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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 and also some information on iphones and there capabilites as thus far.

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Q: Are cell phones capable of receiving calls from satellite phones?
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Why is a satellite phone so expensive?

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The main benefit is that a satellite phone doesn't require a radio tower. This means you should be able to place and receive calls from almost anywhere on earth.

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A satellite phone is like a cell phone except that instead of connecting calls through cell sites, it connects directly to a satellite. They are very expensive for several reasons, such as much lower production quantity compared to cell phones, and more expensive hardware. Civilians are allowed to own them and there are several different types of plans you can get for the phones, such as monthly, pay-per-minute and unlimited, with prices varying depending on the provider.

Are mobile phones bad for health only when you are calling someone?

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Why are you not receiving callee?

If a person is not receiving calls, this likely means that they are busy. A person that isn't receiving calls may also be having problems with their cell phone reception.

What do you do if you are receiving offensive calls?

Just don't answer the calls anymore.

Do mobile phones need satellites?

The only time a mobile needs to use a satellite - is for international calling. Domestic mobile calls are handled by the network of repeater masts.

How are Cell phones and house phones alike?

You can place and receive calls with both cell phones and house phones.

How are cell phones the same as landline phones?

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Can straight talk phones accept collect calls somehow?

yes you can receive collect calls on straight talk phones but they are expensive.. 15.99 for 30 minute's

How does satellite help make a phone call?

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How do you access private calls on cell phones?

* Wiki answers will not give out information regarding private calls on cell phones due to the 'privacy act'.

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