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Re: COMSAT PORTABLE SATELLITE UPLINK SYSTEM





On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, David Lennig wrote:

> Stumbled on this while looking for something else on Ebay.
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1226239035
>
> Anybody know anything about the unit? Is it "interesting"?

Its an INMARSAT phone.  You can use it to place voice and/or data phone
calls via a geosync satellite.  The service is still available and still
in wide use where there is no standard terrestrial service available or
onboard oceangoing vessels.  Rates average from $2-$3/min and also include
emergency communications.

Simply open the box, point the antenna in the right direction, and place y
our calls.


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