Device turns your iPhone into a Sat phon
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Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 03-Jan-19
Brotsky 03-Jan-19
SlipShot 03-Jan-19
elkmtngear 03-Jan-19
SteveB 03-Jan-19
Kurt 03-Jan-19
Ambush 03-Jan-19
cnelk 03-Jan-19
sticksender 03-Jan-19
elkmtngear 03-Jan-19
Deertick 03-Jan-19
DoorKnob 05-Jan-19
SteveB 05-Jan-19
TEmbry 05-Jan-19
From: cnelk
03-Jan-19

cnelk's Link
Interesting

Device created to turn your iPhone into a Satellite phone - see link

From: Brotsky
03-Jan-19
Interesting device but it doesn't do anything that the Garmin In-reach doesn't do already unless I'm missing something? Price is similar as well.

From: SlipShot
03-Jan-19
Pretty interesting.

From: elkmtngear
03-Jan-19
Price is reasonable at 175 bucks. And it's light and compact. I'll be reading reviews on this before September...

From: SteveB
03-Jan-19
Nice, but seems like an InReach?

From: Kurt
03-Jan-19
$175? It showed $349 on the page I saw. I agree that it is very InReach like. Will have to see what the reviews are like before I'd get one. Can you text on it stand-alone? Battery life in hours vs the Garmin mini and regular?

I like my InReach a whole bunch, and its the large Garmin yellow unit. I'd buy a Garmin mini in a heart beat

From: Ambush
03-Jan-19
Must be a contract attached as well?

From: cnelk
03-Jan-19
Competition is good. Maybe prices will go down

From: sticksender
03-Jan-19
Yeah, in checking their website, the unit is priced at 350.00. Their data plan prices are similar to InReach plans, if not a little cheaper. Will be interested to hear more about people's experience with the unit. One thing I do like about InReach is that it works stand-alone, and I don't have to rely on a smart phone, unless I want to.

From: elkmtngear
03-Jan-19
My bad, I saw "175,000" pre-orders, and focused on the 175. 350 is pretty steep for that tech...I'll keep carrying the InReach.

From: Deertick
03-Jan-19
And here I was a little upset about not getting the InReach for Christmas. I like this idea

From: DoorKnob
05-Jan-19
does it provide enhanced reception capability or just billing as such?

From: SteveB
05-Jan-19
Can’t be enhanced as inReach works everywhere already.

From: TEmbry
05-Jan-19
What satellite system is it using, iridium as well? Globalstar is about as worthless as a smoke signal when you go way up north.

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