Top Activities in the United States to Do Where You’ll Need a Satellite Phone: Hunting

Many people have heard of satellite phones, but really have no idea when you would need one or why. This is because many people are mistakenly under the impression that cell phones work everywhere, which, as anyone who has travelled knows, is just not true. In fact, there are vast tracks, even in the United States, that do not have cell phone coverage. This is because in order to have cell phone coverage, you need to have cell phone towers, which relays the signal from your cell provider to your phone. Hence, where there is no cell phone towers, or they are few and far between, your cell phone coverage and connection can be compromised, anywhere from non-existent to spotty at best.

Outfitter Satellite Phones recognized the need for the best satellite phones back in 1995 when we first opened our doors. Since then, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of technology in order to offer you access to the world from wherever you are at. If you have a burning desire to climb the highest mountains, explore the tiniest crevices, or sail the ocean blue, you should be able to follow your dreams — and be safe about them. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the top activities to do in the United States where you’ll need a satellite phone, including hunting. Visit us online today to get started!



Fall is right around the corner, and with fall, not only do the leaves change, but animals and nature are preparing for winter. Babies are now independent and are looking forward to learning how to survive the winter. Bears are packing on the pounds for hibernation. Squirrels are hoarding nuts and raiding your garden. Some migratory birds are flying south for the winter.

Fall also begins hunting season, and if you’re a hunter, you are probably looking forward to re-stocking your freezer for the coming year. Hunting has many benefits, not only for the fresh, lean meat it provides for hunters and their families, but it also thins out the herds so more can survive during the long, harsh winter months. Hunters know, however, that animals don’t just offer themselves up for the taking — that’s why it is called hunting. You have to go and chase animals where they naturally live, which is in some of the densest forests in Canada and the United States. Deer, elk, bear, and pronghorn all are wary and are on the move constantly, looking for food. Hunting takes skill, but it’s also a game of chance.

When you are out hunting, you’ll definitely need a satellite phone, especially if you’re on the chase. Whether you hunt on foot or by ATV, you can cover a lot of miles in a day, and you’ll never know where you’ll end up. Most big game that you are hunting (deer, mountain goats, and elk) live either in forests or on mountains that offer little cell phone service. When you are out and about, covering many miles in a day, you need to have access to reliable communication services, especially if there is an emergency. 

To be frank, cell phones just won’t cut it when you’re in a thick forest, gutting your deer. You’ll need a satellite phone from Outfitters Satellite. We offer many different kinds of phones for you to choose from, and if you are only hunting for a short time, a satellite rental phone may be the way for you to go. You can rent our Iridium 9575 Extreme that has GPS tracking capability and is great in extreme environments, such as the unpredictable fall weather in the mountains or the plains. This satellite phone provides global coverage, even in heavily mountainous terrain. Outfitter Satellite’s rental kit comes with everything you could need for the time that you are in possession of the phone, from a top-notch weather-resistant case to an AC wall charger and USB charging cable. In the market to make a permanent satellite phone purchase? Choose from all of our top-of-the-line handheld satellite phones, including those from the top brands, such as Iridium, Inmarsat, and Thuraya. With Outfitter Satellite Phones, your hunting experience won’t ever be the same again.


There is something intensely satisfying these days when you are able to put your own meat on the table instead of your local grocery store doing so. You know exactly where the meat came from that you are consuming, and the animal that you took is helping the others survive the frigid temperatures.

Outfitter Satellite believes that anytime you go out in nature without reliable cell phone service, you should have a satellite phone. With our Satphone rentals, there really is no excuse not to take one along on these once-a-year trips. Furthermore, by trying out a satellite phone rental, you may discover that you would like to own one after seeing all of the benefits that a satellite phone has over a traditional cell phone. 

Don’t leave your life and the life of your family up to chance. You will have a more enjoyable time hunting, being together, and watching the incredible night stars, knowing that civilization is still just a phone call or a text message away. Visit us online for the best satellite phone rentals in the industry!