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    Spot Connect for Android Helps You Stay Connected Virtually Anywhere


    Looking to go on an exotic vacation soon? ...maybe going cliff-diving in Peru, or exploring the Australian Outback, or animal-watching on an African Safari. But, you want to stay connected to family and friends, or even, (shudder) work. You don't have one of those expensive satellite-based phones and service... what to do? Spot Connect has you covered. This cool device doesn't allow voice calls, but it facilitates Twitter, Facebook, email and SMS messages from locations without cell service!

    It does use an app so it requires a smartphone, and, for now, only Android has it. It definitely seems like a pretty nifty safety device for extremists who need to stay connected. It starts at $170 bucks, and it does require a minimum $100 dollar per/year subscription, which is still cheaper than a satellite phone with service.

    It could save your life, which is pretty priceless... or... at least you can Tweet to your Mom while you're being eaten by that Bengal Tiger. Ahhh... what a cute kitty!

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    It's a satellite provider, meaning I'm sure it requires a clear sky. Something that small probably doesn't have the technology to break through a wicked storm.
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    Though cool and useful for some, but when I go on vacation, I don't want facebook or anything else following me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnomaz View Post
    Though cool and useful for some, but when I go on vacation, I don't want facebook or anything else following me.
    agree...i think calls are most likely to save your life if in a bad situation.
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    I thought if you made an emergency call (911), it would use satellite regardless. I was told this was like a law enacted around 2000 give or take a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ry View Post
    I thought if you made an emergency call (911), it would use satellite regardless. I was told this was like a law enacted around 2000 give or take a few years.

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    No, I think you're thinking of calls to 911 automatically sending the dispatchers your GPS location. I'm pretty sure that your phone would almost never lose reception if it could make calls through a satellite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWolf85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ry View Post
    I thought if you made an emergency call (911), it would use satellite regardless. I was told this was like a law enacted around 2000 give or take a few years.

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    No, I think you're thinking of calls to 911 automatically sending the dispatchers your GPS location. I'm pretty sure that your phone would almost never lose reception if it could make calls through a satellite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaWolf85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ry View Post
    I thought if you made an emergency call (911), it would use satellite regardless. I was told this was like a law enacted around 2000 give or take a few years.

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    No, I think you're thinking of calls to 911 automatically sending the dispatchers your GPS location. I'm pretty sure that your phone would almost never lose reception if it could make calls through a satellite...
    No, I definitely heard something about phones having the capability to make satellite calls, but strictly for emergencies. I dont know if this is definitely true, but Ive heard it before...years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ry View Post
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    I thought if you made an emergency call (911), it would use satellite regardless. I was told this was like a law enacted around 2000 give or take a few years.

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    No, I think you're thinking of calls to 911 automatically sending the dispatchers your GPS location. I'm pretty sure that your phone would almost never lose reception if it could make calls through a satellite...
    No, I definitely heard something about phones having the capability to make satellite calls, but strictly for emergencies. I dont know if this is definitely true, but Ive heard it before...years ago.
    I wish, but the fact is that if you have no bars, you have no connection to 911. Our phones arnt sat phones, that would require extra stuff on our phone, like an satellite capable antenna.
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    He is correct to a point. I can't remember the year but there was a law enacted saying that any phone, not just cell phones can be picked up and used to dial 911. This supposedly works on phones that have been deactivated or have never been activated yet. It will give your location to 911 so that someone can be dispatched to you without you even saying anything. This all works with one caveat though. There has to be cell service saturating the area you are trying to make an emergency call from and it only works in the US. Go 20 miles into Mexico or Canada and it won't work there either.
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