“A device which can connect two mobile phones over a distance of 50 miles even when there is no reception has gone on pre-order today,” Matthew Sparkes reports for The Telegraph.
“The goTenna connects to smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth and allows users to send and receive text messages or share GPS locations for free using a custom app,” Sparkes reports. “The device is being marketed as a way to stay in touch when in rural areas without mobile phone coverage or extremely busy events like music festivals where mobile networks can become overwhelmed.”
“The device is available for pre-order from today for $149.99 a pair – half the price that the company will charge after a full launch, it claims,” Sparkes reports. “It works with any Apple device running iOS 7 or above, or Android devices running 4.X or above.”
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