Globalstar Gets Approval For Terrestrial Service
What does everyone think?
What about the pricing per month? Wouldn’t it be quite expensive like it is now?
good point nontheless.
i think targeting the world would be a better sense.
but what about the expenditures? or the monthly fee? should be itneresting.
well pricing may not be an issue.. i mean xmsr and siri are using satelites also and it only costs $15 for each service.. i mean its obviously differnt technologies and differnt content and services but it could be that cheap? the problem is siri and xmsr are losing tons of money.. not sure if the new satelite cell phone companies want to do that.
Wouldn't this also be a possibility - With a satellite connection, you could theoretically go anywhere in the world ...
No. Satellite does not equal global coverage.
Most satellites for this type of service are geostationary, meaning it's just one satellite (or a handful) that stay in orbit above a fixed point above the equator. If they were as far away as the moon, they might cover almost half the planet (but not quite). Of course human-made satellites are much closer than the moon, so they only cover a circular area under them.
The exception is/was Iridium, the only satellite phone service to provide true global coverage, even at the poles and in the middle of the ocean. To do tha...
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