With the Motorola Talkabout T42 you stay in touch with family and friends for free when you go on vacation for example. The Talkabout T42 has a range of 4 kilometers. You do not have to worry that you lose contact when you drive a group of cars. With 16 license-free channels you always have a channel on which you are not disturbed by other walkie talkie users. With the supplied belt clips you have your hands free during walks. You will also receive a warning when the battery is almost empty. So you are not unexpected with an empty battery.