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Category: Satellite Stories

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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