When travelling to or working from a remote place, give yourself the peace of mind that comes with having a satellite phone, allowing both voice calls and SMS messages to keep in touch with those who matter most. A short contrast between the two most popular satellite phones follow.
Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone
iSatPhone 2 offers the longest talk time of any satellite phone being 160 hours of standby time and 8 hours of talk time, has automated GPS position reporting features, an SOS ‘assistance’ button, a high visibility display, and IP65 ruggedness.
It comes at quite an attractive price point and works anywhere in the world excluding the polar regions. The iSatPhone 2 satellite phone has smaller cost-effective airtime vouchers that are ideal for those who only want to load a bit of airtime to their satellite phone every now and then.
Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone
The Iridium Extreme satellite phone with its truly global coverage is our flagship satellite phone. Built with military grade ruggedness for use anywhere in the world on Iridium’s global network, the phone offers GPS with tracking, SOS button, and as well as IP65 water resistance.
The Iridium satellite phones have omni-directional antennas meaning there is no need to ‘point and aim’ them at anything when trying to make calls, meaning they’re very easy to use indeed – especially for use at sea. The Iridium Extreme is very tough and almost completely waterproof – it will quite happily survive a dunk in the ocean, perfect for maritime use.
The Iridium satellite phones also offers the cheapest prepaid airtime voucher for keeping a satellite phone active all year round, being the Iridium 300 minute African voucher which is valid for 365 days.
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