It's not always life and death. Sometimes it's just darn handy!
Note: Read the messaging thread starting at the bottom.
Our Regional Council client has recently implemented monitored inReach devices in every vehicle to ensure all field based staff have communication. They recently had a couple of workers whose vehicle broke down. Way out in the whops. Boy were they happy when they were able to send a message to their fleet manager to send help and get them out of there!
Not life threatening perhaps, but certainly it would have been a tiring long walk, and the possibility of a search being instigated when they didn’t return on time. If those staff members didn’t love the solution before, they sure do now! As a footnote, if you look at the timing of the messages, it shows how fast the iridium messaging is. Especially given the keyboard is a "pin ball" one!