Nowadays, we have a variety of ways to communicate with our loved ones, thanks to technology. But sometimes old methods give us a euphoric experience; for example, the use of a walkie talkie. Well, we generally use it for short and necessary conversations, especially at construction sites and other such places. We indeed have walkie talkie hardware, but you can even recreate and use it on your smartphone without any problem; you just need to install a decent walkie talkie app on your Android smartphone. Here are the best 5 Walkie talkie apps for Android.
HeyTell is quite an old app, but it does the walkie talkie stuff pretty amazingly. It provides you with a cross-platform voice messaging service along with push-to-talk functionality similar to a walkie talkie. The app even features notifications when you receive a message, a voice changer, a block list, a social system along with a friend list, very low data usage, and many other tools. The app is really great and works well; it’s available for free to use. However, you can buy its premium version as well if you want, that will cost you $2.99.
Two Way is another pretty decent walkie talkie app that boasts above-average privacy tools along with no data collection and sign-ups. It functions quite similar to a traditional walkie talkie. You, along with your friends, can select a channel on the app and press the button given on the app in order to send communications. It neither consumes too much of your data nor uses too much battery. The app indeed has some issues, but it works fantastically and is available entirely for free to use.
Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger
Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger is quite a decent walkie talkie app; it is basically a mix of a walkie talkie app and a messenger app. It supports individual as well as group messages. It even lets you listen to the messages later in case you don’t have time to listen to them at that moment. The app even boasts encryption, cross-platform support, groups with up to 500 people, and many more things. The free version is quite decent and works well. However, there is a premium version also offered by this app that will cost you $3.99 per month or $29.99 for a year. But I would suggest you try its free version first before buying the premium one.
Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
Zello PTT Walkie Talkie is quite a very popular walkie talkie app that provides you with a ton of features, including real-time voice streaming, group channels with support for up to 6,000 participants, options for text and voice messages, and many more. This app can map your PTT button very easily to a hardware button on your device. It has been used for a few times in some disaster areas in the United States of America over the last few years, and it was undoubtedly a rock-solid experience overall. The app is really great and available for free to use, it even offers a premium version.
Carrier Push to Talk Solutions
Well, most carriers don’t offer secret push-to-talk service to their subscribers. However, we found some apps for carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Spirit. These apps use the carrier network in order to send short voice communications exactly like a walkie talkie. Well, it is not available on every device, so I would suggest you get a hold of a customer service rep for your carrier so that you can get more details about it.
Daisy Martin is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world .