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.
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.