Volume button to speak 4/5
This app is lit! I really like the concept. This app is one of the coolest apps I have ever used in a long time, so congrats on making such a cool app. My one small idea I have that would make the app even better would be to simply use a volume button to toggle to speak/respond to make it be like an actual real deal walkie talkie. So that way we can answer people on the radio quicker than the way now which is having to go into the app and press and hold. Making the volume button a toggle button to respond will save time and be more cooler. Just an idea💯
Great app, but does not work on iPhone X 3/5
I love this app, but please update to work won’t the iPhone X.
This is the most amazing app I've ever downloaded! It provides real-time voice via PTT. I use it to communicate with family members, and also for event and disaster communications. I would HIGHLY recommend this app!!!
Good for good
IN THE APP I CANT USE MY BLUETOOTH OR SEE THE PICTURES PEOPLE SENT IN CHANNELS PLEASE FIX
No need for two way radios and it works perfect with bluetooth 5/5
I think this is the best two way walkie talkie we use it all around the world for work “group of 5 “ on group talk “ we keep in touch at all times
Rebeca 1014 5/5
By Rebeca 1014
Para mi este canal es una gran bendición es muuy buena los moderadores y el fundador señor edisilva es una gran persona un canal de mucha bendición lo recomiendo 100%
Get this app, very easy to use and lots of uses, I
use it during laser tag
Great app! 5/5
Never knew anything like this existed into I stumbled upon it one day. We use it daily at our store. It's saved us tons of time.
Not working 1/5
App is not working.
Doesn’t work using Data 3/5
By My aweesorvdjsd hijnew
I want to use it using my data
Deluged by spam 2/5
Download only if you like spam. This app insists that you supply an email address when installing. Within hours of installing the app I started receiving spam, lots of it. Normally I get one or two spams a week. Within 48hours of installing this app I received over 60! Most all of a sexual nature. Can’t be a coincidence. The app works ok, but there are others that work as well and might not have all the explicit baggage.
Nice but needs improvement. 4/5
This is a cool app that I’ve used for many years. I am an EMT and I used to use it a lot when I worked at one ambulance company, EMT’s used to use it while at work and off work to communicate. Not official business, our ambulances had radios installed, but to BS during down times (when we had nothing to do).
There were two apps we used, this one and another one. I always preferred the other for one huge reason. With Zello, you must be connected to the internet. So I have noticed (and others have complained too) that messages can stop transmissions or get cut on and off. I suppose if the phone loses connection. Like while you are driving in an area with poor cell tower coverage.
The other app records you message and once you a done recording and let go of the “button” it sends it. If there is no cell coverage it notifies you but the moment it your phone reconnects to the internet it automatically sends your message.
I think that Zello needs to do the same. If there is internet connection then cool, transmit it live, but if not or connection stops, keep recording and send it when there is connection once more.
Both ways have their pros and cons. One can be a little bit faster to talk through, but not by much. The only lack is on how long your message is. Long messages take longer to record and then to hear it at the other end. Again, but that is only when you are sending s long message. But the other solves the problem of broken messages. May be Zello could give the users the option of switching between “live talking” or “record and send.”
By the way, if some people thought that Zello or other similar apps would work without internet service, holly poop, you are dumb. Plus who the hell In the world relies on an app to work during emergencies? Seriously people! Even real transceivers (walkie talkies) only work on what is referred to as “line of sight.” UNLESS they connect to a repeater (a tower or towers which repeats your transmission over a larger area or areas if there are more towers) your radio signal only goes a short distance depending on terrain and other factors. That is why walkie talkie radios you buy at Walmart or Target tells you that they have a range of 20, 30, 40 or more mile but when you use them in the city or a forest they rage is less than a mile. Please people, educate yourselves.
Very helpful 5/5
By Itunes Person11
I used this to help others during Irma and it was most likely life saving for them or maybe not even though we got info out there. Zello could have saved a couple lives. :)
Best app ever 5/5
By Zello amazing
It helps me talk to my friend when I can't be with. It work perfectly and I can change the sound setting for other people talks no to me. Zello keeps me connected with my friends and family.
Deleting the app 1/5
Tried to login on website and it didn’t recognize my password. Reset my password and it still didn’t recognized it. Changed it2nd time to a real simple and it still didn’t recognized it. Poor programming. Deleting the app.
On the next update 4/5
There should be a "call button" similar to find iPhone "play sound" button until the person you're reaching accepts the call like calling on a phone. It seems when you use it and with notifications on, sometimes you can miss "call" or it never comes through....just sayin
Great for work 5/5
Pretty shoddy, wouldn't rely on for professional use 1/5
DO NOT USE THIS APP FOR BUSINESS.
Use this for work on a 6th gen iPod touch. Disconnects all the time even after 3.12 update. Also transmissions are garbled half the time and indecipherable. Can be responding to a call while holding button down and all of a sudden app stops transmitting your call like you let go of button. Can also get a call, try to respond, and then have Zello completely disconnect. Bluetooth headset and push to talk button (Coda Click) seem to disconnect randomly as well.
All in all this app is a good idea but poorly executed. Maybe it's better on a device with a cellular data connection? I'd assume that only fixes the network connection issues though.
UPDATE: I've had to switch over to using this app on my personal cell phone now with a data connection to get any sort of reliability from this app. At this point I'm 100% certain it should not be used in professional/commercial environments. Communication in my line of work is too important to base off some shoddy app instead of purpose built radios. Maybe this app is great to call your kids for dinner, but for my use it's 1 star all the way.
