Sep 6, 2022

UK firm takes on Apple iPhone14 and Elon Musk with satellite phone

If there is no wi-fi or mobile network signal, the idea is the Bullitt phone will automatically link to one of two global satellite networks. Mr Musk is also working on a satellite phone service with T-Mobile. While Apple's service is rumoured to be for emergency use only in North America, Bullitt claims its phone will automatically switch to satellite in the absence of any other signal worldwide. The battery drain would be minimised by the phone only seeking satellites in the absence of other signals, he added. Satellite phones have traditionally been expensive with limited functionality, and satellite reception can also be disrupted by weather conditions.

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