Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by LCV8VICTORIA, Jul 6, 2018.
Pretty cool, giving it a try.
How does it work if you are out of mobile phone range?
What you mean?
We have phone reception everywhere. We not a 3rd world country.
I say everywhere with the exceptions of my house, and at the end of the street, and inside this building, or by this beach or 10k from CBD.
what he said , plus that hill on the way home, beside my shed, the black spot heading down the freeway and a couple of others.
But yeah, everywhere.
might be better off with one of these
You do know that you can take your boat epirb with you inland . Just log it on the website
Might confuse the Sh!t out of the rescue guys though. take a life jacket with you just in case.
Well it dosent, it’s uses internet
Be good tho if someone was close to you and you had trouble and you still had reception
It’s not just for rescues, you can speak to people close to you and they can post trips So you can join them if you want
I like it I’m not saying I love it , it’s just a good idea
I think it could be useful but seems a bit too much like a social media app with an after thought of the "sos" functionality
Could be a good alternative to the facebook groups for recoveries if setup a bit better.
Also dont like it that it gives your location away as standard, has to be disabled in the settings (as in anytime you have the app open!)
I agree luke
I really don’t like the map thing, should only be if your in sos it shows location
Seems like, Thats all it is.
To me it Sucks , gives people a false sense of security .
Total Crap , but if you need the security of a Facebook/Internet Media rescue , then its all Good
How would you get internet but not phone reception?
I wouldn’t think they built phone towers just for internet
If it isn’t satellite based it is pretty limited / useless
It dosent work without internet/reception better worded lol
Yeah your right
A more useful (better?) app is the Emergency+ one from the National Triple Zero guys.
Pulls up your coords, nearest street address and other useful things like that. I actually used it to get an address for the NRMA the other week when the camper trailer broke...
Don't forget that triple zero calls go through on any network, so even if your carrier doesn't have coverage, as long as there is network coverage from someone it'll connect.
Yes but most of the time there is no coverage from any of the carriers so still of little use
No it shouldn't cause any confusion at all. I had mine registered to my 4WD and boat you just fill out the details on the web site.
I would be surprised if more than half the country is covered these days.
why bother getting the other half to work when they cant get this half working
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