Anyone ever had any experience with the DeLorme InReach satellite communicator? The cheapest unlimited texting plan they have is $50/mo. and the gadget costs about $380 to buy. They have a “pay as you need” plan but the monthly rates are higher and it’s a minimum 30 day commitment per shot. With my schedule that wouldn’t make any sense. So all told it would be about $1000 the first year and $600 every year after that.
What I’d like to know is how the texting and social media aspects of it work. Do the texts come from a new satellite number or from the cell number you already have? Does it have a full Facebook app or just a half-assed one? Most importantly, if anyone’s ever had one before, was it worth the money? It’s cheaper than a sat-phone, but how convenient is it to use?