To "eliminate dead zones worldwide," Elon Musk's SpaceX and T-Mobile will link satellites to mobile phones.

T-Mobile and SpaceX, will collaborate to provide mobile consumers with phone service via Starlink satellites According to SpaceX creator Elon Musk, the service will be particularly helpful in places without phone service, especially in an emergency.

The new plan would "deliver near total coverage in most regions in the US, even in many of the most distant locales previously unreachable by standard cell signals," 

According to T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, the service is anticipated to begin the following year, with T-Mobile leveraging its mid-band spectrum to build a new network. The text service is the first to be launched, and it will operate with the majority of phones, he noted.

The announcement was also made on Musk's Twitter account, where he stated that the new service sought to "eliminate dead zones worldwide." In response to inquiries regarding the feature, Musk said Tesla vehicles would also be able to connect to the new Starlink satellites that can transmit mobile phones.

The original purpose of SpaceX's Starlink was to offer those who lived in remote places with patchy coverage access to high-speed internet.

Over 2,800 satellites in low-Earth orbit and over 400,000 subscribers worldwide make up its user base.

Some Starlink customers in the UK, Mexico, Germany, and the Netherlands saw pricing drops on Thursday.