Benefits of Push-to-Talk Two-Way Radios Over Smartphones

As businesses constantly strive to improve communications, the question of whether it’s best to use push-to-talk two-way radios or smartphones is quite common. While it may be tempting to go with smartphones for employees, the truth is that there are many benefits for using push-to-talk two-way radios instead, including those listed below and more.

Instant Communication

Unlike smartphones, which can generate endless games of phone tag or delayed text messaging, push to talk two-way radios offer communication with a lag of less than one second.  How’s that for fast? Additionally, you can get fast feedback from the person or group of people you’re communicating with.


Push-to-talk two-way radios allow for a variety of communications options. For instance, you can communicate one-on-one with a single person, with a small group of people, or with much larger groups. But that isn’t the only versatility this type of communication offers. Push-to-talk radios also offer the ability to send data, text, images, or voice messages giving them all the expectations smartphones deliver with a few added benefits.

Cost Effectiveness

For some businesses, the cost-effectiveness of push-to-talk two-way radios is a benefit you can’t afford to overlook or dismiss. The truth is that start-up costs for Peak PTT are considerably lower than moving your entire organization to mobile phones. Then, the costs re-occur with cell phones every time a new version, featuring new technology comes along. Peak PTT leases our radios and equipment so the costs of upgrading are far less – as are the costs of getting started.

Sound Quality

Smartphones are notorious for losing sound quality and clarity at pivotal moments. This isn’t the case with our push-to-talk radios. In fact, our digital radios come equipped with technology to enhance voice sound while filtering out background noises so your messages come through every time. Some even come with loud 2W speakers that enhance the ability to hear better in noisy environments, along with accessories and headphones that suppress background noises.

Ruggedized Options Widely Available

Finally, there are ruggedized two-way radios with high IP ratings to provide for outstanding communication no matter what you, or Mother Nature, throw their way. These radios can handle driving rain and wind-driven dust as well as complete submersion in many case. More importantly, they can handle real world drops, bumps, and jostles for people who work in the field. That’s something the average smartphone doesn’t offer.

Peak PTT understands that you have unique needs for your business communication. Contact us today to learn more about the options we offer and how they can help you. Call us at 1-855-600-6161.

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