Sonnet: Make Smartphone Calls/Messages Within a 3 mile Radius, Without Any Cellular Service

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The only catch being that your partner will need a Sonnet device with them as well. Sonnet is a handheld portable octagon shaped device that allows your smartphone to connect to it via a wi-fi signal. After you have done this, you can then communicate with any one else who has a Sonnet device on them within a 3 mile radius. The makers of this technology are based in Canada and are said to have been avid outdoors-men that first used it for themselves to communicate when out on excursions. They are now bringing the tech main stream with a fresh Kickstarter campaign, just having launched in June. They have already reached $23,000 of their $17,000 goal as of this writing, with 177 backers and counting.

Although this device was created with the outdoors in mind, I could certainly see other useful functions for it. For example, let’s say you and your spouse live in a small community or town and just need to communicate when making grocery or movie store runs, while at work, etc. You would not even need cellular service to talk or text, if you both have a Sonnet on hand. It certainly introduces the notion and possibility of skipping out cellular and data contracts all together, of coarse assuming you will never be any further than 3 miles apart.

 

Image Source: Sonnet
Image Source: Sonnet
Image Source: Sonnet

Sonnet uses long range radio waves, instead of cellular towers to transmit data. This is what makes it possible to always have communication as a possibility while on an outdoor excursion. No need to worry about the hills or mountains obstructing cell phone towers. It is also advertised on the campaign site that users could rely on it when in very crowded public spaces where there may be excessive cellular traffic causing delays in signals and transmissions, such as at an airport or concert. Sonnet also allows for sending photos, in case you take a stellar selfie with a beaver while searching for firewood for your camp buddies, and feel the need to share it asap. Or on a more serious note, maybe your lost, having the Sonnet could allow you to send pictures of your surroundings to near by friends in search for you. Another scenario would be in instances of severe weather, maybe a tornado or blizzard. If cell service is down,  you can still let your loved ones know your ok… or not ok for that matter.

Some other cool features of the Sonnet is being water and dust resistant, offline maps, charging capabilities with a 4000 mAh built in battery, and an SOS button feature in case your in some real trouble. You can head over to the Kickstarter campaign here and pick up 2 Sonnet devices along with USB charging cables and adapters for $89. Considering that is less than most monthly cell phone bills, we here at Sharkatech think that price is more than reasonable. They have laid out a timeline for shipments to begin sometime in November 2017.

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