walkie talkie


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walkie talkie

A handheld device that provides communications between two or more people using dedicated frequencies over short distances, typically less than a mile. There is no dial-up procedure; it is always on and is activated instantly by pressing a button and talking.

This always-on instant communications is also provided by specialized mobile radio (SMR) services for police, taxis and other vehicles. Having acquired numerous SMR operators throughout the U.S., Nextel is noted for combining long distance walkie talkie capability with its cellphone service (see Nextel).
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The Vodafone Walkie Talkie is initially available with the Nokia 5140 with a wider range of other handsets to be introduced shortly.
The high-end model will be geared to conventional walkie talkie users such as hunters and fishermen; a second model, which looks similar to a cellphone, will target families and neighborhood watch programs.
The Walkie Talkie - which has proved to be something of a Marmite project which some love but others hate - is due to be finished in the summer of 2014.
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Other services that will be available to officials include Nextel walkie talkie, which allows users to make instant walkie-talkie calls to other Nextel users nationwide and Group Walkie Talkie, which enables instant and simultaneous connection with up to 20 other Group Walkie Talkie capable users.
Nextel's Push To Talk(TM) service is widely acknowledged to be a superior product that provides a better and more reliable service with faster and instant connections than does Verizon Wireless' recently launched walkie talkie product.