Originally Posted by Calmerto215
Hi I am about to cruise
from of up thru SE Asia
and further. Obviously communication with family
is important and I have heard soooooooo much about sat phones and their high cost as well as there expensive plans. Surely there is a product that utilises your GPS
to send limited messages or is that just to simple. Looking forward to any reply. Toddy
GPS is a receive only system for positioning. No civilian GPS system contains any provision to transmit without piggybacking on some other technology.
If you are coastal, cellular or wifi
is typically the cheapest method if it's available.
As for satellite
Go is one of the cheaper satellite
communication methods for really, really low bandwidth. I believe it's around $800 for equipment
and $1 per minute for voice depending on the plan. Unlimited SMS text is normally found on plans at around $80 per month and higher.