Zello PTT Walkie Talkie

Zello PTT Walkie Talkie

Fast and simple walkie talkie app with Android Wear support


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: August 25, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000

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Descriptions


Turn your phone or tablet into a walkie talkie with this lightning fast free PTT (Push To Talk) radio app. Talk to your contacts privately or join public channels to engage in a hot debate.

Zello features:

• Real-time streaming, high quality voice
• Contacts availability and text status
• Public and private channels for up to 2500 users
• Option to map hardware PTT (Push To Talk) button
• Bluetooth headset support (selected phones)
* Android Wear support
• Voice history
• Call alert
• Images
• Push notifications
• Works over WiFi, 2G, 3G, or 4G mobile data

Zello uses proprietary low-latency push-to-talk protocol and is not interoperable with Voxer, Sprint Direct Connect or AT&T Enhanced PTT. Zello Android client supports free public service, ZelloWork cloud service, and private Zello Enterprise Server.

We are working hard to improve the app so please expect frequent updates. If you have questions or issues send us an email at [email protected]

► Visit our website http://zello.com/ptt to get Zello Walkie Talkie for your PC or different platform
► Connect with other Zello users on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ZelloMe
► Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zello

Reviews


4.4
679,208 total
5 466,228 
4 106,399 
3 50,045 
2 21,354 
1 35,182 

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Franklin Bryan Published date: September 11, 2017

    Does not work if no cell or other internet connectivity. Invaluable tool provided you have internet. Get parents and loved ones in path to install this, firechat and bridgefy. Latter two work even WITHOUT internet in emergencies albeit unreliably for now. Thanks Amazon Jeff Bezos. Get satelite phones, ham radio, and real walkie talkies in advance if you or loved ones live in path of danger. Mesh network capabilities NEED to be preinstalled ON ALL PHONES, LAPTOPS, TABLETS with Android, win, and ios for the next time the towers fall. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Siege Published date: September 6, 2017

    Ive been trying to add contacts for 45 mins now and it doesnt allow it! Others in my family are having the same problem. Unable to add contacts without refreshing the app or restarting the phone a THOUSAND TIMES. I was lucky to add 2 in that span of time. Got this because of hurricane Irma but i recommend you find another app until these MAJOR bugs are fixed... Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Rayn F. Published date: September 10, 2017

    User-friendly this is not but why in God's name does this allow whatever message you receiving to be just played in the background, out loud, no matter what you're doing?? At least with Voxer I can go and acknowledge that I want to listen to the message. This just plays willy-nilly and you can't stop it. Absolutely horrible app. Back to Voxer I go. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Shihoin Yoruichi Published date: September 12, 2017

    I thought this will be useful during a hurricane. I went to download as it was advertise you can use it to communicate with others when the WiFi goes out. When the power went out it turns out you need to be connected with the network. 😐 The only reason why im not giving one star was because the idea was a good one. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Anthony VanOwens Published date: September 12, 2017

    Be very careful with this. It has the capability to record when your not using it. My boss listed to a very private conversation i didnt not give him permission tl take part in. Embarassing and wrong too do to j unsuspecting workers THAT MAKE YOU MONEY. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Jeremy W Published date: September 2, 2017

    Fantastic software that I observed Hong Kong taxi/cab drivers use to communicate with one another. Incredibly efficient way to broadcast information in real time. Would love for them to support Android Auto - as voice dictation through Google Assistant is a bit clunky. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Ted Ekeroth Published date: September 6, 2017

    Several problems: channel invites disappear, with strange messages saying "the channel has been added to your contacts", but it's not there. You can sometimes find the channel again, but sound doesn't seem to work very well. Etc. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Mandi Published date: September 10, 2017

    Comes in handy with hurricane Irma. Easy to use. My me feel like I'm back in high school with my old NexTel phone. For the hurricane and other there are groups you can join. I know this part doesn't belong in a review., but please keep all of Florida in your mind and prayer. God bless and thank you. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Marilyn Shepherd Published date: September 12, 2017

