An Introduction to Outfitter Satellite Phones

Outfitter Satellite is a family-owned small business in Nashville, Tennessee founded in 1995. We are committed to the simple principles of providing cutting-edge satcom equipment with fast delivery and world-class 24/7 technical support. As an Authorized Iridium PTT Reseller and Marlink Elite Partner, we offer a powerful array of value-added services. If your satellite communication need is short term, we offer Iridium and Inmarsat satellite phone and terminal rental with next-business-day delivery anywhere in the continental United States. Our knowledgeable courteous staff are ready to assist you.

Mobile Broadband Internet

We sell and rent satellite internet terminals for land portable, fly-away, and vehicle-mounted applications. Plans with unlimited internet usage without restrictive fair use policies or throttle-down limits are available on select equipment. Whether you need to simply check your email or stream broadcast quality video, we can help.

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As an Authorized Iridium PTT Reseller and Marlink Elite Partner, we offer a powerful array of value-added services.

Taking Your Satellite Phone To Some Of The Most Remote Places On Earth

The earth’s surface area measures approximately 196.9 million square miles. Roughly 30 percent of Earth’s total surface area consists of land, and 10 percent of that landmass is inhabited by people. Surprisingly, a good 80 percent of the Earth’s total landmass is connected with roads, highways, and farmland.


Considering that the total planimetric (or flat) land area is a good 57.5+ million square miles, the fact that humans have established such extensive roads is remarkably impressive.


That only leaves about 10 percent of the Earth’s total landmass as true, uninhabited wilderness. Now that we’re done throwing numbers at you, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the most uninhabited, inhospitable, and remote places on the planet.


The Most Common Applications Of Satellite Phones

It’s true that most of the civilized world uses standard cellular technology to stay in touch with one another — after all, with convenient networks like LTE, we can instantly communicate with someone else around the world. That’s truly incredible, and something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.


However, as convenient as modern communication infrastructures are, there are still many places around the world without cell phone towers. It’s unclear as to what percentage of the Earth’s landmass has available mobile phone reception, but given the sheer expanse of the Earth, it’s fair to say that most undeveloped and completely remote areas still lack coverage.


Stay Connected When There’s No Other Option


That’s why satellite phones are so valuable. Now, you're wondering why more people don’t use sat phones for their universal coverage, this blog post is for you. But on this page, Outfitter Satellite will cover some of the most common and practical applications for the use of satellite communication equipment.