THESE CAN PAY FOR THEMSELVES WITH UNDER 40 MINS OF ROAMING COSTS IN THE EU OR 20 MINS NON EU
Two sets for the price most local shops are charging for the price of one (Argos - Maplin - Asda are all forty quid - Woolworths currently have a fiver off at 35 quid - and cheapest online is John Lewis with a weeks delivery to get them for 30 quid.) These are under 20 quid a pair here.
These can pay for themselves by saving the cost of under 40 mins of mobile to mobile roaming costs while on holiday in the EU and under ten mins of calls in non EU countries (based on the cost of one set).
The description is as follows....
* 304 channel combinations (actually 8 channels and 38 squelch codes)
* Scan function.
* 8 km range. (direct line of sight distance - ie over water or down a mountain side)
* 5 Call alert tone.
* Requires 4 x AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (supplied).
* Battery level indicator.
* Battery low warning.
* Volume control.
* Signal transmit & receive indication.
* Backlit display.
* Keypad lock.
* Belt clip.
* TRUSOUND - pioneering noise reduction technology delivering enhanced sound quality.
* SBS - Superbright illuminated backlit display.
* VOX. (can be set to being voice activated)
* Stop watch.
* Dual watch.
* Supports headsets.
In addition to these features I copied from another site - I am sure this model also has a scramble function and mosquito repellent. They also are amongst the best sound quality for any PMR radios. They come supplied with their own mains charger, but will also take standard AAA or rechargeable AAA batteries.
They wont replace mobiles for calling home - but they will work from the pool to the hotel room, a distant high hotel room to the beach, from car to car when you drive somewhere, or person to person if you are shopping in the same area, or from a boat to the shore.
Additionally they can be used as baby monitors, and are good when attending the likes of sporting events etc at home.