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Phone vs. PMR?!

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In the near Future I start with an Social Club.
The Member have to communicate with each other.
I search online for legal Digital PMR446 and it end with +200€.

A 3G Phone cost ~30€ and Unlimited Voice Calls in the Network cost for 30Days 3€.

So what do? Take Phones?
 

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Well, do you want to talk on radios or on the phone?

Or use Zello on your phone. It's like a radio, but......on your phone.


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If everyone has mobile phones and there is network coverage everywhere you need it, then save the money and use the phones.

If everyone wants to spend a bunch of money to carry a radio, then you should buy radios.

Cell phones are cheap and easy. The drawback is that you are dependent on the providers network and infrastructure.

Radios cost more at the start, but you can be in charge of the infrastructure.

So, it comes down to how much money you want to spend? Pay a lot once, or Pay a lot over several months/years?
 

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Well, do you want to talk on radios or on the phone?
I dont care about.
Or use Zello on your phone. It's like a radio, but......on your phone.
I belive it work over an Data connection? The problem is a) it cost more than an internal phone flat and b) Data require much more Akku.
If everyone has mobile phones
but not all are unlocked and not everyone have an local Sim.
and there is network coverage everywhere you need it
ok 99% of the country where People life are covered. Where no Phone work normally no tourist come to.
If everyone wants to spend a bunch of money to carry a radio
The Social Club have to fund it. And we have no Money (yet).
Pay a lot once, or Pay a lot over several months/years?
The Monthly cost are very low because when I need a Sim i could recherché it.
The cheapest GSM Dualsim cost ~20€.
The major problem is PMR446 are only legal with 0,5W. No way to cover an smal Town.
 
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