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How To Transform Your iPhone Or Android Smartphone Into A Satellite Phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here’s how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the world, and yet still keep your iPhone or Android device.[4]

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I find it pretty weird that there’s cellphone coverage on the top of Mount Everest, yet there are loads of dead spots in my neighborhood.[5] One way to get guaranteed cellphone coverage anywhere in the world is to own a satellite phone, and now you can transform your existing smartphone into a satellite phone by just sliding it into a case.[2]

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Yes, that’s right, [1]you no longer need a dedicated satellite phone. What you need is a Thuraya SatSleeve.

Just slide on the sleeve, and BINGO! You have a satellite phone.

In addition to offering support for calls and SMS messaging, [6]the latest SatSleeves also have satellite data functionalities for emails, instant messaging, browsing and so on.

Yes, calls and data are going to cost you an arm and a leg (don’t be surprised if it adds up to several dollars a minute depending on where you want to use your handset).[3] But for those time when you just have to make – or receive – that call, nothing beats a satellite phone.[5]

The SatSleeve comes in two flavors:

  • SatSleeve for iPhone: Adaptor for iPhone 5/5s is inside the package (adaptors for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 6/6S are available from Thuraya Service Partners).[1]
  • SatSleeve for Android: Adaptor for Samsung Galaxy S4 is inside the package (adaptors for Samsung Galaxy S3 and S5 are available from Thuraya Service Partners).[8]

The SatSleeve also features a built-in rechargeable battery to extend the battery life of your smartphone, and there’s an optional solar charger for those times your adventures take you far from a power socket.[10]

The SatSleeve isn’t cheap – it costs around $499 – but if you need coverage where there isn’t a ground-based carrier service, [12]this could very well be what you need.[4]

Source: zdnet

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