-- ANY telephone which isn't an actual hard-wired (not a mobile-w-a-base which we prly have far too many of in each of our dwellings -- I know I do yuck) IS ACTUALLY A RADIO.
Uses Broadcast Towers. Yup. That's why the home hand-sets hafta be put back on teh chargers n batteries smtms replaced n shiz. Which is also why those homefones sets Will NEVER EVER work if your electricity goes off. So yeah
Learned the hard way that it's essential to have an old landline phone that you can pop right directly into the telephone jack when teh power goes wonky, tornado or other weather bogusities occur, and all like that
Idk much about the 'walkie-talkie' thang except one fam I know uses them exclusively -- business and personal -- with a couple old 70s-80s landline handsets in reserve for the houses & the main office?
I'm learning a lot here guys, pls carry on
Chyia, thumbsup (& btw I/we've had ISSUEZ w/ a pre-paid carrier here too. I'd go back to Verizon in a minute if I could make them customize me a plan that doesn't have $$$$$garbage "features" I don't need. When I had them before, there was such FABULOUS coverage, everywhere in the lower 48 & into Canada; probs is even better now... but the $$$ was v high at the time, contracts had zero flex re "plans", n stuff sigh)