Wall Street Journal | By: By Drew FitzGerald and Micah Maidenberg | September 11, 2022

Years of preparation helped tech giant, but other phone makers, wireless carriers and aerospace companies have similar ambitions

The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant last week said its new iPhone 14s will be able to beam short distress messages and location data from places off the cellular grid as soon as November. The service will cover the U.S. and Canada but could expand to more countries.