FirstNet Push-to-Talk (PTT)

Mission-critical push-to-talk, data, and video services to help first responders collaborate in an emergency. 

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FirstNet Push-to-Talk benefits to public safety

Communicate with your team and other agencies for effective emergency response

  • Nationwide coverage

    With Band 14 and all AT&T commercial bands, FirstNet wireless coverage reaches over 99% of Americans so you can operate beyond your existing Land Mobile Radio (LMR) footprint.

  • Automated mutual aid

    For inter-agency mutual assistance, you can quickly send requests to other agencies also subscribed to FirstNet PTT and include their subscribers in your talkgroups.

  • LMR to LTE interoperability

    Your FirstNet PTT users can communicate seamlessly with users on your LMR network. This will help improve productivity, free up LMR capacity and extend your operational reach at a lower cost.

  • Messaging & file sharing

    Share images, video clips and documents with team members, securely with AES 256-bit encryption.

  • Location sharing and mapping

    Visually share your location and know where other talk group members are, through secure geo-location and ESRI mapping.

  • Streaming video

    Share near real-time video for immersive awareness. Record and archive for later use.

What is FirstNet Push-to-Talk?

Essential group communication

Firefighter using a push-to-talk device

Mission-critical service beyond voice

In fast-changing situations, your team needs quick access to make informed decisions and collaborate with other agencies. FirstNet Push-To-Talk is the communications tool to help meet these critical needs.
FirstNet PTT was built upon the mission-critical standards set by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the body responsible for LTE and 5G global standards. FirstNet PTT enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services.


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Frequently asked questions

Your FirstNet Push-to-Talk questions answered

Yes, you can download available support documents and watch tutorials on our Push-to-Talk support page. This page also has additional FAQs for Push-to-Talk administrators and subscriber paid customers.

Featured compatible devices are listed in the FirstNet PTT device portfolio

Browse our full inventory of reviewed and approved apps that work best for FirstNet phones and your agency.

Log in to FirstNet Central to access your account. Click ‘Account’ in the global navigation and then click ‘Log in’ in the dropdown. If you are interested in adding Push-to-Talk services, you’ll need to speak to a representative.

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