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Iridium Extreme PTT Rentals
We rent Iridium PTT equipment for periods as short as 4 months. Please contact us for information.
Our Iridium Extreme PTT rental kit includes:
Can I rent other equipment and accessories besides the Iridium Extreme PTT Handset? Yes, let us know what you want to do. A minimum 4-month rental applies but if you can commit to a minimum of 12 months of rental, a significant discount will be possible. A Buy-Out option at the end of the minimum rental period before you return the equipment is available, too. Contact us for more information.
- Iridium Extreme PTT Satellite Phone
- BatteryAC charger with 5-piece international plug kit
- Magnetic-mount car antenna with 1.5 meter cable and antenna adapter
- USB-power adapter
- USB to Mini-USB data cable for charging
- DC "car" charger
- Hands-free earpiece
- User Guide and Quick Start Guide
- Belt Holster
- Padded Soft case with carry strap
IMPORTANT: Other types of Iridium PTT equipment not shown here is potentially available for rent. In addition to the rental agreement for the Iridium PTT hardware, a separate service agreement is required. A minimum of 5 Iridium PTT phones must be kept active for continued Iridium PTT service. Clients that already have Iridium PTT service with us have satisfied that requirement and can rent one or more Iridium PTT phones. Clients without existing Iridium PTT service must rent a minimum of 5 PTT phones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Iridium PTT (Push-to-Talk)? An Iridium PTT satellite phone can talk to multiple other Iridium PTT phones within the same talk group. Iridium talk groups are huge. The smallest talk group is the size of the state of Indiana and can be divided into 5 regions that do not need to be contiguous located anywhere in the world. For example, the client's designated administrator can create a circular talk group area around Nashville Tennessee and put a separate talk group area in Alaska or Taiwan -- and this can be done from an easy to use web portal nearly instantaneously! Talk group coverage area will not be a problem with Iridium PTT.
Can Iridium PTT be used inside a vehicle or building? Yes, this is possible using docking stations connected to external antennas.
Can Iridium PTT be used anywhere in the world? Yes, but special plans are required for use within the Middle East region. We have North American and Global telephony service options for Iridium PTT equipment that supports companion SIM cards.
Can I call or text a cell phone or public switched number with an Iridium PTT phone? The Iridium Extreme PTT handset can operate in a "telephony mode" to make a private call or send a text message. To do this it must be switched out of push-to-talk mode into telephony mode using a soft switch on the phone. The ICOM IC-SAT100 is a different model of Iridium PTT phone that only supports PTT and does not have a telephony mode.
Can Iridium PTT interoperate with land mobile radios? Yes, but this requires additional equipment.
Contact us for more information.