Satellite PTT is a smart purchase – if you choose the right equipment and usage plan.
Buying satellite PTT typically requires doing a little bit of research first, to ensure you get the best product to fit your individual needs. Unfortunately, there are some common mistakes that could lead you astray. The good news is that, with the right information, you can make sure you get the best products for your needs..
At International Satellite Services, we want to make sure you’re not only buying the best products, but that you are also buying the best product for you. We’ve compiled a few of the most common mistakes that people make when purchasing satellite products, including PTT, that you should be on the lookout for.
Mistake No. 1: Falling for Myths
Most popular consumer products have a few myths surrounding them – and satellite PTT is no different.
The truth is that some consumers do not fully understand how satellite communication works, and that makes the entire industry ripe for misinformation. Some of the most common myths you should know the truth behind include:
MYTH: The service you get from a cell phone is the same as a satellite.
This is a big myth that is false. Cell phones use land-based towers to provide service and that reduces the scope of the connections they can provide. Satellite communication technology like PTT connects via satellites that orbit the Earth. This means they can cover much larger regions and provide service in places cell phones simply cannot.
MYTH: Satellite communications don’t work under heavy cloud cover.
While it may be true that a satellite communication device works best with a clear line of sight, they do work even under cloud cover or even during storms.
MYTH: Satellite communications don’t work when the power is out.
If something happens, such as a storm, and the power goes out, satellite devices can still get service. After all, they’re connected in the sky, not on the ground.
These aren’t the only myths floating around by satellite push-to-talk service. The best way to get the facts and answers you need is to talk to a trusted satellite communications expert – like the friendly and knowledgeable team at ISS!
Mistake No. 2: Assuming You Have to Lease
Satellite PTT can come in handy in a variety of situations, but you may not need service on any kind of a regular schedule. If you want to use PTT on an as-needed basis, paying a monthly fee to lease the equipment might not make sense.
The good news is that you can affordably purchase your equipment – like the Explorer Push-to-Talk system – and choose the network use plan that makes the most sense for your needs.
Mistake No. 3: Not Getting Extra Features
Once you have decided you need satellite PTT, it’s important to give extra consideration to the features you need.
Do you need the ability to text message as well as call and push to talk? Do you need an internet connection? What about Bluetooth?
All of these features are available with satellite communications, you simply need to explore more to understand what features you need and what you can get. The sky is the literal limit when it comes to satellites, so you may be surprised at what you can get.
Contact one of our helpful team members today to learn more.