Not available on Apple Watch 4/5
I absolutely love this app but the only problem I’ve had is that it isn’t available for Apple Watch. Sometimes me and my family use this app and it would be perfect if I could reply to them from my Apple Watch instead of from my phone. If it wasn’t for that then I would have absolutely no problems with this app.
Good app 4/5
I love the app, the only thing I wish that they left was the trending channels. It is very difficult to find channels unless you are specifically invited to one that you know.
Checking the history does not work 4/5
I have noticed lately that the history does not play when I check it. I am using voice over and when I tap on a specific time and a message, it doesn't play it, it just sits there. I really think this needs to be fixed in case people miss messages and they can't get the repeat to work.
Be prepared for Spam email. 1/5
I heard about this app during one of the hurricanes and gave it a try. I never found it useful, but others may. I hadn’t loaded any other apps for some time, but I noticed I immediately started receiving numerous spam emails. This was the only new place I had given my email.
Программа вылетает, падает!!!..((( 1/5
Срочно исправьте программу, невозможно говорить и слушать, это просто ужассссс!!!((( С каждым обновлением все хуже и хуже, а теперь ещё и фильтры удалили . Одно разочарование ... :(((
Needs improvement 1/5
By M0NKEY FATT
Make a way to turn off the moderator box and give us audio sharing back.
Great app 4/5
App linked to a few GMRS repeaters and works fine but wish it would provide support for ear bud and Apple Watch!
Can I use it on Apple Watch? 4/5
Online there are a few sites that say this can be installed/used on my watch, but I don’t see the option. If I can do that than this would be one favorite apps by far.
No Apple Watch Support 3/5
I’m disappointed that this app does not work on the Apple Watch
Waste of time .
Wifi Walkie Talkie 1/5
Useless without wifi, enough said.
By God Chosen
This app does not work when internet goes down. It is deceiving! Once our power went down during a hurricane, I couldn’t use the app. There was not point in downloading it.
DOES NOT WORK 1/5
Our family members downloaded this app to use during Hurricane Ida to be able to stay in touch while the cell towers were down, it just simply didn’t work. Don’t waste your time.
HURRICANE DLA 5/5
By R Daddy
So my friends were saying stuff about this app on a group chat.
I was not to sure about it. My mom had said things like people can hack into your phone, but no one has! I have this app on my I pad and I phone and during the hurricane when we had no internet (We live out in the country also) we would use this app. I really like it and am using it whenever we don’t have power again!
By zello kid
Very good app kinda boring
Does NOT WORK WITH “RADIO WAVES”. You must be connected to wifi for this TRASH ap to work.
Won’t work without cell phone service! 5/5
This is a great app, but there are people who think this app is magical and can somehow allow them to use this app without any cell phone service PR WiFi when the towers are all destroyed during a hurricane. Can you please let people know that this is not possible so they will not have a false sense of security and depend on it? I have to fight this battle every time there’s a hurricane and explain to people why Zillo will not work if their cell phone towers are down and there is no Wi-Fi. It’s maddening.
You should be able to use without wifi or data. This would have been great during this time as we’re going through this hurricane. Y’all need to improve for that to available and accessible.
Don’t work when cell towers down 2/5
Got this app for hurricane ida the inking this will work when cell service went down, does not work! Good idea for quick talking over sending text or calling but don’t think this will get you through when your WiFi and cell service is knocked out.
Better then texting! 5/5
This app is better then texting who wants texts when u can talk threw a iphone ?
DOES NOT WORK WITHOUT WIFI OR SERVICE 1/5
The whole point in downloading this app is to communicate during a natural disaster. Me and my friends/family downloaded this app in hopes to be able to still communicate once hurricane ida hit the coast tomorrow and the power and service go out but NOPE IT ONLY WORKS ON INTERNET. Smh were DOOMED
DON’T USE DOESN’T WORK You can not search for channels 1/5
I can not find any information, and no answer from tech support. They removed the ability to search for channels.
Showing offline when literally available 3/5
I’ve been having trouble reaching my family for the last couple of weeks due to the app showing offline or unavailable (whatever it is) very frequently. We didn’t have this problem when we first signed up.
The app is Great 5/5
By Brandon Habersham Trucking
I gave the app 5 stars . I really like it but only thing is I wish you can turn the moderator box on and off that’s my only issue.
Security check 1/5
I think this app needs to be shut down since it was being used to communicate back and fourth during the capitol 6th attack so what are you going to do about it?you need to make sure people are not using this for dangerous things like the attempted coup on Jan 6th I’m watching closely
It helps me 5/5
Zello helps me talk with my parents
Apple Watch 1/5
By Ship em back
Please add watch support.
Burns battery quickly 3/5
Went from my phone lasting for 4-5 days with moderate low use to 1-2 days after installing Zello. I set it to Busy … same thing. I set it to Offline … we’ll see what happens, though now it’s almost useless. My next step is to set it to “Uninstalled” and hope that fixes it. ——- Had Zello on Android many years ago, 2013 or earlier, and it burned that battery very quickly too, so I never installed it on my next Android phones.
