NOTE: This article is not about any of the "normal" topics of this newsletter: genealogy, history, current affairs, DNA, and related topics. However, it is a follow-up to my several previous articles about the Zello walkie-talkie app that converts your cell phone into a walkie-talkie with world-wide coverage.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Mark Jansen and Paula Beaton published in the DigitalTrends web site (it is the longest and most complete article listing walkie-talkie apps I have ever seen.)
In almost all cases, each such program can only communicate with other people using the same program.
If watching the kids in Stranger Things communicate via walkie-talkie left you wishing it was still the ’80s, we’ve got some good news. Walkie-talkie apps bring all the excitement of walkie-talkie chat to your smartphone, allowing you to talk to your friends, send them messages, and leave voicemails. Of course, they don’t use real walkie-talkie frequencies — so you won’t get any interference — but they’re still the coolest, most retro way of talking with your friends. There are even apps that allow you to talk with users in your area and worldwide. Turn your Android or iOS device into a digital walkie-talkie with our hand-picked selection of the best apps.
You can read the complete article at; https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-walkie-talkie-apps/: