There are very specific situations in which satellite phones are necessary for safety and security. Most of these situations have to do with location; satellite phones can operate in remote areas where cell towers aren’t close.
So why have 50 Senators been issued satellite phones by the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms as part of “new security measures”?
According to DiscloseTV:
JUST IN – 50 U.S. senators have been issued satellite phones for emergency communication. The devices are part of a series of “new security measures” being offered to all U.S. senators by the Senate Sergeant at Arms.