I'm planning a move to (very) rural Nevada. Given the amount of driving I do, a satellite phone appears to be a necessary future expenditure for me. But what about the privacy angle? Since you presumably skip the whole cell tower layer with a satellite phone, are sat phones any harder to track?
JJ Luna Responds:
These phones can be tracked but my understanding is that it is difficult. (Perhaps some reader has more information on this?) Also, if a PI were investigating you, I suspect that it might not occur to him that you were using such a phone.