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Zello is the #1 digital two way radio app with over 150 million users in over 200 countries. Frontline workers, teams, and communities stay connected, safe, and productive. Zello turns your phone into a walkie talkie that works anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet! Drivers, taxi and delivery dispatchers, construction workers, enterprise fleet managers, retail associates and hotel staff love using Zello to locate their team members, communicate critical information, and get work done. Zello has even replaced 2-way radios at these jobs, eliminating cross-talk, extending communication range, and taking advantage of already deployed smartphones and tablets. Millions more use Zello instead of texting or calling: for private chats with a friend, for a live group call with your family, to coordinate routes on a hiking adventure, or to set up a soccer practice. • Talk with free live voice over any carrier or Wi-Fi connection in crystal clear quality • Organize communication in channels of up 6000 users • Send photos, text, or location to coworkers or friends instantly • Replay messages later • Use with countless compatible devices and push-to-talk accessories - even radios • See who’s available or busy • Free with no ads • #1 choice of companies like Hilton, Honda, and YRC Freight
Latest update bad.
by scottml00 on 2021/04/29 01:00
Latest update. Text boxes loose positioning and over lap messages. Not usable.
Bluetooth
by 9er4LF on 2021/04/23 13:29
Love this app. Only one complaint, it does not mix well with my other bluetooth audio. Shuts off music, interferes with phone calls. Which means every time I talk I have to set all these up again afterward. Not great if your driving. Other than that it is great.
Amazing app
by Misty Milo on 2021/04/21 13:44
And Zello is so incredibly generous to first responders. These guys rock and this app is a game changer for our volunteer rescue squad. Love it!!
Ease of use
by skippy043 on 2021/04/21 00:47
Love it and all the functions!!!
Disconnect
by nooe.. on 2021/04/18 10:45
Zello kicks me off and disconnects everyday multiple times.
App bug or track ?
by Khant223 on 2021/04/12 15:13
When You go to zello app Noti shown zello from somewhere Fix this please
Zello iOS
by RWhittington on 2021/04/08 18:45
Ugggg.....it just won’t stay connected on multiple iOS devices. Previously, several months ago? It was great on iOS.....not sure what happened.
Poor iOS/watchOS/macOS support
by iTunes Supporter on 2021/04/01 18:12
The iOS app appears to be good. Unfortunately, that’s as far as their Apple support goes although I imagine it fills a large use case for emergency services or users that only use a smart phone. My application is to have it as my first line of communication with others regardless of whether I am using my phone and AirPods, or my Mac. Even just a good Apple Watch app would help by tapping me on the wrist when being talked to, but if you are on your computer forget about it. Too bad, I had hopes of adopting it. Maybe someday.
A few bugs to work out
by Pictureboi on 2021/03/31 23:38
Not perfect!.. A few glitches as far as the app crashing from time to time.
Push to talk widget on IPHONE
by Tredumpergrams on 2021/03/29 20:30
All I’m asking for is a push to talk widget button for IPhone PLEASEE
Unbelievable!
by Ken4863 on 2021/03/29 04:32
Cant love it more!
طلب
by احمد فاضل الشمري on 2021/03/23 18:29
ارغب بتغيير معرفي الى شامان فقط بدلا من شامان راع البل
Sound
by AI#09 on 2021/03/19 17:30
While driving spud really muffled!
Removed Channel Search?!
by Rover109 on 2021/03/07 18:52
Why? How can we find public channels? Also, cannot update profile pics.
Excelente
by Hp2tum on 2021/03/07 14:43
Una de los mejores app q he tenido es lo máximo se lo recomiendo Pero deben hacer una versión para el apple wacht
No way to find channels
by JoeTenn on 2021/03/07 08:25
They removed the ability to search channels. Forget using this app unless you know the exact name of a channel you want to join, and can enter it verbatim.
No response
by Memnoch36 on 2021/03/04 18:13
When I request to reset my password the link is never sent. Checked my spam and emailed support letting them know I am not receiving the link. No response. A week later still no reset email nor an email from support to correct this issue.
:(
by LouisWinston1983 on 2021/03/03 17:09
I can’t even make an account because every username is taken?? I’ve tried 500 different combinations and I still get the error.
Solid with flaws
by TheBronze42112 on 2021/02/22 22:17
When this app works it’s amazing. Super clear audio and solid coverage if you have LTE. One problem is that the app tends to go into background mode and when that happens you can’t hear people calling you, you only get a visual notification. If you have your device in your hand all the time it works fine but if it’s on your belt you’ll miss calls. The app itself can be a little convoluted and hard to follow. Something as simple as approving someone for a channel can take five minutes because it’s not obvious how to do it. In the end, Zello is the leader because the alternatives are just not that good. Zello IS good but there is still room for improvement.
Security alert!
by As1258ghrr on 2021/02/20 13:04
Zello copies clipboard contents upon startup... every time it starts! Why is it doing this and what is it doing with the info it copied? Not good Zello... not good at all!
Zello is a very raw “product”
by Gene from NorEast on 2021/02/19 16:42
It always amazes me how frequently and how radically they change things up in the app. There is never a version without some serious bugs and it feels almost as if the free version of the app is just a sandbox for devs. They always change something but never announce any changes, like “oops channel search is no longer an option and by the way we ditched ratings too... but we added a super-useful (no) search bar right above the user list”. Guys come on, in the age of the Clubhouse and Telegram voice chats, your loyal user base deserves some consistency. Figure things out once and for all and implement some real features. PS: and I’m not even asking to bring back the Camo theme.
Zello
by MI6_007 on 2021/02/18 07:21
You Rock! Love it! 👍🏻❤️
🤷🏾‍♂️
by rollinQball on 2021/02/16 02:09
Great app more ppl should use
Almost Perfect
by Ke5gbc on 2021/02/12 18:58
If it had buffering it would be perfect. I like it a lot. Been using several years. One of the best things about it is you can get notifications that someone is talking or calling you when your not actively using the app so you can listen to other things and still not miss anything. Great to keep in contact with my cb and ham friends.
Keeps Signing Out
by LV LQ on 2021/02/11 23:15
Great app and was working well up until about 11/2020. It keeps logging out of my groups. And people keep attempting to Zello me but not response because the app logged me out.
Best
by k.taqana on 2021/02/11 13:25
Best application
Zello constantly disconnecting
by IWpz202 on 2021/02/07 03:03
Zello has always done this, even with “keep alive” switched on. But after the latest update, it terminates even more often before. Multiple times per hour. Please fix this, I have done all I can.
Best app in the world
by Peterbilt006 on 2021/02/05 17:47
I’m a truck driver and we have stopped using the CV radio in the truck because we have better coverage with this app. It’s accurate, and with the channel options, we have the option of talking at the same time with other drivers privately. It has less than 1 second delay,Same as the Cv radio. No complaints so far.
Zello
by bbdfbbcbdvd db on 2021/02/04 18:48
I love using Zello you can get it if you don’t have a phone number you can use it to play you can make it endless
Terrible battery consumption
by xtraness on 2021/02/04 12:36
I had my phone replaced thinking the battery was going bad. Well my new phone is dying just as fast then to find out it’s this app that’s utilizing 75% of the battery ☹️
Excelente
by yoladifroscia on 2021/02/01 02:17
Muy buena herramienta de trabajo
Kewl
by Smoove Trucking on 2021/01/29 23:35
Awesome
I love how hateful they are. Not!
by Thecandel34 on 2021/01/29 03:39
From my experience they don’t love adverse people enough.
Zello is good
by music krew on 2021/01/29 01:29
Zello is a great app for communication but for the photos it would be better is you could edit the photo and take videos so you could share more From, A fellow Zello lover
Apple Watch Comparible
by no mickname ty on 2021/01/28 01:10
Absolutely love this app! It’s great while skiing. I read that the app is compatible with the Apple Watch, but it has yet to download to my watch. Is the app compatible? If so, how do I install the app on my phone?
Banning “right-wing” users and locking out channels
by Inclement Death on 2021/01/25 09:26
Watch what you say on this app, they WILL ban you and/or lock out your channels! Many friends banned and channels taken down for sharing “right-wing” news links or discussing anything that could be considered “right-wing”. Channels and users that did not discuss anything even remotely violent or “militant” were banned and locked out for sharing and discussing news stories! EVEN IN THE “SECURE” “INVITE ONLY” CHANNELS! If you aren’t a liberal, socialist, or democrat; Zello is NOT for you. They will probably lock out your channels and/or ban you at the first mention of “right-wing” ideologies. Cancel culture at its finest!
A suggestion
by Fire Bear on 2021/01/24 07:03
While I understand, and fully support your stance on the militia groups, I feel the app has become wholly unusable for the average user. Being unable to search for groups to listen to makes the app about as useless as it can possibly be. Perhaps, the moderation plan went a little too far? You can cater to frontline workers, focusing on security and safety, while still allowing the average joe the ability to find groups to listen to or converse in. Bring back the search, but, with better moderation.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
by 12 Block Tokie on 2021/01/20 23:43
In my opinion, it’s an application that turns your cell phone into a modern day C.B. Radio, and it’s never going to get much better than this. Thank Zello ! With all due respect, Mr. Cross Detroit, Michigan
Nah could be better
by violet korch on 2021/01/19 00:23
Maybe add like a little call that’s like a walke talke just really is a microphone a walke talke so myabe fix that
Please rethink the logo
by MechanicaIEye on 2021/01/17 14:51
i love this app and everything, i use it with all my friends, but My phone got inspected by my parents after seeing the logo of this app, if you know, you know...
Political r we?
by Dneadel on 2021/01/16 14:41
What went trough your heads when turned off service in DC?
Disconnect Issues
by newyorkface on 2021/01/15 01:40
Particularly with iOS the Zello app has consistently been afflicted with involuntarily disconnecting and sometimes interrupting the PTT with a busy signal, forcing the app to restart. It’s a big issue and has greatly affected how we operate our business.
Advise
by GMonkey465 on 2021/01/14 22:11
I strongly advise the developers of this app to upgrade security measures on this app since this was used during the riot on capital hill!!!
Censorship
by Kevinsmommy00 on 2021/01/14 11:50
Another app censoring content. Pass
Don’t waste your time
by Panc72 on 2021/01/14 11:14
This app is TERRIBLE. I would give it zero stars if I could.
Privacy concerns
by Michelle3535 on 2021/01/14 08:04
Wow just got a message saying something about riots that attacked the capitol was using this app to communicate ok so that means I have no privacy at all like between me and my husband their were messages and pictures sent and now I feel as if I have been violated and that the people who created this app saw everything I wouldn’t recommend this app if you want them to know your private life 😡
Don’t waste your time
by FredJones9856 on 2021/01/14 07:49
Piece of garbage. Tried using it multiple times, waste of time. Find something else.
Censorship Nanny State Karen app
by lordmorgul on 2021/01/14 06:42
Deleted account, deleted app, not coming back
Censorship
by fuBigTech on 2021/01/14 06:06
Terrible company. Involved in the censorship of American citizens. Do NOT support!
Terrible!! Glitchy!!
by GJ9129 on 2021/01/14 05:53
Terrible app! Very buggy and glitches all the time. Honestly the worst app I’ve EVER used! Use a different app, trust me.
Waste of space
by ☺️😩😘😘😝🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐 on 2021/01/14 05:45
Horrible platform.
Shame on you!
by Patriots of Arizona on 2021/01/14 05:45
Deleted our patriot page, which was full of families and children for events!! Terrible!! Just as bad as Google, Facebook and Twitter!! Shame on you!!!
Question .....
by iamalonalee on 2021/01/08 17:32
Have had the app a few years ... think it works Great ... have used it from home in hurricanes ... and urrrrrr my phone is generally connected to a mifi for internet at that time ..... so my question is ..... THE COACHELLA CAMPING REVIEW ... Great Info .... but when they were going with a group in multiple cars ... Did THEY ALL have a WiFi/MiFi/internet connection in their cars ???? Because the description SAYS works WITH internet .... and if it works WITHOUT, when in close proximity (1/4 - 1/2 mile) that’s something I’m wondering about
Cool!!!
by ^zenday^ on 2021/01/07 21:45
I just have one request can you make a widget for iPhones
Great Application!
by worried mamma on 2021/01/07 01:02
I’ve been using Zello for 7 years now. Use to communicate with my compatriots from Venezuela in and around the world communicating all types of news information and ideas that can and will promote the fall of the criminal regime. I have made a network of friends that more than likely will remain in touch for many years to come.Thank You Zello for providing this wonderful application!
