There are times when a phone call is not really necessary, but other forms of communication such as SMS or email are not quite enough. On these occasions you may feel that being able to have a very quick chat would be the ideal solution – the sort of quick chat you might have over a set of walkie talkies. This where Blip.me Walkie Talkie is handy – it enables you to turn your phone into a walkie talkie.
The free app enables you to conduct free PTT (Push To Talk) conversations without using up any of your monthly phone credit or incurring any charges. It is ideal for those occasions when you need to convey details that are too convoluted to fit into a text message, and you don’t feel like typing out a lengthy email.
It is also great for exchanging information about which there may be questions. Rather than resorting to a neverending exchange of text based messages, you can simply send a voice message to get the information across quickly and easily. This is great if you need to make contact with someone but don’t really want to get caught up in a full blown phone conversation with them.
Available for both iOS and Android, Blip.me Walkie Talkie is a great cross-platform tool for keeping in touch with friends and family. The app maintains a history of your messages so you can refer back to them, and it can also be used to send text based messages – free of charge – for those times when this is more useful.