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MetroPRC introduces ChatLink PTT feature
Posted: 18-Apr-2008 [Source: MetroPCS]

[MetroPCS launches ChatLINK Push-to-Talk feature enabling users to chat across different networks at the same time.]

Richardson, TX -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. , the nation's leading provider of affordable unlimited wireless communications service for one flat rate, introduced ChatLINK, a new Push-To-Talk feature that enables customers to quickly link up and chat with their friends and family across different networks at the same time. MetroPCS is the first wireless carrier to offer this type of service between users of different wireless carrier and landline networks.

ChatLINK allows MetroPCS subscribers to create a network of up to 10 individuals and connect with them in walkie-talkie like discussions at the press of a button. Similar to instant messaging, subscribers are able to add contacts and view their availability with a series of presence icons indicating that they are online, offline, silent, or in do not disturb modes.

"ChatLINK is a social networking tool. It allows our subscribers to talk to groups of friends and family at the press of a button and they can invite any friend to join with any phone," said Roger Linquist, president and CEO, MetroPCS Communications, Inc. "ChatLINK is another example of our commitment to providing innovative and fun, affordable and unlimited wireless services to our subscribers and giving them options to expand their unlimited plan."

A ChatLINK session begins when a subscriber sends an invitation to an individual or group to join a session. When the recipient receives the invitation they simply follow the instructions to join the session and press any key to begin speaking. Subscribers can invite any domestic phone number to a ChatLINK session. MetroPCS' allows subscribers unlimited use of ChatLINK for $5 a month, a significant value over other carriers. ChatLINK is available in both English and Spanish interfaces.

MetroPCS, the nation's leading provider of affordable unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate with no signed contract, offers a diverse selection of "talk all you want" plans and enhanced service packages so that customers can create a customized wireless experience that best fits their lifestyle. With MetroPCS service plans, customers pay by the month, not by the minute, and services do not require a signed contract, minimum balance or deposit. Service plans start as low as $30 and unlimited long distance service to the 48 contiguous states is available with service plans as low as $35 a month. Many of the plans include unlimited features such as voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, text and picture messaging, push e-mail, mobile Internet browsing, mobile instant messaging, and Metro411, a voice-activated, premium directory assistance service.

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