Posted by OutfitterSatellite on 2/13/2015 to Beginners
What is a satellite phone and why would you need one?
Satellite phones are mobile devices that do not receive their signal via terrestrial (land based) towers, but rather from satellites in orbit around the Earth. Outfitter Satellite offers Iridium, Globalstar, Thuraya, Inmarsat GSPS, Inmarsat BGAN, and Inmarsat FleetBroadband satellite phones/terminals. The functionality of satellite phones offered by Outfitter Satellite will vary by brand but there will be one that can be tailored to your specific needs.
Where can you use them?
A satellite phone is designed to work outdoors in many places that you are not able to use a cell phone.* Some are designed for near global usage, and offer safety and security features that can not be provided by a traditional cell phone.
One of our clients Dr. Rob Ramey, uses his Iridium phone to stay in touch with his friends and associates and he gave us this comment: "...two years ago, when we and our sea kayaks were dropped off by boat on a beach on the southern arm of Yellowstone Lake, there was another family who were also dropped off with their canoes for a week-long trip. However, after the shuttle boat was long-gone, the family discovered that a backpack and more critically, one of their sleeping bags, were left on the shuttle boat. Luckily I had my Iridium phone and we arranged for the shuttle boat to return. The family was so grateful...
Below, two days later, I am dialing-in with my Iridium phone for a 3 o'clock conference call from my sea kayak while floating in the Flat Mountain Arm of Yellowstone Lake."
On the most remote mountain top while hiking, a hiker can pull out their Outfitter Satellite phone and share the beauty that surrounds them. Virtually anywhere on the planet that you would need to communicate with the outside world, Outfitter Satellite has you covered with various satellite phone portable options. Also, in the event of a mishap- help is literally only a button push away!
While hunting, many hunters opt for a solitary trip sometimes for extended periods of time. In emergency situations caused either by nature or by accident, an Outfitter Satellite phone can make the difference between life or death.
If you are the type of person that is attached to your current device and would like to use an Iridium GO! Stand-Alone Wi-Fi Hotspot to keep in touch, Outfitter Satellite can provide these as well!
Outfitter Satellite also has option for use in/on marine vessels. Typically, satellite phones will work through most fiberglass and most glass surfaces if/when you would need to go below deck. For instances in vessel manufacturing that a satellite phone will not work below, various dock and antenna options are available! Imagine the difference a satellite phone would make if your vessel were to be taking on water, you would be able to use your device to call the Coast Guard rather than attempting to reach another vessel by CB Radio.
*Satellite phones must be used in an area conducive to receiving satellite signal. Certain buildings, mountains, hills, vehicles or other obstructions may hinder the ability for usage.