I'm looking for information and or advice for those of you that work and travel in remote areas of the World, what works best for a Satellite phone ? We travel to an area in Ontario every year that is completely off the grid, and travel to Manitoba sometimes with the same issue. We rented a sat phone a couple years ago, it cost us 400.00 for the week and its performance was spotty at best. We will be up there again in June for 10 days and I will have work things that will have to be checked daily. Is a satellite phone the only option? Maybe some sort of paid app or program? I remember seeing another guy a few years ago standing on the dock with his laptop and a bluetooth headset on, I never asked what he was doing, didn't want to be nosy.