[extropy-chat] Worldwide SOS system

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 5 18:47:32 UTC 2005

--- Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:

> Emlyn:
> >Yes, well, but what if you are Lost? Tropical island, you know, like
> >the show, with no equipment?
> FWIW: my European/US mobile phone has no field on Molokai. I can tell
> you of a few more islands with spotty mobile connections too (most of
> the Eolian islands, and Sicily, for example). Interestingly, The
> western
> Greek islands seem to be well-covered.
> You might be surprised to know too, that 50 km from Rome, the mobile
> field works very badly, while in the countryside of the Baltic
> states, the signal is strong and clear.

True, but an ELINT satellite should be able to pick up a 911 call ring
broadcast from your cellphone, even if you are not in a cell range and
the call doesn't go through.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
Founder, Constitution Park Foundation:
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