Turn your smartphone into a satellite phone

Tech blog ZDNet is reporting that you can now transform your iPhone or Android phone into a satellite phone using the “SatSleeve” from global SatPhone operator Thuraya.

 

According to ZDNet, “Just slide on the sleeve, and BINGO! You have a satellite phone. 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). The SatSleeve isn’t cheap – around US$499 – but if you need coverage where there isn’t a ground-based carrier service, this could very well be what you need”.

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