Zello and Vehicles BT Not working.
by edhiend on 2021/01/06 15:31
Dear developers, Please fix the fallowing issue. When iPhone 12Pro iOS14.3 connected to 2020GLE MB via BT, Microphone Not responded from application to the vehicle Speakers via BT. Play sound working Ok. Spoke with other users different vehicles brand and other phone platforms-Same Microphones issues. Please fixed.
Great for work and home.
by work and home on 2020/12/31 00:23
I used Zello when I couldn’t walk and needed to ask a family member to get something for me. This allowed them to be anywhere in the house and choose their preferred activities. It also made it less intrusive for me because I hate asking for help.
Great app for agents!
by SharpStroderTheTomboy😝😎 on 2020/12/29 14:24
Hi Zello! So, me and my friends have a agents group, and sometimes to investigate abandoned homes and stuff, sometimes, the group splits up. Which is not good. We prefer to keep agents by our side. Agent Roxy (not gonna say real name just agent name.) Recently recommended this app to me, at first I was very... VERY suspicious of this app. But then I tried it out, and BAM! Best thing ever! It’s a relief you don’t have to pay to use it. I love the feature that you can be on another app, and you will still get live voice messages and regular messages from friends. Although I am a newcomer to this app, I already love it! Keep up the updates and good work! So long for now! (100/10 would use again 🙂)
THE MOST THOROUGH INTEGRATION OF MIND SOUL ON DIGITAL & cellular MODE 1
by sublime chime time!! on 2020/12/19 05:46
The “BRAINPAL” has arrived. This a is hardwired into my nervous system via my brain stem
Easy to use.
by IMR BDA YUL on 2020/12/11 21:56
Looking forward to my grandkids joining.
Good but needs better iPad support
by pjy-mi on 2020/12/11 02:36
Desperately needs landscape mode on the iPads. Isn’t just a mater of recompiling for the iPad. The android version has landscape mode. PLEASE.
Good app but one suggestion??
by gugghfyfugjgududyfu on 2020/12/07 20:08
I like this app I can communicate to my parents faster. But the only thing is that if we mess up on our talking, can we like delete the audio. Also this may having no live messages.
Zello
by jimmystank on 2020/12/02 15:29
Great
Very Very Good....But 1 problem
by simplymama5 on 2020/12/01 04:16
Basically I love this app it’s a great app where I can connect with my family and friends. I love how you can use the voice messages instead of texting and you can text as well. But my only problem is that there is no option to make a video it’s only photos. I would really like it if you made it so we can face time each other or make videos! That would make it a bit better
What I have heard
by lifeunicorN🦄 on 2020/11/27 14:27
I have heard that there are creeps and bullies . I do not know if that is true but me and my best friend had this app then I could not get is because of the age rate. There cannot be creeps and bullies because you are accepting there account. If you can do the age rate down please. I am about to move away from my best friend and this is the only app the we can talk with because she has a kindle. Please move the age rate down.
Tom
by cor224 on 2020/11/27 11:42
Very good. And a good tool
Zello
by Bobo902 on 2020/11/14 16:31
Back in the good old days we used Nextel to talk to each other via the walkie-talkie. Now we have Zello ! Thank god for this app and Thank You to the developers of this excellent app. I will spread the good word about Zello
Awesome
by peterxv on 2020/11/13 17:52
Better than texting, and even better (I think) than traditional walkie-talkies for things like film crews (which is what it use it for). Only downside is that it requires internet connection which traditional walkies don’t, but the perfect interface, impressively low latency and good sound quality make it awesome.
Full of white supremacists
by APNYC21 on 2020/10/30 21:32
Zello needs to sort out all the white supremacists on their platform
Service works great...but no phone app?
by ssurowiec on 2020/10/30 17:00
At this point there is little excuse for not having an Apple Watch companion app. I don’t know if this is Zello or apples fault but either having the Zello watch app is critical.
Full of bullies and creeps
by NorCalKid202 on 2020/10/27 04:37
This app is full of hackers bullies and creepy people I wouldn’t recommend this app at all.
Frustrating just to get signed in.
by TJLChuck on 2020/10/24 17:28
Can’t get signed in. Told to verify my email address over and over. Frustrating. Doesn’t work.
A lot of hackers
by tm-friendscrafter on 2020/10/22 23:36
Please fix this app there is a lot of hackers on here that need to be dealt with immediately
Zello
by fat hatter on 2020/10/21 18:49
It’s the best!!!
This is sooo good but...
by Omhamad76 on 2020/10/20 11:15
This app is sooo good it works good but... the thing is I can’t call my friends or do video or do face time so plz Zello plz see this message I am sending this to update the zello and make it better if u make it better the more ppl will download this app but plz update and make note that we can make a video and send it and face Tim each other and call each other it’s better so plz do that zello plzzz I am begging u
Get it now
by brassco78 on 2020/10/20 04:31
So much better than staying on the phone to wait for someone to say something. Just push to talk when ready. Text option and gps location is a plus.
Almost Perfect
by Rcruz210 on 2020/10/19 20:01
I just wished the developer would allow us to edit the name of the Channel(s) that we created rather than having to create new channels each time. Other than that, this app is pretty awesome.
Trash
by x._.xx on 2020/10/11 17:38
I won’t let me sign up .
Satisfactorio
by antonio.1😎 on 2020/10/10 20:44
Esta muy bien. Y ps los canales excelentes.
Fast communication
by Bowler217 on 2020/10/09 01:38
This app is great for fast communication with friends and family . You don’t need cell service as it works well on WiFi stay in touch with those in other cities as well as states. May even work internationally too...5 stars
Best channel to visit
by THE L.A Hollywood party line on 2020/10/08 18:49
.thebullying The best app on the face of this earth. All other apps take take personal!!!
Good tool, lacking on IOS
by 1029db on 2020/10/01 12:14
I use this often with my landscaping businesses, and it works great! On Android it was better because a short cut could be added to the Home Screen, but that function isn’t available on IOS. Hopefully that can be changed soon and this will be a 5 star app!
Constant problems
by DJE12487 on 2020/09/29 10:31
I’ve been using zello for over a year now and I’ve had nothing but constant bugs and problems with messages and alerts. Currently I do not receive any alerts whatsoever if my zello app is closed even though my settings say to always receive alerts. No messages are saved in history either when app is closed so I am constantly missing traffic.
Good two way
by WKels on 2020/09/16 01:45
Works good so far , I just switched from Another app and like this one better
Change how you view messages
by Sox08 on 2020/09/15 17:11
Please change when someone leaves you a walkie talkie message and how you view it. Now you have to go to the little blue dot to listen. It would be great if you could have a message that stays on the home screen should you miss the original message and then you just press it to listen while it is displayed on the home screen. HeyTell is an app that has this as a feature. I have turned on a lot of people to this app but all don’t like how you have to go to the blue dot to listen. Again if you miss the walkie talkie message it should be in the home screen and then just hit the message to listen...much easier....please change this and this would make it great. Update.......so now you can’t can send a walkie talkie message and it stays on the screen but fir how long? Please update app so it stays on your phone screen until you listen to it. Nobody knows once it goes to the blue dot to listen to message. Again The HeyTell app leaves it on your phone screen until you listen to the message. Change that and this app will be excellent. Sometimes a leave a walkie talkie message and after so long the person never gets the message because they can’t see it.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
by T Matahead on 2020/09/10 10:27
My business partner and I had been using this app for years. Now, guess it’s the latest update, messages are delayed. Sometimes up to two hours. Yesterday, I had to track him down. As we are talking face to face, my messages are announced on his phone.
Good app but scummy people
by rayraygadget on 2020/09/05 22:53
App itself is brilliant! The users however are another story! Don't say any persons info as thier are cyberstslkers and criminals,sex offenders crawling threw the channels! Lot of drug use also.
Love Zello really much
by seanny 12 on 2020/09/05 01:41
5 stars
Disconnects randomly when in standby
by LVBNALERTS on 2020/09/04 06:39
Disconnects randomly when in standby busy mode in a channel
Fantastic app with one drawback
by TammyNtexas on 2020/09/03 18:01
Would love it if you guys could make this app available for Apple Watch so I didn’t have to carry my phone around all the time. This app is much more functional that the installed walkie talkie app.
Great App
by SecurityAllstar.com on 2020/09/03 00:20
This is a great way for community watch to stay in touch.
Excelente
by jcmr89 on 2020/09/02 13:36
Zello
help
by -Pineapple~Gacha- on 2020/09/02 03:40
when i try to send messages. they say there sent. but they stay on sent. what do i do?!
Zello is amazing!
by Flyingbullfrog on 2020/08/31 22:24
The single largest reason I love Zello is that it works so well! When I am driving in areas with barely any service this works! You can create groups with your friends, talk to multiple people at the same time, send your location it’s just an all-around amazing app!!
Wonderful app but needs a little bit of improvement
by Themusicman08 on 2020/08/29 02:51
This is a wonderful app and I use it all the time. There’s just one small improvement that it needs. I am a voiceover user and use accessibility features. Whenever I exit the app, I noticed that voiceover is very slow to respond when in this particular app and I’m not sure why. I have contacted actress abilities hotline for Apple and they have said of course to get in touch with you guys. I have uninstalled the app and reinstalled it with no success. Please fix the sluggish or slow issue that is happening when exiting the app. Other than that, keep up the great work.
Mello Zello
by ZirconJohn on 2020/08/28 06:02
Zello is mello
Just Perfect
by Jerome Fel on 2020/08/27 21:39
I love this it’s just like what it said it has no ads
ip scam
by blackkid53 on 2020/08/27 06:40
please dont download this app. it could possibly track your ip and i think it has tracked mine. i used this during the hurricane laura and after trying to hook up to a vpn to see if my wifi would be faster, i got a notif saying my ip address was exposed which has never ever happened. please stay safe, there are better walkie talkie type apps than this.
Really trash
by Unknownrobloxianlovesroblox on 2020/08/26 21:19
Okay so me and my sister got these with the hurricanes coming in for extra safety, after reading the settings and trying to dig through youtube tutorials on how to use the app it totally didn’t work, all that worked was the texting :(
Zello saved my Coachella camping group!
by ibuprofane on 2019/04/24 15:58
I direct a caravan of 15 cars from a superstore parking lot to the Coachella camp grounds each year. It’s a challenge as there are many traffic lights that can split up the group and a few turns. Thanks to this app I was quickly able to alert 2 cars that got off I-10 at the wrong exit and they were quickly able to rejoin our group. (no one fessed up to it 😝) We also found it handy during security check as the group is forced to split up a bit. We would have lost another car during group meetup too; the verbal communications made my instructions clear enough for my friend to disobey an ignorant traffic directors orders, escaping with them yelling in the background and successfully rejoining our group (don’t try this at home, kids). We didn’t use it much during the fest as the group has other means of chat. We’ll definitely use it again in future years!
Change how you view messages
by Sox08 on 2020/09/15 17:11
Please change when someone leaves you a walkie talkie message and how you view it. Now you have to go to the little blue dot to listen. It would be great if you could have a message that stays on the home screen should you miss the original message and then you just press it to listen while it is displayed on the home screen. HeyTell is an app that has this as a feature. I have turned on a lot of people to this app but all don’t like how you have to go to the blue dot to listen. Again if you miss the walkie talkie message it should be in the home screen and then just hit the message to listen...much easier....please change this and this would make it great. Update.......so now you can’t can send a walkie talkie message and it stays on the screen but fir how long? Please update app so it stays on your phone screen until you listen to it. Nobody knows once it goes to the blue dot to listen to message. Again The HeyTell app leaves it on your phone screen until you listen to the message. Change that and this app will be excellent. Sometimes a leave a walkie talkie message and after so long the person never gets the message because they can’t see it.
