Originally Posted by Wired
So how does it work outside of cellular coverage areas? I'm assuming the GPS portion is only to get its coordinates and reports those and texts via cellular.
How long is the standby time?
How would this work with a prepaid phone. You buy 500 mins & text and just buy more when you need them?
it only communicates via cellular. use time is reported as 72hrs. i'm sure it heavily varies on use. we picked up a prepaid simcard from t-mobile for $20 to mess around with it to found out it doesn't work in the US, so we were unable to test exactly how long it would last.
if you plan on keeping it on your bike, there is an optional battery wire harness. the idea is that you would buy a pre-paid sim and leave it in there and use it as you need it instead of paying for a monthly plan. some pre-paid plans have auto-renew so you dont run out, it probably varies.