How One Company Saved 20,000 Dollars by Scrapping Their Motorola Walkie-Talkies

I wanted to share a story about one customer that was able to save a boatload of money by letting us set it up with the RCA BR200.

This customer is a construction company that specializes in marine environments. Their builds, often in the middle of the ocean, present a demanding setting. They are dangerous to work on and there is damaging salt water everywhere. So the workers needed rugged, reliable, and water-resistant 2-way radios to replace their existing Motorola CP200s which had taken a beating.

Problem was, the CP200s were discontinued. Motorola was now forcing them to buy the new model, the CP200D, which was more expensive and had features they didn’t need.

They thought they HAD to buy the more expensive CP200D in order to maintain compatibility with their current Motorola radio system, because their dealer didn’t offer them any choice. They felt strong-armed into buying the CP200Ds or else they would have to start over with a brand new radio infrastructure, involving time and money they didn’t have.

Fortunately, they didn’t settle and explored other options. We were able to not only provide them with radios completely compatible with their current set-up, but at a cost savings of about $20,000 compared with the other dealer’s bid.

A lot of people don’t know this is possible, but we took the RCA BR200s and easily programmed them to integrate into the customer’s existing Motorola system. The new radios worked flawlessly. The customer loved them, and us.

So why didn’t their existing dealer just show them the alternative?

Dirty tactics

Like this customer, some of the buyers we have spoken with claim that some two-way radio dealers speak down to them, try to confuse them, and make them feel just plain ABUSED. For instance, they are pressured into buying digital-capable radios even though they don’t need it or plan on upgrading to it in the near future. They are led to think they have no choice.

Another unfair practice is to deny you credit for your existing battery when you want to upgrade to a high capacity one. You used to be able to save some money on upgrades, but now they nickel and dime you and make you pay full price for a new battery. When you add the cost difference over dozens of units, this adds up.

I say that if you need to resort to shady tactics, there is something wrong. If you want to avoid this sort of thing, give Discount Two-Way Radio a call when you are shopping around. We are extremely competitive, and we will never sell you anything you don’t need.

We guarantee our radios to work with your existing setup

Another advantage to dealing with us: you don’t have to be a radio expert.

Let us figure out all the technical stuff and get you up and running, straight out of the box. It’s as simple as sending us one of your existing radios. We will match the new ones up to work with your current radios and they will integrate flawlessly with your entire system – I guarantee it!

If you are interested, contact me at the number below. I have a special going on right now, where if you invest in five brand new BR200 radios, I will give you a sixth one free.

Ben Burns





Two-Way Communication for Snow Patrol & Emergency Responders


The holiday season is the time for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. Although shredding the slopes can be fun for adrenaline junkies, winter sports have the potential to be very dangerous and sometimes serious injuries can occur. When this happens, snow patrols and emergency responders need reliable two-way communication to save lives and deal with hazardous conditions on the mountain.

Your snow patrols and emergency responders must use two-way radios to effectively communicate any issues they find on the slopes. The PRODIGI™ RDR3600 digital two-way radio is RCA’s durable, waterproof radio with a full keypad and display. It has emergency alarm features that snow patrollers can activate to immediately alert other team members that assistance is needed. This ensures a quick response which helps the injured get transportation to the bottom of the hill for emergency medical services.

Emergency responders and search and rescue teams can better coordinate their search efforts by using the RDR3600’s SelecTalk™ feature. This allows for private communication channels between specific users or groups without broadcasting over the entire system. The RDR3600 digital radio also has a wide coverage range that keeps your transmissions clear in rough, mountainous terrain. RCA digital radios even use 40% less power than normal analog radios. Your radio will last even longer during your search and rescue efforts without having to stop to charge your battery.

Two-way radios help your snow patrollers stay informed about changing conditions on the slopes. Any large obstructions such as fallen trees, broken equipment, and avalanche debris can be reported immediately, and the RDR3600 has an extra loud speaker so all of your team members can hear it. Plus the RCA digital radios can be equipped with chest packs and speaker mics to make it easier to use while wearing ski gear. You’ll never have to pull the radio off your belt to transmit and you won’t have to fumble around trying to press the PTT button with gloves on.

Your snow patrol and emergency response teams should be using reliable digital two-way radios to do their jobs quickly and efficiently. So give Discount Two-Way Radio a call now at 800-895-5122 and we’ll get your team the tools they need to keep your slopes and skiers safe this season.

Two-Way Radio Solutions for the Construction Industry

Having a durable, reliable two-way radio will increase the safety and productivity of your jobsite. But even more, having a professional, industry leading supplier for your two-way radios will save you lots of time and headaches in the future.

Discount Two-Way Radio has been supplying the Construction Industry with affordable, dependable communication solutions since 1997. We have top notch customer service representatives, a fast in-house repair department and a giant selection of products ready to be shipped to you immediately!

So give our helpful radio experts a call at 800-895-5122 or visit us online at:


The Cost of Safety for Construction Companies

construction-worker-piggy-bankAn engineering and construction firm based out of San Jose, CA is well known for saving their clients’ money and providing state of the art services.

The California Institute of Technology claims that this firm saved them 28% on energy expenses and 30% on water bills by building them a state of the art laboratory.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission says that this firm has helped them reduce their energy consumption by 55%.

Lowering operating costs and providing state of the art services is exactly what this company does for its clients.

So, when the firm’s operations manager looked at what they were spending to rent Motorola radios for their subcontractors, something did not add up.

The high cost of renting their Motorola radios, combined with the fact that these radios were often damaged in the rough-and-tumble world of heavy construction, just didn’t make sense.

That’s when the operations manager decided to look around for a more economical, durable and reliable two-way radio option.

At first, he was a little skeptical of other two-way radio brands because he’d never used anything but the high-priced Motorola radios. So when he finally contacted Discount Two-Way Radio our client representative, Anthony Challenger, recommended that the firm should test a few of the other radio brands before making any final decisions.

“I sent him 3 other leading brands of radios to test, including our best selling RCA radio,” said Challenger.

First the operations manager tested the radios’ coverage and found all of them to be about the same.  Then he tested their durability and felt that the RCA brand seemed to be the toughest. What finally changed his mind was the fact that the RCA radio was offering a longer warranty than the other radios …and it was less expensive!

State-of-the-art durability, longer warranty and lowering operating costs is exactly what this firm was looking for.

The operations manager estimates that his decision to buy radios from Discount Two-Way Radio rather than rent radios from any other dealer has saved the firm thousands of dollars over the years, while still providing them with the durability and reliability they need.

Discount Two-Way Radio has been serving the construction industry since 1997 and  we know that you need a tough radio to get the job done. Give us a call today to speak to our helpful radio experts about how you can improve the safety and productivity of your job site.