Accessibility
by Big Dave 58 on 2020/01/19 12:45
Compleatly steering away from voiceover This was the go too app when blind users wanted a app to chat that was fully accessible all the way threw Now the voiceover users can barely use to do anything 1 we can’t add people to our contacts because there is no add button when we click on any 1’s profile Same with the channels we can’t add any Channel because there’s no add button when we Serch for them so the only way to get in to them is being invited  2 we can’t send any 1 in our contacts a alert because there’s no send button or anything for us to press and send and to top it off there’s no way to back out of it either so we have to close the app and then open it again to try to do anything else 3 there’s no way to cancel or to back out or save or update our profile so if we tap on profile for anything again we have to close the app and then open it again to do anything else Also can’t update our about or our name because when we tap on 1 it just jump to something else or doesn’t open the text field so we can change our name or our about info Same with options no back, save, done or update button so if we want to change any settings when we’ve made changes we 1 more time have to close the app and open it get to anything else Please fix and make accessible for us blind voiceover users
Super cool Walkie Talkies app that is spot on
by Storm view on 2018/06/20 21:30
Hi we have used an assortment of walkie talkies/ preps for work going on 32 years now also we use them for keeping in contact with our family and with 4 kids who love to pretend they are cops and robbers talking on the phone like they are Motorola preps. Very cool. So Zello is the coolest application this side of the Mississippi River. I can not speak to the inner working of Zello or how secure it is. Seriously I am sure it has some draw backs in the privacy area but if this is of serious concern they offer a commercial version that is $6.00 a month per phone and all two way goes through a DES 256 encryption but you pay for that. So if your not discussing the movement of “high value clients “ for executive protection ect. then this program gives you outstanding performance for very little visible intrusion. I have a iPhone 7 with latest IOS and the program ran perfectly from the start on both of our phone. Not a single glitch thus far. Very easy to set up and use. So if your looking for an easy walkie talkie application that work great then Zello is for you. For what it’s worth I am not compensated in any way by Zello or Apple. Remember helping some one in need is helping Jesus Him self. God Bless and God Bless America!
Thank you !!!
by Rotor Mast on 2019/03/22 02:09
After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico was left in total devastation. Communications were pretty much nonexistent. Not knowing the well being of family and friends was a extremely agonizing. This app was one of the few means we had to communicate with the disaster stricken island and our families and friends. We were able to relay calls and messages stateside for other folks trying to find out about their family members too. I can tell you that it worked perfect!! I can’t thank you guys enough. I highly encourage everyone to get this to chat with family and friends and have it as a backup means of communications. This app with always be part my phone for the next “Just in Case” Thank you!!! BenA.
Lots of fun
by pknapp14 on 2018/09/12 01:22
I have never rated an app but this one brings so many laughs with the kids. I downloaded thinking I could use even if offline for emergencies. That is the only reason I took one star. In the event internet and cell towers are down its still not a practical way to give, and get imported information. However I have one daughter that does not live at home and one that stays hid in her room. With this app it’s like we are all back in the same room cutting up and they actually enjoy talking as a family on here. So for family fun , it’s great! And for the child that is not old enough for a cell phone yet but can watch themselves a few hours , it’s a nice way to keep in contact bc god knows he does not know how to answer a house phone . The only thing I would like to see is it work offline for true emergencies.
Can I use it while playing music?
by Turpe turp on 2017/12/22 15:56
My team uses Zello at work (can’t say what I do). I usually use the Zello app on my city issues phone (windows phone) but the windows version is horribly outdated, and can’t be updated. I would like to use my iPhone app because I prefer these features, but my issue is that I also plug my iPhone into the USB port on my patrol car to listen to my music. I had issues while doing this. Sometimes Zello broadcasts my music on the channel. Sometimes the music simply pauses during radio traffic. I’d like to be able to play music via usb over the car speakers, and hear the Zello communication over my phone’s speaker. Is there anyway to adjust these settings?
Wonderful app but needs a little bit of improvement
by Themusicman08 on 2020/08/29 02:51
This is a wonderful app and I use it all the time. There’s just one small improvement that it needs. I am a voiceover user and use accessibility features. Whenever I exit the app, I noticed that voiceover is very slow to respond when in this particular app and I’m not sure why. I have contacted actress abilities hotline for Apple and they have said of course to get in touch with you guys. I have uninstalled the app and reinstalled it with no success. Please fix the sluggish or slow issue that is happening when exiting the app. Other than that, keep up the great work.
Needs work
by abdesignoriginal on 2018/10/12 13:40
They need to do a better job really /pushing/ the fact that you need WiFi. Everyone who told me about this app said its perfect for when the power goes out and cellphone towers are down and you can’t communicate with the outside world. That is when WiFi is down so uhhhh yeah. Very frustrating. I was just in Hurricane Florence and then Hurricane Matthew. Florence I thought it was just a glitch but then it also didn’t work during Michael so I just am very upset because that’s when I need it most 🙃 and when you click help, instead of taking you to like an FAQ page or something, it takes you to a website, which also needs internet 🙃 But outside of internet issues, the app is great. It really is like a walkie talkie for your phone and the basic UI is great.
Good but needs work
by jlthorpe-C354 on 2018/07/14 14:04
I’ve been testing then using Zello for my search and rescue team for over 8 months now. I also use a Motorola XTS-5000 and a sitecast RF Box along with computer to patch our trunked 800mhz radio system to our Zello channels. I love the app and have tweaked the gateway to provide amazing audio and reliability in both directions. My only issue is this. Sometimes instead of passing audio in real time, the app stops passing audio and starts to store it on the phone. Then I have to go back and replay the audio. In our business this could be dangerous for the user. We won’t use it for mission critical ops without our users being trained on the passing audio issue. I hope this address at some point. All of our users are IOS.
My opinion
by Inna1996 on 2019/03/15 09:31
I like this app alot I got to make a lot of friends on it also i can keep contact with my family and friends . What I wish you bring back to zello is the fact we can make arabic users because not everyone knows how to read english users and alot of arabic people use this app and the idea of using volume up and down to catch a mic cause alot of people have a problem getting a mic from the screen also its annoying pressing mic from the screen when theres more then 15 people in a channel it used to be better in 2012, 2013 ,2014 & 2015 when we could do that , people now get annoyed from pressing mics from the screen and end up leaving . Thanks.
Solid with flaws
by TheBronze42112 on 2021/02/22 22:17
When this app works it’s amazing. Super clear audio and solid coverage if you have LTE. One problem is that the app tends to go into background mode and when that happens you can’t hear people calling you, you only get a visual notification. If you have your device in your hand all the time it works fine but if it’s on your belt you’ll miss calls. The app itself can be a little convoluted and hard to follow. Something as simple as approving someone for a channel can take five minutes because it’s not obvious how to do it. In the end, Zello is the leader because the alternatives are just not that good. Zello IS good but there is still room for improvement.
Best PTT app!
by Hatch82 on 2020/07/12 07:42
I'm a radio geek and this app turned out to work better than expected. I still prefer traditional 2-way radios from Motorola and Midland. But what makes Zello a great alternative is you don't have to worry about range, FCC licensing, or compatible radios. Best of all, it has end-to-end encryption! You can also join groups and talk to people all over the world! The response time for broadcasts is nearly instant too. Almost like a real 2-way radio. If you want excellent PTT service with lots of features and/or want an extra tool for emergency preparation, you really should try Zello. As a radio geek, I love it!
Need improvement + bug fixes
by Caroline Guzman on 2020/08/12 03:47
I’m new on this app and my friends who are thousands of miles apart love the instant messaging voice app. However, this unfortunately have a lot of bugs, my friends most of the time appear as “standby” when they are not... we made sure we all have the app running in the back. Few days I’ve notice a beeping from this app when nobody has sent me a message. It just goes off and that’s pretty annoying. I’d make it work to run in Apple Watch that would be a total game changer... it’s sad you can only use it via WiFi or data, could be cool if somehow the app catches radio waves to transmit messages with contacts that are closer to you.
Used to be completely accessible with VoiceOver, isn't so much anymore.
by Max 71530006 on 2019/12/05 22:16
Is a good app. But its ridiculous that you'd decrease accessibility with VoiceOver. I'm having trouble getting out of certain screens. One of for example, when I click navigation menu and select one of the screens from there, I can't get out using voiceover without force closing the app from the app switcher and opening it back up again. Same for the screen to send an alert message to someone. I can't click cancel. And the send button on that screen isn't labeled for voiceover anymore. It doesn't make any sense. The one thing about making a good quality app is not making it worse and worse with every update.
The emperor card
by radiowhiskey on 2020/07/30 05:19
Watch out for special interest users. The Emperor Card likes to cyber stalk people and expose them because of his own narcissistic insecurities. So not reveal your full first and last name to this user unless you’re prepared to be harassed. It doesn’t matter if you do anything to him or not, he will invent a scenario in which you spy on him for other users and run with it. He also saved audios and pictures and has files saved on his computer for all of it. Obsessed and dangerous but he’s only found in the banter and roasting rooms. It’s just an app, don’t let it consume you like this guy.
Non existent customer service
by emeraldsmash on 2018/08/29 21:12
Zello wants you to get their paid service. Nothing wrong with that, except they deliberately refuse to provide support for the free app, all you have is the online faqs. I was on the phone today with a rep asking for help using group conversations. A simple question, after which I’d consider the paid version for our not for profit. I need to be able to compare features in the free vs paid before making a decision. Was flat out told that any q’s for the free app can’t be answered, support will only be offered for and if you sign up for the paid service. Guess what - was going to, but won’t be doing so now. Says a lot about a company they’re not willing to stand behind and offer FULL support to users for their product.
Zello works!
by NoTanGoNoMbre on 2019/08/06 01:05
I came across this app in use in a hotel that I worked at. We were all issued iPhones at the beginning of our shifts, as needed. What’s super cool is the fact that you could contact person to person if needed. No reason for housekeeping to hear that I forgot ranch dressing for room 809’s order. Conversely, you could alert multiple departments and individuals if there was an emergency. Since then, I’ve moved to a very rural area with a lot of open land. It was easy to teach my 80 year old stepfather how to use. Now, he and I can be in contact while acres apart. Super handy!
battery drainer
by KC3CDU on 2020/06/05 02:55
first, the app. the app itselfis great. however, it's drainage of battery is just crazy. fix that and it would be nearly perfect. one big issue, it's not supported on my Apple Watch🙄😒😖😢😬. ... if you could build a supported Apple Watch version that doesn't drain an abzorbidant amount of batery, battery it would gain a higher rating in my eyes. especiallyif it could run in the background like it can do on your phone. a larre large ammount amount of people got their watches to play like Dick Tracey. while I got mine for more practicle things, I got it as well thinking I could run Zello. that simply didn't happen unfortionatelyunfortunately. can you make a Zello for Apple Watch?
Why isn’t it showing up?
by Amirah A on 2019/04/23 15:57
Hi! I really like this app. I think it’s cool that you can use this app as a texting and walkie talkie device. But when I tried to get my friends to get the app, they couldn’t because it wasn’t showing up or available on the App Store on their phones..I guess. I don’t know if my friends need an update or something, I’m very confused. It is a huge disappointment that I can’t talk to my friends on this app. I might as well delete it since I can’t talk to anyone. Anyway, I am hoping someone will read this and know what the problem is. In the meantime, I will be deleting this app and getting another one.
Wonderful when working overnights
by IPA000 on 2020/02/25 14:31
I work for a gym chain during the 10p-6a shifts five days a week, and my overnight team prefers this over traditional walkie talkies as this allows text chat and image exchange alongside PTT (having replay capability is a huge deal for us, too, since gym music is typically loud). The one thing that’s really keeping me from rating at 5-stars is that it’s missing Apple Watch support, which is super important to the Apple using side of my team. I’m hoping to see this soon, but other than that, I love this app for personal reasons, my team loves this app because it helps us communicate better. Thank you, Zello!
