Apple expected to expand satellite emergency calling feature to more countries this year

Satellite emergency calls will be activated in November in the United States and Canada, free of charge for two years (Apple did not specify the price of this service thereafter). According to a confidence from Apple to the site MacPrimethe deployment of this function, beyond these two countries, is well and truly planned.

After answering a questionnaire, you have to point the iPhone towards the heavens to pick up the signal from a satellite (the message may take a few minutes to send).

Apple did not want to specify the countries which will be entitled to emergency calls by satellite, on the other hand there will be announcements by the end of the year and in 2023. The manufacturer relies on the Globalstar network which covers the entire planet. The emergency message is handled by trained Apple teams, who will then contact the emergency services.

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