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Are cell phones capable of receiving calls from satellite phones?

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2008-04-25 00:51:19
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'''Yes''' However, the calls do not come directly from the satellite phone. The satellite phone call first goes through the satellite, and from there to an earth station, where it gets connect to the terrestrial (land-based) phone system. From there it can connect to any phone, be it a phone in your home, or a cellphone. Also note that cellphones cannot make calls over a satellite. There have been stories that in emergencies, cellphones are connected to satellites. A cellphone can only connect to the phone system through a local cellphone tower. From there, the call can go to any phone. Lots more here http://doiop.com/cellware. and also some information on iphones and there capabilites as thus far. http://doiop.com/pinkiphone

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