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Optus offers up satellite access for iPhone, Galaxy owners

Travellers can’t always rely on telco reception because some areas just aren’t covered. We’re not talking Sydney or Perth, but rather places where talking means communication via a satellite, and if this is you, your choice of communication gadget just opened up a bit....

Satellite phone calls: there’s an app for that, and Optus has it

There are some places where your local telco towers don't reach, and that's exactly where satellite phones often come in. These have generally been big, bulky, and designed in the shadow of a dumbphone, but if you have an iPhone, you can grab a new piece of hardware and app to make it be more than just a regular smartphone. ...