    I have been able to stay in touch with my daughter. She is in Florida, when they lost their cell tower I was still able to talk to her, making sure she was OK. Thank you Zillo for keeping me from panicking. This is the best app I have on my phone! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Juan Carlos Delgado Published date: September 18, 2017

    It tells you, you can use it in case of emergency and is not true, you can only use it if you have wifi connection. Don't you think that if I have WiFi I rather to use my phone? During hurricane Irma I had the app and the only thing it did was waste .y battery Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Rachel Turner Published date: September 6, 2017

    Misleading, very misleading. You still need wireless internet or cellular data to use. If you have those you can just call or text and don't need this app. My whole family installed this app as it gives the impression you'd be able to use this when you didn't have Wi-Fi or cell service. This is false!!! Shame on the creator for using hurricane Harvey and misleading information to get people to download this app. My whole family will be deleting this app asap. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    kristi holder Published date: August 27, 2017

    Just encouraged by "I Love Texas" fb page to download in case we get stranded in floods due to Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. It will help provide a way, other than jamming up the phone lines, to coordinate for help with official in my area. Thanks! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Published date: September 5, 2017

    I like this app. Its easy to use, plus it doesn't consume much battery. Though it would be nice if the app was able to be use while there's no internet. At least for it to work on the local connection like a phone. It would come in pretty handy on critical situations. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Stephanie Williams Published date: September 6, 2017

    Not only does it not operate as advertised, you can't reach anyone to troubleshoot...I won't be using this during Irma and will advise local news that they shouldn't promote it. I've never been so frustrated with an app! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    lazaro monroy Published date: September 6, 2017

    It seemed like an easy to use app if it actually worked. My network is perfect all of my other apps and services work but this app doesn't work 90% of the time for me. It doesn't allow me to connect to any channels or add groups even though it lets me click to add. When I search for channels or people sometimes they appear sometimes they don't Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Yamile Celado Published date: September 14, 2017

    No WIFI, no cell data, simply useless. During Irma I lost electricity, WIFI, cell connection and Zello didn't work. Misled by this app. The purpose is to be use as an emergency as well. Definitely didn't find the use of it. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Sean Feichtenbiner Published date: September 6, 2017

    For everyone downloading this for the hurricanes: ***you still have to have a cell phone data connection to use this!*** You can't use this if towers are down. Phones do not have a dedicated walkie talkie transmitter and receiver. Don't download this in an emergency situation, but spend $20 to get a pair of walkie talkies from Walmart that will work regardless of cell towers. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Lisa Jackson Published date: September 6, 2017

    I can't choose any contacts, my contacts that i find disappear, only my daughter shows on my list. Ive accepted invited but they disappear. Chat channels disappear. I am able to talk with my daughter but that is all. Must have wifi or cellular network to work. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Ashley Brady Published date: September 6, 2017

    Downloaded the app but it will not allow me to add anyone. I click add to contacts but it refreshes and is as if I've never searched to add in the first place. Will likely Uninstall if I cannot get it to function. 🙁 Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Published date: August 31, 2017

    This app is incredible! My family and I used it during Hurricane Harvey. We were able to communicate with each other throughout the entire storm. Even though we were not present with each other we sure felt like we were with this app. At a push of a button we were able to give our entire family an update on our situation. AWESOME app!!! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Honest Gamer Published date: September 7, 2017

    I don't understand why people praised this for use during hurricane Harvey and why they are getting it in preparation for Irma. You have to have WiFi for it to even work. When Irma hits, I'm pretty positive there will be no WiFi. Not to mention it won't let me add contacts or channels rendering it useless. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Junkyard Rock'a'rolla Published date: September 9, 2017

    Holy Balls In My Jeans, people are stupid. Apparently, memvers of Gen-X are the only people who should have access to the internet since they created it and are less inclined to believe every ridiculous claim espoused there. This app does just what it's supposed to do. Nothing more. Nothing less. OF COURSE YOU NEED AN ACTIVE CELL OR NET CONNECTION TO USE IT FOR COMMUNICATING. This is how we wound up where we are... THAT'S NOT HOW THE FORCE WORKS! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Bernard Davis II Published date: September 9, 2017

