USV has been an investor in the Helium community since 2019. I’ve at all times beloved the thought of utilizing web3 applied sciences to let shoppers to “peer produce” a communications community creating a people-powered community.
Helium began out powering communications between low-power “Web of Issues (IOT)” units however with the introduction of Helium Cellular again in Could, they’re now powering a cellphone community.
My pal Stephen began utilizing Helium Cellular final month and so I made a decision to hitch him. I signed up for Helium Cellular yesterday ($25/month however free throughout the beta interval) and added it as a second SIM on my cellphone.
Now on the higher proper of my house display, I’ve two cell networks as a substitute of 1:
For now, I’m going to make use of Helium Cellular alongside my main provider, T-Cellular, however I do plan to finally scrap T-Cellular and use Helium Cellular solely.
Helium Cellular gives members the chance to earn Cellular tokens by sharing your location with the community. They name this “mapping”. I turned that on yesterday and may begin seeing Cellular tokens in my Helium Cellular app immediately.
If you wish to be a part of me as a Helium Cellular buyer, you may try this right here.