The first year is free, then the cost of the service will be $5 per month.
Bullitt Group, a British manufacturer of rugged smartphones, has announced that its branded satellite application – Bullitt Satellite Messenger – will appear in Motorola Defy phones.
The commercial operation of the service will begin in the first quarter of 2023 in Europe and North America. It will be launched in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Latin America in 2023, and in other regions in the second half of next year. Satellite access is provided by Skylo (via the NarrowBand IoT protocol).
The Bullitt service works through the proprietary Bullitt Satellite messenger, supplemented with the appropriate hardware components. The application first tries to send a message via Wi-Fi or cellular, and if this is not possible (no signal), then satellite communication is used. Motorola Defy’s SOS Assistance feature will be available for the first year, with a $5/month subscription thereafter.