You Should Add
by Will I am=William on 2018/09/10 21:57
I already wrote one review but here I am again Zillow is a great walkie-talkie PTT app I would like it if you could think about adding in a sound effect after you releast a PTT button it would be very cool and can you contact Apple and let them know to look at your descriptions on the app because so many people want it we’re on iOS you can use the volume buttons as a third-party but Apple I guess you said took it out because you don’t want them using third-party features
Zello saved MANY lives during Hurricane Harvey
by Ivory assassin on 2018/07/27 12:14
I am so thankful for Zello, I was doing water rescues with the Cajun Navy and Homeland Security and had we not had this app many animals and people would’ve went without being rescued. It was precise, it allowed us to navigate to people that were crying for help and kept us save from looters shooting. This is the #1 app you could use during a crisis and I’m so thankful for it. Thank you Zello, I’m happy to provide video of how this app saved lives. I have plenty of evidence of exactly what it did and how it helped :)
Awesome
by thatguywhotalks on 2019/01/19 19:19
This app is so Helpful, it’s really easy to use and understand, however, I just wish that it was more accessible when I’m not in the app itself. I wish that they would make it a widget that I could put in the control center so that I could access it at any time through other apps. But I do like how he will broadcast over my music in the video that I’m watching, it’s really useful just wish it could be accessed more easily. Still a five star app
Volume button to speak
by youngactor19 on 2017/11/19 13:37
This app is lit! I really like the concept. This app is one of the coolest apps I have ever used in a long time, so congrats on making such a cool app. My one small idea I have that would make the app even better would be to simply use a volume button to toggle to speak/respond to make it be like an actual real deal walkie talkie. So that way we can answer people on the radio quicker than the way now which is having to go into the app and press and hold. Making the volume button a toggle button to respond will save time and be more cooler. Just an idea💯
Zello is a very raw “product”
by Gene from NorEast on 2021/02/19 16:42
It always amazes me how frequently and how radically they change things up in the app. There is never a version without some serious bugs and it feels almost as if the free version of the app is just a sandbox for devs. They always change something but never announce any changes, like “oops channel search is no longer an option and by the way we ditched ratings too... but we added a super-useful (no) search bar right above the user list”. Guys come on, in the age of the Clubhouse and Telegram voice chats, your loyal user base deserves some consistency. Figure things out once and for all and implement some real features. PS: and I’m not even asking to bring back the Camo theme.
Amazing App!
by night0veride on 2018/01/31 19:34
This app does wonders, didn’t expect it to be live audio notifications. This app separates its self from other Walkie apps. I work for a mom and pop Corp. And dealing with Loss Preventions made me reach out into lookin for the perfect app, and that app is Zello, it does the job well, barely any lag, it’s in real time. Got the company to use it at all retail locations, communication is much more effective. I also use this app outside of work makes everything easier.
tremendously useless
by adamjean on 2019/01/11 16:15
such a huge letdown. only downloaded this app because people mept complaining about the glitches on Voxer. well, i'll take my chances. this zello app says messages are "saved" in history, but you can't actually see or listen to any of them, it only tells you the total data size of the saved messages. it's pointless to waste space "saving" messages that can't be read. though there's no need for me to complain about that since i haven't been able to actually receive any messages sent to me. So, yes, this app was a waste of my time and phone memory.
Somethings changed, and it ain’t good :(
by WantStuff2Work on 2019/05/21 15:59
This app has gone from one of the coolest and most useful apps I have so almost completely unusable. -In the car (and only on Zello), it randomly switches between the iPhone and the car BT system. When talking I have absolutely no idea if I’m talking to the phone or the car speakerphone. And it will likely change the next time I press the button, but maybe not -Likewise with the receive.. the person I’m talking to may appear on the phone or the car. It’s totally random -MOST IF THE TIME now I get the ‘not available’ beep, meaning the person I was talking to is not available, but again that’s a random crap shoot.. sometimes that’s real, and others they answer me back as normal. Totally random.. These are recent developments over the last few months, and the people I talk to on Zello are all reporting similar issues back. I sent a note regarding all of the above to the Zello Support address and received no response, so I’ll try here since it appears someone actually monitors these comments. ZELLO: ARE YOU LISTENING?
The best 2 way app!
by travelerchik on 2018/01/08 07:10
When I got home from the hospital I need eight you reach people without pressing too many buttons and needed to be able to understand them clearly. My son had tried about 10 others and after trying the Zello app we knew it was the best onesie us. Our Whole family and friends use it now show you quickly and easily. Thank you Zello for the quick, fast, easy service!!! Better than a baby monitor
Kianna’s Review
by kiannarae85 on 2019/01/08 13:56
My fiancé travels for work and right now he’s in New Orleans and I’m in PA. He is a towerhand/technician and his job is long and busy hours so we don’t get much time to text or call each other so this app is absolutely amazing and fun for us! I can’t believe how quick and easy it is! Even being so far away it’s clear and fast. We love it! U can also send pics and text 💜💚💙 Thank you to whoever created this app! My best friend and I also have a lot of fun using it!
Awesome Portable/Mobile Radio App! Great for Fire/Police Games!
by U609 on 2020/05/09 18:20
I love this app as a member of a Volunteer Fire Dept, and a Online Gamer, this app is perfect for radio channels for a Virtual Fire Department/Police Game, works just like an Actual ICORRS Radio System. Also for great use for a Radio System when actual Radios are unavailable or just too expensive. Highly Recommended! I’m proud to use this in my games! (A great addition would be an optional Emergency Mayday Button!). Good job Zello!
Nice, but embarrassing
by cake, 'cause mo mo was taken on 2019/12/15 05:45
I switched to zello after getting tired of glitches in voxer. It’s a lovely app, but I desperately wish that it would default to busy when your phone is on silent or do not disturb. It’s provided me multiple embarrassing moments after forgetting to switch my status to busy😰. Even though my phone was silenced and set to do not disturb. Not to mention disruptive moments when messages play out loud in the middle of the night and wake me from sleep. This is a huge flaw, imo. If they could change this, my rating would definitely be 5 stars. Also, a gif keyboard wouldn’t hurt😂.
Stopped working with car Bluetooth
by BillCarson2 on 2019/06/27 03:53
Overall, a great free app, but it loses one star because about nine months ago it simply stopped working correctly in any of my cars over Bluetooth. It will record and play beeps, but none of the voice messages are ever heard over Bluetooth in any car. My iPhone has to be physically disconnected from the car’s Bluetooth so that the audio goes through the phone instead. This makes it very difficult to use Zello in my cars.
Worse than Voxer
by Van Vleet! on 2018/10/13 00:09
I downloaded this because it had better reviews than voxer. I have no idea why this has such good reviews. The design is sure adequate at best because it's not very intuitive. My biggest beef is that there's this problem when somebody you're talking to doesn't have great service, the so will only send part of a voice message. And that's it! I contacted support and they said there's nothing more you can do. If they actually want you to hear what they said they have to take their voice message and serve it to you in an email or text. Wouldn't be so bad if it were a rare occurrence but it happened regularly.
Works great except over truck Bluetooth
by Jeff Arbuckle on 2019/04/14 19:27
I used to really love this app but after recent updates it does not work on the road with Bluetooth. If the phone is unlocked you can visually tell someone is talking but no audio comes over truck speakers anymore. Even if you turn off Bluetooth in zello it still tries to broadcast over Bluetooth but no sound. The only solution for now is to turn off Bluetooth on iPhone. It used to pause my radio and come over the truck speakers just fine. Zello please fix!
Very Very Good....But 1 problem
by simplymama5 on 2020/12/01 04:16
Basically I love this app it’s a great app where I can connect with my family and friends. I love how you can use the voice messages instead of texting and you can text as well. But my only problem is that there is no option to make a video it’s only photos. I would really like it if you made it so we can face time each other or make videos! That would make it a bit better
A lifesaver for parents who have children
by adfallin on 2019/09/01 17:29
I don’t normally endorse products but a great app that I found in case of an emergency is called Zello it helps you to keep in contact with family members and friends when the only thing you have is Wi-Fi. It’s great when you’re camping and then groups or if you have a child who likes to holler through the house to find their parents.
Almost Perfect
by Ke5gbc on 2021/02/12 18:58
If it had buffering it would be perfect. I like it a lot. Been using several years. One of the best things about it is you can get notifications that someone is talking or calling you when your not actively using the app so you can listen to other things and still not miss anything. Great to keep in contact with my cb and ham friends.
Was a great backup!
by westnoble1020 on 2019/08/07 08:17
I’m apart of an Explorer post in the neighboring city of mine, and every year there’s an event hosted, and our group handles parking, we’re all split up. We didn’t have our radios as we couldn’t get easy access to them, so another explorer knew about this app and it worked like a charm. Honestly made that day easier. Thank you devs for coming up with this. It helps so much.
Great app works on cell data or wifi
by Madrainman on 2018/05/11 14:52
This is the push to talk of the future if your cellular data is turned off you can still talk to friends by connecting your phone to any wifi I have never had a single glitch it always works perfect and fast. We use this across my business for quick no call needed communications
Great for potential emergencies
by MaxLander on 2020/03/31 23:56
Thank God I have not experienced an earthquake nor hurricane to really test this. But a friend and I tested that even if our phones show NO SIGNAL we were still able to communicate through this app. Best we can figure is that if you have at least 1G or 2G, which no modern cell phone shows anymore, this app utilizes that for data transfer.
Apple should buy Zello!
by LApreacer6785 on 2017/09/25 14:56
Apple should buy Zello and incorporate it as a native app to provide an even smoother experience. Then, either Zello or Apple, or maybe both, should gift me a million dollars for making the suggestion. Thanks! You’re welcome! Apple, Zello, contact me when the checks are ready. This app is becoming one the most used apps on my phone! I am recruiting all my friends to become Zelloers!
Thank you so much Zello
by Oldmanjeenkins38 on 2018/07/19 19:45
I havent opened this app in months. I downloaded it last year when a hurricane was nearby. I never realized until last night that this app saves the voice messages that are sent and received. Long story short my uncle, who was my best friend passed away last November. Because of this app I can hear his voice whenever I want.
Best app in the world
by Peterbilt006 on 2021/02/05 17:47
I’m a truck driver and we have stopped using the CV radio in the truck because we have better coverage with this app. It’s accurate, and with the channel options, we have the option of talking at the same time with other drivers privately. It has less than 1 second delay,Same as the Cv radio. No complaints so far.
Use it everyday but one thing needs changed
by Dbrass1861 on 2018/04/15 10:49
I use this app on a daily basis. The only thing that needs changed is the status button. It is too close to the home button on the iPhone and makes it too easy to unintentionally change your status from available to the other statuses.
Great app! Please update!
by Addy-2019 on 2019/06/28 05:04
The iPhones are struggling right now. I love this app and use it for my 8-5 Monday-Friday job. Both me and my boss are having trouble with sound often now. It notifies me that he has radioed me, but sometimes I can not hear what he sent(not plugged into anything and volume is ALL the way up). Once this is fixed, it’s the prefect app to quickly get ahold of my boss and update him since I am a courier! Thank you, please update!
A suggestion
by Fire Bear on 2021/01/24 07:03
While I understand, and fully support your stance on the militia groups, I feel the app has become wholly unusable for the average user. Being unable to search for groups to listen to makes the app about as useless as it can possibly be. Perhaps, the moderation plan went a little too far? You can cater to frontline workers, focusing on security and safety, while still allowing the average joe the ability to find groups to listen to or converse in. Bring back the search, but, with better moderation.
Banning “right-wing” users and locking out channels
by Inclement Death on 2021/01/25 09:26
Watch what you say on this app, they WILL ban you and/or lock out your channels! Many friends banned and channels taken down for sharing “right-wing” news links or discussing anything that could be considered “right-wing”. Channels and users that did not discuss anything even remotely violent or “militant” were banned and locked out for sharing and discussing news stories! EVEN IN THE “SECURE” “INVITE ONLY” CHANNELS! If you aren’t a liberal, socialist, or democrat; Zello is NOT for you. They will probably lock out your channels and/or ban you at the first mention of “right-wing” ideologies. Cancel culture at its finest!
