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T-Mobile Teams with SpaceX for Satellite Coverage Using Existing Phones

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rwalford79

Aug 28, 2022, 11:21 PM

Doubtful

I doubt this will ever really come to fruition. Telstra Australia did something like this with either Iridium or Thuraya a decade ago as well. Use your regular cellphone in desolate places if there was a satellite signal (but it was not a satellite phone). It failed miserably. They moved to all satellite network for those areas instead of just expanding coverage. The latency on satellite is way too great to make it of real use outside a few texts and some calls - but with only 5Mhz of PCS spectrum being used there is absolutely no way to offer data to the masses with that. There is not going to be some automatic satellite connectivity and using that network over the land based T-Mobile network unless you are completely out of the coverage ar...
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I guess we shall see. I'm betting that SpaceX has deeper pockets abd greater capabilities to accomplish this than some network that failed a decade ago in Australia.
I guess we shall see. I'm betting that SpaceX has deeper pockets and greater capabilities to accomplish this than some network that failed a decade ago in Australia.
gloopey1

Aug 25, 2022, 7:59 PM

Game Changer

If this works as advertised, this will be a game changer. No more being stuck in the middle of nowhere without a way to communicate or request help.
 
 
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