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Direct Cell Phone To Cell Phone App

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Memory Capacity
Apr 29, 2006
I have heard that there is an Android app that allows cell phones to work firect, unit to unit, via bluetooth. HAs anybody here tried this yet? I assume that it is extemely low range.


Premium Subscriber
Feb 3, 2012
Out Yonder, GA
You would be better off yelling at them. As you said, bluetooth is extremely short range. If you go outside it's matter of a few feet in my experience.

Now if you are looking for a "walkie talkie" type app, then Zello or similar is the way to go. You can use your bluetooth device with it as well. The range is basically endless as it uses cell towers. It's also real time, not recorded, then transmitted.
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