App Turns Any Smartphone, into Satellite Phone

An app that instantly turns any smartphone, tablet or computer into a satellite phone or data device has been launched by Globalstar

Sat-Fi, is a voice and data solution that provides seamless integration between any Wi-Fi enabled device and the provider’s new satellite constellation.
With it customers can use their existing smartphones and existing phone numbers to send and receive communications over the Company’s satellite network, offering seamless voice and data connectivity when beyond the range of cellular.
This new technology means that yacht crew who find themselves outside of cell coverage, for whatever reason, can use their existing smartphones or computers to always stay connected.
Sat-Fi is built and priced to appeal to a broad addressable market, including enterprise and government customers as well as the mass consumer market.
At sea subscribers will be able to maintain constant, reliable connectivity when traveling in and out of cellular coverage with seamless handoff capabilities, while permitting numerous individuals to communicate through a single Sat-Fi hot spot using their existing devices and phone numbers.
Crew or charter guests who need to be able to make calls, send emails and communicate via SMS text messages over satellite while maintaining the capabilities and flexibility of their existing smartphones and computers.