You have prepared carefully for your upcoming hunting trip. You have a good rifle, bullets, a knife, and a backpack. Also, you have food, a field dress kit, and your cammies. Still, are you prepared for an unexpected or even life-threatening emergency? A lot can happen when you're hunting in a remote location, and you may not have cellular coverage. That is why well-prepared hunters carry a satellite phone. The popular Iridium 9575 satellite phone is the focus of this article.

First 5 Reasons to Buy an Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone:

  1. Iridium has global coverage better than Globalstar or Inmarsat. This is because Iridium uses a large network of low earth orbit satellites in polar orbits. This assures a satellite with a high look angle eventually peers down into almost every deep mountain valley. If you are travelling in the polar regions, only Iridium currently offers coverage.
  2. A built-in GPS receiver in the new Iridium 9575 satellite phone provides your exact location at a glance. You can text or email your location to any address -- directly from the phone. That makes the Iridium 9575 satellite phone a powerful safety tool.
  3. SOS button: Notify one or more of your friends via email or text that you have an emergency. The SOS message includes your GPS location. The SOS button can also simultaneously initiate a phone call or be used to call the GEOS Emergency Response Service.
  4. Extreme weather resistance: That isn't true but the Iridium 9575 EXTREME satellite phone is remarkably weather resistant and boasts an IP65 ingress rating. A very aggressive liquids test was used to establish the IP65 rating. Water jets were projected from a 6.3 mm nozzle against the phone's outer enclosure with no harmful affects during a 3-minute exposure involving 12.5 litres per minute. It's unfortunate the Iridium 9575 satellite phone isn't waterproof, but Outfitter Satellite offers watertight cases.
  5. Up to 4 hours of talk time or 30 hours of standby time are available on a single charge. If you are traveling to locations without ready power, Outfitter Satellite offers battery packs with solar panel options for recharging your Iridium 9575 satellite phone.

Still not convinced? 5 More Reasons to Buy an Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone:

  1. Leave a bread crumb trail: With a few quick changes to the default settings, you can configure your Iridium 9575 satellite phone to automatically transmit your GPS position at equal time intervals. This could be very helpful to rescuers trying to find you (with the clock running) if you "disappear" in the wilderness.

  2. Optional Optimizer Hotspot lets you send and receive email on your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android phone. Because of the slow 2400 bps data speed of Iridium, web browsing is not recommended.
  3. Docking stations are available for indoors or below decks use where an external mast antenna or low-profile car antenna is necessary. 
  4. Diamond tread ergonomic grip.
  5. Outfitter Satellite's Trade-Up Program that lets you trade in an old but operable Iridium 9505a or Iridium 9555 satellite phone towards the purchase of a new Iridium 9575 satellite phone. Call us for more information on the trade-in value of your satellite phone, and if you want to purchase one of our used satellite phones please visit our online store. (Our trade-in program can change without notice.)