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Two Way Radios versus 2 Way Radio Apps

22nd Jan 2019

Two Way Radios Compared to Two Way Radio Apps

Here at we are often questioned about the best two way radio for the users specific industry. Occasionally, the topic of apps for cellular phones comes up and we're asked why they aren't the best option for your business. We've got five compelling reasons why a two way radio app on a cellular phone isn't the best fit for your business.

You can't control the conversation with a two way radio app. Workplace productivity is one of the primary reasons walkie talkies are put into use. Allowing employees to have ready access to their cellphones limits your ability to keep them focused on the task at hand. Yes, the walkie talkie app is convenient and most everyone has a phone. Games, Significant Others, Sports Call In Shows, and a host of other apps are just as convenient and all ruin productivity.

Little control who's talking or who is listening. Anyone with a cell phone can listen in or talk on the two way radio app within minutes of knowing your channel information. While traditional two way radios can also be monitored, it requires a two way radio programmed to the same frequency or a scanner. Traditional two way radios can be encrypted and aren't designed to be easily connected too.

Cost. Two way radios are a one time expense and can be used as much as you like without additional fees. While you can use a two way radio app without cellular service, they do require a Wi-Fi connection. You'll find the cost of a two way radio is about 1/3 the cost of a cellular handset.

Durability. Two way radios are designed to get dropped and to be used in rough environments. If you drop a walkie talkie under warranty, the Manufacturers repair or replace it for free. With a cellular phone, you're looking at a repair that costs upwards of $200.

Ease of Use. You simply turn on two way radios and start using them. Push the button to talk and let go to listen... No need to remember codes, stations, or worries about the phone going into power saving mode. With traditional two way radios, there's no infrastructure needed, no instruction required, and no service contracts to consider.

Two Way Radio Apps have a place for Consumers but they aren't designed to meet the needs of your business. If you're looking at a two way radio app, you've got the right idea, two way radios will benefit your business. Walkie talkies are productivity tools that talk, enhance safety, and encourage teamwork.

Need to know more, give a call at 855-770-7194 to learn more about how two way radios can benefit your business!