Originally Posted by elenac
Hi Everyone, We're planning a trip to Fiji
. Has anyone used the New In Reach device for texting and communicating GPS
coordinates in the South Seas?
Last year I used a Delorme In Reach from Copenhagen to Gibralter
It worked great. I was able to send and receive texts the whole trip
with no problems. Never been to Fiji so cant comment on that but it does work off of the Iridium system which purports to have global coverage.
You can set up a page on the Delorme site
and friends and family
can see your track. If they click on a marker
they can get long and lat coordinates, date and time
The more you zoom in the more detail you see.
is my track from the above trip in case you want to take a look
Another good thing about the In Reach is that you pay an annual 25.00 (US) fee and then can turn airtime off and on by the month.
I bought the unlimited plan for about 65.00 per month
when turned on. The procedure is a bit cumbersome but the folks at
Delorme are very nice and know their stuff
Mine is in my sock draw waiting it's next trip.
It also is a back up GPS system, Charge lasts about 72 hours
or so depending on how often you have it set to transmit location track
and text volume. Has an SOS function.
I got pretty good using the on device keyboard but it can be linked to a
to make message composition easier.
All in all a really good piece of kit.
PM me if you have any questions
Be my pleasure to share any info I can