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Zello is the #1 digital two way radio app with over 150 million users in over 200 countries. Frontline workers, teams, and communities stay connected, safe, and productive. Zello turns your phone into a walkie talkie that works anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet! Drivers, taxi and delivery dispatchers, construction workers, enterprise fleet managers, retail associates and hotel staff love using Zello to locate their team members, communicate critical information, and get work done. Zello has even replaced 2-way radios at these jobs, eliminating cross-talk, extending communication range, and taking advantage of already deployed smartphones and tablets. Millions more use Zello instead of texting or calling: for private chats with a friend, for a live group call with your family, to coordinate routes on a hiking adventure, or to set up a soccer practice. • Talk with free live voice over any carrier or Wi-Fi connection in crystal clear quality • Organize communication in channels of up 6000 users • Send photos, text, or location to coworkers or friends instantly • Replay messages later • Use with countless compatible devices and push-to-talk accessories - even radios • See who’s available or busy • Free with no ads • #1 choice of companies like Hilton, Honda, and YRC Freight
Latest update bad.
by scottml00 on 2021/04/29 01:00
Latest update. Text boxes loose positioning and over lap messages. Not usable.
Bluetooth
by 9er4LF on 2021/04/23 13:29
Love this app. Only one complaint, it does not mix well with my other bluetooth audio. Shuts off music, interferes with phone calls. Which means every time I talk I have to set all these up again afterward. Not great if your driving. Other than that it is great.
Amazing app
by Misty Milo on 2021/04/21 13:44
And Zello is so incredibly generous to first responders. These guys rock and this app is a game changer for our volunteer rescue squad. Love it!!
Ease of use
by skippy043 on 2021/04/21 00:47
Love it and all the functions!!!
Disconnect
by nooe.. on 2021/04/18 10:45
Zello kicks me off and disconnects everyday multiple times.
App bug or track ?
by Khant223 on 2021/04/12 15:13
When You go to zello app Noti shown zello from somewhere Fix this please
Zello iOS
by RWhittington on 2021/04/08 18:45
Ugggg.....it just won’t stay connected on multiple iOS devices. Previously, several months ago? It was great on iOS.....not sure what happened.
Poor iOS/watchOS/macOS support
by iTunes Supporter on 2021/04/01 18:12
The iOS app appears to be good. Unfortunately, that’s as far as their Apple support goes although I imagine it fills a large use case for emergency services or users that only use a smart phone. My application is to have it as my first line of communication with others regardless of whether I am using my phone and AirPods, or my Mac. Even just a good Apple Watch app would help by tapping me on the wrist when being talked to, but if you are on your computer forget about it. Too bad, I had hopes of adopting it. Maybe someday.
A few bugs to work out
by Pictureboi on 2021/03/31 23:38
Not perfect!.. A few glitches as far as the app crashing from time to time.
Push to talk widget on IPHONE
by Tredumpergrams on 2021/03/29 20:30
All I’m asking for is a push to talk widget button for IPhone PLEASEE
Unbelievable!
by Ken4863 on 2021/03/29 04:32
Cant love it more!
طلب
by احمد فاضل الشمري on 2021/03/23 18:29
ارغب بتغيير معرفي الى شامان فقط بدلا من شامان راع البل
Sound
by AI#09 on 2021/03/19 17:30
While driving spud really muffled!
Removed Channel Search?!
by Rover109 on 2021/03/07 18:52
Why? How can we find public channels? Also, cannot update profile pics.
Excelente
by Hp2tum on 2021/03/07 14:43
Una de los mejores app q he tenido es lo máximo se lo recomiendo Pero deben hacer una versión para el apple wacht
No way to find channels
by JoeTenn on 2021/03/07 08:25
They removed the ability to search channels. Forget using this app unless you know the exact name of a channel you want to join, and can enter it verbatim.
No response
by Memnoch36 on 2021/03/04 18:13
When I request to reset my password the link is never sent. Checked my spam and emailed support letting them know I am not receiving the link. No response. A week later still no reset email nor an email from support to correct this issue.
:(
by LouisWinston1983 on 2021/03/03 17:09
I can’t even make an account because every username is taken?? I’ve tried 500 different combinations and I still get the error.
Solid with flaws
by TheBronze42112 on 2021/02/22 22:17
When this app works it’s amazing. Super clear audio and solid coverage if you have LTE. One problem is that the app tends to go into background mode and when that happens you can’t hear people calling you, you only get a visual notification. If you have your device in your hand all the time it works fine but if it’s on your belt you’ll miss calls. The app itself can be a little convoluted and hard to follow. Something as simple as approving someone for a channel can take five minutes because it’s not obvious how to do it. In the end, Zello is the leader because the alternatives are just not that good. Zello IS good but there is still room for improvement.
Security alert!
by As1258ghrr on 2021/02/20 13:04
Zello copies clipboard contents upon startup... every time it starts! Why is it doing this and what is it doing with the info it copied? Not good Zello... not good at all!
Zello is a very raw “product”
by Gene from NorEast on 2021/02/19 16:42
It always amazes me how frequently and how radically they change things up in the app. There is never a version without some serious bugs and it feels almost as if the free version of the app is just a sandbox for devs. They always change something but never announce any changes, like “oops channel search is no longer an option and by the way we ditched ratings too... but we added a super-useful (no) search bar right above the user list”. Guys come on, in the age of the Clubhouse and Telegram voice chats, your loyal user base deserves some consistency. Figure things out once and for all and implement some real features. PS: and I’m not even asking to bring back the Camo theme.
Zello
by MI6_007 on 2021/02/18 07:21
You Rock! Love it! 👍🏻❤️
🤷🏾‍♂️
by rollinQball on 2021/02/16 02:09
Great app more ppl should use
Almost Perfect
by Ke5gbc on 2021/02/12 18:58
If it had buffering it would be perfect. I like it a lot. Been using several years. One of the best things about it is you can get notifications that someone is talking or calling you when your not actively using the app so you can listen to other things and still not miss anything. Great to keep in contact with my cb and ham friends.
Keeps Signing Out
by LV LQ on 2021/02/11 23:15
Great app and was working well up until about 11/2020. It keeps logging out of my groups. And people keep attempting to Zello me but not response because the app logged me out.
Best
by k.taqana on 2021/02/11 13:25
Best application
Zello constantly disconnecting
by IWpz202 on 2021/02/07 03:03
Zello has always done this, even with “keep alive” switched on. But after the latest update, it terminates even more often before. Multiple times per hour. Please fix this, I have done all I can.
Best app in the world
by Peterbilt006 on 2021/02/05 17:47
I’m a truck driver and we have stopped using the CV radio in the truck because we have better coverage with this app. It’s accurate, and with the channel options, we have the option of talking at the same time with other drivers privately. It has less than 1 second delay,Same as the Cv radio. No complaints so far.
Zello
by bbdfbbcbdvd db on 2021/02/04 18:48
I love using Zello you can get it if you don’t have a phone number you can use it to play you can make it endless
Terrible battery consumption
by xtraness on 2021/02/04 12:36
I had my phone replaced thinking the battery was going bad. Well my new phone is dying just as fast then to find out it’s this app that’s utilizing 75% of the battery ☹️
Excelente
by yoladifroscia on 2021/02/01 02:17
Muy buena herramienta de trabajo
Kewl
by Smoove Trucking on 2021/01/29 23:35
Awesome
I love how hateful they are. Not!
by Thecandel34 on 2021/01/29 03:39
From my experience they don’t love adverse people enough.
Zello is good
by music krew on 2021/01/29 01:29
Zello is a great app for communication but for the photos it would be better is you could edit the photo and take videos so you could share more From, A fellow Zello lover
Apple Watch Comparible
by no mickname ty on 2021/01/28 01:10
Absolutely love this app! It’s great while skiing. I read that the app is compatible with the Apple Watch, but it has yet to download to my watch. Is the app compatible? If so, how do I install the app on my phone?
Banning “right-wing” users and locking out channels
by Inclement Death on 2021/01/25 09:26
Watch what you say on this app, they WILL ban you and/or lock out your channels! Many friends banned and channels taken down for sharing “right-wing” news links or discussing anything that could be considered “right-wing”. Channels and users that did not discuss anything even remotely violent or “militant” were banned and locked out for sharing and discussing news stories! EVEN IN THE “SECURE” “INVITE ONLY” CHANNELS! If you aren’t a liberal, socialist, or democrat; Zello is NOT for you. They will probably lock out your channels and/or ban you at the first mention of “right-wing” ideologies. Cancel culture at its finest!
A suggestion
by Fire Bear on 2021/01/24 07:03
While I understand, and fully support your stance on the militia groups, I feel the app has become wholly unusable for the average user. Being unable to search for groups to listen to makes the app about as useless as it can possibly be. Perhaps, the moderation plan went a little too far? You can cater to frontline workers, focusing on security and safety, while still allowing the average joe the ability to find groups to listen to or converse in. Bring back the search, but, with better moderation.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
by 12 Block Tokie on 2021/01/20 23:43
In my opinion, it’s an application that turns your cell phone into a modern day C.B. Radio, and it’s never going to get much better than this. Thank Zello ! With all due respect, Mr. Cross Detroit, Michigan
Nah could be better
by violet korch on 2021/01/19 00:23
Maybe add like a little call that’s like a walke talke just really is a microphone a walke talke so myabe fix that
Please rethink the logo
by MechanicaIEye on 2021/01/17 14:51
i love this app and everything, i use it with all my friends, but My phone got inspected by my parents after seeing the logo of this app, if you know, you know...
Political r we?
by Dneadel on 2021/01/16 14:41
What went trough your heads when turned off service in DC?
Disconnect Issues
by newyorkface on 2021/01/15 01:40
Particularly with iOS the Zello app has consistently been afflicted with involuntarily disconnecting and sometimes interrupting the PTT with a busy signal, forcing the app to restart. It’s a big issue and has greatly affected how we operate our business.
Advise
by GMonkey465 on 2021/01/14 22:11
I strongly advise the developers of this app to upgrade security measures on this app since this was used during the riot on capital hill!!!
Censorship
by Kevinsmommy00 on 2021/01/14 11:50
Another app censoring content. Pass
Don’t waste your time
by Panc72 on 2021/01/14 11:14
This app is TERRIBLE. I would give it zero stars if I could.
Privacy concerns
by Michelle3535 on 2021/01/14 08:04
Wow just got a message saying something about riots that attacked the capitol was using this app to communicate ok so that means I have no privacy at all like between me and my husband their were messages and pictures sent and now I feel as if I have been violated and that the people who created this app saw everything I wouldn’t recommend this app if you want them to know your private life 😡
Don’t waste your time
by FredJones9856 on 2021/01/14 07:49
Piece of garbage. Tried using it multiple times, waste of time. Find something else.
Censorship Nanny State Karen app
by lordmorgul on 2021/01/14 06:42
Deleted account, deleted app, not coming back
Censorship
by fuBigTech on 2021/01/14 06:06
Terrible company. Involved in the censorship of American citizens. Do NOT support!
Terrible!! Glitchy!!
by GJ9129 on 2021/01/14 05:53
Terrible app! Very buggy and glitches all the time. Honestly the worst app I’ve EVER used! Use a different app, trust me.
Waste of space
by ☺️😩😘😘😝🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐 on 2021/01/14 05:45
Horrible platform.
Shame on you!
by Patriots of Arizona on 2021/01/14 05:45
Deleted our patriot page, which was full of families and children for events!! Terrible!! Just as bad as Google, Facebook and Twitter!! Shame on you!!!
Question .....
by iamalonalee on 2021/01/08 17:32
Have had the app a few years ... think it works Great ... have used it from home in hurricanes ... and urrrrrr my phone is generally connected to a mifi for internet at that time ..... so my question is ..... THE COACHELLA CAMPING REVIEW ... Great Info .... but when they were going with a group in multiple cars ... Did THEY ALL have a WiFi/MiFi/internet connection in their cars ???? Because the description SAYS works WITH internet .... and if it works WITHOUT, when in close proximity (1/4 - 1/2 mile) that’s something I’m wondering about
Cool!!!
by ^zenday^ on 2021/01/07 21:45
I just have one request can you make a widget for iPhones
Great Application!
by worried mamma on 2021/01/07 01:02
I’ve been using Zello for 7 years now. Use to communicate with my compatriots from Venezuela in and around the world communicating all types of news information and ideas that can and will promote the fall of the criminal regime. I have made a network of friends that more than likely will remain in touch for many years to come.Thank You Zello for providing this wonderful application!
