Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sat phones
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first thanks all for the great information.i have the boost wifi for extending the local hotspots and make a local wifi network in the boat.
if i have a local sim with 3G internet, then it is very easy to use every mobile phone or ipad as a wifi router/hotspot. in this way i get a local wifi network thru the 3G.
for off shore sailing i installed ssb and i hope that it will work fine for downloading grib files. the sat phone should be used as a backup and for phone calls when there is no internet connection. i think that i will buy the isatphone. you can get a new one for about 600 $ in ebay and it can be used with pre paid cards. as far as i see in internet you can get everywhere good connection. for downloading grib files it should be possible to put the phone outside (cockpit) and connect it to the computer inside the boat thru bluetooth.
btw. there are many voip provider that offer you similar service like skype.
for example http://www.peoplefone.eu/rates/
you can install the app and use your mobile with it every time you have internet connection. the quality is really good.
sharona, amel 54, #18
ב-16 בפבר 2014, בשעה 15:42, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> כתב/ה: