This was a response I got in a different thread. Rather than highjacking that thread I started this one. I have always wondered about what these radios can actually be used for. There are several businesses here locally that are using them to keep track of their floor personel. Retail stores, hotels, etc.... A local fire chief here also wanted to use them for a low cost alternative for tac radios. I tried to talk him out of it since there are so many things wrong with it. But from a legal aspect, can you use these FRS/GMRS radios for business and/or public service radios?