With cell phones at the height of their popularity, offering more options and becoming more high tech on a regular basis, one could mistake 2-way radios as old technology. This couldn’t be further from the truth as 2-way radios are still the most reliable form of communication during an emergency.
In an emergency, sometimes we are not conveniently located near a working land line. Other times, when an emergency is affecting an entire community rather than an individual situation, 911 dispatchers get flooded with emergency calls, over-crowding cellular networks and creating more harm than good. This over-crowding creates a hindrance in the network, making it extremely difficult for calls from cell phone users to be completed successfully.
For as much as we rely on the dependability of our cell phones, unfortunately, they are not always as reliable as we need them to be in emergency situations. Too many people attempting to use their cell phones at the same time during an emergency can cause mass congestion, contributing to the failure of their reliability. Where cell phones are unsuccessful in emergency situations, 2-way radios excel because of their dedicated bandwidth and restricted number of users.
2-way radios are still the most reliable form of communication between users during an emergency situation.