Sonim Next Generation Super-Tough Push-to-Talk 'BOLT' Phones Exclusive To Bell

Sonim Next Generation Super-Tough Push-to-Talk 'BOLT' Phones Exclusive To Bell

Bell the first Canadian PTT provider to offer a device that is both
intrinsically safe and features a fully integrated Lone Worker solution

PR Newswire

TORONTO, June 25, 2013

TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonim Technologies, the makers of the
world's toughest phones, and Bell today announced the exclusive Canadian
availability of three new ultra-rugged Push-to-Talk (PTT) phones on Canada's
best PTT network− the Sonim XP5560 BOLT 2, the Sonim XP5560 BOLT 2 IS, and the
Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL.

"Thanks to new safety features and Intrinsically Safe certification, Sonim's
new BOLT line-up, already recognized as the toughest available anywhere, now
protect workers themselves," said Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim Technologies.
"With this launch, Sonim and Bell continue to offer Canadians a superior PTT

Certified Intrinsically Safe by the Canadian Standards Association, the XP5560
BOLT 2 IS will not emit any excess heat or sparks that can cause an explosion,
making it suitable for the most hazardous environments such as power plants or
oil and gas facilities where regular mobile devices are prohibited.

Both the XP5560 BOLT 2 and XP5560 BOLT 2 IS also offer a Lone Worker safety
solution that keeps customers connected to an emergency response centre at all
times via a dedicated red button on the side of the device. When pushed, the
user's GPS position is sent to the centre, and a communication link is
automatically established with first responders. Other safety features include
specialized alerts, enhanced monitoring, 'man-down' detection and advanced GPS

"When safety, reliability and instant communications are your primary
requirements for a mobile phone, you need to carry a BOLT operating on
Canada's best PTT network," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility
and Residential Services, and Chief Brand Officer at Bell. "With the powerful
new safety features uniquely available on the world's toughest phones from
Sonim, coupled with the unmatched coverage and reliability of Bell's national
PTT network, instant communications just got better."

The expanded line-up of new Sonim BOLT phones will be accompanied by over 40
accessories and 10 new application vendors to meet the communications needs of
Bell customers working in the most challenging environments, including
construction, oil and gas, mining, transportation, security, facilities
management and utilities.

All three new BOLT devices are built on the same ultra-rugged platform that
holds the Guinness World Record for the toughest phone – way beyond military
MIL-SPEC standards – and backed by Sonim's industry-leading 3-Year
Comprehensive Warranty that even covers accidental damage.

For more information on Sonim's Rugged Performance Standards and testing,
please visit For more information on the
latest Sonim BOLT handsets, please visit or


Sonim Technologies ( is the provider of ultra-rugged,
water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in
challenging outdoor and industrial environments. Sonim'sindustry-leading
three-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of
rugged technology. Sonim provides a suite of high-performance workforce
management solutions that keep workers safe and enhance their productivity,
including Push-to-Talk, Lone Worker safety services and NFC proof-of-activity
services. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and offers its
products in over 50 countries.


Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company
with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly
owned by Montreal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please

The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program
that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's Talk
Day anti-stigma campaign and unprecedented funding for community care,
research and workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit

SOURCE Sonim Technologies; Bell

Contact: Sonim Technologies, Virginia Jamieson,,
650-279-8619; or Bell Canada, Jason Laszlo,, 1 855
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