FirstNet Push-to-Talk now available for the Samsung GS9/9+ and GS10/10+

by FirstNet editorial

The FirstNet Push-to-Talk (PTT) service is now available on the Samsung GS9/9+ and GS10/10+ smartphones. And users can download the app from Google Play.

FirstNet PTT offers superior PTT call quality compared with other push-to-talk apps because its traffic receives the highest level of prioritization on the FirstNet network.

Developed from the ground up specifically with and for public safety, FirstNet PTT is the first-ever nationwide mission-critical standards-based push-to-talk solution to launch in the U.S. This followed comprehensive testing with public safety agencies across the country, including the Cranford Police Department in New Jersey.

“Reliable communication is critical. It must work. It must be there when we need it,” said Captain Guy Patterson of the Cranford Police Department. “And it must be crystal clear because we don’t have time to repeat ourselves or introduce room for errors in fast-changing situations or when lives are on the line. Our experience with FirstNet Push-to-Talk has been excellent. On more than one occasion, FirstNet PTT allowed us to effectively communicate when our traditional systems failed.”

FirstNet PTT allows public safety to use their smartphones, feature phones, and specialized ultra-rugged devices like they would use a two-way radio – with highly reliable, high-performance calling.

Controlled introduction offer

The FirstNet controlled introduction will give customers a chance to better understand how FirstNet PTT can meet their team communications needs – even as we deliver other key solution elements that public safety requires. This includes broader device selection, LMR interoperability and downloadable Android and iOS client apps.

FirstNet users who sign up for FirstNet PTT during the controlled introductory offer period will get a full credit back on monthly service fees through August 31. And there is no limit on the number of customers who can take advantage of the offer, nor any pre-approvals required.

New features

FirstNet PTT will also deliver new features that allow first responders to better react to changing events.

We’re building a broad ecosystem of devices, apps and accessories that will support FirstNet PTT and drive further innovation, choice and flexibility for public safety. The first device to launch was the Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro. This field-ready device is purpose-built, equipped with push-to-talk capability. And its highly secure features make it suitable for use by first responders across all public safety disciplines.


FirstNet Push-to-Talk Controlled Introductory Offer: The monthly recurring charge for each device subscribed to FirstNet Push-to-Talk is $10/month. A promotional credit of $10/month for each device subscribed will be applied for all customers through 8/31/2020. The promotional credit will be applied in the same month as the monthly recurring fee is incurred. Not eligible for contract-based or other discounts. Requires an existing qualified FirstNet wireless voice plan. All prices exclude applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. All applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges paid are non-refundable.