Smart Communications just revealed that they will be offering the Smart SAT, its latest communication breakthrough offering with a SatSleeve iPhone accessory to instantly turn both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S to a satellite phone.
SmartSAT actually will make dead spots and uncovered zones with no GSM signal to finally be literally reachable with uninterrupted SMS, calls, or even data access. As Smart says above on their ads, “Now there’s no place with no signal.” It’s due to Smart’s recent exclusive partnership with Thuraya, a satellite services provider that enables this feat throughout Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Smart will provide the SatSleeve iPhone slip-on accessory equipped with the satellite antenna and external battery as shown above. Right now, there’s no word on the range on Smart Data or Plans that it will be included with. Though, they provided a live link on Smart SAT Reservation Page if you’re interested.