Walkie talkie is the affectionate name given to handheld transceiver radios, or two way radios. Although they were originally developed for military use, their features have since been recognised as being advantageous to a range of different industries, and now they serve a vital role for many different sectors across the globe.
They are one of the best forms of communication available, and are perfect for a range of different businesses. Here’s why.
No need for a mobile phone mast
Mobile phones are only useful if they are in a place that has signal. This makes users dependent upon phone companies, who have to make sure there are masts to provide suitable coverage. Despite the best attempts of the networks, there are still plenty of areas where signal is absent, or as good as.
Walkie talkies work on their own frequencies, so do not depend upon supplementary technology in order to be able to work. You and your colleagues can communicate at a range of sometimes up to tens of miles, regardless of how well a mobile phone would work in the area.
Mobile phones may seem like the obvious choice for unlimited talk time, but even the most generous of contracts have an upper limit to their ‘unlimited’ offers. With walkie talkies, there are no limits to the amount of time you can communicate with them. With no need for a licence or contract, and no call charges, a walkie talkie gives you the ability to communicate as and when you need to, for as long as you require.
Get in touch effortlessly
They offer instant communication between devices. If you want to get hold of someone, you simply start talking to them. There is no need to dial a number, listen to the tone, and wait for the person to whom you want to speak to pick up. Because they can be easily clipped onto belts and clothing, they are always within reach, and so your colleague will be able to answer you straight away.
They use a loudspeaker instead of an earpiece. This allows one person to easily speak to many, whether that means several people listening to one device, or listening on their own separate devices. This means that less time needs to be spent relaying instructions.
Walkie talkies can be equipped with earpieces or headphone sets that allow you to communicate to each other in private, which is perfect for security operations, or in noisy environments. This also allows you to operate your walkie talkie completely hands free, meaning you can still communicate while going about other tasks.