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post #1 of 7 Old 05-19-2016, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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goTenna | Text & GPS on your phone, even without service.

goTenna turns your iPhone or Android into an off-grid communications tool, enabling you to text & share GPS locations on detailed offline maps. goTenna is lightweight, weather-proof, and easy to use. goTenna is sold in pairs — 2, 4, 6 or more! — so you can stay connected to at least one friend (and anyone else using goTenna).

Each pair comes with 2 micro-USB charging cables. goTenna apps and offline maps are free to download. goTenna comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-19-2016, 09:39 PM
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Looks neat, but kind of pricey.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-27-2017, 08:09 PM
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This is definitely nwo on my goodie list--would've been very handy for my buddy and I last year when we were touring upstate NY in the mountains with very limited cell service.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-03-2017, 08:48 AM
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The one time price of $149 still beats Spot or Delorme.....thanks for posting, I'm gonna look into this.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-03-2017, 11:57 AM
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Cool concept.. thanks for sharing!

I like the mesh idea.. I hope they sell lots as the mesh concept depends o nlots of users and could provide a completely independent ad-hoc network like the original concept of the Web but wirelessly.


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post #6 of 7 Old 03-03-2017, 06:43 PM
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Cool idea if everyone in your group had one. I'm kind of thinking Ham radios would be more useful within a small group or on your own, you could reach out into the non-goTenna world. I wouldn't trust either one if I had to call a medic in the middle of nowhere. Personal Locating Beacons (PLBs) or Spot/Delorme would have a better chance of calling in the cavalry.

I probably read too many threads on this on Horizons Unlimited.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-05-2017, 09:44 AM
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That's a cool idea. I do think though that for most use cases, a motorola makes more sense than adding an RF antenna to a cell phone :-)
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