Which walkie talkies work best?

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#1
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Which walkie talkies work best? I have tried a cheap set I bought awhile back and they worked if you where on the same floor within 500 feet if that. Has anyone had good look with walkie talkies in the past and if so what brand model did you use. I am curious if a walkie can communicate all throughout the ship.

Thanks Leo
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I have some from a company called TriSquare, which work really well on the two ships I've tried them on. They are about $70 for two of them.
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Originally posted by Iluvjo
Which walkie talkies work best? I have tried a cheap set I bought awhile back and they worked if you where on the same floor within 500 feet if that. Has anyone had good look with walkie talkies in the past and if so what brand model did you use. I am curious if a walkie can communicate all throughout the ship.

Thanks Leo
the best walkie talkies are the ones you leave at home....
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I was going to go the walkie talkie route on our Oasis cruise, but after a lot of research I decided to just use text messaging on board. It was $. 50 outgoing and$. 05 incoming. I think we spent a total of $15 for the week. A lot cheaper than buying radios and it definitely works! Just my two cents

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We use the Midland GXT635's and they work great on and off the ship. We keep are conversations short and do our best not to annoy other passengers around us.
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We used these ones during our cruise (Oasis that sailed on 3.24.12). They worked great for us.

Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)

We got it from Amazon and paid around $50
#9
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Originally posted by phish tales
the best walkie talkies are the ones you leave at home....
Originally posted by luddite
I really like the ones that are left at home.
That way, I don't hafta listen to them on a cruise ship.
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#11
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Originally posted by Leo Jay
Ya, we get it. Some of you don't like walkie-talkies. Don't use them.
You completely missed the point - it's hearing someone else's walkie-talkie that we don't like. Just like flatulence, everybody is fine with their own aroma, but not the aroma of the other people around them.
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Originally posted by swsfrail
You completely missed the point - it's hearing someone else's walkie-talkie that we don't like. Just like flatulence, everybody is fine with their own aroma, but not the aroma of the other people around them.
Lol, Great analogy!

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Originally posted by swsfrail
You completely missed the point - it's hearing someone else's walkie-talkie that we don't like. Just like flatulence, everybody is fine with their own aroma, but not the aroma of the other people around them.
Love it!
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Originally posted by Leo Jay
Ya, we get it. Some of you don't like walkie-talkies. Don't use them.
And many like to forget that they are illegal in many parts of the world, i.e. some of the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe. They conflict with some foreign military and police channels. There are dozens of posts out here both pro and con.
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Originally posted by phish tales
the best walkie talkies are the ones you leave at home....
I agree! Walkie Talkies are annoying onboard cruise ships.

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#16
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People get senselessly annoyed or offended by many, many things that other passengers do that violates neither legal restrictions, cruiseline policy nor reasonable standards of conduct. In the past day alone, I've read rude comments about other people's "gluttonous" eating habits, "rubes" wearing Timex watches with their Tuxedoes, and "brain dead" people who are "too attached" to their smartphones...

Obviously people should be respectful of others when using their walkie-talkies; beyond that... mind your own business. It's their cruise too.
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Originally posted by Leo Jay
People get senselessly annoyed or offended by many, many things that other passengers do that violates neither legal restrictions, cruiseline policy nor reasonable standards of conduct. In the past day alone, I've read rude comments about other people's "gluttonous" eating habits, "rubes" wearing Timex watches with their Tuxedoes, and "brain dead" people who are "too attached" to their smartphones...

Obviously people should be respectful of others when using their walkie-talkies; beyond that... mind your own business. It's their cruise too.
Lotsa wrong info here.
If you assault my ears with a walky talky, it becomes my business.
#18
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Originally posted by swsfrail
You completely missed the point - it's hearing someone else's walkie-talkie that we don't like. Just like flatulence, everybody is fine with their own aroma, but not the aroma of the other people around them.
Flatulence is like kids. You can't stand your own, much less someone else's!
The walkies are just annoying and useless.
#19
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Originally posted by Leo Jay
Ya, we get it. Some of you don't like walkie-talkies. Don't use them.
No, you got it wrong. I like walkie-talkies. I don't like HEARING people use them.
#20
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[quote=phish tales;33234309]the best walkie talkies are the ones you leave at home....[/quote
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