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What is a satellite phone? In normal English terms (without all the high-tech jargon that usually accompanies electronic equipment), it's a phone that receives it's signal from satellites up in the sky, rather than relying on cell phone towers on the ground.

How is that beneficial? Think about it for a minute. For what ever reason, the earth has been going through some crazy weather patterns. We've had record-breaking earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis. Because of these disasters, communication towers for cell phones, and even land lines, have been obliterated. This has literally made it impossible for our communication-dependent society to function when a disaster like that strikes. For that reason ALONE, it just makes sense for our modern society to put those resources in space, where they won't be influenced by Mother Earth's mood swings!

Let's scale it down a little bit. Thank Heavens, not everyone will have to go through the nightmare of a natural disaster. But, have you ever found yourself out of your 'calling area', and you needed a phone, but were completely stuck without service? Nearly everyone has been in that situation. It's a pretty helpless, hopeless situation, isn't it? Having a satellite phone totally eliminates that concern. There won't even be the hassle of dropped calls, because it literally covers the whole planet!

If you have kids, think about how valuable that would be. Your teenager is out on a date, or even a little road trip with friends (thinking Spring Break here). Your child will have a direct line to you, and you'll never have to worry about whether or not you're even going to get a call in case something happens. All they'll have to do is pick up the phone and dial.

Satellite phones have also come down a LOT in price in recent years, too, so even cost is no longer a major issue. Especially when considering the peace of mind that it will undoubtedly give. It also allows senior citizens to have a little more freedom when going away from home. For older people who like to travel, having constant cell phone service means that help is ALWAYS just a phone call away if they need it.

While you may argue that "bad stuff like that always happens to someone else", why take that risk? NO one knows when something bad is going to happen. We can always hope and pray that it doesn't. But how much better, and more tolerable, would it be if we're a little more prepared for something like that? It obviously doesn't take the nightmare of the situation away, but being able to communicate with our loved ones during a stressful time is very powerful! It gives us the comfort of knowing we don't have to go through the situation alone. Help is just a phone call away.


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Andy Yeo  

Couldn't agree more that satellite phones are a necessity especially during natural disasters. At this point in time, I believe there are not many operators for this and call charges are higher as compared to normal mobile phone call charges. But then again, it can save your life. Thanks for this useful article, Mindy.

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Gary2  

Great Article Mindy. Gary

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