Update 2: Still a garbage app. It now BURNS through my battery life like a wild fire. People who rate this higher are using it for minimal conversation. It also completely highjacks the volume controls on the phone. It also reduces the audio quality of music you play. Once again I repeat this app should not be used in a professional environment where constant communication is important. I would say it's my employers fault for picking this app to use but Zello markets a "@work" version which is supposed to be pro.
Update 3: You guessed it, still trash. Now it has some hang up with connected Bluetooth headsets where it just beeps as you’re getting an incoming call but it never actually goes through.
Was working fine for a few weeks. Then it's started long messages when no one using it or not being able to talk at times
Accepting request 2/5
I have a iPhone 6s Plus iOS 11 some of the request I accept I have no problems then some friend request I accept we can talk then it will display on my phone request sent and won’t let me talk to them. But on there phone it shows we are connected and that I am available I can here them talk but when I try to reply it gives the screen as if I am about to add them again... please help
Apple should buy Zello! 5/5
Apple should buy Zello and incorporate it as a native app to provide an even smoother experience. Then, either Zello or Apple, or maybe both, should gift me a million dollars for making the suggestion. Thanks! You’re welcome! Apple, Zello, contact me when the checks are ready.
This app is becoming one the most used apps on my phone! I am recruiting all my friends to become Zelloers!
Weird stuff happens. Going off at 4am saying it is my friend but I text my friend and no she was sound asleep. Deleted it!
Excellent app 5/5
By I'm stuped
This is the best push to talk app out.
THIS DID NOT WORK WHATSOEVER 1/5
This is stupid!! It's supposed to work without wifi or cell phone towers, right?! WELL IT DID NOT😡 Don't get this thing! It only works with wifi! You're better off just using regular calling!! TRUST ME. SERIOUSLY. DO NOT GET IT.
Thanks for fixing bugs 3/5
Still does not work with the new iOS 11 Smart Invert option.
Great App 5/5
I’ve been using Zello since it’s original beta came out MANY years ago!
Helpful During Hurricane Maria 4/5
The app became popular during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Lots of people telling each other about it. However, for some reasons there were misconceptions that the app would work even if there was no Internet. Did find it helpful during Hurricane Maria because there were a few people in Puerto Rico with a signal who made contact through the app with others. It quickly went viral. We were able to find out about the cities our family and friends live. Still awaiting to hear from them. Interesting how we were able to help each other out and see the true the value the App has to offer. Thanks.
No puedo instalarlo en el iphone 7
Great... Just lacking better Apple Watch & iOS 11 Support 4/5
Realty like how I don't need to pick up the phone to hear someone's voice... It just plays over the iPhone's speaker.
Needs to be updated to support rich notifications so that I can see pictures or hear messages via 3D touch. Also needs 3D touch on Home screen icon.
Finally, an app like this begs for the ability to send and receive audio and pictures through the Apple Watch app. These may be allowed now with WatchOS 4. Hope this is in the works.
Will compare to Voxer to see which has these features.
Need update please
Ios 11 pictures send and avatar chance not working
By Mr. Drewby
The app is a outstanding app for talking over the internet. The problem that I see is that when you update to iOS 11 it stops you from getting pictures from your library so you can show them.
Excellent ! 5/5
Great app that allows for live Voice communication on private channel.
Works great 5/5
By The Daywalkerneo
Made new friends!!!
Not worth it 1/5
During Irma we were told to get this so we could communicate without wifi. However it turns out that that is not the case and that we would have to use our data to make it work. But even when I had four bars it would not connect. My entire family had the app and it didn't work the entire time.
Does exactly what is says and works great.
Great During Irma 5/5
Not sure what others are complaining about, but this app worked great during and after hurricane Irma, without Wi-Fi, and even on 1g. We communicated instantly with everyone in our contact list. Was invaluable.
Zello doesnt work at allll 1/5
Didnt even work for me with 4g during irma
Did not work 1/5
This app didn't work during hurricane Irma. I had no signal and the app promised to work even if you didn't have any
Pure crap!!! 1/5
I was in the middle of hurricane Irma, and I heard this app would let me communicate without any wifi! --
Turns out, you CANT!!
So there I am, in the middle of a hurricane without power and wifi. Worrying about my family and friends.
Thank you for absolute nothing.
I would give it 0 stars but that isn't an option.
Next time a hurricane comes, which hopefully it won't, don't waste your time with this app. Use FireChat. Better than this crap.
Thank you for reading.
Cajun Navy 5/5
God Bless Y'all. The tireless work you ladies and gentlemen did for us in Texas and the people of Florida, will not be forgotten.. I hope to join y'all soon.
This app is amazing!! 5/5
Love the app
This app is full of a bunch of trolls! 1/5
By Absoultly love it
Was on this app for a whole 4 days and was so disgusted! People catfish you don't download unless you want a bunch of drama!
Works great with many options but not Bluetooth 4/5
Doesn't work when Bluetooth speaker is connected to phone. Not understanding the negative reviews. I can't speak to the misrouted conversations a few complain about. I haven't had any. Uses wifi and or data. It's not magic. NEEDS data. No data no talky.
Best app ever 5/5
Everyone has a stupid idea for a new app. As a hurricane Harvey volunteer with the Cajun Navy, I can tell you first-hand that this app helps save lives...
It doesn't work without excellent internet connection 1/5
This app works well just with excellent internet connection. Not good, just excellent.
Might as well use a real walkie talkie 2/5
This app is only operational if you have normal phone reception or a wifi connection.
In the case of some hurricane or other catastrophes where phone lines are down and reception is hard to come by, this app is completely useless.