We just did our first recon on our new lease in west Texas. Cell service is virtually non-existent. Got the OnStar phone to ring one number, then wouldn't on a second number, sitting in the exact same spot. We're having a land line put in in our cabin at the ranch headquarters for checking in with the wives at night, but I was wondering if anyone had used this DeLorme texting satellite device and how they liked it. They're on sale at BassPro for 250.00, plus a minute/use plan that I'm also interested in getting anyone's opinion and guidance on. Seems like it could double as an emergency communication device in addition to replacing radios, that may or may not work, depending on the terrain.
It'd be nice to buy a true sat phone, but expenses are high and frequent enough already, trying to get a new place up and running.
Thanks in advance for any help.