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Wasn't Iridium Like This?

SystemShock

Jan 12, 2006, 3:46 PM
Didn't someone try to do satellite phone service before, under the name Iridium?

I heard that didn't work out so well.
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MntnMan

Jan 12, 2006, 7:14 PM
Iridium was a project that Moto was participating with. It failed primarily due to financial issues like phones that were being advertised as specials with $500 pricetags and lack of people willing to pay for their service.
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aloha

Jan 17, 2006, 3:56 PM
MntnMan said:
Iridium was a project that Moto was participating with. It failed primarily due to financial issues like phones that were being advertised as specials with $500 pricetags and lack of people willing to pay for their service.



Iridium didn't fail. We use it everyday.
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