pesches132, 01 Sep 2021It looks really nice to have that in an "emergency" but how often would you really n... moreYou'll hope that you will never need to use it. How often? Never for the vast majority of people.
It looks really nice to have that in an "emergency" but how often would you really need this feature, at least compared to day-to-day basis features.
This sounds great. What is further needed is a solar panel at the back of the phone so that the phone can always have some juice to make that emergency call.
unporto, 31 Aug 2021When you get that message, it means your network provider has no coverage of the area but ther... moreExactly, you are right. Thank you for correcting those who are misinformed and those who are misleading others.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2021No, you can't. Do you have a source?Yes you can. But it will still use the network towers and not via satellite.
You can call only emergency numbers of your country for police, ambulance or fire-brigade.
And you can do this even without SIM Card.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2021Whenever I am in an area with no network coverage or signal, my phone would indicate "Eme... moreMaybe your carrier network is not available but it's send via other carrier's network if you are in a city. Satellite message is when there are no coverage at all of any network companies. For example in deserts, ocean or in remote areas of some developing country or in a country where network is completely blocked due to war or any other reason. Satellite is future for all these emergency and not connected areas
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2021Whenever I am in an area with no network coverage or signal, my phone would indicate "Eme... moreWhen you get that message, it means your network provider has no coverage of the area but there will be another provider which has. You will then be able to call to emergency numbers using that secondary provider's network.
However, if you are on a plane, on a boat far in the sea, or generally an unpopulated are with no kind of coverage you will get a no signal message.
Then, you can only use a GPS app, the flashlight, and whatever offline apps you have
Whenever I am in an area with no network coverage or signal, my phone would indicate "Emergency text or call only". So I assume I can still make an emergency text or call if needed. I also have done some little research that it is possible and it is design to work that way. So what's the point of this rumored feature?
This would make for a very interesting feature, I’m sure more and more manufacturers will be doing this, sounds like one of those standardized features that come in by way of the chipset happening to be bundled with it.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2021In my country, probably almost immediately, but not sure about other countries lol.Yesss
rizki1, 31 Aug 2021next year? and also not for the public? ok chinese brand will release it first than apple.I doubt the China government allows such a tech to exist!
Daany, 31 Aug 2021You do know there are tons of satellite phones all over Amazon, Ebay, AliExpress etc that does... moreI think, so far, emergency alerts have required cellular network connectivity. Also, I think this allows the iPhone user to send out an emergency message as well.
After very, very long, something good from Apple (of it makes into production).
Sanka619, 31 Aug 2021I must say, this is the apple we used to see back in the day. Providing true innovations/Valua... moreYou do know there are tons of satellite phones all over Amazon, Ebay, AliExpress etc that does exactly what it's expected of a sat phone right?
I mean, iPhone won't even be the first smartphone to implement it, so ease on the confetti. Besides, how has emergency alerts been made all these without iphone 13 I wonder.
Meanwhile HTC first implemented a satellite connectivity smartphone in 2011, there are some others too.