Coming soon, mobiles that even work where there's no reception

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Melbourne, July 12 (ANI): Australian researchers have created a new software that will allow mobile phones to communicate without any reception.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Company, researchers from Flinders University went to Sillers Lookout, a remote place in South Australia, to prove their technology works.

"Here at Arkaroola the nearest mobile phone coverage is probably 100 to 130km away," quoted Doctor Paul Gardner-Stephen as telling the ABC.

Gardner said that his device contained a compact version of a mobile phone tower into the phone itself.

"So using the WiFi interface that is in many phones today that you would normally use for internet or that kind of thing, we are actually carrying voice over that but in a way that doesn't need to go back to a central repository anywhere," he said.

The signal between phones is limited to several hundred metres but by adding more devices and small transmitters the range can be expanded.

Gardner-Stephen said that the system had the capability to save people during a disaster. (ANI)

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