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Summary:

Prip lets you makes push-to-talk calls with other Prip members and Nextel subscribers in Latin America with your iPhone.

Prip iPhone
photo: iTunes

Still miss Sprint’s iDEN network? Prip, the Motorola-developed app that lets you place push-to-talk calls, is now available for Apple’s iPhone. Released for Android last summer, the app makes it possible to speak instantly with other Prip subscribers, as well as with Nextel users in Latin America.

The iOS app is fairly similar to its Android counterpart. The app was originally tied to Google Play for credential and billing management, so Prip needed to move to an entirely new platform to support users across more than one OS. This move allows you to sign into the app with your number on either an iOS or Android device. Prip also now offers a Web-based dashboard for business customers to administer PTT accounts.

Prip iPhone interface

The app works on devices running iOS 7 or later, and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In addition to other Prip users, it allows you to talk to millions of Nextel users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru. It works over either cellular or Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected when traveling abroad.

Prip is free to download from Apple’s App Store. And it now costs $1.99 per user per month (on either platform), which is a significant step down from the $7.99 monthly fee when it launched on Android. That might help it gain some new members outside of the construction and government employee audience.

  1. Viber is free last time I checked. Typical Motorola, always out of touch. a day late and a dollar short.

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  2. When used in public, outside construction sites and the like, it is incredibly obnoxious to others nearby. I used to hear people using it a block away when walking in New York City.

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  3. As much as I love my iPhone, I missed my Nextel DirectConnect terribly. Prip has turned my iPhone into a real Push-To-Talk phone. I know some people say Voxer and other apps have been out for awhile and that they’re free (as opposed to $1.99 per month) but they’re comparing apples and oranges. Prip is the ONLY true PTT app. Voxer is ridiculous. It records your voice then sends it as a message. There is no real walkie-talkie function like there is with Prip. Plus I have added 3 more lines for my wife and 2 kids. I can instantly talk to all 3 at the same time with the push of a button (actually the push of an icon, but I digress.) Try that with other so-called PTT apps. Ain’t happening. I know of a produce delivery company that uses Prip for his entire fleet of 30+ trucks. “Chirp”…He’s talking to all 30 drivers at the same time if he wants. Brilliant. Thank you Prip!

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