Iridium Satellite phones for sale

Australia-Wide and Global Coverage

Would you like to buy an Iridium Satellite phone? We will answer your questions below.

You have a choice between the Inmarsat service or the Iridium both are very good and both systems servicing Australia have their pros and cons.
Iridium is considered the easiest to use and operate out of the 2 satellite networks. Iridium only requires you to point the antenna toward the sky to get a signal to make a call or send a text. It has been around forever with a good history of old phones that seem to last forever.

The Iridium satellite network provides unparalleled global coverage, ensuring that you can maintain connectivity even in the most remote and inaccessible areas. Iridium phones support secure text messaging.  Iridium's handheld satellite phones are designed to be rugged and durable, making them well-suited for outdoor use. This network is backed by a constellation of 66 active satellites in low orbit circling the planet every 110 minutes.

Having just quoted from the Iridium brochure, a more realistic view is... the system will provide full global coverage (excellent at sea) ..... but on land reception will drop out if and when a satellite moves behind a mountain, dense forest cover, or any other obstruction that may interrupt the signal. Users can expect relatively clear but variable voice quality due to the moving satellites. In locations with big hills, it will drop out regularly. The Iridium 9555 and 9575 come with a basic but effective external antenna which is ideal for incoming calls while vehicle travelling. Inmarsat cannot compete with this option.

Standard Aussie Mobile Number

All of our Iridium plans come with a standard Australian mobile number so calls to your satellite phone are at a standard mobile phone charge. You can choose to have a 1-year locked-in contract at $65 per month or a "cancel anytime contact" by paying a one-off $50 upfront connection fee. Outgoing calls will cost $1.98 per minute. You can also put your call plan on suspend and just pay $15p.m. There are more corporate call plan options for multiple handsets. This link will offer more information on all the call plans available.

If you would like more information about the Iridium Satellite phone for sale, please call us on 0488 011 203 or visit our EPIRBhire Iridium page.

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