This "emergency distress beacon" app gave me a good laugh

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by diesel, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently, a free app hit the app store called Emergency Distress Beacon and as described, "Take this program with you whenever you go to a remote destination. Do you hike or backpack alone? This is a must have application."

    What i find funny is that this will email your gps coordinates to your buddies, but whe you're in a "remote" location, can you really expect to have a cell signal to email out your coordinates? :)

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=288770664&mt=8
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    You'd be surprised at the number of remote places you can find cell signals at.
     
  3. diesel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hard to believe considering the number of urban places where i can find dead zones where there is no cell signal
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Depends on the coverage, but this can be handy.

    Haven't you been watching the AT&T commercials? :D
     

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