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Apr 29, 2006
With more radios being available with LTE, I think if some manufacturer would produce a GMRS transceiver with LTE built in, it would be a great device for a lot of users. Would could use GMRS simplex for short range comms and then switch to the Network Radio for longer distance comms. Allow the choice of carriers. be it AT&T or Verizon (or their MVNOs) and wifi, and you would have a very handy, portable communications device. It will be interesting to see if more people prefer the smartphone form-factor or if more will prefer the traditional radio transceiver form-factor. A couple of watts on GMRS UHF should be adequate for many users simplex needs. Perhaps have a MURS version for those that prefer VHF. For that matter, you could have a 900 MHz FHSS version that would be inter-operable with Motorola DLR/DTR series and you have some very viable choices!



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May 28, 2009
Haven't we been down this road in every other forum? :)

Seriously, no amount of buzz will bring back the all-in-one Nextel phone with direct-talk, or some hybrid-ized version of it, regardless of spectrum.

Ok, maybe 15 RR readers might be interested, but that's not financially viable. Not enough interest, despite multiple exposure and threads with slight twists and links. Starting to read to me less like a question, and more of a sales pump. Sorry, that's how it feels to me after seeing so many of the same thing.
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Dec 30, 2014
The Ulefone Armor 3T is the phone I use. It does analog UHF and DMR Tier I (with DMR text messaging). The only complaint I have about the phone is that the radio microphone is very, very hot and there is no clear way to adjust it. I use it primarily as my EDC phone with emergency radio capability on-deck if needed. If adjustment to the microphone level could be made, I would use it also as an everyday two-way radio. The battery life is awesome.


Apr 11, 2018
I absolutely LOVE that idea. With more and more LTE radios popping up, especially the mobiles, I could so see adding a GMRS or MURS radio into it. That would be a great backup for remote areas where cell service is patchy. I believe campers, hunters, Jeep enthusiasts and more would love it.