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What is goTenna Mesh?

by Shopify goTenna Group

goTenna Mesh is the first 100% off-grid, mobile, long-range consumer-ready mesh network. The device pairs with smartphones to enable communication among users without any reliance on cell towers, wifi routers, or satellites. Additionally, goTenna Mesh intelligently enables automatic and private message relay, effectively doubling or tripling any device's effective range, creating a network which actually gets stronger the more people join it.

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Will goTenna Mesh work with the first-generation goTenna?

by Shopify goTenna Group

goTenna Mesh devices will not be interoperable with our first-gen goTenna devices (which are only available for sale in the U.S.) because they operate on different frequencies. We would have loved to enable interoperability but that's physically and legally impossible due to regulatory restrictions which prohibit meshing on the first-gen product's frequencies. So it really comes down to both the laws of communications regulators, and the laws of physics!

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On which frequencies does goTenna Mesh operate?

by Shopify goTenna Group

The first-gen goTenna works on the 151-154MHz band (MURS), whereas goTenna Mesh will transmit at 1 W on 902-928 MHz in the United States, and will vary throughout other countries. For example: goTenna Mesh will transmit at 0.5 W on 869.4-869.65 MHz in Europe and other CE countries, and the device will auto-tune itself to the appropriate frequency band and power output based on the location where it's being used.

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Where can I use goTenna Mesh?

by Shopify goTenna Group

goTenna Mesh works absolutely anywhere on earth, provided there is at least one other goTenna Mesh device in range. Whether you are traveling overseas, spending time outdoors, at a crowded event, or preparing for an emergency, goTenna Mesh provides incredible utility in any situation where cell service or wifi is not available by empowering you to create essential connectivity during any adventure.

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Who can I communicate with using goTenna Mesh?

by Shopify goTenna Group

You can chat with any other goTenna Mesh user within range. The reason you can't chat with people who don't have goTenna Mesh is due to the physics of radio waves. You need a properly designed RF receiver to interpret a goTenna Mesh signal. We would love to have our signals get to devices that aren't goTenna-enabled, but phones are designed to work with towers and wifi — exactly what we are working around — and regular radios aren't able to operate at the level of our super-smart networking protocols. We should also point out that goTenna Mesh devices will...

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