Summary: After buying several radios to keep the shop connected we found that the battery life lasted less than a few transmissions. I contacted the company, Uniden, and was told by custy service to write a letter and fax it to there service dept. I was told that the batteries must be bad and should be warrenteed. I faxed the letter with proof of purchase and serial numbers and didn't receive any acknowledgement. So I did it again. I have waited and tried for six months.
Summary: We bought the gmr1048 hoping to use them at our cottage where Verizon cell coverage is hit or miss. Seemed like the the ideal solution fr keeping in touch around town and the lake. Cant say if they do work the 10 mile range they tout. The problem with these radios is battery life!! Or lack thereof. I don't know ours must be defective. After full charge you start getting half battery icon after a few transmissions.
Summary: 1) Clear signal. 2) SCRM mode - real privacy mode, not a filter like other radios. 3) NOAA alert - really works. Checks NOAA every 7 seconds. 4) Volume controls right under fingers. 5) Better charger options (direct or base) than other radios. 6) Orange Color - easy to find in backpack. 7) Good price. Complaints - 10 miles, dream on. 2-3 actual, but all radios claim 10 miles, delivering 2-3.
Summary: Disappointing These walkie-talkies disappointed in these two areas: 1. Living in an area that only has buildings 2-floors in height, I could not get these Walkie-talkies to transmit any further then only ONE MILE. I truly didn't expect to get the manufacturers claim of a 10-mile range, but I expected at least 7 miles, or 5 miles... not ONE MILE. 2. The sound quality on these units is rather poor. The person on the other end sounds muffled. A serious 2-way radio?