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Review of Uniden FRS Two-Way Radios for use as Walkie Talkies

Updated on September 6, 2014

I remember how much fun it was to play walkie talkies with my sisters. I wanted to share this experience with my daughter. At one time we had Yo Gabba Gabba toy walkie talkies, but the range was very limited and their sound quality was abysmal. For about the same price as toy walkie talkies, you can get this pair of Uniden FRS Two-Way Radios. The Uniden FRS Two-Way radios include features such as 22 channels (15 GMRS, 7 FRS) . In addition, it has auto-squelch to reduce interference, call tone beep, and lock out feature to avoid changing settings. Also, it will beep when the other radio ends transmission.

The Uniden FRS Two-Way radios are very rugged and can take the abuse of being accidentally dropped by a child. Each radio requires three AAA batteries, no special battery pack is required. The sound is clear and static free. I am not sure about the 16 mile range claimed by Uniden, but the reception is fine around our house and our third acre yard.

Read the instructions carefully and only select one of the 7 FRS (Family Radio Service) channels for walkie talkie play. You need an FCC license to the use the GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) channels. Once you choose matching FRS channels on the two way radios you can engage the lock out feature which prevents you or your child from changing any settings.

Your child will love the idea of using a “real” two-way radio and not a toy, it will make them feel grown up. Play hide and seek with your child by describing where you are located over the radio.

This product will bring you and your child hours of entertainment. Once your child is all grown up, these two-way radios can be reused for other purposes.

Another review of the Uniden GMR1235-2 Two-Way Radios!


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    • favored profile image

      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      This is the set we have used for years around town and traveling. It saves on the phone bill and we can even get the weather updates for our area. Plus it works in Walmart when our phones won't. Can't beat that.

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      M. Victor Kilgore 

      4 years ago

      Loved walkie talkies as a youngster.


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