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  1. #1
    Default satellite Iphone
    Im going out in left field here but entertain the thought for a sec....

    Can you modify the iPhone, hardware,software,apps,etc and make the iPhone capable of takine a satellite sim card like iridium or garmin for when you are far far away from coverage.

    coverage is not a problem for most people but people in the military or people at sea would gratly benefit if they can use a satellite sim.

    An antenna would be preferred for the best results an that would be easy to manipulate but what about the iPhone itself?

    I was just wondering if the "seemingly impossible" could be done..
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  2. #2
    Defiantly not. The iPhone has a GSM baseband and all satellite systems use TDMA or FDMA. Not to mention the antenna doesn't operate at the correct frequency. Its like trying to put a sprint SIM card in an GSM phone. It just doesn't work sorry

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  4. #3
    Sweet thanks! That broke it down for me I appreciate the indepth answer.

    Have a good one!
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