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No Wi-Fi? No Cell Coverage? No Worries with Roampod.

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One porpoise appears, then 2, then 3.  Soon, many porpoises are frolicking along the ship you are on with your family.  You know other family members would like to see this as well so you reach for your mobile device.  It is then you discover you have no cell service on the cruise ship.  OK, so maybe SMS (texting) services are available so you start to send texts but to no avail.  By the time your family catches up with you, the porpoises have moved on and you feel like your communications technology has failed you again.

There is a solution to communicating with your smart devices while you are off grid.  The device is called Roampod and it will forever change how you communicate.  Roampod creates it’s own “mesh network” which communicates between devices at a distance of 1 mile in urban environments to upwards of 20 miles in open country.  Yes, 20 miles.  Simply connect your mobile device via bluetooth to the Roampod and you can communicate with other Roampod connected devices within range.  Currently, sending secured text messages as well as location updates are the only communication options.  However, they will soon be adding voice messaging and photos.  All of this is achieved with no monthly fees to worry about.

Here are a few ideas as to how you can use a Roampod.

  • Outdoor enthusiasts (fishing, hiking, climbing)
  • Cruise Travel
  • Travel abroad
  • Sporting Events
  • Concerts
  • Warehouse and work environments
  • Public Events
  • Natural Disasters
  • Weather Events

 

Any large gathering of people can have a negative impact on the local cell tower.  The Roampod offers consistent and convenient connectivity to your friends and family that are attending with you.  The other thing that is interesting with the Roampod is as more and more people have them, the network expands.  You could conceivably use your Roampod to communicate with others hundreds of miles away if enough Roampod owners are connected.

The vision statement at Roampod states they are building technology solutions that will enable people to communicate without infrastructure.  With the size of a Roampod that of a large flash drive, with a battery life of 2 days when it is turned on and up to 2 years when stores, and a range of up to 20 miles, it certainly looks like they are on their way of making their vision statement a reality.  More information can be found at www.Roampod.com

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