I bought the 12 mile Midlands after using the 5 mile Motorola's for years. I didn't see any advantage to the Midland. Also I think Midland has a quality control issue. I am on my fourth set of radios. They all have had some kind of malfunction that I could not resolve. I am getting tired of returning them for a new set that develops a problem in short order. The Motorola's have been good to go from day one.