Useful 10:23 25 Feb 2022

When the Internet and mobile communications disappear: which applications to use

Alternative ways to contact relatives if you don't have a mobile connection or walkie-talkie but have a charged phone.

What is the problem?

During the military activities, the enemy primarily paralyzes the means of communication. So far this has not happened in Kyiv, but now it is impossible to deny the possibility that this will not happen.

So, we've compiled a list of mobile apps that you need to download in advance so you don't lose each other.

What is the solution?


This is an encrypted chat server that operates on the ISP's local network. Powered by your ISP. You will be able to exchange messages with family and friends in case the Internet disappears. Share with friends and family, create private rooms for messaging. When configuring, use the following home server name: https://matrix.kyiv.dcomm.net.ua.

Download to desktop

Download to smartphone


This is a mobile application that allows you to exchange text messages via Bluetooth at a distance of up to 100 meters from each other. In order to register in the application, you need a stable Internet. However, in the App Store, the ratings of the application are quite low. Users complain that the application does not always work, so it is better to reinsure and download several applications.

Download to AppStore and Google Play


This application allows you to use your phone as a walkie-talkie. He does not ask for registration and logins. At the same time, all channels for communication are public. You can select any channel number and connect to users in that channel.

Download to AppStore and Google Play


This is a messaging app that is only available for Android. It can start working offline, you only need to download it in advance to use it

Download Google Play


It is an application for secure text and voice messaging as well as video calls. Messages in it are delivered quickly, even in slow networks, but not in the complete absence of the Internet.

Download to AppStore and Google Pla


Suitable for Apple Watch users. Wherever you are, you can use the Walkie Talkie app to connect with another Apple Watch user. It works the same as a walkie-talkie: click on the walkie-talkie icon when you speak and release to get an answer. However, the application will require either Wi-Fi or a mobile connection.

Download to AppStore

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