Customers signing up for a Verizon Push-to-Talk subscription before March 31st, 2011, can take advantage of special, limited-time pricing for the mobile communications option. For customers with a qualifying voice plan, the service is available for $5 per month per added line. The feature is free for a limited time with Push to Talk subscriptions added to compatible BlackBerry smartphones on voice plans of $34.99 monthly access or higher and an eligible data package.

Businesses purchasing Push to Talk and Field Force Manager Basic together can save $15 per line. Push to Talk is available with a voice plan for $29.99 per month, per line.

“Verizon Wireless’ Push to Talk capabilities continue to play an important role for our business customers in industries where one-touch communication aids in swift decision making in the field,” said Janet Schijns, vp, Business Solutions Group, Verizon Wireless. “Push to Talk is a necessary business tool for first responders, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical and many other professions where the user is out and about. Push to Talk functionality is ideal to make reliable connections regardless of challenging terrain or diverse infrastructures.”

Push to Talk, available on a variety of devices including BlackBerry, Casio, Motorola, and Samsung units, allows instant communication between managers and mobile workers with a single touch of a button.

The technology offers group calling, easy contact management, instant two-way communication, one number per device, and a feature that allows a user to see whether the contact is available before initiating a call.

Push to Talk Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Interoperability solution provides organizations with the ability to integrate the Push to Talk service with existing LMR systems to create a broader footprint, Verizon said.