Okay folks, we are down one phone, so looking at our family strategy for communications. We got to thinking about walkie-talkies...
I like the idea of walkie talkies, especially because the only thing holding our phones in place is emergency communications.
I also bet I could get Clover's homeschooling buddies in on this, which serves as a *much* better device than a so-called "smartphone".
So please now bombard me with information about walkie-talkies and radio stuff for families. ^_^
@maiki - not sure of your budget, but you could get inexpensive android phones (the kind used for prepaid stuff) and not buy minutes.
Instead use it as a wifi device. Download a wifi voice app, such as Signal, and connect to open wifi whereever you are.
The only way around that would be a series of secret codes between you, like leaving blue phone on the kitchen sink means to pick up Kate at such and such a time, etc.
@mareklach what about today's "day and age" makes this difficult? I only use my Android phone to jabber with my peeps. I did that for a decade before smartphones and data plans, and I am pretty sure I will be doing it after, as well. ^_^
@maiki Yeah, I mean getting tracked nowadays is easier than ever, but I am all for as much privacy as you can get.
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