Why buy a satellite phone?
The satellite phone is definitely the flurry of the future in mobile communications. These phones debuted a few years back, and many people didn’t take it seriously. When these phones were first released, they did not lack the reach and the wandering ability of the traditional cellphone that the local towers get. The problem was that most cellphone companies delivered signals via nationwide towers, while a satellite cellphone operated from a single satellite. This has caused many problems in terms of a quality signal. The first people with a satellite phone complained about the quality of the calls. But that was when there were not many satellites to get the signal.
As you progress for a few years, all cell phones appear to be moving in the direction of satellites. Eventually, a satellite phone can give the user a signal no matter where they are in the whole world. This is partly because it uses a satellite in the sky, as opposed to a tower on the ground. With the current setup, if you are not within the appropriate distance of a network tower, you will not be able to get the signal required for service. As more and more satellites are launched by service providers, the need for a satellite phone will increase.
A satellite phone may also have more features than a standard setup. One feature that comes to mind is the ability of the cellphone to pick up satellite radio. This is going to be a great sales tool for service providers in the next few years. In addition to being able to play MP3s, a satellite phone can also receive the signal for XM or Sirius radio.
It may be that a satellite phone is not cheap at the moment, but eventually this form of mobile communication will take over.