Originally Posted by NouveauVision
I can tell you that Sat Phones aren't all they're cracked up to be either. I bought one last summer, because I'm in the middle of nowhere too. I had so many problems with it, that I sent it back. I was lucky if I could keep a connection up for 30 seconds, and that's if I could even get a connection to begin with. My TracFones worked better than the Sat Phone. I sent the Sat Phone back. I now have service through Cellular One, and was very surprised that I'm even getting a data signal down here in the basement!!! The other thing about SATs, is that you'll have to be OUTSIDE with an UN-obstructed view of the sky... and then if it's raining... that's another story all together.
It's true that they have their negitives, but they would work where I'm at. (Iraq) And, the way that I figure it, they could just sync up everytime they see the sats. So, it doesn't matter if you have to be outside for it to work. Anytime you go smoke, go to chow, or go to the head it can sync up to your eMail.