Originally Posted by Sirakor
Edit: come to think of it, I believe I read about some sat phones a while ago, that have a sort of gps tracking feature. I believe it can send your gps coordinates as a text message to a mobile at home or to an email address. However I forgot the company/make that supports this, and whether the feature can be activated automatically at certain intervals, or whether it only works on demand. Might be worth looking into as an alternative though.
You are thinking of the THURAYA satellite phone
I use a Hughes 7101 in Africa (and lost it there). It does show your lat & long (but it does not track) and you can send it as a text message although, if memory serves me right, it has to be done by hand. I don't recall it being able to do so automatically or at intervals. It doesn't work in South America .Hope this helps.
Last edited by Bertrand; 27 Apr 2009 at 09:42.