Our group is connected through a technology that can be used daily to speak to others in the network with an easy "Push-to-Talk" application on a phone or computer as well as serve as an emergency service. The service provides the ability to contact a single person, a number of people or all the people within the network with a push of a button.
The service is called ESChat - a service provided by a US company and sold by TELUS. The service will work on all cellphones, on a PC and with all cellular providers. It is completely encrypted and will provide our users priority calling in the case of an emergency where phone and cellphone providers may "throttle" or limit calls. The service also allows a user to pinpoint another user on a map (approximate) if the user has the option activated.
The service is in trial with librti until January 15th, 2021 and free for anyone in our network that would like to be part of the trial.
Activation is easy. Depending on how the trial goes and how we may offer it with a librti membership, the service will be reviewed before the end of the trial period.
Members may post messages, schedules (such as com checks), or any other notifications that might be of use to other members.