Mobile to Mobile without Cell Tower Connection

About 20ish years ago there was an app that would allow direction connection between phones without using the network towers. It was developed in Australia so that when people were lost in remote areas without coverage this app would talk to other phones with the app and it extended coverage. The app would create it’s own web of access. All that was needed was that the phone must have a SIM card for it to work regardless of whether it had credit or not. Calls and text were able to be made without network connection. When I was in Canary Islands a few years ago this app was still widely used by locals. Does anyone know the name of this app so I can use it as it was fantastic…???

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The only thing which comes to mind is Voxer, although I don’t think it fits the cool criteria you describe. I used it years ago with my son, just for fun.

Thanks Narcosis for your reply but it’s not the one…
The one I speak of turns phones into their own network and the whole city can use it if they are in range with each other just by using the phone without any credit with the carrier, as it does not use the carriers network. The more people using it the wider the coverage and you just use the phone as if you have a carrier…
Thanks anyway,

Sounds like a very cool idea for preppers. Maybe someone can develop a similar one, especially with the way the world is now.

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I was hoping that someone remembered this app. As this site is predominantly American the app probably did not reach there. It is a perfect app for these current times…