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"Take the battery out". "Use the off button". "Tin hat it"

That's all well and good, but what you're overlooking is that with a capability like that... all of the above are completely ineffective to... "Where the hell have you been?" "I've been texting you all day!" "I was about to call the authorities to go find you." "I hate you for making me worry like that." "You're an A-hole!!"

"Don't forget my bonbon's on your way home!"

Long gone is the excuse, "I was out of range." (while you stop off at the Indian casino for the day on the way home from hunting).


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"Take the battery out". "Use the off button". "Tin hat it"

That's all well and good, but what you're overlooking is that with a capability like that... all of the above are completely ineffective to... "Where the hell have you been?" "I've been texting you all day!" "I was about to call the authorities to go find you." "I hate you for making me worry like that." "You're an A-hole!!"

"Don't forget my bonbon's on your way home!"

Long gone is the excuse, "I was out of range." (while you stop off at the Indian casino for the day on the way home from hunting).


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Any woman who says any of those things to me will be shown the exit.
 
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If they get it to work, it will be a couple of years...

Need to get new Starlink birds into orbit with larger antennas. I think these are version 2 satellites.

Need to beta test, which probably means a limited-coverage area where they put birds into stationary orbit. I assume they'll put somewhere in Alaska or perhaps a national park such as Glacier or Yellowstone.

T-Mobile needs to get some additional firms to come along for the ride (e.g. sending a text message).

FCC approval.
Won't be geostationary. All Starlink satellites are LEO.
 
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A slim line device that adheres to the back of your phone to block satellite transmissions. Highly popular with outdoor enthusiasts who just want to get away and enjoy the solitude of nature. It's called the, "Satellite Tracking Finder Uninstaller."
How about you just leave the phone at home? I know, too simple.
 
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Only if the phone is turned on and location is turned on. If you want to be sure of privacy, take the battery out of the phone.
Haven't the authorities been able to locate the remains of lost/missing persons by pinging their phone, even when the phone was turned off and/or the battery was dead? Seems like I saw something like this on one of those true crime shows.

ETA: Seems to me I read somewhere the only way to totally avoid location is to remove the sim card.
 
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How about you just leave the phone at home? I know, too simple.
Because proposing a new S.T.F.U. device is funnier, and... possibly wrongly assuming... most rational indiviuals would have already been able to deduce that turning it off, removing the battery or leaving it at home are simple and valid options without having to be told. :s0155:

One thing to consider though with chosing not to utilize that capability, it doesn't address the expectation from others in your 'circle' for you to use it and provide them with additional peace of mind.

I already hate portable phones and texting. These days, people can go so far as being offended if they don't have immediate access to you. Since the technology readily exists there is an expectation that you will use it.

I'm often out of cellular range and enjoy the peace and solitude. Now T-mobile is trying to screw me!!??🀣
 
They said it already uses their existing bands they own so they are already partially if not fully approved. they made sure to point this out. I'm pretty sure the Ver. 2 sat's have been ready to go for quite a while now they are waiting for other tech to catch up to he them in orbit.

Also someone mentioned several sat's needed. Maybe.. Idk but it also highly depends on the distance to earth, the farther away the more coverage at the cost of weaker signal, also like they stated their dishes use MIMO tech to basically turn I flat dish into a directional dish, this tech will get smaller and eventually be on your phone. I don't really see how that would work though unless around the edges or back of the phone. Elon did state he hopes this will be a service that is always connected even in your pocket. Which is a dead give away that it probably won't always be connected and like GPS will probably require of bit of a Goldie locks setup to get a signal.
(Think about it for a sec. I'll wait.)
WAY ahead of you buddy, I thought I already stated that, but in my ADD head it was passing thought I already jotted down. I had to re read my previous posts to wonder if you missed it - but apparently it was I who missed it.

Ya I can easily imagine there's a HUGE swath of people who want to be left well enough alone especially on vacation ie the bar etc. But yeah there's many ways to skin that cat.
 
