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Raphael Varieras
May 23, 2019

10 Reasons Zello is the Best Walkie Talkie App

Zello talk screen on Android smartphone

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to keep up with your friends and family. Social media is like a window into their lives where you can see what’s going on. Sometimes though, you need to connect in a way that's both faster and more personal. That’s where messaging apps such as walkie talkie apps come in.

Walkie talkie apps let you send voice messages in real time with the push of a button. You can use them like actual walkie talkies to communicate with a group of friends or send a message to someone specific. No matter who you want to talk to, a walkie talkie app is a great way to keep in touch and up to date.

How does the Zello walkie talkie app compare with other phone, text, and voice messaging apps? To us, it’s a no brainer. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with Zello or what it can do, here are our top ten reasons why you need the Zello walkie talkie app:

1. Zello's Walkie Talkie App is Free

If you need a walkie talkie app for android or iPhone there’s no better price than free. The Zello walkie talkie app runs on virtually all iOS, Android, or Windows PC devices, using Internet via WiFi or any carrier data network. Best of all, the app runs without any ads or spam. Try out Zello by downloading the free app.

2. Highest Rated Walkie Talkie App

If you want to talk to more people Zello is the best walkie talkie app around. With over 130 million users Zello is the most popular walkie talkie push-to-talk (PTT) app in the world. Zello is also the highest rated PTT app in Google Play (4.5 with over 730K reviews) and the App Store (4.6 with over 14.3 reviews).

3. Save Your Messages

Don’t have time to sit and listen in to your walkie talkie app? No problem! Zello’s instant voice messages are live and they’re also saved in your history. Replay, share, and access your messages anytime. Other voice messengers only record messages or require you to pay for a live-voice option.

4. Save Your Minutes

There are no phone records, no dialing or waiting for someone to answer. Just press and hold the big round walkie talkie button and instantly talk to a contact, group, or channel without using up your minutes.

5. In an Emergency - Use Zello

Walkie talkies make it easier for first responders and volunteers to get organized during an emergency. Real-time voice messages are faster than texts. This is crucial during emergencies, when seconds matter and lives hang in the balance. Here’s how Zello helped save lives during hurricane Florence.

6. PTT Messaging is Safer than Texting

Need to send a message on the go? Push-to-talk voice messaging is safer than texting and driving. An estimated 391,000 injuries occur each year as a result of distracted driving. We support wired and wireless accessories to allow hands-free use of Zellowalkie talkie app while driving or walking. We also support VOX voice-activated messaging on Android and Windows PC for a completely hands free walkie talkie experience.  

7. Emoticons Only Say so Much

There is less chance of misunderstanding what a person says over the Zello PTT walkie talkie app. Voice messages convey emotion. Instead of searching for the right emoticon, use your voice to easily convey what you’re feeling in real-time. A text message can never replace hearing a loved one’s voice.

8. No Awkward Phone Calls

If you hate talking on the phone or enduring long, awkward silences during phone calls, Zello lets you send short voice messages whenever it's convenient. To make it quick and fun, use walkie talkie lingo just like radio pros do. "10-4?" (OK?).

9. Fully Encrypted for Your Privacy

Real walkie talkies aren’t secure, Zello is. One-to-one and group conversations are fully encrypted end-to-end. Unlike real 2-way radios, Zello messaging is safe from anyone prying into your private discussions by intercepting a radio frequency. Messages are stored only on your own device, not on our servers.

10. So Much More Than a Walkie Talkie App

Finally, Zello isn’t just a great walkie talkie app, it’s is also a personal social platform. Join or create your own public and private channels to meet and talk to people anywhere, anytime. With the ability to support 6000 users, channels bring people together to have fun, learn, and make things happen. Whether it’s organizing a picnic or a protest, coordinating a wedding or a water rescue - it all happens on channels. You can read real stories of how channels have impacted people’s lives in our blog.

The most unique thing about Zello is our diverse user base. We have users from all cultures, backgrounds, and age groups. The uses for Zello are limitless. We are continually surprised by users who invent new ways to use Zello in their personal and work lives. Do you use Zello in an unconventional way? Let us know! Contact us and drop us a line.

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