I'm the only server admin for my brother's online retail business. I spend a lot of time travelling internationally and am often outside of GSM coverage. I'm looking for a alert delivery system (pager, sms to a backup phone, etc) which meets the following requirements:
- Small enough to carry all the time
- Global coverage, ideally much broader than GSM
- Battery life measured in weeks (or maybe days) not hours
Options I've considered:
- Iridium pager, $500 + approx $40/month, uncertain coverage indoors.
- Globalstar satellite phone, $500 + $700/year, only 36 hour standby, bulky
Is there a service or device I'm missing which will fit this requirement? Something like the findmespot.com service but for receiving messages would be ideal.
For the record, options I've considered which would not work:
- Traditional pager, coverage is limited and always single country
- GSM mobile, coverage is patchy outside urban areas