Iridium Satellite Phones: Should You Buy or Rent?

At Outfitter Satellite Phones, we make it easy to get the Iridium® Satellite Phone you need — but there is one question to answer. Is it better for you to buy or rent? In today's post, we're sharing everything you need to know in order to make the right decision.

Why Choose an Iridium® Satellite Phone?

Iridium satellite phones are perfect for those who need to stay connected beyond cellular coverage.  And, since they use the Iridium® Satellite Network, they provide truly global coverage. But, before you head off on your next big adventure, you need to decide if you're going to buy or rent an Iridium satellite phone.

What to Think About 

There are a few key factors to consider when making your decision.  First, think about how often you'll need to use the satellite phone. If you only need it for the occasional camping trip or international vacation, then renting might be the best option. However, if you're using it regularly for work or other purposes, buying might be a better investment and Outfitter Satellite offers a variety of flexible prepaid and postpaid plans.

Weighing Costs

Another factor to consider is the cost. Iridium satellite phones are not cheap, so you need to decide if you're willing to make the initial investment. If you rent, you'll be paying for each use, so it can add up over time. But, if you buy, you'll only have the initial cost and then the cost of airtime.  Outfitter Satellite also offers two-year extended warranties upon request for an additional fee.

Consider Convenience 

Finally, think about convenience. If you're planning on using your satellite phone regularly, buying might be the best option so that you always have it on hand. However, if you only need it occasionally, renting might be more convenient since you don't have to worry about storing and maintaining the phone.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to deciding whether to buy or rent an Iridium satellite phone. It all comes down to your individual needs and preferences — and at Outfitter Satellite, we make it easy to choose the option that’s best for you. Explore our website to shop today!