    Tried this app for the first time a few days ago to prepare for the hurricane, but it wouldn't allow me to add my friends after multiple reinstalls and phone restarts. Was forced to install voxer and it has worked perfectly. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Jenny P Published date: September 7, 2017

    I am uninstalling it... we installed it on 2 phones, added as contacts and tested it, worked fine.. we then turned on airplane mode (assuming that there is no data or wifi) and app did not work... worthless... sorry Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Troy Daniels Published date: September 10, 2017

    It works well... When it works, 95% of the time, it says something is wrong with my microphone, not allowing me to speak.The catch is, my mic. Is just fine. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Beach Boui Published date: September 9, 2017

    Unbelievable, the number of idiots who think this app will magically turn their mobile phones into an actual walkie-talkie radio. WiFi or CELL SIGNAL REQUIRED! It's embarrassing how stupid some people can be. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    David Cook Published date: September 10, 2017

    Nice push to talk application. Sadly many people seem to think that it will work with no connection at all. Sorry folks, you have to have either cellular service, or wifi internet. With neither, you got a brick. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Southern Flamingo Published date: September 7, 2017

    Great app, great idea! This deserves an award. One tip: a short etiquette info graph for non ham/cb radio users would be very helpful. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Coin Hound Published date: September 9, 2017

    Might work if it wasn't being used by millions of idiots! Worthless for intended use during emergency situations. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Greg Gelber Published date: August 29, 2017

    Because of Zello, tens of thousands of Hurricane Harvey victims have been rescued. Zello is the only way hundreds of volunteers around Houston can communicate with each other in real time. Calling and texting with that many people would never work. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Wolf Wolf Published date: September 11, 2017

    Worse app ever. Best to buy a radio. Hard to learn to use this app. And so many rude evil people on here. Don't waste your time. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Rhonda Johnson Published date: September 9, 2017

    My daughter was on her way to Alabama to get away from Irma. I am in North Florida. I spoke to her when she was on Interstate 64. She was just as clear as if she was in the back yard. There was no wifi. So, in my opinion it is working so far. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Sylvi Reni Published date: September 15, 2017

    Seriously, I installed this app because it was recommended for those of us dealing with Hurricane Irma. FYI, it does NOT work when the power goes out and you have NO Wi-Fi and weak cellularal service. Complete disappointment. Stick with voxer. , Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Bill Dibert Published date: September 9, 2017

    We have used this for a few years at work. It has always worked great up until the other day. It shows the contacts but says everyone is offline and we can't talk to each other. Please fix.. Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Dexter Taylor Published date: September 10, 2017

    Completely misleading. App 100 percent requires some kind of connection. False advertising. During irma this app could honestly have lead to ppls deaths worst case scenario Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Published date: September 6, 2017

    It needs internet to be active if something happends its not going to be functional.... I actually turned of my wifi and my cell phone internet and it doesn't work at all😒😞 Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Josh Smith Published date: September 5, 2017

    I'm in Florida unable to get out Irma will be here in a matter of days will this still work if Communications go down, can I still talk to people to get help or do I need some sort of network access at all times to use? Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Sonia Hodge Published date: September 8, 2017

    I downloaded this app. Because I was told that it can be use offline... That you needed no network or Wi-Fi. And when I searched for apps that works offline Zello pops up even when you google it... It pops up. Not cool at all. Me my friends and family got so excited and we all download it every one started passing it being that we are expecting this hurricane wanted to be sure if we lose our internet and have no Wi-Fi we can get in touch with other so they will know that we are OK.. This Sucks!!! Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    Nobody Published date: September 11, 2017

    Most people downloaded because of the hurricane and the storm but they don't realize that it doesn't work without wifi so I don't want to give it one star because I'm sure that's not the purpose it was created for and the first place I'm pretty sure works for just the walkie-talkie purpose Full Review

  • Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
    José Villegas Published date: September 10, 2017

    Love the service, though it could be enhanced to support sending texts or links. The users should also be verified somehow to avoid intrepid ones spamming groups. The UI could also get a refresh. Full Review