Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Rental

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Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rental – short term rental hire of the Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phones.


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  • iSatPhone Essentials Quick Start PDF
  • Security Deposit for Satellite Phone Rental

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Rental

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Rental

We supply our Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals complete with mains charger, car charger, pelican waterproof case.

We offer our Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone rentals for various periods with your choice of minutes to use over duration of rental period. Your satellite phone rental may stop working should you deplete your pre-purchased airtime allowance, so make sure you buy enough airtime for your trip. In the event you exceed your allowance any overage is charged at $2 +VAT per minute for voice calls and $0.85 +VAT for SMS texts and/or texts-to-email.

Your rental starts on the day you receive your rental satellite phone, and you can specify the date on which you wish to receive it during the checkout process on our website. We will send the satellite phone to you at the start of the rental period, and you need to arrange to return your rental phone back to us at the end of the rental period. Rentals returned later than the booked time-frame will be charged at $8.50 + VAT per day.

Please note there is a small compulsory security deposit that will be added to your satellite phone rental, and this is refundable upon return of the satellite phone in good working order. You will be charged for factory repairs if the device if not returned in good working order, as per standard factory repair charges as detailed in the support section of our web shop.


Inmarsat iSatPhone Rentals Process

You will select your Inmarsat iSatPhone rental start date i.e. the date by which you want to receive your rental during the checkout process on our website. Your Inmarsat iSatPhone 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 usually ensure that the phone reaches you a day or two before the start date. You make arrangements to have the phone returned to us on your return, via either courier or door-to-door hand delivery back to our distribution centre in Midrand.

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

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