I recently came across a FREE app called Two Way Walkie Talkie. It is amazing! I know it's available on Iphones, and perhaps Droids too. There is no registration, signing up, or anything. You basically download the app and select any channel...you can type in any number combination to set up a channel that you won't be disturbed on and chat with whoever else has the app just like you would with a walkie talkie. The range is based on regions (about 7-10 mile radiuses). However, it may even work for longer distances if the channels are all linked. I am not sure how it is set up in that regard. Obviously channels 0 thru 10 are very active with CB like chatter, but with thousands of channels available, you will not be disturbed. I think if word gets out, many more businesses will switch to this too. Why pay for an FCC license if you can communicate on any smartphone like a walkie talkie. If anyone has feedback on this new app, feel free to post.