Imagine a device that you could drop into your backpack or satchel that could get you instantly online from a remote corner of the Sahara, the top of Kilimanjaro or the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Something that you could connect with your smartphone to upload a photo or video and update your social media accounts. A device that would allow you to read news articles, check weather and search for information about the strange berry you just ate.
"That would be great!" you exclaim, "because I have to wait until I get back in to cellular range or find a wifi hotspot in order to do all of those things."
Wouldn't it be nice if the WIFI hotspot could just tag along with you, ready to connect you at the moment of need?
Well... We might just have something.
The iSavi by AddValue is lightweight, highly portable and is quick and easy to set up with no technical expertise or training needed, enabling you to get online via a satellite connection within minutes. It works with Inmarsat's IsatHub satellite service, a worldwide network that offers 350 kbps data and high quality voice calls.
The iSavi is easy to use and easy to interface with your smart phone or tablet. It's single button powers up the terminal and the built in LEDs allow you to easily find and access the satellite. You can connect in 30 seconds. Pairing your device is as simple as connecting to WIFI, becase you just connect to WIFI. The iSavi is a WIFI hotspot. There are Control and Voice apps for iOS and Andriod, free to install and use on your smart phone or tablet. If you want to connect your laptop you can do that do using your web browser.
Many portable satellite internet systems require a mutli-year commitment and high monthly fees. iSavi plans start at $20 per month and then you just pay as you go. If you don't want to be under contract then prepaid cards are available too. If you already have experience with satellite internet devices, you know satellite data isn't cheap. iSavi's rates are approximately half the cost of other portable satellite internet terminals.
So what are you waiting for? If you work or play off the grid or are planning to in the future, add an iSavi to your gear, and stay connected wherever life takes you.