Zello and Vehicles BT Not working.
by edhiend on 2021/01/06 15:31
Dear developers, Please fix the fallowing issue. When iPhone 12Pro iOS14.3 connected to 2020GLE MB via BT, Microphone Not responded from application to the vehicle Speakers via BT. Play sound working Ok. Spoke with other users different vehicles brand and other phone platforms-Same Microphones issues. Please fixed.
Great for work and home.
by work and home on 2020/12/31 00:23
I used Zello when I couldn’t walk and needed to ask a family member to get something for me. This allowed them to be anywhere in the house and choose their preferred activities. It also made it less intrusive for me because I hate asking for help.
Great app for agents!
by SharpStroderTheTomboy😝😎 on 2020/12/29 14:24
Hi Zello! So, me and my friends have a agents group, and sometimes to investigate abandoned homes and stuff, sometimes, the group splits up. Which is not good. We prefer to keep agents by our side. Agent Roxy (not gonna say real name just agent name.) Recently recommended this app to me, at first I was very... VERY suspicious of this app. But then I tried it out, and BAM! Best thing ever! It’s a relief you don’t have to pay to use it. I love the feature that you can be on another app, and you will still get live voice messages and regular messages from friends. Although I am a newcomer to this app, I already love it! Keep up the updates and good work! So long for now! (100/10 would use again 🙂)
THE MOST THOROUGH INTEGRATION OF MIND SOUL ON DIGITAL & cellular MODE 1
by sublime chime time!! on 2020/12/19 05:46
The “BRAINPAL” has arrived. This a is hardwired into my nervous system via my brain stem
Easy to use.
by IMR BDA YUL on 2020/12/11 21:56
Looking forward to my grandkids joining.
Good but needs better iPad support
by pjy-mi on 2020/12/11 02:36
Desperately needs landscape mode on the iPads. Isn’t just a mater of recompiling for the iPad. The android version has landscape mode. PLEASE.
Good app but one suggestion??
by gugghfyfugjgududyfu on 2020/12/07 20:08
I like this app I can communicate to my parents faster. But the only thing is that if we mess up on our talking, can we like delete the audio. Also this may having no live messages.
Zello
by jimmystank on 2020/12/02 15:29
Great
Very Very Good....But 1 problem
by simplymama5 on 2020/12/01 04:16
Basically I love this app it’s a great app where I can connect with my family and friends. I love how you can use the voice messages instead of texting and you can text as well. But my only problem is that there is no option to make a video it’s only photos. I would really like it if you made it so we can face time each other or make videos! That would make it a bit better
What I have heard
by lifeunicorN🦄 on 2020/11/27 14:27
I have heard that there are creeps and bullies . I do not know if that is true but me and my best friend had this app then I could not get is because of the age rate. There cannot be creeps and bullies because you are accepting there account. If you can do the age rate down please. I am about to move away from my best friend and this is the only app the we can talk with because she has a kindle. Please move the age rate down.
Tom
by cor224 on 2020/11/27 11:42
Very good. And a good tool
Zello
by Bobo902 on 2020/11/14 16:31
Back in the good old days we used Nextel to talk to each other via the walkie-talkie. Now we have Zello ! Thank god for this app and Thank You to the developers of this excellent app. I will spread the good word about Zello
Awesome
by peterxv on 2020/11/13 17:52
Better than texting, and even better (I think) than traditional walkie-talkies for things like film crews (which is what it use it for). Only downside is that it requires internet connection which traditional walkies don’t, but the perfect interface, impressively low latency and good sound quality make it awesome.
Full of white supremacists
by APNYC21 on 2020/10/30 21:32
Zello needs to sort out all the white supremacists on their platform
Service works great...but no phone app?
by ssurowiec on 2020/10/30 17:00
At this point there is little excuse for not having an Apple Watch companion app. I don’t know if this is Zello or apples fault but either having the Zello watch app is critical.
Full of bullies and creeps
by NorCalKid202 on 2020/10/27 04:37
This app is full of hackers bullies and creepy people I wouldn’t recommend this app at all.
Frustrating just to get signed in.
by TJLChuck on 2020/10/24 17:28
Can’t get signed in. Told to verify my email address over and over. Frustrating. Doesn’t work.
A lot of hackers
by tm-friendscrafter on 2020/10/22 23:36
Please fix this app there is a lot of hackers on here that need to be dealt with immediately
Zello
by fat hatter on 2020/10/21 18:49
It’s the best!!!
This is sooo good but...
by Omhamad76 on 2020/10/20 11:15
This app is sooo good it works good but... the thing is I can’t call my friends or do video or do face time so plz Zello plz see this message I am sending this to update the zello and make it better if u make it better the more ppl will download this app but plz update and make note that we can make a video and send it and face Tim each other and call each other it’s better so plz do that zello plzzz I am begging u
Get it now
by brassco78 on 2020/10/20 04:31
So much better than staying on the phone to wait for someone to say something. Just push to talk when ready. Text option and gps location is a plus.
Almost Perfect
by Rcruz210 on 2020/10/19 20:01
I just wished the developer would allow us to edit the name of the Channel(s) that we created rather than having to create new channels each time. Other than that, this app is pretty awesome.
Trash
by x._.xx on 2020/10/11 17:38
I won’t let me sign up .
Satisfactorio
by antonio.1😎 on 2020/10/10 20:44
Esta muy bien. Y ps los canales excelentes.
Fast communication
by Bowler217 on 2020/10/09 01:38
This app is great for fast communication with friends and family . You don’t need cell service as it works well on WiFi stay in touch with those in other cities as well as states. May even work internationally too...5 stars
Best channel to visit
by THE L.A Hollywood party line on 2020/10/08 18:49
.thebullying The best app on the face of this earth. All other apps take take personal!!!
Good tool, lacking on IOS
by 1029db on 2020/10/01 12:14
I use this often with my landscaping businesses, and it works great! On Android it was better because a short cut could be added to the Home Screen, but that function isn’t available on IOS. Hopefully that can be changed soon and this will be a 5 star app!
Constant problems
by DJE12487 on 2020/09/29 10:31
I’ve been using zello for over a year now and I’ve had nothing but constant bugs and problems with messages and alerts. Currently I do not receive any alerts whatsoever if my zello app is closed even though my settings say to always receive alerts. No messages are saved in history either when app is closed so I am constantly missing traffic.
Good two way
by WKels on 2020/09/16 01:45
Works good so far , I just switched from Another app and like this one better
Change how you view messages
by Sox08 on 2020/09/15 17:11
Please change when someone leaves you a walkie talkie message and how you view it. Now you have to go to the little blue dot to listen. It would be great if you could have a message that stays on the home screen should you miss the original message and then you just press it to listen while it is displayed on the home screen. HeyTell is an app that has this as a feature. I have turned on a lot of people to this app but all don’t like how you have to go to the blue dot to listen. Again if you miss the walkie talkie message it should be in the home screen and then just hit the message to listen...much easier....please change this and this would make it great. Update.......so now you can’t can send a walkie talkie message and it stays on the screen but fir how long? Please update app so it stays on your phone screen until you listen to it. Nobody knows once it goes to the blue dot to listen to message. Again The HeyTell app leaves it on your phone screen until you listen to the message. Change that and this app will be excellent. Sometimes a leave a walkie talkie message and after so long the person never gets the message because they can’t see it.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
by T Matahead on 2020/09/10 10:27
My business partner and I had been using this app for years. Now, guess it’s the latest update, messages are delayed. Sometimes up to two hours. Yesterday, I had to track him down. As we are talking face to face, my messages are announced on his phone.
Good app but scummy people
by rayraygadget on 2020/09/05 22:53
App itself is brilliant! The users however are another story! Don't say any persons info as thier are cyberstslkers and criminals,sex offenders crawling threw the channels! Lot of drug use also.
Love Zello really much
by seanny 12 on 2020/09/05 01:41
5 stars
Disconnects randomly when in standby
by LVBNALERTS on 2020/09/04 06:39
Disconnects randomly when in standby busy mode in a channel
Fantastic app with one drawback
by TammyNtexas on 2020/09/03 18:01
Would love it if you guys could make this app available for Apple Watch so I didn’t have to carry my phone around all the time. This app is much more functional that the installed walkie talkie app.
Great App
by SecurityAllstar.com on 2020/09/03 00:20
This is a great way for community watch to stay in touch.
Excelente
by jcmr89 on 2020/09/02 13:36
Zello
help
by -Pineapple~Gacha- on 2020/09/02 03:40
when i try to send messages. they say there sent. but they stay on sent. what do i do?!
Zello is amazing!
by Flyingbullfrog on 2020/08/31 22:24
The single largest reason I love Zello is that it works so well! When I am driving in areas with barely any service this works! You can create groups with your friends, talk to multiple people at the same time, send your location it’s just an all-around amazing app!!
Wonderful app but needs a little bit of improvement
by Themusicman08 on 2020/08/29 02:51
This is a wonderful app and I use it all the time. There’s just one small improvement that it needs. I am a voiceover user and use accessibility features. Whenever I exit the app, I noticed that voiceover is very slow to respond when in this particular app and I’m not sure why. I have contacted actress abilities hotline for Apple and they have said of course to get in touch with you guys. I have uninstalled the app and reinstalled it with no success. Please fix the sluggish or slow issue that is happening when exiting the app. Other than that, keep up the great work.
Mello Zello
by ZirconJohn on 2020/08/28 06:02
Zello is mello
Just Perfect
by Jerome Fel on 2020/08/27 21:39
I love this it’s just like what it said it has no ads
ip scam
by blackkid53 on 2020/08/27 06:40
please dont download this app. it could possibly track your ip and i think it has tracked mine. i used this during the hurricane laura and after trying to hook up to a vpn to see if my wifi would be faster, i got a notif saying my ip address was exposed which has never ever happened. please stay safe, there are better walkie talkie type apps than this.
Really trash
by Unknownrobloxianlovesroblox on 2020/08/26 21:19
Okay so me and my sister got these with the hurricanes coming in for extra safety, after reading the settings and trying to dig through youtube tutorials on how to use the app it totally didn’t work, all that worked was the texting :(
Zello saved my Coachella camping group!
by ibuprofane on 2019/04/24 15:58
I direct a caravan of 15 cars from a superstore parking lot to the Coachella camp grounds each year. It’s a challenge as there are many traffic lights that can split up the group and a few turns. Thanks to this app I was quickly able to alert 2 cars that got off I-10 at the wrong exit and they were quickly able to rejoin our group. (no one fessed up to it 😝) We also found it handy during security check as the group is forced to split up a bit. We would have lost another car during group meetup too; the verbal communications made my instructions clear enough for my friend to disobey an ignorant traffic directors orders, escaping with them yelling in the background and successfully rejoining our group (don’t try this at home, kids). We didn’t use it much during the fest as the group has other means of chat. We’ll definitely use it again in future years!
Change how you view messages
by Sox08 on 2020/09/15 17:11
Please change when someone leaves you a walkie talkie message and how you view it. Now you have to go to the little blue dot to listen. It would be great if you could have a message that stays on the home screen should you miss the original message and then you just press it to listen while it is displayed on the home screen. HeyTell is an app that has this as a feature. I have turned on a lot of people to this app but all don’t like how you have to go to the blue dot to listen. Again if you miss the walkie talkie message it should be in the home screen and then just hit the message to listen...much easier....please change this and this would make it great. Update.......so now you can’t can send a walkie talkie message and it stays on the screen but fir how long? Please update app so it stays on your phone screen until you listen to it. Nobody knows once it goes to the blue dot to listen to message. Again The HeyTell app leaves it on your phone screen until you listen to the message. Change that and this app will be excellent. Sometimes a leave a walkie talkie message and after so long the person never gets the message because they can’t see it.
