the device is not connected to the network and therefore the application is offline. This can happen when the phone is not connected to a 3G, 4G, or WiFi data connection or is in “Airplane mode”.
  4. If the icon color is white, that means you are in active Prip call.

How do I find my Prip number?

Android Users: Press the Menu key on the device or “three dot” icon on the upper right side of Prip.  Select the “My Info” option from the drop-down menu.  Under the “PTT” heading, the first entry you see is your number.  It will look like 33*123*1234.

iOS Users: Go to “General” tab. A “PTT” number is displayed which looks like 33*123*1234.

How do I import my contacts into my Prip address book?

You don’t need to.  Prip uses your device’s address book to automatically identify the PTT numbers already in your address book.  Make sure you save your Prip contact number in the following format: 123*123*3344 in any address book field, such as mobile, home or work.

Note: Only contacts stored in the native phone book are recognized.

How can I invite others to use Prip?

iOS Users:

  1. Touch an icon on top left of the screen.
  2. Select mode (email or messaging) for invite.
  3. Fill in requested info and send.

Android Users:

  1. Press the Menu key in Prip application and select “Invite” from the menu.
  2. A pop-up menu will ask whether you would like to send the invite through Email or text Messaging.
  3. Add as many recipients as you’d like to the message and press the send button.