DORIAN: Walkie-Talkie App “Zello”CEO Reiterates What It Can, Can’t Do

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — We mentioned yesterday that users of apps like Zello — which suggest you phone can be used like a walkie-talkie, need to be used with intelligence. There is nothing that is going to turn your phone into an old Radio-Shack-Raise-The-Antenna-And-Talk-To-Your-Friend toy from the 80s. Simply put, your phone needs to be connected to a network to work. Plain and simple.

But the CEO of Zello reached out to make the point that when high speed cellular networks are overwhelmed, Zello can help you get through on the slower networks of days gone by.

Here is the response we received from Zello CEO Bill Moore, and we thank him profusely for reaching out with his expertise:

“The Zello app works on low-grade 2G and 3G data networks when texts and calls would otherwise fail. This is an important feature because it is what allowed many users to communicate using Zello during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma–in locations where only these low-grade networks were available. Part of the reason why Zello is used with so much success in disaster preparedness and response is because it works over WiFi, 2G, 3G, LTE, and 4G networks. For first responders, Zello helps teams outside of radio coverage to extend their capabilities and organize teams better, because in disaster situations every second counts.”



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