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Android App Video Review: HeyTell

by Erik Fikkert

If you’ve ever wondered whether your Android phone could be more efficient at quick communication, I’ve got the app for you. We’re all used to texting and calling someone but one feature that is truly the king of quick communication is the walkie-talkie. This device redefined how we communicate short range and made it east to talk when it was convenient.

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HeyTell is essentially a walkie-talkie app for Android phones that turns the device into a push-to-talk phone. Once installed on both phones, users can tap a button to talk and have the message sent over to the other user. The app will notify the other phone there is a message and play it right away.

In my tests, it wasn’t exactly instant but it did the job well and kept good records of the conversation on the top. The app is available for free in the Android Market and just offers one more way to communicate on your smartphone with very little setup. Check it out.