Two-way radios remain the most reliable and economic way for those in business and public safety to communicate. Pressing the push-to-talk button is instantaneous communication with one or many. Unlike cellular service which is often spotty, service outages, or dropped calls, the simple two-way radio is consistent and is there when you need to communicate.
A two-way business radio’s life expectancy is typically last 5-15 years. Radios can take the punishment of a 40-hour work week. Unlike cellphones which have a short 2 year life expectancy, and lack durability. Specifically when comparing a two-way radio being used in a business and a cellphone. Radios will tolerate more dust, dirt, humidity, moisture, and vibration. Business and commercial radios are expected to work in the rough and tumble world of business and public safety.
Repairability: Nearly all models of two-way Motorola radios are repairable, and have replacement rechargeable battery packs available. This can keep the radio functioning well into the future. We often see well loved radios here at the repair center, in for a tune up, when they are 15-20 years old. Could you imagine still having your smartphone in 15-20 years. The iPhone was not designed to have a replaceable battery pack, however, if you know a very tech savvy person, you might get it accomplished.
When you have employees using cellphones, you create an environment for them to make personal calls, play games, surf the internet. If the same employee is using a two-way radio, you greatly reduce the likelihood of these undesired communications. The two-way radio and the cellphone both have their place in communication. Radios = serious business, cellphones = personal communication/internet/entertainment. Both have their place where they can shine and work for the benefit of the user.