4x4 distress app on iPhone. I like it, thoughts?

LCV8VICTORIA

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Pretty cool, giving it a try.
 

denmonkey

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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
https://www.snowys.com.au/gen3-sate...Dc-tmpgTdK7WHktC2Db-dhfZH8ILZAAxoCVRwQAvD_BwE


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LCV8VICTORIA

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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
 

mac_man_luke

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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!)
 

LCV8VICTORIA

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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
 

Spooner

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seems a bit too much like a social media app with an after thought of the "sos" functionality
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 :rolleyes:
 

Paddler Ed

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A more useful (better?) app is the Emergency+ one from the National Triple Zero guys.

http://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/

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.
 

Albynsw

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Yes but most of the time there is no coverage from any of the carriers so still of little use
 

Batts88

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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.
I would be surprised if more than half the country is covered these days.
 
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