Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone

(8 customer reviews)

Our Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is the only option for making satellite voice calls at or near the polar regions and is particularly suited for maritime applications.


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Iridium 9575 Extreme

Our Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is the only option for making satellite voice calls at or near the polar regions and is particularly suited for maritime applications.

The Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone runs on one of the largest satellite constellations in existence, offering truly global coverage of all the earth’s lands, seas and skies.

From a design perspective the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is one of the smallest satphones that ever existed, bringing a beautiful aesthetic to an old school design.

With a ruggedness rating of MIL810F the Iridium 9575 Extreme is the most rugged of all satphones, however – as with all satphones, the antenna remains sensitive to drops.

Iridium 9575 Extreme can be configured to send GPS position reports at automatic intervals, with the recipient receiving emails with links to your position on Google maps.

The SOS button on the Iridium 9575 Extreme is monitored by GEOS from where Iridium 9575 Extreme customers can also purchase optional search and rescue services.

The omni-directional antennas of the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone means the user never has to do antenna pointing as may sometimes be required with other satphones.

Friends and family can send free text messages to Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phones using a free web app that Ashbury SatCom gives all our customers access to.

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8 reviews for Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone

  1. Robbie Robbertze

    Thank you very much for the professional service I received. Keith Redford provided me with a concise overview of the technical aspects of the options, in terms I could understand. The selection was thus made easy. After I received my Iridium phone yesterday, I received an equally concise how-to guide from Charles Barber via email. It helped a great deal. Thanks to you guys for making my life easier in an unfamiliar domain.

  2. Grant Cooper

    Happy with my Iridium Extreme. Bought it on recomendation that it was one of the best options for use out at sea. I decided against the Iridium go as data isn’t important to me – just need to phone the wife and kids. Even works reasonably well below deck of my fiberglass hull.

  3. David Evans

    I travel enormously in southern Africa and into some remote inaccessible places. I have had the Iridium Extreme for over two years now and i use it as a ‘comfort tool’ knowing that irrespective of where I am on the continent, I have contact with the outside world.

    The phone is simple to use both telephonically and for sending text messages and I would say that if you have ‘torch’ on the top of your packing list to remote places, then ‘Iridium Extreme’ must be next.

    On of the best investments I have made. Expensive but really good value.

  4. Du toit de Beer

    I have had the Iridium Extreme now for just over a year. The most important reason for having the phone is that I can stay in contact with family, friends and colleagues no matter where I am. Up to now I have experienced no problems with either the phone or communication network.

    The compact size of the phone makes handling and carrying very easy. When travelling I store the phone in the front pocket of the Land Cruiser driver’s seat.The fact that calls can be received with the antenna down makes it possible that I can keep the phone on standby.

    As far as the service from and communication with Keith and Charles are concerned, I can only say THANK YOU for doing a great job!

    Du Toit

  5. Callie Roos

    We had the Iridium Extreme now for around two years. We love travelling where there is nothing that could remind us of the city but with the Iridium we have the peace of mind that we can get hold of our kids if needed. Up to now we never had any problems where we could not use the phone – from Namibia to a remote beach in Mozambique.

    By far the best piece of equipment for off road travelling we ever invested in.

    The service from and communication with Keith and Charles are excellent I can only say THANK YOU for doing a great job and would recommend this business to anyone.

  6. Flip&Riana van Rooyen

    We had the Iridium Extreme now for 4years and are very happy with the phone and service from Keith and Charles, they are always available and very helpful

  7. Heste de Beer

    I received my phone about 4 weeks ago and I am impressed, with the phone as well as the excellent service. I travel a lot and it allows me to stay in contact with everybody at home and make business decisions while I am in remote areas. Good value for money.

  8. Johan Smit (verified owner)

    Just received my phone and all that goes along with it. Very clear and simplistic instructions and got going in no time at all.
    Have to thank Charles, Rachel & Ashbury team for the professionalism demonstrated during the purchase & delivery cycle.
    Off to the Pafuri tomorrow, so cannot wait to experience the peace of mind knowing “you can always get in touch” when the going gets tough.
    Thanks again Charles & team.

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Iridium 9575 Extreme Key Features

  • Voice calls and SMS from anywhere on the planet
  • Dedicated red SOS button with emergency assistance services
  • Automated, user-programmable GPS position reporting via eMail
  • Reliably delivers text messages to smartphones via email
  • Very fast network registration, 1st call connected within 30 seconds
  • Can receive incoming calls even with the antenna stowed away
  • Extremely rugged IP65 rated & Military Spec 810F
  • Comes with a magnetic mount vehicle antenna in the box
  • Easy prepaid top-up in Ashbury web shop
  • Free web-to-satphone SMS facility from Ashbury
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Iridium Satellite Coverage Map


The Iridium satellite network provides truly global coverage of the entire earth from pole to pole.

Note that certain pre-paid airtime vouchers geo-restrict Iridium satellite phones so as to work only in certain regions.

Iridium Extreme Airtime Options

Should you prefer prepaid you will see we sell discounted prepaid airtime vouchers with the Iridium Extreme satellite phone in our shop. For more details on our Iridium Extreme prepaid services and call rates, see the Iridium prepaid vouchers further below.

We also offer easy online pay-monthly subscriptions for Iridium Extreme, however you need to sign up for them in a separate transaction from your phone purchase. After that we will automatically bill your card for your subscription on a monthly basis.

Iridium Extreme Applications

Recommended for:

  • Voice calls and text messaging anywhere on earth. Iridium Extreme can also be used inside vehicles on safari with the magnetic vehicular antenna that comes in the box.
  • Sailors and skippers. Iridium Extreme’s omnidirectional antenna means the masts on your boat won’t interfere with it, and it also works through fibreglass and canvas.
  • Safety and peace of mind. Trusted by emergency responders around the world with a built in SOS button and emergency support services from GEOS – registration required.
  • Position reporting. Easily share your travel progress with friends, family members and colleagues – with tracking messages delivered directly to their email inbox.

Not recommended for:

  • Data applications – Iridium GO is a far better option.

Iridium Extreme Box Contents

  • Iridium 9575 Extreme
  • Iridium Pre-Paid SIM Card
  • Mains Charger + Plug Kit
  • Vehicle Charger
  • Magnetic-Mount Vehicular Antenna
  • Antenna Adaptor
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • CD, Manual, USB Cable
  • Pouch with Belt Loop
  • Hands-free Headset

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