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How to Decide if a 2-Way Radio or a Cell Phone are Best for my Business [QUIZ]

The answer to this question really depends on the specific needs of your business. We have created a list of questions you should thoroughly analyze before making this choice.

Answer yes if you must have this option, maybe if unsure, no if not required.

 

  1.        How important is system reliability to your operations? Do you have to be able to seamlessly communicate in harsh conditions like natural disasters, or during times of peak use like emergency situations?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do you need to be able to communicate with more than one person at a time? Does your business require being able to talk to groups of people to improve job safety and efficiency?

 Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do you work in a very loud and noisy environment?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do you need to be able to communicate more than one mile?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do you currently have an FCC License?

Yes +1

No -1

 

  1.        Do you plan on communicating primarily indoors?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        How important is it that your conversations remain secure (i.e. encrypted)?

Important +1

Could be 0

Not very important -1

 

  1.        Do you have the personnel to maintain 2-way radio equipment? Radio alignment? Frequency output, battery voltage, etc.?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

  1.        Do you need to be able to communicate for long periods of time before having to change your communication device?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

      10. Do you need to be able to restrict the use of communications to reduce overall costs?

Yes +1

Maybe 0

No -1

 

6-10 5 Less than 4

Two-Way Radio

 

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