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On-Waves phone box

Icelandic company On-Waves has introduced a maritime GSM ‘box’ that adapts GSM signals for transmission over any IP pipe from a vessel.

The system aims to allow seafarers to use their own phones for calls, SMS and data, with minimum installation required for the shipping company.

The ‘Access Unit’ equipment starts at a price around €3,000. It is a small rectangular box weighing less than a kilo, which converts GPRS and EDGE signals for transmission over IP.

Seafarers can use their own SIM card, but will be charged for roaming in that case. Alternatively they can buy a prepaid card from On-Waves, with fares starting at 12-14 cents a minute.

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