Walkie talkies

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by Trixster, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Trixster

    Trixster Mouseketeer

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    Has anyone ever bought a couple of these in the Uk and used them in US? In other words, are UK ones compatable/legal in the US.

    The reason I ask is that when we wen t to WDW last year, the most stress me and my DW had was trying to meet up at a certain place at a certain time after going our separate ways, but got sidetracked due to broken down ride, queue longer than anticipated etc.

    Would anyone recommend buying any to help with this problem, or am I making too much of this issue.
     
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  3. Goofyish

    Goofyish DIS Veteran

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    I believe that UK radios work on different frequencies to those in the US and may interfere with emergency services communications if used over there.

    You can pick up US radios quite cheaply at Walmart though :)
     
  4. jharrowell

    jharrowell Disney Phreak

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    The UK ones definatly work on a different frequency and technically you will be breaking the law by using UK walkie talkies in the USA (and vice versa).

    As the PP said, you'd do better doing a quick trip to Wal-Mart and picking up some USA ones.
     
  5. Trixster

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    I need to go to Walmart on day one anyway to pick up food etc.

    Thanks for that, I was about to ask for one for xmas and would have been breaking the law.
     
  6. jharrowell

    jharrowell Disney Phreak

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    I wouldn't worry too much, I doubt you'd have been pulled for it. ;) :)
     
  7. The Real Cinderella

    The Real Cinderella Saving hard for our next trip

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    Have a think about maybe ordering some Net10 phones from walmart to have delivered to your resort.

    We've done this but had them delivered to family in the US who are posting them over to us.
     
  8. Trixster

    Trixster Mouseketeer

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    sounds like a good idea, thank you
     
  9. mackay_j

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    this touches on an idea I have had for a while, 2 (or 3 )US mobiles that are broght back to Uk and passed on via dis to the next lot of holiday makers- do you think that there would be any takers for this idea!!
     
  10. jharrowell

    jharrowell Disney Phreak

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    I suggested this a few weeks back but nobody replied... :(
     
  11. mackay_j

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    can't belive I missed that, I have been thinking about it for a while, and I was all set to put a post on . I will see if anyone else responds on here, then put a post up. My problem is that my mum back in hospital, so I don't want to be the one who is meant to say I will buy them until I def know that we can still go on the 22nd dec.
     
  12. dc1964

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    i think the phone tip rather than walkie talkies is better, the channels do get busy in the parks so less reliable IMHO
     

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