In a world where cell phone makers are competing to create ever-more complex devices, many businesses are going back to walkie-talkies. However, they are a far cry from the basic devices once considered staples by field workers. Providers like Peak now offer walkie-talkies that use push to talk over cellular (PoC) service. While push-to-talk (PTT) is not new, combining it with cell service is cutting edge. The technology allows clear, fast communications. It also helps businesses eliminate many of the inefficiencies and costs associated with employer-issued cell phones.
Walkie Talkies Use Cell Phone Networks
Classic walkie-talkies use radio technology that allows two people to communicate over short distances. Their fast push-to-talk technology only requires one step for communication to begin. PoC providers have harnessed this simplicity and included it in devices that work using cell phone signals. This means employees can use their devices to speak with others located in any area with cell service. Since networks offer nationwide coverage, many companies are now using push-to-talk devices for all communications outside of offices.
Communication Is Fast and Simple
Walkie-talkies using PoC technology allow fast communication that is clear at any distance. There is no need to get a phone number, dial, or even direct the device to make a call via voice command. It takes one push of a button to reach the recipient, who hears a message without touching their walkie-talkie. Employees can use the one-button method to reach one person or entire groups. Connections are always active, so there is no lag time required for connecting.
Businesses Reduce Costs and Liability
Many companies are investing in PoC walkie-talkies to streamline operations. They often want to eliminate the problems associated with employer-issued cell phones. For instance, workers often use their phones for lengthy personal calls or to surf the Web. Some even rely on them for online shopping. Businesses also incur liability when their workers make and receive cell phone calls while driving. Walkie-talkies eliminate these problems. PoC is also generally less expensive than cell phone service even with the cost of the devices factored in.
Walkie-talkies that use nationwide cell phone service are becoming popular for business use. They provide clear, fast, and affordable communications while helping businesses reduce liability associated with employees using cell phones when driving.