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The Midland LXT490 Two Way Radio is Now in Stock!

We now have the Midland LXT490 two way radio in stock here at Buy Two Way Radios. They are great entry level radios or for those looking for an easy to use, all-purpose walkie talkie. They have 22 FRS/GMRS channels and 121 privacy codes, weather alerts and are water resistant.

The Midland LXT490VP3 radio pack comes with two LXT 490 radios, belt clips, desktop charger, AC wall adapter and rechargeable batteries.

We have the LXT490VP3 ready to go for $44.99 + shipping. If you have any question about the LXT490 or any other consumer or business radios, just give us a call at 1-800-584-1445 or send us an email.

2 Comments

I was looking for two-way Radios and you diverted me to walkies talkies. I cant trust a site that doesn't know the simple difference.

Hi Anni, the terms walkie talkie and two way radio are often interchangeable, at least here in the US. There is a difference, of course. Walkie talkies,also known as handy talkies, refer to portable handheld radios only, while two way radios are considered to be any radios that both transmit and receive either in a simplex (one way at a time) or duplex (simultaneous transmit and receive) operation.

In other words, a walkie talkie is a two way radio but a two way radio is not always a walkie talkie, as it can also be another type of radio that isn't a handheld, such as a mobile radio or a base station.

In fact, the Midland LXT490 mentioned in the article you commented on (a model which was discontinued) was not labeled by the manufacturer as a "Walkie Talkie", but as a "2 Way Radio".

You did bring up a great topic regarding the difference between a walkie talkie and a two way radio, one that we think will interest a lot of folks. We like it so much that we're going to make it the topic of discussion in an upcoming episode of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast.

However, we don't want to limit the discussion to the thoughts and opinions of the hosts alone. We want to hear from everyone. So we're going to make it more interactive. From now until December 31, 2014, for everyone who comments on the topic, tweets a response @2WayRadios, or posts it on our Facebook or Google + pages, if we read it on the podcast, we will send each responder whose comment was read a FREE T-shirt!

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