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Category: Satellite Phones

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 …

Using Twitter on Your Satellite Phone


Iridium recently posted about two customers who made history using Iridium satellite phones with Twitter to update followers from some of the farthest corners of the Earth. Eric Larsen, the renowned arctic explorer, became the first person ever to tweet from the North Pole using an Iridium satellite phone in 2010. Felicity Ashton, the first …

Upgrade your IsatPhone Pro to the latest Software today

For our customers who have purchased an IsatPhone Pro Satellite Phone from Mobal, there has been an upgraded version of the phones firmware released. The new Firmware 5.0.0 is available from the Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Live  Version 5.0.0 offers a new personal alert feature to the handset, that is very similar to the new SOS feature …

The Floor – Where and why do you use a Satellite Phone?

As you know, The Floor is a section dedicated to adventure. It’s your chance to share your experiences within the Mobal community. Today, I’d like to ask you: Where and why do you use a Satellite Phone? Lots of people use a Satellite Phone, but many for different reasons. Your input will help fellow travelers …


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