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Category: Satellite Phones

Inmarsat vs Iridium – Which satellite phone service is best for me?

With the release of the new Iridium Extreme and the increasing sales of the Isatphone Pro within our business I felt that it was important to outline to new satellite phone users the differences between the two services from Iridium and Inmarsat.  Choosing the right service is as important as selecting the best satellite phone …

Get weather maps using your satellite phone when sailing

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The Iridium 9555 is a great phone for use while sailing. It does have data capabilities, so you can use it as a modem with a laptop and get on the internet – but data speeds are verrrrrrryyyyyyy slow! If you’re at sea, you’ll know how critical it is to have weather data. Luckily there …

Test your Satellite Phone Week 23rd – 29th May

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it expects more storms than average in 2011 during Atlantic hurricane season which spans from June 1st – November 30th. The NOAA is forecasting 12-18 tropical storms, 6 – 10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or greater. In 2010 there …

Review of IsatPhone Pro compared with Iridium 9555

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Review of IsatPhone Pro: We’ve been waiting to get our hands on one of the new IsatPhone Pro phones for a while. So we were really excited when we finally got delivery of our first handset. Here’s our Technical Manager’s initial findings and comparison with the market leader, the Iridium 9555… Design and Build Quality …

A Brief Introduction to Satellite Phone Networks

Over the last few years the use of satellite phones has been on the increase, they are now cheaper and more available than ever, however, this has not made it any easier for the consumer. With the choice of products on offer, how do you know which is the right one for you? Why satellite …

Car Battery Powers Mobal World Phone In Sahara Desert!

“Both myself and my daughter Amy have Mobal World Phones (your phone service was perfect). My daughter, a US Peace Corp volunteer was stationed in Senegal, West Africa for two years in a distant remote village (Diadiem III) without water or electricity. But we had our Mobal World Phone to connect with her with the …

Satellite Phones help develop ‘Backpack Journalists’ in Iraq

Sending journalists out to report on unrest in the Middle East is not a new concept for the media; news articles from the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and now Iraq have dominated recent times. However, the difference in Iraq is the technology they are using to file their reports, it has undergone something of a technological …

Sputnik – First Satellite in Space

In the 1950’s, because of the political climate, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union started to heat up. With political differences and the various allies of capitalist and communist ideals throughout the world, the two superpowers began to have a rivalry in many areas, including a race to find out …

What Is A Satellite Phone?

A Satellite Phone is a specialist type of cell phone that will work in places that regular cell phones won’t. Confusing? Yes, but let us explain. A regular cell phone will work almost everywhere that’s public. In your city, at your workplace, at home, or if you have an international cell phone, abroad. But a …

Satellite Phone Coverage

There is excellent coverage on an Iridium satellite phone, where a regular cell phone wouldn’t normally have coverage. On the flip side, all satellite phones don’t work indoors, or in areas where there is tall buildings all trees. The general rule, is that if you can see a clear line of sky, your satellite phone …


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