FirstNet Certifies First Rugged Flip Phone from Sonim
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Comments

Sonim Technologies launched the Sonim XP3 rugged flip phone on the AT&T network and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

Sonim said the XP3 is the first flip phone that’s been tested and certified to operate on FirstNet, is designated FirstNet Ready and supports the FirstNet 700 MHz band 14 spectrum. The new phone has a dedicated push-to-talk (PTT) button and is interoperable with two-way radios through AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT). One XP3 model is available without a camera.

“Demand for flip phones remains strong, especially among those in the field who need voice-centric communications,” said Sonim Vice President Chip Frederking. “Think of those working on a construction site, at a large event, manufacturing plant or a small business requiring instant communications in the field. The XP3 takes the flip phone to a whole new level with its industrial strength and military-tested design, making it the right solution for those who work in noisy, unpredictable or secure environments.”

“FirstNet devices go through extensive review, so first responders can be confident that Sonim’s XP3 meets our highest standards for reliability, security and performance,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “The more tools public safety has access to on their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission.”

Earlier this week, Sonim filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock that could raise up to $58 million.

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