I already hate portable phones and texting. These days, people can go so far as being offended if they don't have immediate access to you. Since the technology readily exists there is an expectation that you will use it.
My fav. Is when companies like to just pass your number out to who ever. Not to mention all the jobs I have to specifically avoid on call type bs setups. You will never be able to afford my time at that rate. Its revolting, but yeah I agree tranquility is highly under valued these days.
 
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WAY ahead of you buddy, I thought I already stated that, but in my ADD head it was passing thought I already jotted down. I had to re read my previous posts to wonder if you missed it - but apparently it was I who missed it.

Ya I can easily imagine there's a HUGE swath of people who want to be left well enough alone especially on vacation ie the bar etc. But yeah there's many ways to skin that cat.
The STFU V.2. A simple button that disconnects the battery.

The best part of that... "Ooops! Sorry, Honey. The button musta got tapped on assident. Not my fault!"
 
The STFU V.2. A simple button that disconnects the battery.

The best part of that... "Ooops! Sorry, Honey. The button musta got tapped on assident. Not my fault!"
Slightly off topic but,
Is anyone else aware of the whole new category of phones coming out (Linux based of course!) Where you have physical dip switches etc. To physically disconnect the microphone, video, WiFi/data services.
I'm not going to lie. I do LOVE that idea.
Sure beats taking your phone apart to brake the wire traces and then be stuck just using a headset mic. Some of these phones use a straight up desktop distro. as well. You can def tell there's a growing segment of the pop. That really wants phones always on nature to be curbed, I'm def. One of them.
 
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Where you have physical dip switches etc. To physically disconnect the microphone, video, WiFi/data services.
I'm not going to lie. I do LOVE that idea.
Sure beats taking your phone apart to brake the wire traces and then be stuck just using a headset mic. Some of these phones use a straight up desktop distro. as well. You can def tell there's a growing segment of the pop. That really wants phones always on nature to be curbed, I'm def. One of them.
Serially?? I would be all over that myself!

Brief search shows results for "PinePhone". I gotta read up on that.

Nice share!
 
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Slightly off topic but,
Is anyone else aware of the whole new category of phones coming out (Linux based of course!) Where you have physical dip switches etc. To physically disconnect the microphone, video, WiFi/data services.
I'm not going to lie. I do LOVE that idea.
Sure beats taking your phone apart to brake the wire traces and then be stuck just using a headset mic. Some of these phones use a straight up desktop distro. as well. You can def tell there's a growing segment of the pop. That really wants phones always on nature to be curbed, I'm def. One of them.

Serially?? I would be all over that myself!

Brief search shows results for "PinePhone". I gotta read up on that.

Nice share!
Sounds sorta like the Raspberry Pi Cyberdecks that's kinda becoming more popular recently?
 
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Tesla is going to release their own phone the Tesla Pi Phone, and if production goes as planned, then it will even be available to purchase this year. So, what price can we expect it to be? What are the features? How is it different from all the big-company phones out there?
 
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They said it already uses their existing bands they own so they are already partially if not fully approved. they made sure to point this out. I'm pretty sure the Ver. 2 sat's have been ready to go for quite a while now they are waiting for other tech to catch up to he them in orbit.
Agree, they own the spectrum. ...but deployment is different due to the broad coverage. T-Mobile's CEO did mention the FCC in the announcement and so did a recent WSJ article.

The FCC will probably present both bureaucratic hurdles and valid considerations. I expect the bureaucratic hurdles to be balanced by public pressure for the service benefits (e.g. emergencies or first responders). The considerations might include spectrum overlap given the altitude, and perhaps even other forms of unexpected conflict.

I do look forward to the coverage, hoping they will work through the details.
 
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They said it already uses their existing bands they own so they are already partially if not fully approved.
They will need FCC approval to use the 2 gHz band from their moving satellites, but they were working on this approval months before they made the announcement.

Also, other cell providers are working on doing the same thing with different satellite companies, indeed I think they have at least one satellite in orbit and working.
 

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