There are People Still Using Long Range Walkie Talkies? This is 2018!
Long range walkie talkies have increasingly fell out of favor as they have not caught up with the times. The increasing cost and new features provided by Phone and WhatsApp have shifted some companies away from long range walkie talkies to Phone and WhatsApp. However they do not mean that they are the best tools for the job. We look at some common tools being used now and the associated problems.
Long Range Walkie Talkie
“I need to carry another device"
“I don’t know if the person is there or out of range”
“Network Walkie talkies are expensive”
“I just want to say something short so I use WhatsApp”
“Takes a lot of effort and attention to type”
“My folks are older and do not type well”
“Take too many calls to get you to pick up”
“All these phone calls costing me more money”
“It’s illegal to use phones when I am driving so I do not pick up”
Smart Walkie Talkie Advantages
Carry one Device: Smartphone + Walkie Talkie
Long Range: 99% Outdoor coverage + In-Building, No repeaters required
Apps: Reason for smartphones to exist in enterprise
No Typing: Voice is required for communication
Instant: Essential for voice commands
Hands-free: Headset and Accessories integration
Directory: Colleagues already added
Quick Comms: No setup time
Hands-free: No need to touch phone to hear message
Asynchronous: Reply when you are available