iPhone 14 users will have an additional year of Emergency SOS via satellite

Emergency SOS via satellite is a feature that can be accessed in areas with poor or not-at-all cellular or Wi-Fi networks. We have some amazing news for iPhone 14 users. According to a recent announcement by Apple, iPhone 14 users will be given one year of free access to Emergency SOS via satellite. From this perspective, iPhone 14 users will have three years of free access to Emergency SOS via satellite.

Last year, the company initially introduced the Emergency SOS via satellite in the US and Canada for iPhone 14 users. This service can be used in emergency situations where cellular and Wi-Fi networks stop working. Since its initial debut, the service has been extended to 16 countries. Furthermore, it is also available on the iPhone 15 series.

According to the company, the service has helped save several lives across the globe. As supporting evidence, the company has shared a video spanning four minutes. The video showcases some users who took advantage of this feature. Early in 2023, some UI elements suggested that satellite texting support might come to Google Messages in the future. The reports indicated that Garmin will collaborate with Google for this feature.

In addition to this, some reports point out that the Mountain View-based company might utilize Garmin’s current infrastructure to debut a feature similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite service. One thing to notice here is that the emergency SOS via satellite services by Garmin is available in around 150 regions.

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