When we have severe storms, floods, fires, earthquakes and many other natural disasters it is imperative that the lines of communication stay open. The problem with the terrestrial cell networks is that in extreme circumstances they can be clogged or simply lose all connection due to lack of reception or towers being knocked down.
For emergency services and volunteers to help in these situations a explorer-700-battery will be needed. The most trusted brands are Iridium and Inmarsat as they are reliable and always have coverage due to the global positioning of their satellites.
Emergency crews can keep in touch with each other and plan out how they are going to fix whatever problem is at hand. If there are injured people then ambulances or flying doctors are able to be contacted easily if satellite phones are being used. To help plan a cleanup of storm ravaged areas the SES will find that a satellite phone is needed.
When there is an earthquake often ground crews are unable to get a signal on normal phones due to the extensive damage caused to cell towers etc. A satellite phone is required coordinate the rescue of trapped people and to aid in communication with other emergency volunteers.
In Australia one of the greatest threats in summer are the bush fires. Often these fires start in remote areas with no cell phone coverage. It is important for all emergency services as well as residents to have access to a satellite extreme phone so that all the authorities can be notified of an imminent threat of fire. This helps to save lives, businesses and homes that would otherwise not have stood a chance.
Satellite phones are a necessity in many situations and can sometimes be your only lifeline when it comes to a natural disaster situation.