Qualcomm to Integrate Satellite and Cell Phones
Currently, satellite is too expensive.
"The cost of making calls from a satellite phone varies from around $0.15 to $2 per minute, while calling them from landlines and regular mobile phones is extremely expensive. Rates from landlines and mobile phones range from $3 to $14 per minute with Iridium and INMARSAT being some of the most expensive networks to call. The receiver of the call pays nothing, unless they are being called via a special reverse-charge service. Making calls between different satellite phone networks is also notoriously expensive with calling rates of up to $15 per minute.
2010 Satellite Oddity
Ask them when service will be available? not Q*
My bet 2012............ 😢
this should be awesome.
another qualcomm hype.....
Too bad MSV does not do real voice services
Should Be A Boon To Rural Customers