What is the difference between two-way radios and cell phones?
|Private and Closed Network||Public Network|
|Superior when it comes to reception and coverage.||Let’s face it. We’ve all heard people say, “Sorry, I lost reception” or “I don’t reception in the area”.|
|Designed for emergencies and natural disasters. Though we all hope we don’t get to this point.||Outages from call overload, power failures and natural disasters|
|Is effective in high and noisy environments||Is ineffective in high and noisy environments|
|Designed safety features to protect workers||Limited safety features|
|Ruggedly built for work environments||Too fragile for work environments – even with a case|
|Increases efficiency with prompt one-to-many communications||Decreases productivity by limiting communication to either one-to-one or one-to-two people if no Push-to-Talk headset capability|
|Instant connection for communication||60 second delay to connect for communication|
|Long life cycle support||Short life cycle support|
|Simple, one-touch user interface. Easy to use when driving or wearing protective equipment.||Complex user interface. Difficult to use safely in a work environment. Legal restrictions when driving.|
|Battery life is designed to support intensive use for the length of a full shift||Battery life insufficient for more than occasional use|
|No monthly fees for usage||Cost money every month to use|
|One touch access to frequently used features||Complex user interface|
With this chart, hopefully it will give you a better understanding as to how well two-way radios are designed for various industries. There’s a reason why they have been around for quite some time. It is simply because they work well.
Thank you for reading!
From your Canada Two-Way Team