Accessibility
by Big Dave 58 on 2020/01/19 12:45
Compleatly steering away from voiceover This was the go too app when blind users wanted a app to chat that was fully accessible all the way threw Now the voiceover users can barely use to do anything 1 we can’t add people to our contacts because there is no add button when we click on any 1’s profile Same with the channels we can’t add any Channel because there’s no add button when we Serch for them so the only way to get in to them is being invited  2 we can’t send any 1 in our contacts a alert because there’s no send button or anything for us to press and send and to top it off there’s no way to back out of it either so we have to close the app and then open it again to try to do anything else 3 there’s no way to cancel or to back out or save or update our profile so if we tap on profile for anything again we have to close the app and then open it again to do anything else Also can’t update our about or our name because when we tap on 1 it just jump to something else or doesn’t open the text field so we can change our name or our about info Same with options no back, save, done or update button so if we want to change any settings when we’ve made changes we 1 more time have to close the app and open it get to anything else Please fix and make accessible for us blind voiceover users
Super cool Walkie Talkies app that is spot on
by Storm view on 2018/06/20 21:30
Hi we have used an assortment of walkie talkies/ preps for work going on 32 years now also we use them for keeping in contact with our family and with 4 kids who love to pretend they are cops and robbers talking on the phone like they are Motorola preps. Very cool. So Zello is the coolest application this side of the Mississippi River. I can not speak to the inner working of Zello or how secure it is. Seriously I am sure it has some draw backs in the privacy area but if this is of serious concern they offer a commercial version that is $6.00 a month per phone and all two way goes through a DES 256 encryption but you pay for that. So if your not discussing the movement of “high value clients “ for executive protection ect. then this program gives you outstanding performance for very little visible intrusion. I have a iPhone 7 with latest IOS and the program ran perfectly from the start on both of our phone. Not a single glitch thus far. Very easy to set up and use. So if your looking for an easy walkie talkie application that work great then Zello is for you. For what it’s worth I am not compensated in any way by Zello or Apple. Remember helping some one in need is helping Jesus Him self. God Bless and God Bless America!
Thank you !!!
by Rotor Mast on 2019/03/22 02:09
After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico was left in total devastation. Communications were pretty much nonexistent. Not knowing the well being of family and friends was a extremely agonizing. This app was one of the few means we had to communicate with the disaster stricken island and our families and friends. We were able to relay calls and messages stateside for other folks trying to find out about their family members too. I can tell you that it worked perfect!! I can’t thank you guys enough. I highly encourage everyone to get this to chat with family and friends and have it as a backup means of communications. This app with always be part my phone for the next “Just in Case” Thank you!!! BenA.
Lots of fun
by pknapp14 on 2018/09/12 01:22
I have never rated an app but this one brings so many laughs with the kids. I downloaded thinking I could use even if offline for emergencies. That is the only reason I took one star. In the event internet and cell towers are down its still not a practical way to give, and get imported information. However I have one daughter that does not live at home and one that stays hid in her room. With this app it’s like we are all back in the same room cutting up and they actually enjoy talking as a family on here. So for family fun , it’s great! And for the child that is not old enough for a cell phone yet but can watch themselves a few hours , it’s a nice way to keep in contact bc god knows he does not know how to answer a house phone . The only thing I would like to see is it work offline for true emergencies.
Can I use it while playing music?
by Turpe turp on 2017/12/22 15:56
My team uses Zello at work (can’t say what I do). I usually use the Zello app on my city issues phone (windows phone) but the windows version is horribly outdated, and can’t be updated. I would like to use my iPhone app because I prefer these features, but my issue is that I also plug my iPhone into the USB port on my patrol car to listen to my music. I had issues while doing this. Sometimes Zello broadcasts my music on the channel. Sometimes the music simply pauses during radio traffic. I’d like to be able to play music via usb over the car speakers, and hear the Zello communication over my phone’s speaker. Is there anyway to adjust these settings?
Wonderful app but needs a little bit of improvement
by Themusicman08 on 2020/08/29 02:51
This is a wonderful app and I use it all the time. There’s just one small improvement that it needs. I am a voiceover user and use accessibility features. Whenever I exit the app, I noticed that voiceover is very slow to respond when in this particular app and I’m not sure why. I have contacted actress abilities hotline for Apple and they have said of course to get in touch with you guys. I have uninstalled the app and reinstalled it with no success. Please fix the sluggish or slow issue that is happening when exiting the app. Other than that, keep up the great work.
Needs work
by abdesignoriginal on 2018/10/12 13:40
They need to do a better job really /pushing/ the fact that you need WiFi. Everyone who told me about this app said its perfect for when the power goes out and cellphone towers are down and you can’t communicate with the outside world. That is when WiFi is down so uhhhh yeah. Very frustrating. I was just in Hurricane Florence and then Hurricane Matthew. Florence I thought it was just a glitch but then it also didn’t work during Michael so I just am very upset because that’s when I need it most 🙃 and when you click help, instead of taking you to like an FAQ page or something, it takes you to a website, which also needs internet 🙃 But outside of internet issues, the app is great. It really is like a walkie talkie for your phone and the basic UI is great.
Good but needs work
by jlthorpe-C354 on 2018/07/14 14:04
I’ve been testing then using Zello for my search and rescue team for over 8 months now. I also use a Motorola XTS-5000 and a sitecast RF Box along with computer to patch our trunked 800mhz radio system to our Zello channels. I love the app and have tweaked the gateway to provide amazing audio and reliability in both directions. My only issue is this. Sometimes instead of passing audio in real time, the app stops passing audio and starts to store it on the phone. Then I have to go back and replay the audio. In our business this could be dangerous for the user. We won’t use it for mission critical ops without our users being trained on the passing audio issue. I hope this address at some point. All of our users are IOS.
My opinion
by Inna1996 on 2019/03/15 09:31
I like this app alot I got to make a lot of friends on it also i can keep contact with my family and friends . What I wish you bring back to zello is the fact we can make arabic users because not everyone knows how to read english users and alot of arabic people use this app and the idea of using volume up and down to catch a mic cause alot of people have a problem getting a mic from the screen also its annoying pressing mic from the screen when theres more then 15 people in a channel it used to be better in 2012, 2013 ,2014 & 2015 when we could do that , people now get annoyed from pressing mics from the screen and end up leaving . Thanks.
Solid with flaws
by TheBronze42112 on 2021/02/22 22:17
When this app works it’s amazing. Super clear audio and solid coverage if you have LTE. One problem is that the app tends to go into background mode and when that happens you can’t hear people calling you, you only get a visual notification. If you have your device in your hand all the time it works fine but if it’s on your belt you’ll miss calls. The app itself can be a little convoluted and hard to follow. Something as simple as approving someone for a channel can take five minutes because it’s not obvious how to do it. In the end, Zello is the leader because the alternatives are just not that good. Zello IS good but there is still room for improvement.
Best PTT app!
by Hatch82 on 2020/07/12 07:42
I'm a radio geek and this app turned out to work better than expected. I still prefer traditional 2-way radios from Motorola and Midland. But what makes Zello a great alternative is you don't have to worry about range, FCC licensing, or compatible radios. Best of all, it has end-to-end encryption! You can also join groups and talk to people all over the world! The response time for broadcasts is nearly instant too. Almost like a real 2-way radio. If you want excellent PTT service with lots of features and/or want an extra tool for emergency preparation, you really should try Zello. As a radio geek, I love it!
Need improvement + bug fixes
by Caroline Guzman on 2020/08/12 03:47
I’m new on this app and my friends who are thousands of miles apart love the instant messaging voice app. However, this unfortunately have a lot of bugs, my friends most of the time appear as “standby” when they are not... we made sure we all have the app running in the back. Few days I’ve notice a beeping from this app when nobody has sent me a message. It just goes off and that’s pretty annoying. I’d make it work to run in Apple Watch that would be a total game changer... it’s sad you can only use it via WiFi or data, could be cool if somehow the app catches radio waves to transmit messages with contacts that are closer to you.
Used to be completely accessible with VoiceOver, isn't so much anymore.
by Max 71530006 on 2019/12/05 22:16
Is a good app. But its ridiculous that you'd decrease accessibility with VoiceOver. I'm having trouble getting out of certain screens. One of for example, when I click navigation menu and select one of the screens from there, I can't get out using voiceover without force closing the app from the app switcher and opening it back up again. Same for the screen to send an alert message to someone. I can't click cancel. And the send button on that screen isn't labeled for voiceover anymore. It doesn't make any sense. The one thing about making a good quality app is not making it worse and worse with every update.
The emperor card
by radiowhiskey on 2020/07/30 05:19
Watch out for special interest users. The Emperor Card likes to cyber stalk people and expose them because of his own narcissistic insecurities. So not reveal your full first and last name to this user unless you’re prepared to be harassed. It doesn’t matter if you do anything to him or not, he will invent a scenario in which you spy on him for other users and run with it. He also saved audios and pictures and has files saved on his computer for all of it. Obsessed and dangerous but he’s only found in the banter and roasting rooms. It’s just an app, don’t let it consume you like this guy.
Non existent customer service
by emeraldsmash on 2018/08/29 21:12
Zello wants you to get their paid service. Nothing wrong with that, except they deliberately refuse to provide support for the free app, all you have is the online faqs. I was on the phone today with a rep asking for help using group conversations. A simple question, after which I’d consider the paid version for our not for profit. I need to be able to compare features in the free vs paid before making a decision. Was flat out told that any q’s for the free app can’t be answered, support will only be offered for and if you sign up for the paid service. Guess what - was going to, but won’t be doing so now. Says a lot about a company they’re not willing to stand behind and offer FULL support to users for their product.
Zello works!
by NoTanGoNoMbre on 2019/08/06 01:05
I came across this app in use in a hotel that I worked at. We were all issued iPhones at the beginning of our shifts, as needed. What’s super cool is the fact that you could contact person to person if needed. No reason for housekeeping to hear that I forgot ranch dressing for room 809’s order. Conversely, you could alert multiple departments and individuals if there was an emergency. Since then, I’ve moved to a very rural area with a lot of open land. It was easy to teach my 80 year old stepfather how to use. Now, he and I can be in contact while acres apart. Super handy!
battery drainer
by KC3CDU on 2020/06/05 02:55
first, the app. the app itselfis great. however, it's drainage of battery is just crazy. fix that and it would be nearly perfect. one big issue, it's not supported on my Apple Watch🙄😒😖😢😬. ... if you could build a supported Apple Watch version that doesn't drain an abzorbidant amount of batery, battery it would gain a higher rating in my eyes. especiallyif it could run in the background like it can do on your phone. a larre large ammount amount of people got their watches to play like Dick Tracey. while I got mine for more practicle things, I got it as well thinking I could run Zello. that simply didn't happen unfortionatelyunfortunately. can you make a Zello for Apple Watch?
Why isn’t it showing up?
by Amirah A on 2019/04/23 15:57
Hi! I really like this app. I think it’s cool that you can use this app as a texting and walkie talkie device. But when I tried to get my friends to get the app, they couldn’t because it wasn’t showing up or available on the App Store on their phones..I guess. I don’t know if my friends need an update or something, I’m very confused. It is a huge disappointment that I can’t talk to my friends on this app. I might as well delete it since I can’t talk to anyone. Anyway, I am hoping someone will read this and know what the problem is. In the meantime, I will be deleting this app and getting another one.
Wonderful when working overnights
by IPA000 on 2020/02/25 14:31
I work for a gym chain during the 10p-6a shifts five days a week, and my overnight team prefers this over traditional walkie talkies as this allows text chat and image exchange alongside PTT (having replay capability is a huge deal for us, too, since gym music is typically loud). The one thing that’s really keeping me from rating at 5-stars is that it’s missing Apple Watch support, which is super important to the Apple using side of my team. I’m hoping to see this soon, but other than that, I love this app for personal reasons, my team loves this app because it helps us communicate better. Thank you, Zello!
