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Motorola Defy Satellite Link: Empowering iPhone and Android Users with Satellite Messaging Capabilities

Motorola Defy Satellite Link, provides an affordable solution for individuals who find themselves outside the reach of Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

With dimensions of 70mm by 50mm by 11mm and weighing only 70g, the credit-card-sized Motorola Defy Satellite Link features MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN-standard modem to support Bullitt Satellite Connect. It also includes an eSIM and independent GPS capabilities. By connecting to any iOS (14 or later) or Android (10 or later) smartphone via Bluetooth 5.1, this rugged device (IP68/MIL-STD-810H certified) can be conveniently worn around the neck or attached to a belt. Alternatively, it can be stored in a car’s glove box, ready for use during automotive emergencies.

One of the key advantages of the Motorola Defy Satellite Link is its portability between phones, allowing users to lend the device to family members or friends when needed. Equipped with a 600mAh battery, it retains functionality even when separated from its paired smartphone, thanks to its physical SOS and location “Check-in” button.

The Bullitt Satellite Connect (BSC) technology relies on GEO satellites operated by Inmarsat and EchoStar, with Bullitt’s satellite network service partner Skylo overseeing the management. When a text message, containing location information, is sent from a phone connected to the Motorola Defy Satellite Link and equipped with the Bullitt Satellite Messenger (BSM) app, it travels approximately 22,300 miles to the nearest GEO satellite. From there, it is relayed back to a Skylo ground station and forwarded to its recipient via a cellular or Wi-Fi internet connection. Upon receiving the first satellite message as an SMS on a regular smartphone, users are prompted to download the BSM app. Replies sent through BSM follow the reverse route, from Wi-Fi or cellular connection to the ground station, satellite, and finally, the satellite phone.

Motorola’s Defy Satellite Link offers an effective solution for individuals seeking reliable communication and peace of mind in situations where traditional networks are inaccessible. With its satellite messaging capabilities and versatile compatibility with smartphones, this device provides an essential lifeline during outdoor adventures or emergency scenarios.



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