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Inmarsat Satellite Phone Network & Products
‘Our 5c on … ‘ what to expect from the Inmarsat Satellite phone Network.
We prefer stationary satellite systems, in the case of Inmarsat, their satellite for our region is above Papua New Guinea meaning the satellite is located at a very usable angle all over Australia. For example; the satellite elevation (above the horizon) in the following locations, Alice Springs 60oNE, Hobart 40oN, Cape York 76oN and Perth 42oNE). Simply find a clear line of sight to the satellite and you can talk, with good voice quality, uninterrupted for as long as you wish. You can speak with confidence because you know the satellite will not move or be obscured by a hill or trees during your conversation. Call connections are quite stable, given you maintain the antenna pointing towards the satellite. Your voice or the callers will drop out (and return) if you walk around with the phone.
As the satellite is 35,000km above Earth, when you make a call on the Inmarsat network, the audio is understandably a little delayed. Inmarsat has three geostationary satellites around the equator; above Papua New Guinea, Eastern Africa and one just south of Mexico – meaning you’ll be covered almost everywhere, except the north and south poles.
Our commitment and a special offer just for you!
outgoing calls just 25 cents per minute.
Satellite phone handsets are not as straightforward to use as normal mobile phones and knowing how to use them correctly will make a huge difference. Our commitment to you is 24/7 support.
Inmarsat Coverage Map
Hire or rent the Isatphone Satellite Phone
To hire an Inmarsat Satellite Phone for one week $155, 10 days $200, 2 weeks $245.
Service comes with an active International SIM service, 12v, and 240v chargers, & protective case.
Price includes; Satellite phone hire, GST, delivery and return postage. Plus a bonus of 25 cents per minute for outgoing calls.
Calls to any Standard Mobile or Landline Numbers globally:
$0.25/min & $0.10/SMS. (max 1 hour)
PROS – The IsatPhone is reliable, simple to operate, has an excellent battery life and is quick to register with the network to get you talking. It’s a good all-rounder. It is one of our ‘go-to phones’ for travellers needing emergency comms, particularly those travelling on the Eastern Seaboard. The coverage from the stationary satellite above PNG gives excellent uninterrupted coverage Australia-wide.
CONS – None really as far as satphones go. Incoming calls to this International SIM are expensive, but it is not a problem because the satphone will be turned off so ask the other to SMS.
Outgoing Call Costs
International Phone Number Service :
Outgoing calls are $0.25 per minute to any IsatPhone, mobile or landline on the planet and $0.10 per 160-character SMS/email.
We have found SMS to the Isatphone (charged as an international SMS @ approx $0.50 each outgoing) and email technology very reliable and is a great way for people to communicate with you. We have many clients needing weather information for bushwalks and yacht deliveries, they find a very successful solution is to have a friend send regular SMS/email with the appropriate information required.
ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Local Australian Mobile Number Service:
We can supply this phone with an Australian Local number SIM, this enables callers to call the handset at standard Australian mobile call rates. This option has a higher premium, and outbound calls are more expensive.
The minimum charge for one week is $175, 10 days $235, and 2 weeks is $300.
For more extended periods, please call as additional weekly rates get cheaper.
Price includes: hire, GST, delivery, $10 of free calls and return postage.
Outgoing calls to Australian Mobiles and Landlines are $1.50/min + 40c flagfall. Calls to International phones vary.
SMS to any mobile on the planet $0.50c.
Callers to this handset only pay standard Australian Mobile call rates, for most people, that’s likely an unlimited call plan.
How to hire an Inmarsat Satellite Phone from EPIRBhire?
Please feel free to call 0415 263 750 or email – we’re here to help.
We operate 24/7 for critical support, we extend this service to clients who prefer to chat after hours – just not too late, please.
It can normally be possible to deliver Australia-wide within 24/48 hours, although we prefer not to rush things. We consider hiring periods from the last post day we can get it to you until the day we get it back.
EPIRBhire can supply the handset for hire or test before you buy. Please call us for more information and to discuss the options.
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