Walkie Talkies are so old fashioned and yet, they can be a lifesaver on hiking trails where finding cell towers is a luxury that comes with luck. So, if you are wondering where to get these walkie talkies, look no further. Your smartphone can become a walkie talkie on demand with a few apps that are available today.
Here we will list a set of 10 best walkie talkie apps for Android and iOS phones.
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1. Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
- Open group live communication.
- Support for every known Wi-Fi connection and network.
- Compatible with Android Wear and Apple Watch.
- Capability of creating live Zello Channel enabling you to talk to anyone across the globe.
- Runs well in background and more.
2. Two Way: Walkie Talkie
- No signup, no password. It just works like that.
- It never saves any personal information.
- It never allows any private channel. All channels are public and hence, mimics the traditional walkie talkie.
- Comes with noise reduction feature.
- It is a lightweight app and doesn’t hog on phone battery.
3. Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger
It is a push-to-talk app that is designed to work anywhere as long as there is Internet connectivity. Available for both Android lovers and iOS lovers, the app comes with some very handy features which include:
- You can share location, GIF images, videos, voice notes etc.
- Comes with voice-to-text encryption, which means that you can receive a written copy of the voice message that someone sends. You don’t need to listen, only read!
- Allows creating groups of up to 500 people.
- Comes with end-to-end encryption for enhanced privacy.
- Storage for unlimited number of messages.
- Works with both wired and Bluetooth headsets.
Designed specifically for those Android and iOS users who do not like text messages but prefer voice messages. This app comes with a set of wonderful features that will make you fall in love with the app. Some of those features are:
- Fast and easy app which also gives alerts to notify of message delivery confirmation.
- Allows creating a favorite list from the contact list.
- Allows sending invitation to friends and family members.
- Works only on Internet and requires either Wi-Fi, 4G connection, 3G connection, GPRS or EDGE. Cannot work if the Wi-Fi goes into sleep.
- Works across all networks.
- Free, fast and simple.
- Consumes very less data compared to other similar apps.
- Needs Internet to work and works with Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, 1X, EDGE and GPRS.
- You can block contacts and even export your recorder messages to social media platforms.
- High privacy by allowing you to choose who to connect with.
- Amazing audio quality.
- If there is no Internet connection or no signal, it can still work with Bluetooth.
- Perfect for use on a cruise ship, on plane, in campuses and at crowded event venues.
- Allows you to send photos and files to others who are closeby.
- Allows you to create your very own FireChat community.
- You can choose a username of your choice.
- If network is lost, it will connect automatically with Bluetooth.
This app made available on Google Play Store and App Store, has marketed itself as something more than just a walkie talkie app and yes, rightly so! There are extraordinary features that you will love and some of those features are:
- Offers free calls, free voice message and free SMS.
- Push a Button feature to instantly start speaking with someone.
- Allows both one-to-many and one-to-one communications.
- You can connect a second line to an existing call.
- Voices are very clear and you can enjoy HD voice over Wi-Fi or 4G/3G networks.
- You can send group messages to over 100 people at once.
8. Walki-Talkie – COMMUNICATION
- Works not only on Android and iOS devices but also on web browsers of your desktop.
- No account setup required. No special permissions are to be granted.
- You and your partner can tune into the same frequency and start talking with a push of a button.
- The channels are not secure and hence, anyone on that frequency can listen.
9. Modulo PTT Walkie Talkie
- Create a team and allow your colleagues and friends to join the team after they sign up.
- You can set separate channels within the team.
- Though complicated setup, the channels are very secure.
- Allows realtime chatting. You may also leave voice message if you want to or need to.
- You can send text messages and share files.
Last but not the least, VoicePing is yet another walkie talkie app that is available for both iOS and Android users. Though designed with business users in mind, this app can still be used by anyone. With an uncanny resemblance to a regular messaging app, this particular app has some unique features which include:
- Capable of playing voice messages from any contact at any given point in time even if your phone is locked or screen is turned off.
- It allows one-on-one chat and even one-to-many chat. You can chat with up to 200 people at once.
- You can ping any specific contact if you want.
- You can take control of the group with an SOS message.
- It comes with PTT buttons and works perfectly with headsets.