Although instant messaging and chat apps of the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and others are really good, the truth is that they can be somewhat uncomfortable sometimes: just think about walking and chatting at once. It's still more efficient to make a phone call because it's faster and you can express yourself better. But sometimes the person we need to talk to isn't always available or we don't have to say anything urgent and there's no need to rush a reply. For those cases, we can make use of Zello Walkie Talkie.
Turn your iPhone into a walkie-talkie thanks to Zello and VoIP technology
VoIP technology, the same used by Skype for its phone calls, is a protocol that allows the transmission of voice over the Internet. Thus, if you've got a decent data plan with loads of GB or simply a WiFi network, you can make the most of this protocol to use Zello.
The app works like a walkie-talkie. In other words, press the button to record a message and press once again to stop the recording and send it. The latter will be delivered to your contact or group of contacts and can be heard right then or later on. It's similar to WhatsApp voice messages but it turns out to be more functional since it's an app dedicated to such purpose.
The concept is simple: a walkie-talkie on your phone.
However, Zello PTT Walkie Talkie offers us many more functions, in this sense, than ordinary messaging apps that have later incorporated voice message functions, offering certain features that bring it closer to the concept of a social network. Apart from talking to our contacts, we can also take part in thematic channels to speak to other users of the app.
Amongst the main features and functions, we have to point out the following:
- Real-time communications by means of voice messages.
- Simple and user-friendly design of the interface.
- Possibility to listen to messages at any moment.
- Works with WiFi networks and in places with a low mobile signal.
- Different thematic channels to be joined: from Christian music channels to channels about online movies in HD.
The general opinions about this app are quite positive, and it's used all over the world in countries of the likes of the USA, Mexico, Spain, Germany, UK... Furthermore, one of its advantages is that it has its very own native desktop version for Windows, therefore you won't have to download its Android APK and muck around with emulators to be able to get Zello going on your PC.