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Satellite Phones

Which Satellite Phone Should I Buy?


There are three major satellite networks that offer reliable satellite phone service. Inmarsat, Iridium and Globalstar. Inmarsat has 3 geostationary satellites that cover 70% of earth except for the poles, while Iridium has a large low-orbit constellation of 66 satellites covering 100% of the earth. Inmarsat offers lower cost service plans and low-cost satellite phone device, but it may experience difficulties connecting in deep canyons or in Alaska. Iridium covers all areas of earth at a higher device and service cost. Our statistics show Inmarsat satellite phones work in 95% of remote regions where people usually travel and offer better quality voice. We also offer the Inmarsat satellite phone free with select monthly service plans on a 1-year contract.

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Frenquently Asked Questions


Why Use Satellite Phones?

Because cellphone towers have a limited reach cellular networks offer coverage only in densely populated areas. Once you leave these areas, besides satellite networks, there is no other network offering reliable communication. For this reason, we have satellite phones that work anywhere in the world. They offer reliable Voice, Text, GPS, and SOS and do an excellent job keeping you connected anywhere at sea, on expeditions, long hikes, remote job sites, mountains, deserts and anywhere humans have stepped foot on.

Should I rent or buy a satellite phone?

If you need a satellite phone for more than 1 month of the year or multiple times a year it is recommended to buy a satellite phone instead. If you only need a satellite phone for one or two weeks at a time, renting one would be a better option.

How fast can I get a satellite phone?

We can deliver a satellite phone to you as fast as the next day if major shipping companies offer that service to your area. In critical and emergency situations we can often deliver the device to you the same day via courier.

What is the cost for calling internationally?

Satellite phones are not subject to roaming costs. You are able to make calls anywhere in the world to any cellular or landline at the same flat rate cost.

Do satellite phones work in the ocean?

Yes, both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite phones offer excellent coverage in the ocean.

What is the lowest cost I can pay for a satellite phone and a plan?

We recommend buying the Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 at a special price of $395 with a 50 minute monthly plan of $49.95 per month

Will I get charged for incoming calls and text?

No, incoming calls and text are FREE on any service plan you choose.

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