I just found this
goTenna Plus is a premium, subscription-based upgrade to the goTenna app that brings some premium features many of you asked us for. The new features included in goTenna Plus enable new features like topographic maps and trip statistics, all with the goal of providing a more thorough, data-driven snapshot of your adventure. goTenna Plus also enables you to send texts via to on-grid SMS recipients via other goTenna Mesh users in the area who have service.
Shouldn’t that be a basic part of the communication? or how the device works? i mean the reason for using this would be to communicate right? and in an emergency, you are then stuck trying to send a message that will never get sent because you the sender is not a gotenna+ subscriber. I get the other features being subscription based, but the basic reason for using a device such as this is to reach someone in the event that you cannot communicate using normal communication methods. So let me know if i have this all wrong then, and then if i do i really am going to have to rethink my use of this, because then what is the purpose? i will either have cell service or i will not, I shouldn’t have to worry about if im in a situation that i do not have cell service, i must now subscribe in order for someone to know i am trying to communicate with them