Send An SMS While Crossing The Pacific…?
MegaYacht has an article (free subscription required) on Altobridge’s system that allows you to use your regular cellphone onboard, anywhere at sea… I’ve written about their solution two months ago as well.
“The Altobridge AM (Aeronautical & Maritime) Gateway Platform will enable mobile phone users to effectively roam from their usual home mobile network onto a ship-based network in the same way that they would if using their mobile phone overseas on a foreign network. Users will be able to use their own phone, their existing service provider and personal settings, as if they were on land. Calls made at sea will be charged to their normal phone bill.”
No land in sight, but GSM coverage everywhere
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March 10, 2004
SkyMate Versus A Connection-Based System
September 9, 2004
Navionics Mobile, & other iPhone apps
October 7, 2008