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Old 12-31-2012, 12:46 PM
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Default Satellite phones

Since this pops up occasionally ...

Generic Info:

Some tutorial info - http://www.tutorialsweb.com/satellite-phones/index.htm

There's even a blog about sat phones - http://gmpcs-us.blogspot.com/

No, I don't own one, but this thread is a fine place for folks to rate their equipment or plans, and comment on how well they work in their circumstances.


If you expect anyone around to talk to, there are places to get equipment and service plans.

Globalstar:

For example, a Globalstar 'Emergency Plan' is $360/year.

There's currently a package of handheld phone and 300 minutes for $549, with the minutes good for 1 year.

Or, there's a $500 kit

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Iridium:

ETA, since Globalstar is getting rave negatives, here are some links for Iridium - again, not a customer, so cannot recommend anything

http://www.roadpost.com/Iridium-Phon...-P705C280.aspx

http://www.globalcomsatphone.com/sat...ice_plans.html

http://www.satellitephonesdirect.com..._overview.html
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Yes I think this is a very good deal as well. Thanks for the post.
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Globalstar sucks. I owned one.....

Only buy Iridium phones. Plenty of cheap 9555's available and get a talk time card you can activate in an emergency.

I own 9505/9555/Extreme all Iridium. Will never buy anything else. I have used Sat phones since 2002.
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I agree. Global star promised to get more sats up and improve/fix lapses. Never did and device sucks. Don't buy global star. You will be highly disappointed!!

Been there done that.
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Globalstar sucks. I owned one.....

Only buy Iridium phones. Plenty of cheap 9555's available and get a talk time card you can activate in an emergency.

I own 9505/9555/Extreme all Iridium. Will never buy anything else. I have used Sat phones since 2002.
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I agree. Global star promised to get more sats up and improve/fix lapses. Never did and device sucks. Don't buy global star. You will be highly disappointed!!

Been there done that.
Yep, I've had my Globalstar phone for maybe 7 years and it basically sucks. To make it even close to useful, you have to print out the satellite pass schedule for the next few days in advance, then try to make your quick call during one of the passes. Emergencies tend to not always occur during satellite passes, so an Iridium phone would be a far better choice.
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