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Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Internet, Mobile, Multimedia |

How to turn your Android into a walkie-talkie ‘through the PTT protocol

How to turn your Android into a walkie-talkie 'through the PTT protocol

Have you ever used a walkie-talkie? For those who do not know, the walkie-talkie became very popular in the 90′s, and consisted of two way radios radio with which one could communicate with another over a certain frequency or channel. The good thing was that the communication was limited to two, but anyone with our frequency could communicate with us.

The idea is that the Radio station transmits a time, but it is received and heard by those who have that channel.

Why mention all this in a blog software? Because the other day, looking at the old Market-now Google Android-Play VoIP applications, say with some dealing with a similar message, and actually use the old protocol called PPT which stands for a Push-To-Talk .

The idea is basically the same, unless of course such communications are made via the Internet using our WiFi or 3G.

Then name some interesting options to return to remember old times, make new friends or communicate differently.

Zello

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This is one of the most popular of the store, with a high number of downloads and users are concerned the result of an application platform and IOS also available for BlackBerry.

Zello gives us the ability to create private or public channels up to 300 people who communicate in the same way that if they did or said radio walkie-talkie. The latest versions have improved voice quality without sacrificing us many MB of transfer and added options such as voice interesting history, support for Bluetooth headsets or even Push notifications. If you do not know what application download, Zello should be your first choice.

Walkie-Talkie Voxer

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In the words of its slogan, Voxer transforms your phone into a walkie-talkie, and part is completely true. This is an application similar to Zello with which we can also send multiple types of messages:

  • Location
  • Video
  • Sound
  • Photographs
  • Text

And of course, the basic function we are looking for Push To Talk, talking to groups of friends simultaneously. This is a new free application, and its specs say it should work fine on connections from EDGE to 3G and 4G the fastest.

TiKL

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The last of the list, but not the worst, in fact one might almost say the opposite. TiKL, which stands for Touch To Talk, offers a simple application whose use is a breeze as it is used exactly like a walkie-talkie.

Just simply touch a button to communicate again with our contacts or people who do not know. To do our friends should have the application, and it will receive the contact details directly from our agenda or from Facebook if they are linked.

Puts the icing can also use instant messaging options, a very good idea if we are already accustomed to the program and we also use it to talk to our new contacts via text.

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