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I just ran across this earlier today. It looks like a Canadian company has a pair of 1 watt GMRS radios that can be control from your smartphone for $198.88. In my way of thinking, that is pretty expensive. Are there other consumer grade FRS/GMRS radios that can be controlled by your smartphone right now?
 

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You need to restate your question.... are you wanting to "control" a FRS?GMRS portable/base/mobile/repeater by means of turning it off/on or changing channels, or, are you wanting to "communicate" (transmit voice) over a FRS?GMRS radio by means of your smart phone?.... Controlling is one thing.....communicating is altogether different... Communicating over a GMRS from your smart phone could be misconstrued to be cross banding which is not lawful per FCC. There are some that are attempting to use Zello to communicate over GMRS.... but from what I am hearing from the powers to be is that would not be considered as cross banding. Now to use you smart phone to "control" your radio is all together a different subject.... I think what you are actually wanting to know is communicating over FRS/GMRS with a smart phone.....
 

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Actually the OP need do no such thing. The link he provided goes to an example of what he is talking about, complete with owner's manual.
 

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I just ran across this earlier today. It looks like a Canadian company has a pair of 1 watt GMRS radios that can be control from your smartphone for $198.88. In my way of thinking, that is pretty expensive. Are there other consumer grade FRS/GMRS radios that can be controlled by your smartphone right now?
Yes, seems pretty expensive, but I guess if you really want that feature set, someone is going to pay for it.

I haven't seen any similar radios out there that will do this on FRS/GMRS. There are a few that will do it using MURS.
This idea has been kicked around for a few years now. Most of them start off with good intentions but technology and FCC rules get in the way.
Considering you can get a radio with a headset for a whole lot less money, it's hard for most average people to justify the high cost of these things.
 
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