"We have spent the past three years working with the New Zealand Red Cross to
create a solution. We call it the Serval Mesh, and it is free software that
allows smart-phones to communicate, even in the face of catastrophic failure of
cellular networks. It works by using your phone's Wi-Fi to form impromptu
networks consisting only of mobile phones.
An experimental version of the the Serval Mesh is already available on Google
Play, and allows encrypted phone calls, encrypted text messaging, as well as
general purpose file sharing, e.g., to easily share maps and other information
during a disaster.
You can also keep using your existing phone number on the mesh, which is really
important in a disaster when people are trying to get back in contact with each
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/
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