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monkeyspunks
16-08-2002, 03:58 PM
Anyone ever heard of these (you carry a little sat dish with u) you can only make phone calls out side with the sat towards the sky but all calles ect are free!!

Just wondered if any of you had heard about them?

Shidoshi
16-08-2002, 04:12 PM
Sure, I remember those.... I saw that on Jurassic Park 2 :)

monkeyspunks
17-08-2002, 10:48 AM
lol the diffrance is jp2 is fiction ;)

wfc
17-08-2002, 10:57 AM
my company has one they are the size of a small brief case. let me assure you the call are hardly free!!:)

Shidoshi
17-08-2002, 11:11 AM
Just out of curiosity, how costly are the calls? I assume it's the same price for anywhere at any given time, right?

What are the benefits? Global tracking, Network even in the most remote places & Fast data transfers from anywhere are what stand out the most ;)

I've only ever had contact with Satelites when I was in the army, measuring points via Satelite. We were in the Military Geography Institite, making maps.

monkeyspunks
17-08-2002, 11:45 AM
Well the one im talking about the phone has been doctered all calls = 0p simple as but the phone & sat is 350 :(

Shidoshi
17-08-2002, 11:52 AM
Still, I wouldn't mind getting my gritty little fingers one one :)
Just to kill the cat :) err... curiosity.

monkeyspunks
17-08-2002, 09:09 PM
i dont sell them :(

Shidoshi
19-08-2002, 12:27 AM
never said that you did
never said that i'd get one (the cash is required elsewhere)

i wouldn't mind getting my hands on a lamborghini, but would i buy one? would you? :p

Squirt1000
21-08-2002, 11:43 PM
The Sat phone in JP3 is much better and smaller ;)
Looks like a big yellow brick! :)

Athlon
22-08-2002, 11:37 PM
Check this site for more information on Satellite phones.
www.iridium.com