How to turn your iPhone into a satellite phone

We are seeing a rather strange situation: despite the fact that mobile coverage is available in Everest, there are places — and there are a great many — who do not allow or accept a call, writes By. To solve the problem can only be one kind of communication, which is the alternative to the satellite — cellular. But what if you have no satellite phone?

To solve this problem, the satellite operator Thuraya has released for iPhone the special cases that turn them into satellite phones. Using SatSleeve, you can make calls and send short messages in remote areas that are not covered by the network.

Brand SatSleeve adapter comes in versions for iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 6/6s. SatSleeve weighs about 100 grams and is attached to the smartphone as a usual case. With a smartphone, it connects via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

The accessory can be used as a backup power source, as it has an integrated Li-ion battery capacity of 2400 mAh. The adapter has a slot for SIM card, speaker and headphone Jack. On the SatSleeve case, there is a call button, to which you can bind emergency number — in case the smartphone runs out of power.

To worked iPhone as a satellite device, it is necessary to install the application. It is available in several languages, including Russian.

The cost of the case SatSleeve is $ 500.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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