AT&T, Terrestar debut cellular-satellite phone

January 2011
Urgent Communications;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p56
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The article reports that AT&T and Terrestar have launched the Terrestar Genus, a smartphone and also a cellular-satellite phone. The phone is capable of accessing a satellite network when a land-based network is out of range or unavailable. Terrestar Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dennis Matheson said that the phone does not need a separate phone number or special satellite dialing codes, and that the phone has been launched since September and has been made available to all consumers. The Genus phone is being sold at 1150 U.S. dollars.


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