ZOLEO Inc. debuts the world’s first truly seamless global messaging solution for smartphones

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I realize that this press release is nearly three months old, but Zoleo looks well designed, easy to use, and fairly priced. Note that Beam Communications already makes the Iridium GO and many other quality satellite and cellular communications products.

  2. Ben – this will be an interesting piece of gear to look at. Our experience with the GO has been mixed at best. If the ZOLEO meets its target performance it could change my mind on the subject. Might need to grab one for trials. Our customers certainly see a need for something of this capability.

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Please let us know how it works for you, Jonathan, especially as you’ve probably already seen a lot of sailors working with various communications systems at Custom Offshore. I’m hoping that Zoleo will be simple to use even for boaters who may go months without using it. Also, I think that Roadpost is going to send me an evaluation unit, hopefully soon.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Zoleo sent along some recently received honors:

    1. Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) “Top Mobility User Experience Innovation” Award

    http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/03/17/2001911/0/en/ZOLEO-Garners-Prestigious-MSUA-Innovation-Award.html

    2. Editors Choice Award from Outdoor Gear Lab:

    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/camping-and-hiking/personal-locator-beacon/zoleo-satellite-communicator

    3. Hunt Alaska Magazine 2020 Editors Choice Award: {not online yet}

  4. D . Matthews says:

    Looks good at first glance.

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I’ve been testing a Zoleo for about a week and so far it seems to fulfill all claims quite nicely.

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Come to think of it, readers can help me test Zoleo and also see for themselves what the service looks like “from shore”. Just text me at the SMS number that came with the Zoleo device: +1 218 379-1374

    I’ll probably get your text by cellular, though into my Zoleo app, and I’ll respond either by cellular or satellite, my choice and I’ll probably do both to get a sense of relative speed.

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