Is there anything better than a sat phone

Just wondering what you guys think would be the form of communication as it looks looks like I’ve picked up a job out in the great Victorian desert. Going to be out there for approximately a month so I am thinking of taking some form of communication to contact the family and use for work. 


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 out there i dont think much

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:16

 out there i dont think much other would help. not even the old bush telegraph would help unless you let rip with a snorter of a fart then everyone would find out lol. 

good luck with the job


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I use a sat phone every day

Thu, 2017-12-07 15:54

I use a sat phone every day for work out in the desert and it's definitely a must have. You never know when you're going to be a few  hours away from nowhere and blow three tyres - I have seen it happen. If it's for personal stuff most of the guys I work with use the camp wifi to whatsapp call home for free. Sat phones are really expensive if it's for calls home. 

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 Cheers flanges. Yeah

Fri, 2017-12-08 03:23

 Cheers flanges. Yeah probably just going to hire one for the month. I was just wondering if there was anything else 5hat people are using.



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 we have normal mobile, that

Fri, 2017-12-08 08:27

 we have normal mobile, that has an external amplified antenna, get a signal when no one else will,  plus a sat phone on board, plus 3 different types of radios. Got all bases covered. Oh yeah, and an epirb.