With an aim to provide mobile connectivity to the remotest of places, Elon Musk

SpaceX, T-Mobile provide cellular connectivity in remote areas with satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile have teamed up to connect mobile devices through a network of satellites to ensure coverage of even the most isolated places.

Under the plan, T-Mobile’s wireless network would be routed through SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, which are in low Earth orbit.

T-Mobile said the vast majority of smartphones already on its network will be compatible with the new service using the device’s existing radio.

The companies are aiming to provide text coverage, including SMS, MMS and participating messaging apps, almost everywhere in the continental US, Hawaii, parts of Alaska, Puerto Rico and territorial waters starting in beta in select areas by the end of next year. They want to add voice and data coverage later.

T-Mobile and SpaceX say they are ready to work with other carriers to help expand the service around the world.

“The important thing about this is that it means there are no dead zones for your mobile anywhere in the world,” Elon Musk said Thursday during a live event at the SpaceX factory in Texas.

The billionaire CEO of Tesla, who is waging a legal battle with Twitter, stressed that one of the key benefits of the service will be that it can help people in life-threatening situations in remote areas, potentially saving lives.

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