I am the manger of a couple of rock bands that tour the us and pretty much over the world.
We have two midlands handy in case we break down need to get roadside assistance and just in general you can't rely on a phone cell signal.
Case in point try driving over mt hood to bend Oregon you have no cell phone service for at least a hour. What I'd you break down in the middle of a snow storm. Not good.
I have it in my bag and carry it every where as a trustee backup. The signal is clear easy to use and I like the fact you can get NOAA wether on it. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone
In my business being on the road you need a midland to give you that piece is mind having a quality back up cd to help you out.