You Should Add
by Will I am=William on 2018/09/10 21:57
I already wrote one review but here I am again Zillow is a great walkie-talkie PTT app I would like it if you could think about adding in a sound effect after you releast a PTT button it would be very cool and can you contact Apple and let them know to look at your descriptions on the app because so many people want it we’re on iOS you can use the volume buttons as a third-party but Apple I guess you said took it out because you don’t want them using third-party features
Zello saved MANY lives during Hurricane Harvey
by Ivory assassin on 2018/07/27 12:14
I am so thankful for Zello, I was doing water rescues with the Cajun Navy and Homeland Security and had we not had this app many animals and people would’ve went without being rescued. It was precise, it allowed us to navigate to people that were crying for help and kept us save from looters shooting. This is the #1 app you could use during a crisis and I’m so thankful for it. Thank you Zello, I’m happy to provide video of how this app saved lives. I have plenty of evidence of exactly what it did and how it helped :)
Awesome
by thatguywhotalks on 2019/01/19 19:19
This app is so Helpful, it’s really easy to use and understand, however, I just wish that it was more accessible when I’m not in the app itself. I wish that they would make it a widget that I could put in the control center so that I could access it at any time through other apps. But I do like how he will broadcast over my music in the video that I’m watching, it’s really useful just wish it could be accessed more easily. Still a five star app
Volume button to speak
by youngactor19 on 2017/11/19 13:37
This app is lit! I really like the concept. This app is one of the coolest apps I have ever used in a long time, so congrats on making such a cool app. My one small idea I have that would make the app even better would be to simply use a volume button to toggle to speak/respond to make it be like an actual real deal walkie talkie. So that way we can answer people on the radio quicker than the way now which is having to go into the app and press and hold. Making the volume button a toggle button to respond will save time and be more cooler. Just an idea💯
Zello is a very raw “product”
by Gene from NorEast on 2021/02/19 16:42
It always amazes me how frequently and how radically they change things up in the app. There is never a version without some serious bugs and it feels almost as if the free version of the app is just a sandbox for devs. They always change something but never announce any changes, like “oops channel search is no longer an option and by the way we ditched ratings too... but we added a super-useful (no) search bar right above the user list”. Guys come on, in the age of the Clubhouse and Telegram voice chats, your loyal user base deserves some consistency. Figure things out once and for all and implement some real features. PS: and I’m not even asking to bring back the Camo theme.
Amazing App!
by night0veride on 2018/01/31 19:34
This app does wonders, didn’t expect it to be live audio notifications. This app separates its self from other Walkie apps. I work for a mom and pop Corp. And dealing with Loss Preventions made me reach out into lookin for the perfect app, and that app is Zello, it does the job well, barely any lag, it’s in real time. Got the company to use it at all retail locations, communication is much more effective. I also use this app outside of work makes everything easier.
tremendously useless
by adamjean on 2019/01/11 16:15
such a huge letdown. only downloaded this app because people mept complaining about the glitches on Voxer. well, i'll take my chances. this zello app says messages are "saved" in history, but you can't actually see or listen to any of them, it only tells you the total data size of the saved messages. it's pointless to waste space "saving" messages that can't be read. though there's no need for me to complain about that since i haven't been able to actually receive any messages sent to me. So, yes, this app was a waste of my time and phone memory.
Somethings changed, and it ain’t good :(
by WantStuff2Work on 2019/05/21 15:59
This app has gone from one of the coolest and most useful apps I have so almost completely unusable. -In the car (and only on Zello), it randomly switches between the iPhone and the car BT system. When talking I have absolutely no idea if I’m talking to the phone or the car speakerphone. And it will likely change the next time I press the button, but maybe not -Likewise with the receive.. the person I’m talking to may appear on the phone or the car. It’s totally random -MOST IF THE TIME now I get the ‘not available’ beep, meaning the person I was talking to is not available, but again that’s a random crap shoot.. sometimes that’s real, and others they answer me back as normal. Totally random.. These are recent developments over the last few months, and the people I talk to on Zello are all reporting similar issues back. I sent a note regarding all of the above to the Zello Support address and received no response, so I’ll try here since it appears someone actually monitors these comments. ZELLO: ARE YOU LISTENING?
The best 2 way app!
by travelerchik on 2018/01/08 07:10
When I got home from the hospital I need eight you reach people without pressing too many buttons and needed to be able to understand them clearly. My son had tried about 10 others and after trying the Zello app we knew it was the best onesie us. Our Whole family and friends use it now show you quickly and easily. Thank you Zello for the quick, fast, easy service!!! Better than a baby monitor
Kianna’s Review
by kiannarae85 on 2019/01/08 13:56
My fiancé travels for work and right now he’s in New Orleans and I’m in PA. He is a towerhand/technician and his job is long and busy hours so we don’t get much time to text or call each other so this app is absolutely amazing and fun for us! I can’t believe how quick and easy it is! Even being so far away it’s clear and fast. We love it! U can also send pics and text 💜💚💙 Thank you to whoever created this app! My best friend and I also have a lot of fun using it!
Awesome Portable/Mobile Radio App! Great for Fire/Police Games!
by U609 on 2020/05/09 18:20
I love this app as a member of a Volunteer Fire Dept, and a Online Gamer, this app is perfect for radio channels for a Virtual Fire Department/Police Game, works just like an Actual ICORRS Radio System. Also for great use for a Radio System when actual Radios are unavailable or just too expensive. Highly Recommended! I’m proud to use this in my games! (A great addition would be an optional Emergency Mayday Button!). Good job Zello!
Nice, but embarrassing
by cake, 'cause mo mo was taken on 2019/12/15 05:45
I switched to zello after getting tired of glitches in voxer. It’s a lovely app, but I desperately wish that it would default to busy when your phone is on silent or do not disturb. It’s provided me multiple embarrassing moments after forgetting to switch my status to busy😰. Even though my phone was silenced and set to do not disturb. Not to mention disruptive moments when messages play out loud in the middle of the night and wake me from sleep. This is a huge flaw, imo. If they could change this, my rating would definitely be 5 stars. Also, a gif keyboard wouldn’t hurt😂.
Stopped working with car Bluetooth
by BillCarson2 on 2019/06/27 03:53
Overall, a great free app, but it loses one star because about nine months ago it simply stopped working correctly in any of my cars over Bluetooth. It will record and play beeps, but none of the voice messages are ever heard over Bluetooth in any car. My iPhone has to be physically disconnected from the car’s Bluetooth so that the audio goes through the phone instead. This makes it very difficult to use Zello in my cars.
Worse than Voxer
by Van Vleet! on 2018/10/13 00:09
I downloaded this because it had better reviews than voxer. I have no idea why this has such good reviews. The design is sure adequate at best because it's not very intuitive. My biggest beef is that there's this problem when somebody you're talking to doesn't have great service, the so will only send part of a voice message. And that's it! I contacted support and they said there's nothing more you can do. If they actually want you to hear what they said they have to take their voice message and serve it to you in an email or text. Wouldn't be so bad if it were a rare occurrence but it happened regularly.
Works great except over truck Bluetooth
by Jeff Arbuckle on 2019/04/14 19:27
I used to really love this app but after recent updates it does not work on the road with Bluetooth. If the phone is unlocked you can visually tell someone is talking but no audio comes over truck speakers anymore. Even if you turn off Bluetooth in zello it still tries to broadcast over Bluetooth but no sound. The only solution for now is to turn off Bluetooth on iPhone. It used to pause my radio and come over the truck speakers just fine. Zello please fix!
Very Very Good....But 1 problem
by simplymama5 on 2020/12/01 04:16
Basically I love this app it’s a great app where I can connect with my family and friends. I love how you can use the voice messages instead of texting and you can text as well. But my only problem is that there is no option to make a video it’s only photos. I would really like it if you made it so we can face time each other or make videos! That would make it a bit better
A lifesaver for parents who have children
by adfallin on 2019/09/01 17:29
I don’t normally endorse products but a great app that I found in case of an emergency is called Zello it helps you to keep in contact with family members and friends when the only thing you have is Wi-Fi. It’s great when you’re camping and then groups or if you have a child who likes to holler through the house to find their parents.
Almost Perfect
by Ke5gbc on 2021/02/12 18:58
If it had buffering it would be perfect. I like it a lot. Been using several years. One of the best things about it is you can get notifications that someone is talking or calling you when your not actively using the app so you can listen to other things and still not miss anything. Great to keep in contact with my cb and ham friends.
Was a great backup!
by westnoble1020 on 2019/08/07 08:17
I’m apart of an Explorer post in the neighboring city of mine, and every year there’s an event hosted, and our group handles parking, we’re all split up. We didn’t have our radios as we couldn’t get easy access to them, so another explorer knew about this app and it worked like a charm. Honestly made that day easier. Thank you devs for coming up with this. It helps so much.
Great app works on cell data or wifi
by Madrainman on 2018/05/11 14:52
This is the push to talk of the future if your cellular data is turned off you can still talk to friends by connecting your phone to any wifi I have never had a single glitch it always works perfect and fast. We use this across my business for quick no call needed communications
Great for potential emergencies
by MaxLander on 2020/03/31 23:56
Thank God I have not experienced an earthquake nor hurricane to really test this. But a friend and I tested that even if our phones show NO SIGNAL we were still able to communicate through this app. Best we can figure is that if you have at least 1G or 2G, which no modern cell phone shows anymore, this app utilizes that for data transfer.
Apple should buy Zello!
by LApreacer6785 on 2017/09/25 14:56
Apple should buy Zello and incorporate it as a native app to provide an even smoother experience. Then, either Zello or Apple, or maybe both, should gift me a million dollars for making the suggestion. Thanks! You’re welcome! Apple, Zello, contact me when the checks are ready. This app is becoming one the most used apps on my phone! I am recruiting all my friends to become Zelloers!
Thank you so much Zello
by Oldmanjeenkins38 on 2018/07/19 19:45
I havent opened this app in months. I downloaded it last year when a hurricane was nearby. I never realized until last night that this app saves the voice messages that are sent and received. Long story short my uncle, who was my best friend passed away last November. Because of this app I can hear his voice whenever I want.
Best app in the world
by Peterbilt006 on 2021/02/05 17:47
I’m a truck driver and we have stopped using the CV radio in the truck because we have better coverage with this app. It’s accurate, and with the channel options, we have the option of talking at the same time with other drivers privately. It has less than 1 second delay,Same as the Cv radio. No complaints so far.
Use it everyday but one thing needs changed
by Dbrass1861 on 2018/04/15 10:49
I use this app on a daily basis. The only thing that needs changed is the status button. It is too close to the home button on the iPhone and makes it too easy to unintentionally change your status from available to the other statuses.
Great app! Please update!
by Addy-2019 on 2019/06/28 05:04
The iPhones are struggling right now. I love this app and use it for my 8-5 Monday-Friday job. Both me and my boss are having trouble with sound often now. It notifies me that he has radioed me, but sometimes I can not hear what he sent(not plugged into anything and volume is ALL the way up). Once this is fixed, it’s the prefect app to quickly get ahold of my boss and update him since I am a courier! Thank you, please update!
A suggestion
by Fire Bear on 2021/01/24 07:03
While I understand, and fully support your stance on the militia groups, I feel the app has become wholly unusable for the average user. Being unable to search for groups to listen to makes the app about as useless as it can possibly be. Perhaps, the moderation plan went a little too far? You can cater to frontline workers, focusing on security and safety, while still allowing the average joe the ability to find groups to listen to or converse in. Bring back the search, but, with better moderation.
Banning “right-wing” users and locking out channels
by Inclement Death on 2021/01/25 09:26
Watch what you say on this app, they WILL ban you and/or lock out your channels! Many friends banned and channels taken down for sharing “right-wing” news links or discussing anything that could be considered “right-wing”. Channels and users that did not discuss anything even remotely violent or “militant” were banned and locked out for sharing and discussing news stories! EVEN IN THE “SECURE” “INVITE ONLY” CHANNELS! If you aren’t a liberal, socialist, or democrat; Zello is NOT for you. They will probably lock out your channels and/or ban you at the first mention of “right-wing” ideologies. Cancel culture at its finest!
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