The Benefits of Having an Iridium Satellite Phone

If you spend time off-grid, in remote areas, or in other countries where your cell phone service doesn’t reach, a satellite phone is a great way to provide you with access to reliable communication. However, if you’re considering purchasing or renting a satellite phone, you want to make sure you’re getting one that you can rely on — you want an Iridium satellite phone. 

 In today’s post from Outfitter Satellite, we’ll be discussing the benefits of having an Iridium satellite phone. Read on to learn more.

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The Iridium® Satellite Network Provides Global Coverage 

One of the main advantages of having an Iridium satellite phone over one that works on any other network is that Iridium is the only satellite network that offers truly global coverage. No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have a view of the sky, or an external antenna for indoor docking stations, you’ll have access to reliable, global communication. 

Iridium Has More Satellites Than Any Other Network 

The reason that Iridium can provide global coverage when other satellite networks can’t is because they have more satellites than every other network. This not only provides global coverage, but also more reliable coverage. When you have an Iridium satellite phone, you can truly walk and talk, text, and utilize data services anywhere on the earth. With Iridium’s constellation containing 66 low-earth orbiting cross-linked satellites, you’ll experience the best and widest satellite phone service in the world. 

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Iridium Satellite Phones Are High-Quality

The Iridium satellite network is impressive, but wouldn’t be as much without the right tools for the job. Iridium satellite phones are made to last. They are built from tough, rugged materials that are designed to protect the phone from dust, water, and anything else that comes their way. Additionally, most Iridium satellite phones allow you to text, talk, use data, and come with built-in GPS and SOS features so you can be sure that your satellite phone will be there when you need it most. 

Iridium Satellite Communication Devices Available 

Another benefit of using the Iridium satellite network is that with a satellite communication device, such as the Bivy® Stick, you can connect your smartphone to the network. The Bivy Stick is affordable, compact, and lightweight, but can also withstand up to 30 min of being fully submerged in water up to one meter and comes with an Ingress rating of IP67 against dust and water intrusion. With the Bivy Stick, you’ll gain access to the global Iridium satellite network through your smartphone for texting, sending your GPS coordinates, downloading weather forecasts, and utilizing SOS safety features if ever necessary. 

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Purchase Your Iridium Satellite Phone From Outfitter Satellite

At Outfitter Satellite, we carry a wide selection of Iridium satellite phones including the Iridium Extreme®, the Iridium 9555, the Iridium GO!® Mobile Hotspot, and of course the satellite communication device, the Bivy® Stick. And when you choose to get your Iridium satellite phone from Outfitter Satellite, you’ll have the choice of purchasing used or new, or renting. Shop Iridium satellite phones at Outfitter Satellite today.