Let me tell you something about myself; when I was a kid, I dreamed about having a radio that’ll allow me to keep in contact with my buddies 24/7. As you know, today, we live in the age of smartphones; now, one can easily keep in contact with friends and family through the plethora of social media apps. But, sometimes, you do need a way that’s both faster and more personal. That’s where messaging apps such as CB radio apps come in.
You can use these apps like actual walkie-talkies to communicate with a group of people or individuals. Now, if you go to the google play store, you’ll find a ton of CB radio apps. Here, a question arises which one you should opt for out of so many; well, I have compiled this list of the best android CB radio apps to make it easier for you. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.
Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
We’ll start the list with Zello PTT Walkie Talkie, this app will easily turn your device into a real CB radio, and do you know what makes it great? Its ability to work under poor and compromised network coverage, a reason why it was one of the primary choices of affected people and the rescuers during hurricane Harvey and Irma.
But, let me also say Zello is more than just a great walkie-talkie app; it is also a personal social platform. It supports thousands of open and private channels for communication, each of which can simultaneously connect up to 6000 users. You can join the conversation in one of the open channels, or you can create your own public and private channels to organize a picnic or coordinate a wedding, and so forth.
Moreover, it supports a broad range of hardware and Bluetooth headsets, making it perfect for drivers.
The granddad of CB apps, HeyTell, has 10,000,000 plus downloads in Google Play Store. If you want to have complete command over your privacy and personal data, then you should definitely opt for HeyTell, as I don’t think there is any better option for you out there than this. It includes the following 3 distinct privacy preferences:
- All your Facebook friends, any of your Twitter followers, and people who know your phone number or email address can HeyTell you.
- All Facebook friends, all Twitter friends, and friends of your HeyTell friends who know your phone number or email address can HeyTell you.
- No one can contact you unless you contact them first or accept their Twitter, Facebook, email, or SMS invite.
Thus giving you the power to regulate and control your connectivity preference.
You are not required to provide personal info of any sort to start on Hey tell, and as mentioned above, have full control of your personal info. Moreover, the app comes with superior audio quality. All the data & audio you transmit to HeyTell and your friends is encrypted in transit, so you can rest assured that no unauthorized person will be listening to your conversations.
CB Radio Chat – for friends!
Next in line is the CB Radio Chat; this app will give you a real taste of CB radio. It comes with virtual control buttons like a radio station; users can choose channel no. and the “frequency standard of different countries”. About fifty different countries and languages are available. In each country, there are a few dozen channels for communication that you can join.
It doesn’t require any registration for using it; however, it does require an internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, EDGE, or GPRS) for audio transmission.
Two Way : Walkie Talkie
This app is particularly for those who have never used a CB radio app before, as it comes with a very easy-to-use interface. It’s fairly easy to get started with; you are not required to do any sort of registration or provide personal info.
It functions like a traditional walkie-talkie; you can select the channel number or location using a map and talk to as many people as you want in the same channel. Making it a perfect voice internet messenger for communication. Another advantage of this app is that it is not a hungry power consumer; it can easily work in the background with minimal battery usage.
So, if you are downloading your first CB radio app and want to communicate with friends, co-workers, and relatives instantly, well, then you should definitely opt for this one.
Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger
As easily evident from its name, this app lets you use push-to-talk walkie-talkie features, send text messages, images, audio & video files, and share your location. It claims to be the only walkie-talkie messenger with end-to-end encryption. If you don’t like ads, this application is a sigh of relief, as there are no irritating ads.
The app requires an internet connection (3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi) to function, don’t worry if you don’t have an unlimited internet package as even with a lot of voice messages, photos, and texts, the app uses only a small amount of your data pool.
To sum it up, it provides you with a great all-around communications experience. You can also upgrade from the free version to Voxer Pro for $3.99/monthly. The paid version obviously comes with extra features such as unlimited message storage (get access to your entire message history, unlike free users who get access to approx 30 days of message history), extreme notifications (turn on loud, repetitive alerts for messages when you are in a noisy environment) and so forth.
TiKL Touch Talk Walkie Talkie
A free CB radio app, TiKL Touch Talk Walkie Talkie, allows you to easily communicate with family and friends without the hassle of creating a new contact. You need to have them in your phone contacts or as Facebook friends and start talking to them at once with the touch of a button. You can also create group chats and invite as many as 40 people to them.
The app has many positive features; one such is its convenient and intuitive interface. Also, as mentioned above, this app is completely free; you wouldn’t have to spend money on SMS or MMS; however, you will have to bear the ads.
Another important advantage of this CB radio app (something which sets it apart from other apps under this category) is its enhanced integration with social networks, particularly Facebook. Android Widget is also available to use the app directly from the home screen.
All-in-all, it’s a great CB radio app, one that you should definitely give a try.