Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Rental

(5 customer reviews)

/ year and a $95.00 sign-up fee

Short term rental hire of the Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phones. Our ultra-compact Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals are supplied in tiny cases with unique charging solution and optional miniature solar charger, perfect for travel.


Solar Charger

Here you have the option to add a super-compact solar charger + backup battery with USB port to charge all your devices. Increases total weight of your iSatPhone 2 rental to 1115g.

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • iSatPhone Essentials Quick Start PDF

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Rental

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Rental

Our Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals are ideal for use anywhere around the world with the exception of the polar regions. In addition to voice calling and text messaging capabilities, the iSatPhone 2 has automated GPS tracking features, IP65 ruggedness, and the ability to receive calls with its antenna stowed away.

We offer our Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals with your choice of airtime allowance to use over duration of your rental period and insurance is included free of charge. We also supply provide free return shipping waybills so you can conveniently return your rented satphone to us on our own freight account.

Our ultra-compact Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals are supplied in tiny cases measuring only 20x5x5cm with a total weight of only 920g, a good 35% lighter and smaller than what you will find elsewhere. Also included is a highly practical charging solution being a simple USB charging cable which you can plug into any USB port, as well as car and wall plug adaptors.

You will specify the date on which you wish to receive your rental phone during the checkout process on our website. To ensure availability, place the order for your iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Rental at least 14 days before your rental start date.




Inmarsat iSatPhone Rental Terms

You will select your Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 rental start date during the checkout process on our website, and your rental duration runs from the date you select as the start/delivery date on your order, until the day we receive the phone back.

We will deliver your satellite phone to you just before the start of the rental period, which will give you an opportunity to get to know and make some test calls with your phone.

We offer a complimentary return overnight shipping service, however you are still liable for payment of any additional rental days until your phone has been delivered back to us. Rentals returned later than the booked time-frame will be charged at $6.50 per day.

You can simply phone our couriers to come and collect your rental from you at the end of your rental period, using the prepaid return waybills we provided you with at the time of dispatch.

Should you use 80% or more of your pre-purchased airtime allowance during your trip, we will automatically recharge your account with another of the smallest airtime bundle available for your phone, being 30 minutes of airtime at a cost of $59.

Please refer to our website terms and conditions for the full Ts&Cs of our rental services.

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Key Features

  • Incoming Calls with Antenna Stowed Away
  • High Visibility Display – Readable in Bright Sunlight
  • Programmable Assistance (Help/SOS) Button
  • Tracking Button with Automated Tracking Features
  • Highly Rugged IP65-Rating (Water-Jet Proof)
  • Ultra Long Battery Life – 8 Hours Talk, 160 Hours Standby
  • Global Coverage (Excluding Polar Regions)
  • High Quality Voice Calls
  • Short Message eMail i.e. SMS to Email
  • Bluetooth Support for use with Bluetooth Headsets
  • Free Web-to-iSatPhone 2 Text Messaging (Link provided by Ashbury)
  • Easy pre-paid top-up in Ashbury web shop

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Coverage


This map shows the coverage of Inmarsat’s geo-stationary satellites, situated 39 000km above the equator. Only the north and south poles are not covered, and the coverage at the edge of the coverage nearby the polar regions isn’t guaranteed.

How to Use iSatPhone 2

SOS Button

If you have rented your iSatPhone 2 and you want to be able to make use of the SOS button on your phone, you will need to contact GEOS and buy travel insurance and or search and rescue insurance prior to your travels. You will be required to register your rental phone with GEOS prior to departure, and you will also need to deregister it from GEOS after your return. There is a USD50 handling fee for us to handle deregistration on your behalf.

Simply register your phone at and you can travel with the peace of mind of knowing that when you press that SOS button, the guys at GEOS will know you’re in trouble. During registration you will inform GEOS of who your emergency contacts are, so that when you press the SOS button they know which relatives, friends, or colleagues to notify that you’re in trouble.

If you intend to be able to make use of the SOS button in an emergency it is imperative that you test it before your departure from civilisation to make sure that it functions correctly and that you are satisfied that it is working OK. Please note that, the standard service from GEOS does not include any search and rescue (SAR) services. Should you want search and rescue you can sign up for that as an optional extra, at a nominal fee. See the GEOS website for details.

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Rentals Insurance

Insurance is included free of charge with all our satellite phone rentals, with an excess of $400 + VAT for phones that are lost or damaged, and $50 for missing or damaged accessories.

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  1. Ashbury SatCom Service

    Charl de Villiers

    What a GREAT experience!.
    From the online booking to the collection of the phone ALL out a MUST use for your next Satellite Rental!
    Don’t even look at other Service Providers in South Africa. will only use AshBurySatCom in future.
    Thanks Charles!

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    Gerhard Kotze

    Product and service were excellent!

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  3. One person found this helpful

    Excellent service


    I was very apprehensive ordering over the internet but I was pleasantly surprised how efficient the service was and how easy it was to use the phone.. Phone was delivered in time with absolutely no problems at all. I would recommend Ashbury Satcom for all your satellite requirements. I will be using them again later this year. Thanks for the excellent service 🙂

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  4. Hiking use in Drakensberg.

    Otto (verified owner)

    The product was easy to understand and use. SMS to e-mail being esp. handy. Love the long battery life, and the extra measure of control and safety gained. The friendly, accommodating service made renting different numbers of satphones for different periods a breeze.

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  5. Prompt Service

    Darryl (verified owner)

    Usually I try and avoid these reviews. However, Ashbury’s service has been amazing and warrants the courtesy of a review.

    Thank you for your prompt service and follow up. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with your company and I will gladly use you again and recommend you to others.

    Darryl Poisson
    Ethekwini Cold Stores

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