Rather than being the last on your block to know about the new tech items, using a little proactive innovative will put you in the drivers seat.
The new wave of technology is just around the corner and anyone in the know will know before mainstream is even aware, therefore you are already ahead of the game and can start to enjoy ways to make your life or business easier to handle.
Satellite phones are not for everyone, but there are vocations off the beaten path locations such as rural Australia and Alaska that are anything but a regular technological grid layout with all the benefits that such a grid offers. It takes a special kind of person to become a vacation or specific purpose guide and they all know that life and remote living is much safer with a satellite phone handy when emergencies require communication with the outside world.
Sat phones are changing the attitudes of many who seek communication options in remote places, due to cost reductions making them more easily accessible and affordable. No longer does anyone have to endure traveling with no contact options. Heaven forbid anyone trying to contact you without a sat phone. Emergency services are another good reason to have and use sat phones and services.
Unless your business or family vacation travels take you into grid-less areas rather regularly, you will probably only need a rental sat phone as a short term solution. Rentals are offered in short and long term time frames and have pretty good rates attached. Accidents on the mountain trails can lead to broken bones or worse and a sat phone can be the difference in rescue and treatment or stranded and life threatening. It is also great for getting a last minute heads up about vital business meeting scheduled to happen upon your immediate return to the office.
It would not be advisable to use a satellite phone for anything other than emergencies and regular basic contact because the cost can far outweigh using it as a regular way to communicate by phone such as idle chit-chat. These phones however are very critical in emergency situations or if groups are trekking into the unknown, they at least can stay in contact with civilization at any time. Other necessary emergency uses for satellite phones include natural disasters that have taken out normal communication avenues such as the recent hurricanes, earth quakes and tsunami’s.
This was a guest article from Patrick Daniels.