In a recent post titled Satellite Mobile Phones FAQ, we, perhaps not so shockingly, answered some frequently asked questions that people have submitted to us or we’ve heard from time to time. We answered questions ranging from “what is a satellite phone?” and “what is an IsatPhone?” to answering queries related to the price of our various plans we have on offer here at Outfitter Satellite.


In today’s post, we aren’t going to be quite so general, instead we’ll be focusing on the many benefits that the Inmarsat IsatPhone has to offer folks who are looking for high-quality, nearly global coverage with their satellite phone. If you are interested in learning about network features, network coverage, language support, along with other features and benefits of the handheld satellite phone, by all means keep reading!


Essential IsatPhone Information

IsatPhones are known to be low-cost satellite phones that allow someone to make calls from almost anywhere on the planet. No matter how remote you go (excluding the poles), the reliability you get from the global network is nothing less than elite. Some basic features of IsatPhones are listed below.


  • Language Support - With helpful support in Russian, English, Japanese, French, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish, there is a strong chance that you or someone in your party will be able to connect with someone with whom it is easy to interact.

  • Nearly Global Coverage - Irrespective of your choice between the IsatPhone Pro and the IsatPhone 2 (we discuss the key differences below), you get worldwide coverage when you use an IsatPhone with no roaming charges. All calls are made using a unified nearly global network. Just like everybody else we’ve ever met, we are big fans of not having to pay roaming fees!

  • Network Features - Get reliable call stability with handsets that work with Inmarsat’s global I-4 satellite network.

  • Handset Tolerance - -20° C to +55° C. That’s the temperature range that IsatPhones operate within, with their humidity tolerance being up to 95 percent! We sincerely hope you aren’t planning on traveling anywhere where you might find temperatures exceeding such extremes.


The IsatPhone Pro vs. The IsatPhone 2

Now that we’ve gotten some essential Inmarsat IsatPhone information out of the way, we can take a look at the features of each of the Inmarsat handheld satellite phones we have for sale here at Outfitter Satellite.


The IsatPhone Pro

The Isatphone Pro comes with what you’d expect from a top-line brand like Inmarsat — GPS location data, voicemail, text and email messaging, and access to the most reliable satellite communications network on the planet. As we alluded to above, the IsatPhone Pro is designed to function almost anywhere in the world, boasting 99.9 percent network availability. What’s more, going with the IsatPhone 2 represents a wise investment for many reasons, with one of them being the expected satellite lifespan reaching into the 2020s.


Other IsatPhone Pro features include:


  • Ease-Of-Use - With a large keypad making it surprisingly easy to dial with gloves still on, a GSM-style interface complete with a robust color screen, Inmarsat has designed the Pro to be intuitive. We’d expect nothing less from such market leaders.

  • Exceptional Battery Life - Quite simply, the IsatPhone Pro offers one of the very longest, if not the longest, battery life available. Featuring 100 hours of standby time and 8 hours of talk-time, you don’t have to worry about finding an outlet within a 24-hour period when you choose the IsatPhone Pro.

  • Voice Quality - If clarity matters to you, which it should for everyone, you’ll be pleased with the voice quality the IsatPhone Pro has to offer. The quality is comparable with mobile cellular, providing lucid reception and voice recognition.

  • Other Features And Applications - You could probably guess this, but we are here to leave the guesswork out of the equation — other IsatPhone Pro features includes SMS, email, short message email. Telephony, and GPS location data look-up-and-send, the latter of which can really come in handy! With temporary field office communications as well as social and welfare communications, the Pro boasts its fair share of applications.


With fundamental voice services like call waiting, call history, call divert, call holding, conferencing, call barring, speed dialing, and fixed number dialing, the IsatPhone Pro offers dependable functionality with exceptional battery life. When traveling to remote locations, the IsatPhone represents great value in that is one less thing you have to worry about.



IsatPhone 2

Inmarsat’s new-generation handheld satellite phone offers many of the same advantages of the Pro, but, as you can probably imagine, Inmarsat has only improved upon what the Pro already did so well. Describers like robust, reliable, and ready are frequently used to describe the wealth of features and benefits this handheld sat phone offers.


While the Pro was no slouch when it comes to its dependability, the IsatPhone 2 is pretty much as good as it gets. The 2 provides users with fast network registration and battery life that is upwards of 8 hours of talk time (with 160 hours of standby time). Other advantages, like connectedness, global assistance, network reliability, and others are discussed below:


  • Network Reliability - With Inmarsat’s global I-4 satellite network, you can enjoy constant call stability with seamless roaming across the planet. With global coverage, excluding polar regions, there are no roaming charges to worry about, just like with the Pro.

  • Long Battery Life - Get registered to your network in less than 45 seconds! Again, 8 hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby time is nothing to turn your nose up at.

  • Handset Durability - The handset has been intentionally designed to deal with ultra-extreme conditions, from -20° C to +55° C with up to 95 percent humidity tolerance. Though the IsatPhone 2 shares those advantages with the previous generation’s phone, the 2 sports the fact that it is splash, shock, and dust resistant.  

  • Ease-Of-Use - The IsatPhone 2 offers all of the same features as its predecessor, with scratch-resistance and a transflective display (making the screen able to be read even in bright, direct sunlight) being added to the laundry list of impressive attributes.

  • Global Assistance - If you are considering going with a monthly plan, IsatPhone 2 customers receive the unique advantage of getting access to a free-of-charge worldwide emergency assistance from GEOs. This means that you are one button-push away from getting expert assistance to the GEOs 24/7 emergency response team. They will contact you and connect you to whoever you need to speak with in order to resolve your situation in a timely matter.

  • Contact Synchronisation - Functional with MS Outlook 2007 (PC), the OS is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP

  • Other Advantages - Inmarsat didn’t stop there, as they included an alarm, minute minder, microphone muting, speakerphone, Bluetooth, and an eCompass for easy orientation.


Global Satellite Phone Service

Made by Inmarsat, Isatphones are known for their impressive resistance to the elements in addition to the outstanding GSPS (Global Satellite Phone Service) that is available with the handheld satellite phone. The GSPS, with the Isatphone 2, offers short messaging, phone calling, email-to-text, and over 2400 bps data over almost the entire world, save for the polar caps. Ideal for travelers who are expecting to stay between 50° N and 50° S latitude (or for folks in hilly yet not mountainous terrain), GSPS is renowned for their reliability regarding long-duration phone calls without experiencing drops. When compared with other mobile satellite services, the benefits of the GSPS are clear to understand — not having to worry about dropped calls is a self-evident advantage.

Consider Outfitter Satellite

Now that you’ve been convinced of the many merits found in the IsatPhone Pro and 2, it’s time you understand why Outfitter Satellite is your place to buy Inmarsat phones. Whether you are looking for new or used IsatPhones, we offer both with your choice of accessories like solar panels, batteries, docking stations, along with warranties to protect your investment. Shop our Inmarsat phones today!