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Choosing Your Satellite Phone

Choosing a satellite phone can be tough. The following factors will help you determine what’s right for you.

  1. Price
  2. Coverage
  3. Quality of service
  4. Capabilities you need

The Choices

Iridum

If coverage and quality of service is what you are looking for than Iridium is unbeatable.

It’s the only satellite phone that offers global coverage with its 66 satellites including over oceans and all land areas.

It’s the only provider that guarantees 98% connectivity.

Outbound calls are billed at a flat per minute rate.

No long-distance and no roaming fees for outbound calls.

Iridum 9555

The Iridium 9555 is not only the smallest phone Iridium has ever made, but it’s also the most powerful. Significantly reduced in size when compared to its predecessor, the Iridium 9555’s hand-friendly form and internally stowed antenna make the 9555 simple to use and easy to carry when not in use.

Features

  • Compact Physical Footprint For Streamlined Portability
  • Intuitive User Interface For Out-Of-The-Box Functionality
  • Water, Shock And Dust Resistance For Unparalleled Durability
  • Integrated Speakerphone
  • Headset And Hands-Free Capability
  • Internally Stowed Antenna
  • Mini-USB Data Port

Specifications

  • Dimensions 143mm X 55mm X30mm
  • Weight 266g (9.4oz)
  • Standby Time Up To 30 Hours
  • Talk Time Up To 4 Hours

Iridium 9555 Brochure

Globalstar

If price & data capabilities are your most important factor; Globalstar is an excellent choice.

Globalstar offers unlimited airtime in the Globalstar home coverage area.

The Globalstar home coverage area includes Canada, Continental U.S, eastern Caribbean and parts of Alaska.

Globalstar does have coverage in 120 countries but not everywhere in the world. If you plan to choose Globalstar, make sure where you plan to travel is in the coverage area.

With the optional data kit and a PC, Globalstar gives users access to the Internet with speeds up to 56K.

Globalstar GSP 1700

Globalstar’s smallest and lightest satellite phone, the Globalstar GSP-1700 adds ergonomic design for even more comfort and convenience. The antenna, when held in a vertical position, communicates with the constellation of Globalstar satellites. It also rotates and stows into the handset when not in use for more compact carrying.

Features

  • Improve productivity and safety when working, traveling or visiting remote areas
  • Enjoy natural conversation with minimal satellite delay
  • Choice of plans that are tailored to your calling needs, including monthly or annual plans
  • Use the GSP-1700 in 120 countries worldwide
  • Send emails, surf the Internet and send and receive fax data

Specifications

  • Dimensions 135mm x 55mm x 37mm
  • Weight 200g (7.06oz)
  • Talk Time Up To 4 hours
  • Standby Time Up To 36 hours

GSP 1700 Brochure

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