No more being out of range for your cellphone, no matter if you are in the desert, on the high seas or in a remote jungle. Not sure when satellites will cover the North and South poles (polar bears don’t talk on their cell phones much).

“In 2023, you or someone you know will be able to send a text message through space. Late in 2022, hardware behemoths Huawei and Apple released cellular telephones capable of texting on traditional satellite-communications networks. A pair of ambitious startups, AST SpaceMobile and Lynk Global, also started building new low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks designed to reach conventional 5G cellphones outside terrestrial coverage.”

Tech just gets better (but so does the surveillance state…).

Your Cellphone Will Be a Satphone – Existing smartphones will connect with new satellite constellations in 2023