Lower Cost Emergency Communications

Lower Cost Emergency Communications

When we think about emergency communications, most of us think about a satellite phone, and are often turned off by the cost or worries about how to operate a satellite phone. An interesting option is the new ZOLEO. It is a two-way texting device that works on your smartphone. The interesting thing is that ZOLEO first tries to connect via Wi-Fi. If that’s not available, it tries to connect via Cellular, but if that doesn’t work it connects via satellite. It uses the Iridium satellite system so it works anywhere in the world. At a cost of $200 with service at $35 a month, the ZOLEO¬† is really a good option for a fishing or camping trip, a cross country road trip, or letting everyone know you are OK after a hurricane or tornado.
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