Iridium Time Re-Epoch Change on March 3, 2015

The Iridium satellite communications network periodically resets its Iridium L-Band count. This change is referred to as a time re-epoch, and consists of a one-time adjustment in time which will need to be manually corrected by subscribers.   Iridium plans to reset the count on March 3, 2015 at 18:00:00 UTC.
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Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone: Best Choice for Alaska

If you travel in remote parts of Alaska, you need to prepare carefully.  Experienced hunters carry a good rifle, a knife, food, cammies and increasingly a satellite phone.  They know that depending on a cell phone in Alaska will often leave you unable to communicate in a life-threatening emergency.
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Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspots: BYOD Bring Your Own Device

In the last few years, Satellite Wi-Fi hotspots have demonstrated themselves to be the long awaited solution for iPhone, iPad, and Android users trying to connect to the internet over satellite from remote locations beyond the reach of conventional cellular or internet providers.  All the satellite Wi-Fi hotspots compared here enable smartphone and tablet devices to access the internet through a satellite network. Some but not all of the satellite Wi-Fi hotspots support phone calls and texting through your smart device.
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Review of the New Iridium GO!

The new Iridium GO! is a stand-alone hotspot device designed for use with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.  There is no need for a separate satellite phone.  The only cable you need is a micro-USB cable used for recharging the internal battery.  All connections are made through Wi-Fi and up to 5 smart devices can connect to the GO! simultaneously.
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Iridium Satellite Phone Time Epoch Problem

The Time and Date on Your Iridium Satellite Phone May Not Be Right

No, Iridium didn't lose any time. Unfortunately, the time Iridium added earlier this month will have to be deleted soon. Isn't that embarrassing!  Don't know what I am talking about?
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Ready for 2014 Hurricane Season? Buy a Used Satellite Phone

The six-month Hurricane storm season begins June 1.  NOAA officials recently announced that they expect 8 to 13 named tropical storms.  They also expect 3 to 6 hurricanes with one or two having winds exceeding 110 miles per hour.
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Iridium GO! A Game Changer: Unlimited Iridium Data Plans

Iridium Communications just announced its new Iridium GO!TM smartphone connectivity device.  By itself that is an important announcement, but there is another game changer.  Special service plans will be available for the Iridium GO! with unlimited data calling and SMS messaging.*   Voice calling costs will be billed on a per minute basis and are expected to be similar to those for traditional Iridium satellite phones.
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IsatPhone 2 Review

The new IsatPhone2 is reviewed and compared to the IsatPhone PRO

Outfitter Satellite was privileged to beta test the impressive new Inmarsat IsatPhone2 satellite phone.   Inmarsat will continue to offer the original IsatPhone PRO, but beginning in March 2014, the new more feature rich IsatPhone2 will become the gold standard Inmarsat GSPS satellite phone.  The new phone's most  exciting capabilities include GPS location reporting and an emergency SOS button.   Here is a quick overview of some of the other improvements you can expect from the IsatPhone2 compared to the original IsatPhone PRO:
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Thuraya IP Review: How does it stack up against BGAN

Inmarsat BGAN is currently the standard of comparison for portable satellite broadband internet service.   Though ThurayaIP has a much smaller coverage area than BGAN, if you are working in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia or Australia,  a ThurayaIP satellite terminal should be considered carefully.
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Thuraya SatSleeve+ Review: Making an iPhone into a Satphone

The original Thuraya SatSleeve was one of the most innovative products of 2013.   In 2015, Thuraya launched the SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot.
The new Thuraya SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot use Wi-Fi.  A free app lets you make calls or send texts, emails or tweets using in your own iOS or Android smart phone.  Internet access using Thuraya GmPRS mode reaches up to 60 kbps down and 15 kbps up.  Thuraya has a vast coverage area including much of Africa, western Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
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