Originally Posted by heidiho1964
Any recommendations on a good sat phone with a reasonable plan?
That depends on what you mean by "reasonable." I use Inmarsat, and there is a wide range of data plans available, some as low as $40 a month.
provider has a local number that people can call so that they are not paying international rates to call me direct. While this is nice for the caller, I'm still paying two bucks a minute on the other end.
More and more cruisers are able to stay in touch with Wifi. There are some good threads about how to boost your Wifi signal in order to get broadband
while on the hook. But a lot has to do with how remote
you are. The further you get from the beaten path, the less useful Wifi will be.
Most long-term cruisers end up using SSB, and there are email services that will connect via modem
. While these connections are too slow for surfing the internet
, text-only emails are not generally problem. Just tell Aunt Betsy not to download her pictures from the 4th of July picknic.