We are seeing a rather strange situation: despite the fact that mobile coverage is available on Everest, there are places — and a great many of them — that do not allow to make or receive a call, writes ZDNet. Only one type of communication, which is an alternative to cellular — satellite, can solve the problem. But what if you don’t have a satellite phone?
To solve this problem, the satellite operator Thuraya has released for iPhone and Android smartphones special cases that turn them into satellite phones. With SatSleeve, users will be able to make calls and send SMS in remote areas that are not covered by the cellular network.
The Brand-name at sleeve adapter comes in variants for iPhone 5/5s and for Samsung Galaxy S4 (adapters for iPhone 4 / 4s, iPhone 6, Galaxy S3 and S5 are produced by the operator’s partners).
SatSleeve weighing about 100 g is attached to the smartphone as a normal case. It connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The accessory can be used as a backup power source in emergency situations, as it has a built-in lithium-ion battery with a capacity of approximately 2400 mAh. The adapter has a SIM card slot, speaker and headphone input. On the SatSleeve case there is an additional call button, to which you can link an emergency number in case the smartphone is charging.For the smartphone to work as a satellite device, it is required to install a special application available in several languages.
If you are tired of disconnections, lose our remote, our wifi that connects to our TV cannot connect, and there are always the annoying commercials that we encounter.
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