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I want to use 2 (or more) iPhones as walkie talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call).

Of course this should work with wifi, because it doesn't make much sense a to have bluetooth or usb connection for this application...

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There are several apps that will do this in the iTunes Store. The search to use is "walkie talkie". I recommend you look first at Walkie-Talkie - iOS.

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The point here is someone doing that search and recommending a single good app that will do the job. –  Cawas May 28 '11 at 14:39
This app appshopper.com/utilities/walkie-talkie-2 looks good. Please someone post this as answer so that I can accept it. –  michelemarcon May 30 '11 at 9:44

There's an app for that™.

WiChat will allow you to chat with the Bonjour protocol, that is, chatting with people on the local network without connecting to an external server.

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Nice, but this is for IM, not actual voice talk. –  michelemarcon May 27 '11 at 10:00

Couldn't you simply use Skype on the iPhone?

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Skype requires internet, so it's not acceptable. –  michelemarcon May 30 '11 at 9:42
But you said "Of course this should work with wifi", which I interpreted to mean that you have wifi available in the situation where you want to communicate. If that's not the case, then please clarify your question. –  mhucka May 31 '11 at 20:45
wifi does not impy internet. It may be ad-hoc networking, lan/wan bridging and so on. –  michelemarcon Jun 1 '11 at 10:01
My apologies, you're right. I assumed that using wifi in this capacity on iPhones would be impossible. In order to connect two or more iPhones without an intermediate base station (or a computer acting as one), I thought it would require one iPhone to act as a base station, or use sort of ad-hoc networking. I was under the impression that iOS didn't provide this capability, but apparently, newer iOS versions do via something called Game Kit. Thanks! –  mhucka Jun 2 '11 at 16:32
WiFi != Internet. Skype requires an Internet connection (at least to initiate the call), the asker is looking for solution where two iPhones can communicate in a local WiFi network directly. –  patrix Feb 3 '13 at 15:06

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