The Serval Mesh is designed to allow smart-phones to keep communicating with each other when there is no functioning cellular network, whether due to disaster, remoteness or any other reason.
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What is The Serval Mesh?
It works by using your phone's Wi-Fi to not communicate with other phones on the same network. Or even by forming imprompt networks Consisting only of mobile phones. Mesh communications is an appropriate technology for complementing cellular networks. Think of it like two-way radio or CB That has-been propelled into the 21st century. For truly long-range communications you will need to make use of Serval Mesh Extender relay devices, possibly connected to HF radios, or to cellular or fixed telephone networks or the internet. This software Allows you to Easily make private phone calls, send text messages and share secure files in caves, in subways, in the Outback, in Australia or Africa, in Europe or the United States - Even When cellular networks fail or are unavailable. Also You can keep using your phone number on the Existing mesh, which is really important in a disaster when people are trying to get back in contact with each other.
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