Cast your mind back… back to this time last year. Surely, the first thing you thought of was the announcement from AT&T regarding the — that WinMo-6.5-powered satellite phone that will use AT&T’s GSM/HSPA network when available, and satellites when not.
Yes, I remember those days.
While a little later than promised, AT&T today announced that this thing of dreams and magic is available for business and government types for $799.
Now, as you probably guessed, the satellite charges don’t come cheap: you’re looking at an additional $25 per month, plus 65 cents per minute, 40 cents per message, and $5 per megabyte. Lucky you don’t have to pay for it though, right?
But even at those prices, don’t expect this to be a world-roamer, as the satellite connectivity is only available in line-of-sight areas within the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and their territorial waters. The good news, at least, is that you only need one number for both services.
Full PR, below.