(ModernSurvival.org) – Cell phones have become an integral part of modern society. In fact, much of the population has become reliant on their mobile phones. From GPS apps and Skype calls to internet research and phone conversations, cell phones are becoming more and more essential to everyday life. But what happens if cell service goes down for good?
It’s easy to take modern conveniences for granted, and these include cell service. Most people never even think about what would happen if cell service should fail — at least, not until service is interrupted. The truth is, however, that mobile systems aren’t infallible. A solar storm could lead to disruptions of service, an EMP could destroy the communication grid, or a cyberattack could crash the service, any of which would lead to mass chaos and the inability to communicate with loved ones.
There are short-range options to replace cell phones, but few people are going to go out and purchase walkie-talkies on a whim anymore. Other, less technologically advanced methods could be used, but even fewer people know how to send smoke signals in this day and age.
Thankfully, there is one option available that can allow a person to both talk and text without cellular service or WiFi. Check this out:
As the video explains, the Beartooth device transforms a smartphone into a high-powered walkie-talkie, one that doesn’t require any outside service to operate. This device enables users to communicate with each other by voice up to 5 miles away, and text messaging up to 10 miles away (in line of sight). In non-line of sight terrain, the range is diminished to two miles for voice and four miles for text.
Talk and text are only the tip of the iceberg for the features Beartooth provides. These include:
- Bi-directional charging, meaning it can charge a cellphone as a portable battery.
- Geolocation and beaconing, making it easier to locate friends and family who are also using Beartooth.
- Encrypted messaging, ensuring communications aren’t hacked by unwanted listeners.
While Beartooth only works with smartphones, it is compatible with both Android and iOS. A pair of Beartooth devices can be purchased directly from the manufacturer via their website at a cost $299.00, with free shipping in the United States.
Whether preparing for a weekend camping trip or the collapse of the communication grid, Beartooth is an amazing option for any survivalist. To see one way that cell service could be shut down, check out our article on electromagnetic pulses here.
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