Fire Alarm Inspector 3/5
It’s great to use and very user friendly, service sometimes lags over WiFi but using cellular it’s almost as good as two ways.
I like it very much. It is easy to use in meetings. The voice is clear and you can listen to the old meetings from the history and , the only bad thing is that the option of sharing is removed and instead you have one option left which is ´delete ´, I am very disappointed . Can the admin return this option back ?
Great app 4/5
Great app. It works well but what would make it better and get a five star rating would be if you all would make it compatible with Apple Watch.
Bad bad bad 1/5
It lets you on for about a year but after a year it does not let you on.😡😡😡😡😠😡😠😡😠😡😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡
Works great 5/5
Great reception and simple and very important in communicating with dispatch! Very good
Bluetooth not staying connected on iPhone 3/5
By A Wlf
The app is disconnecting from my Bluetooth and playing the audio through my phone speaker.
Overall good 5/5
I love the app. One thing I would love to see is when the other person reads a message or listens to a message in private chat.
The best app but needs more adds 5/5
Hey Zello, this is the best app ever but it needs some adds like maybe, you can call, that would be better or, post videos, that would make it better too, please replay if you can do that, thanks for reading this, have a nice day !
Wave ptt is leagues better 1/5
Its ok to play around for kids etc., but for buisness you need a real ptt app like sdc or wave ptt bt motorola
How do I get messages back 3/5
I uninstalled the app but I got it back but my messages are wiped and I had some fun conversations on their how can I get them back
Apple Watch ⌚️ 4/5
I’d love it if I could use my Apple Watch as well!
Would be better if you have the reminder button on when to turn the app on and off 4/5
Likes to disconnect me from the channels despite me being logged in. If I don’t check the app every 5 minutes I could be logged out for hours and never know.
Worst App Ever 1/5
If I could give negative stars I would! This is the most complicated app I’ve ever had the misfortune of downloading. I’ve tried creating an account several times and no dice. If it weren’t because I need this for work I’d delete this forever. Definitely not user friendly. Kept getting an error and finally it told me my daily rate was exceeded for tries. Even though it’s midnight, and I tried different emails.
Update! 06/07/21: Still stand by my original review. Got to access the app and then it completely kicked me out a few days later. Tried to no avail to get back in but it refuses to let me. Keeps giving me an error saying it’s the wrong password and I got so tired I tried to set up a new one and it won’t even send me a password reset email. I’ve tried so many times and still no email. And obviously no customer support has been offered. I’ve given up! Not user friendly at all!!
Privacy Issues and Apple Watch App 1/5
Zello needs to put out an Apple Watch app. Some competitors have.
I’ve been using Zellow for about ten years now. I even had the Plus version until they stooped supporting it. I have always liked it and it has been great. I have recommended the app to a lot of people (may be well over 100 people) and several businesses.
Now that I am a Patrol Officer, I’ve become very concerned about privacy. Most people take their privacy for granted simply because they have no idea how the lack of it affects their lives. They actually think that it doesn’t affect them. WRONG!
Even though I’ve always liked Zello, I hardly ever use it anymore. To me it lacks the privacy needed in an app of this type. Every app, but in particular any app used to communicate with others in which you accidentally or purposely can say something that you do not want heard by those you don’t want, should have a lot of privacy settings and features to keep people’s conversation safe.
There are two major problems with Zello. It does not provide encryption of any kind. It also saves your conversation history in each account for people to replay later as often as they wish.
For example, recently I was replaying conversations I had with my ex boyfriend. Conversations we had when we were just friends and things were moving into a more romantic direction. I’m talking about conversations that took place back in 2017. Yes, those conversations are still saved in Zello servers. I heard it all, the flirting, the plans we talked about, the funny, the sad, etc.
You have to be extremely careful about what you say while using apps that save what you say. If the app does not provide encryption, and/or saves your voice communications it can one day come back and bite you in the rear. Just like text messages are increasingly being used in courts and HR offices all across the country to prosecute, sue, or fire people.
Perhaps an ex girlfriend or boyfriend using text messages, recorded voice conversation, pictures, and so on to trash the other person. A close friend that betrays you or a co-worker trying to win points with the boss. Even things you say jokingly can sound incriminating or mean when isolated from what was said before and after.
I think that the first step Zello needs to do to move in the right direction is to give people the ability to turn off the history. When off, your voice messages to others and from others to you would NOT be recorded and saved anywhere. NOT in your phone and NO in theirs. Just like in a real transceiver (walkie talkie).
The second step would be encrypting all conversations for complete privacy, with no back doors to allow the government or others to peek in.
Please learn to take your privacy seriously. Once the genie is out of the bottle you can not put him back in. And now days your privacy is a highly valuable commodity.
By Ze Carioca
Keeps cutting out...
It’s amazing what else can u say Good for role plays
Good app, useless on two devices 2/5
By Fire Bear
It’s great that you finally released an iPad version, would it be possible to allow us to use the same account on all devices?
Latest update bad. 2/5
Latest update. Text boxes loose positioning and over lap messages. Not usable.