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IsatPhone Pro Firmware Update 5.8.0

The new IsatPhone Pro firmware update 5.8.0 is now available to download. Inmarsats’ official statement is: “For users of 5.3.0 or higher this is a recommended upgrade, meaning that the features introduced by the firmware are important but not critical for the GSPS service, including the network and the IsatPhone Pro handset. For users who …

IsatPhone Pro Firmware Update 5.3.0

This new IsatPhone Pro firmware update is critical for any IsatPhone Pro handsets purchased since 7 September 2012. Inmarsats’ official statement is: “This is a mandatory firmware upgrade to prevent users being impacted by a fault in product operation and planned network enhancements. As announced earlier, a fault was identified with IsatPhone Pro firmware versions …

Critical IsatPhone Pro Firmware Upgrade

Inmarsat has just released a Mandatory firmware upgrade meaning that the features introduced by the firmware are vitally important for the GSPS service including the network and your IsatPhone Pro handset. Inmarsat has advised us that this upgrade is absolutely critical as IsatPhone Pro phones that are not upgraded by 30th of June, 2013, will …

Satellite Phones Keep People Safe During Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

As the US recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy one thing never faltered – a Satellite Phone. While the winds of the Super Storm reached 150kmph, knocking out power and telecommunication lines, yet the humble Satellite Phone still managed to keep their users in touch with other people and organisations. Neil Sheehan, a spokesman …

A Satellite Phone and A Natural Disaster

Satellite Phone use during natural disaster

A Satellite Phone can be a lifesaver, especially during natural disasters. So, you need to be prepared. Natural disasters can strike anywhere, at anytime, so having a Satellite Phone on the premises is essential as it would be your only means to communicate with others. We’ve all become accustomed to our cell phones working nearly …

Climbing Expedition: Himalaya North Face Challenge

Peak 41 Climbing Expedition

Climbing Expedition: Himalaya North Face Challenge – by Jack Geldard. This autumn, Rob Greenwood and myself are headed to the Nepalese Himalaya to attempt an unclimbed North Face. The mountain we have chosen to attempt this climbing expedition is called ‘Peak 41’ and is otherwise known as The True Mera Peak. In these huge and …

Mobal Vacation Stories: Grand Canyon Rescue

Mobal Vacation Stories

Welcome to Mobal Vacation Stories. A collection of vacation stories from our very own Mobal customers.   In the first of our vacation stories, David and his friend Klaus go hiking in the Grand Canyon. An enjoyable hike nearly turned to disaster if it wasn’t for the life saving power of a Satellite Phone. “My …

How to set up voicemail on the IsatPhone Pro

We have received some feedback from our customers who have purchased IsatPhone Pro handsets that although their voicemail is already set up that, when the phone is off or is out of signal, people are not being diverted to the voicemail facility. To ensure that your voicemail is correctly configured, you need to manually set …

Thuraya XT-Dual Review

Thuraya XT-Dual

The Thuraya XT-Dual boasts ‘it makes the future looks so old’, but what are the real advantages to having a Satellite Phone with built in GSM? Iridium tried this a while back, and it never really took off. Maybe because no-one wants to be carrying something the size of a Satellite Phone around Walmart when …

Satellite Phone Rescue – The Meagan McGrath Story

Satellite Phone

Rescue from the Crevasse – The Meagan McGrath Story “I can’t thank Iridium enough. You helped save my life. The battery of the Iridium phone hung in the whole time. It was my lifeline, truly. The rescue team was able to send me updates on their whereabouts, and eventually came to get me. I was …


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