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

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by LCV8VICTORIA, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    39472634-BA3F-468B-AD9D-5ECF509C77CD.jpeg Pretty cool, giving it a try.
     
  2. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    How does it work if you are out of mobile phone range?
     
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  3. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  4. denmonkey

    denmonkey Well-Known Member

    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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  5. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    You do know that you can take your boat epirb with you inland . Just log it on the website
     
  6. denmonkey

    denmonkey Well-Known Member

    Might confuse the Sh!t out of the rescue guys though. take a life jacket with you just in case.
     
  7. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    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
     
  8. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    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
     
  9. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    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!)
     
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  10. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    I agree luke
    I really don’t like the map thing, should only be if your in sos it shows location
     
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  11. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    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:
     
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  12. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    How would you get internet but not phone reception?

    I wouldn’t think they built phone towers just for internet
     
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  13. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    If it isn’t satellite based it is pretty limited / useless
     
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  14. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    It dosent work without internet/reception better worded lol
     
  15. LCV8VICTORIA

    LCV8VICTORIA Active Member

    Yeah your right
     
  16. Paddler Ed

    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  17. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    Yes but most of the time there is no coverage from any of the carriers so still of little use
     
  18. Batts88

    Batts88 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  19. Batts88

    Batts88 Well-Known Member

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

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    why bother getting the other half to work when they cant get this half working
     
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