If you ask most people what is a satellite phone, they will probably be unable to give you a clear answer. A satellite phone is a mobile device that receives its signal from satellites orbiting the earth to provide voice, text message, and internet access services in remote places that have no cell phone reception. Satellite phones are a must have for people who live in disaster-prone areas. They are a lifesaver when tornadoes, fires, floods and hurricanes wreak havoc on telecommunications infrastructure.
Instead of relying on land based cell towers, satellite phones rely on Geostationary or Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. These satellites are rarely affected by violent storms. Sat phones use satellite communication to help you make a phone call or receive calls from virtually anywhere on earth, including north and south poles.
In the past, the majority of sat phone buyers have been shippers, search and rescue agencies, energy companies, and governments. However, there is a growing number of individuals who are buying these phones to ensure that they stay in touch with the rest of the world even in the event of a disaster that ravages terrestrial mobile networks. Sat phones are also quite popular with seafarers, adventurers and militaries. Today, there are a number of different satellite networks with orbiting satellites. These include Iridium, Globalstar and Inmarsat.
Joining a list of Iridium satellite phones is SATcase, a satellite case that transforms a smartphone into a satellite phone. This global communicator is perfect for aviators, adventurers, mariners, and remote workers. Its advanced satellite communications technology is designed to work seamlessly with your smartphone. It transforms it into a rugged satellite phone. It allows you to send and receive communications from around the globe regardless of how remote your location is.
SATcase uses Iridium, the world’s most preferred satellite network. The device is also a life-saving gadget due to its ability to withstand very low temperatures. It can withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. Its SOS functionality can transmit a GPS location without your mobile phone connection. SATcase will be put to the ultimate test from November 2019 when Royal Marine Commando, Regimental Sergeant Major Barry Gray (Baz Gray) starts his expedition to Antarctica dubbed The Challenge Antarctica project.
“This expedition is a world first and I will be entering some of the most remote and dangerous terrain,” Baz said. “SATcase is an exciting new product that is completely new to market. I am excited be the first person to demonstrate its abilities in the harshest of environments.”