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GoTenna Mesh is a lightweight portable that allows users to send text messages and GPS locations directly from their phones in areas without cell phone service. The product works by generating its own radio signal using UHF frequencies, enabling users to send messages up to 4 miles away in open areas or half a mile away in dense areas. This range can also be increased through mesh networking, in which messages relay off of other devices to go farther. The product offers both 1:1 and group messaging. All private messages are end-to-end encrypted, and the company does not conduct any central data storage. The compact unit weighs just 9 ounces and can be easily clipped to a backpack or pocket. The battery life of the Mesh is 24 hours. A GoTenna Mesh two-pack is priced at $179, with introductory service plans starting at $9.99 per year. Learn more at GoTenna: gotenna.com.