Never Lose Service Again with Long-Range Walkie Talkies. Long-range walkie talkies have one and only one job to do: Don’t lose service. That’s it. Really, it’s that simple.
What do you need in a two way radio for Long-Range?
They can’t disconnect when you drive into a tunnel like a cell phone. And they can’t go dark in the middle of the night on I80. Because that’s when you need them most.
The problem is that many handheld radios, well, lie. You know those 20, 30, or even 50+ mile claims? Fuggedaboutit.
Municipal radios used by police and fire departments might reach those distances, but that’s because they’re backed up by elaborate (i.e. expensive) repeater networks. The harsh reality is that most long-range walkie talkies on the market have very finite distances. And you can’t wait to learn that lesson the hard way when you or your team are left stranded.
Here at TechWholesale.com, we don’t make up exaggerated claims we can’t stand behind. All of the range estimates we provide are based on actual feedback from thousands of customers over the past 20+ years.
Clear communication over long distances is mission-critical. And that depends on a number of complicated factors, such as:
Specific mile ranges
And many more
We’ll break all of these complicated features down to help you make an easy decision. And if you run into any questions along the way, you can call, chat, or email with our dedicated staff of radio professionals.
A few minutes of research can literally be the difference between smooth sailing and thousands (if not more) in lost productivity.
What Do You Need in a Long Range Walkie-Talkie?
There is no single answer to say what you need from a long-range walkie-talkie. It’s not a cop-out to answer that question simply by saying, “it depends.”
What you need in a long-range walkie-talkie is determined by the nature of your business.
If your business covers a large open space, like a golf course, you need something that provides range over that distance. If there’s a gator on the green, you need to be sure your employees can call it in before a golfer becomes lunch.
Say you own a tall office building. Your janitorial staff and maintenance workers need to be easy to reach no matter the number of walls, doors, floors, or ceilings are between them. If the toilets on the top floor are overflowing, you need someone to mop up now, not once the entire floor is soaked.
And how about construction sites? Construction work can be dangerous, especially when your team’s not in sync. A walkie talkie that can go the distance could be the difference between life and death.
Different businesses have different needs. We know you need to do your homework before you find the perfect radio. Or just drop us a line and let our radio experts help you weigh your options.
Here are some of the best walkie talkies for various industries, broken down by category.
Best Long Range Walkie Talkie Models
The best device for you depends on what for and where you’ll be using it. VHF radios for instance broadcast on a very high frequency.
That’s where the name VHF comes from.
VHF radios work great outside but not as well indoors. The signals produced by these devices have a hard time getting through obstructions.
If you want a walkie talkie designed for indoor communication, take a look at a UHF (ultra high frequency) device.
UHF devices broadcast a much tighter signal. This lets it maneuver in a way that VHF radios just can’t.
One you need to avoid if you want to communicate across long distances is GMRS.
Radios that use FRS and GMRS frequencies claim to reach up to 20 miles.
These devices are best for personal use. They simply lack the power of a true business walkie talkie. We’re talking devices that are a notch above walkie talkies for kids.
These are great if you’re looking for something to take camping. One you should check out is the Motorola Talkabout T605. It’s waterproof and gives you a solid range. And is a solid option to have in the woods, especially if there’s a chance a bear is ransacking your campsite.
You could also look into a digital radio like the DLR1060 or DTR700. These devices operate on a 900 Mhz frequency. The signal on these devices are even tighter than UHF and are awesome to use indoors.
Below, you’ll find the three best outdoor long-range walkie talkies and two of the top indoor long-range walkie talkies available on Tech Wholesale.
The Right Long-Range Walkie Talkie for Transportation and Construction
You might think it’s impossible to find a decent radio that can travel upwards of a 1000 miles.
You’d be wrong.
If you’re a trucking company, a pharmacy delivery operation, or a long-distance construction team, you’re going to need unlimited range communication.
The Motorola TLK100 is the ultimate long-range walkie talkie. Its range isn’t just big, it’s all-encompassing.
That’s not an exaggeration.
The majority of long-range devices you’ll find tend to cover between three and five miles of outdoor space.
The Motorola TLK100 has a range that spans the entire United States.
Read that again. The entire United States.
It doesn’t get much more long-range than that.
Of course, this feature is only possible because the device uses a cell phone tower connection to transmit.
It uses Verizon Wireless cell phone towers and/or wifi connections. This makes use of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.
Simply put, so long as there is cellular or wifi coverage, you’ll be able to communicate.
On top of that, programming them is a breeze. So much so that we will do the work for you.
At Tech Wholesale, we program each walkie talkie to ensure they can reach each other regardless of distance.
We can even create specific groups on the device. You can segment your staff into channels for efficient communication. So what’s the catch?
Because these walkie talkies work off of a cellular network, there is a monthly fee of $35 per-month to use the Verizon signal space.
But there’s some good news as well!
If you can commit to a two-year plan, the cost of the radio will be instantly refunded. After the two years are up, you’ll go on the $35 per-radio per-month fee.
Tracking these radios is a breeze with the “Dispatch” feature. This will give you the GPS coordinates for each device.
Say one of your trucks gets stolen. You’ve now got a built-in lojack to catch the bad guys. Or perhaps your driver insists he’s at a job when in reality he’s taking a nap under a tree. The dispatch feature keeps your workers honest.
This feature runs at $35 per month for all devices (your entire network of devices and not a per-radio charge). It is ideal for truckers, taxi cab drivers, delivery services, or any business that needs to keep track of its employees.
The TLK100 combines the Motorola hardware reliability with the accessibility of a major nation-wide wireless carrier. It also comes with an 18-hour lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable and requires no FCC licensing.
Here are three of our top walkie talkies for transportation and construction:
The Right Long-Range Walkie Talkie for Large Office Buildings
The Motorola DRT700 is perfect for janitorial crews and security teams in large office buildings.
It is incredibly reliable indoors, providing clear communication up to 30 floors.
This device is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that has an excellent battery life. This means you won’t have to worry about a security worker failing to report in because their walkie talkie was dead.
The DRT700 can be used to alert security staff of potential threats in the building. But it goes far beyond that in terms of usability.
You can also create private channels for different divisions of the company.
If there’s a mess to be cleaned, the janitorial staff is a call away. If there’s a maintenance issue on the top floor, you can alert the maintenance workers in the basement. No problem.