Connecting to Satellite
Updated over a week ago

Your Cat S75 can send and receive text-based messages via the Bullitt Satellite Messaging app when there is no mobile or Wi-Fi network. To use the service, you need to have an active subscription and available data credit.

  • Your phone is configured to connect to satellites automatically when you lose cellular coverage

  • You can change this by swiping up from the Home Screen > Settings > Network & Internet > Satellite Mode

  • There are three options:

    • Satellite When Needed – This is the default and recommended setting

    • Satellite Only – This will disconnect your cellular and Wi-Fi connection. You can use this to test satellite coverage and to save battery in locations with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage

    • Off – This disables the satellite connectivity

  • To connect to a satellite, you need to be outdoors with a clear view of the sky, in an area with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage (if in Satellite When Needed mode) or enable Satellite Only mode

    • Open the Bullitt Satellite Messaging app

    • Tap the satellite icon, top right of the screen

    • Follow the alignment instructions to connect to a satellite, this may take up to 2 minutes depending on location and conditions

    • Coloured bars will appear showing your signal strength. If you do not see orange or green bars you are not yet connected

    • The satellite icon in the top right of the screen turns green when you are connected and Bullitt icon appears white in the toolbar

  • The Bullitt icon in the toolbar has the following modes:

    • Grey with a signal bar – indicates the device is actively searching for a satellite connection

    • White – satellite is connected

    • No icon indicates that the Satellite modem is not enabled (either Satellite mode is disabled, or there is either a Wi-Fi or Cellular connection if the Satellite mode is set to When Needed).

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