No need to buy iPhone 14, can your phone still satellite communication with this thing?

Tram Ho

After Apple added the “Ermegency SOS via satellite” feature to the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra, other companies are also looking to bring similar technology to upcoming Android devices. eye.

But what if users do not want to upgrade to a new iPhone or Android phone but still want to own this technology?

In collaboration with chipset manufacturer MediaTek, Bullitt – the company famous for its “rock pot” phones under the CAT brand – has integrated satellite communication technology to form a Bluetooth keychain under the brand name. Motorola brand.

Không cần mua iPhone 14, điện thoại của bạn vẫn có thể liên lạc vệ tinh với thứ này? - Ảnh 1.

Motorola Defy Satellite Link (Photo: Bullitt).

Bullitt and MediaTek confidently add that unlike the Ermegency SOS via satellite that can only communicate one way from the user to Apple, what they call the Motorola Defy Satellite Link will be the first device you can communicate with. both directions.

Specifically, an interface called “The Defy Satellite Link” in the “Bullitt Satellite Messenger” application – which can be installed on both iOS and Android – will help share location, support sending SOS signals and messaging. 2 way via satellite.

According to news site CNET and CNBC, Motorola Defy Satellite Link can operate on Inmarsat and EchoStar geostationary satellites, meaning its operating area spans Europe and North America and will open in the near future. extending to Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South America.

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The ability of Motorola Defy Satellite Link is also built-in on Motorola Defy 2 also manufactured by Bullitt (Image: Bullitt).

Another plus of the Motorola Defy Satellite Link is that in the absence of pairing with a phone, it can also work independently using physical keys – making it simple to send location and SOS signals.

The device comes with a 600mAh battery that the manufacturers describe as “many days” and it is IP68 water and dust resistant.

It is known that the retail price of Motorola Defy Satellite Link is about 99 USD, if you want to use the SOS service you will have to pay an additional 4.99 USD per month.

In addition, the manufacturer also offers a $ 149 package that includes equipment, SOS services and the ability to send up to 30 messages on Bullitt Satellite Messenger per month with a period of 1 year.

For comparison, customers purchasing an iPhone 14 or Apple Watch Ultra will include two years of free Ermegency SOS via satellite. Currently, the price for this service after the free period expires has not been announced by Apple.

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Source : Genk