Can 2 iPads be used as Wi-Fi walkie talkies?

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  1. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    I have 2 wi-fi only ipad's. IS there a way to use both of them to communicate with each other using voice?

    Like a wi-fi voice program or something?
     
  2. svenn macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried apps like google voice, skype, or textfree with voice?
     
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  5. McGilli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks I can look into those.

    I'm unfamilaiar with these types of programs - and just want local wi-fi talking - not something where you need a phone number and 'minutes' etc.

    Thanks - If anyone else has any suggestion please advise.
     
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I think HeyTell would probably be your best bet.

    I don't know of any local wifi apps, most of them have to go through the internet and back again.
     
  7. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Skype will do what you want.

    You only need "minutes" if you plan to use Skype to call a real phone number.
     
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  9. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    Well, outside of using actual walkie talkies.
     
  10. McGilli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!!

    Did the skype thing and it works exactly as I wanted. One account on each device - and can call and keep in contact while both in wi-fi range.

    :)
     
  11. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Did I miss something?

    When did skype or even fring get walkie talkie features? I know they are VoIP phone apps but walkie talkies?!
     
  12. svenn macrumors 6502

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    "Walkie talkie" in the sense that you can use them to talk to each other, be it over wifi or 3g. Or, with actual walkie talkies, radio frequencies.
     
  13. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

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    You should check out TiKL. It's exactly what you are looking for, and does not need number or minutes. It even is push to talk. Can't get much more "walkie-talkie" than that
     
  14. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Oh ok cool
     
  15. mwjd299 macrumors regular

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    I agree, Heytell is great. It records a message and sends it immediately to the other party. It only takes a few seconds and works like a walkie-talkie except you're not limited to walkie-talkie range.
     

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