About The Major Brands That We Carry At Our Satellite Phone Store

About The Major Brands That We Carry At Our Satellite Phone Store

When it comes to consumer loyalty and trust, branding is a major factor. While reading other people’s positive experiences with a company may draw them to give that business their hard-earned money, smart consumers like to stick with long-time, trusted name brands with a reputation for providing high-quality products.


Your Satellite Communication Needs Start With The Right Products


At Outfitter Satellite, we only carry the most trusted satellite communication equipment brands at our satellite phone store. We know that brand loyalty and product quality are important in any aspect of consumerism, but finding the right product(s) from the best brands is even more important when you’re relying on a satellite phone to do its job.


Below, we’ll be taking a brief moment to discuss the three main satellite communication equipment providers that you’ll find at our online satellite phone store: Inmarsat, Iridium, and Thuraya.


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Most Recent Firmware Upgrades for Iridium Handsets

Most Recent Firmware Upgrades for Iridium Handsets

Up-to-date firmware is critical to any electronic device's functionality.  Iridium has released firmware upgrades for many of their handset models.  While some of these upgrades are optional, we recommend moving to the latest firmware to ensure your device functions as the manufacturer intends.  See below for your model of phone and exactly what you need to do to keep up-to-date.
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Satellite Phones For Rent And Other Equipment To Rent For Your Upcoming Trip

Satellite Phones For Rent And Other Equipment To Rent For Your Upcoming Trip

So, you’ve signed up to embark on a mountaineering expedition. That’s quite the ambitious but respectable pursuit, and though you'll encounter many challenges along the way, an alpine adventure can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your entire life. Needless to say, however, it can also be one of the most dangerous experiences if you’re ill-prepared.


From physically conditioning yourself months in advance to attending backcountry safety and avalanche mitigation courses, there’s a lot that you’ll need to do in order to successfully prepare yourself for such a trip. Have you done your research into what you’ll need to stay safe and prepared when you’re out in some of the most remote and unforgiving places in the world?

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Satellite Phones And The Highest Mountain On Each Continent

Satellite Phones And The Highest Mountain On Each Continent


Here at Outfitter Satellite, we provide satellite phone and mobile communication equipment solutions to many different people: sailors, remote oilfield and oil rig workers, hunters, geologists, and alpinists, among plenty of others with varying professions and passions. What do all of these folks have in common? Well, they all spend a great deal of time in remote areas of the Earth that lack any type of cell coverage. They rely on satellite phone companies and sat phone rentals to help them stay connected to people that are hundreds or even thousands of miles away.


Your Line Of Communication, Anytime, Anywhere

Outfitter Satellite is proud to be the world’s foremost satellite phone provider. As an authorized Iridium PTT Reseller and Marlink Elite Partner, we happily provide mobile communication services for those who are on-the-go, camping in or near their vehicles, or even those who need land-portable friendly solutions.


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Some Of The Most Significant Satellites Currently Orbiting The Earth

Some Of The Most Significant Satellites Currently Orbiting The Earth

You’ve probably utilized a satellite at one point or another — even today — without realizing it. Did you check the weather? You used a satellite. Did you look something up on Google Maps? You used a satellite. Watched the big game on ESPN? Bingo, you used a satellite.


When it comes down to it, many things simply wouldn’t be possible without the help of these friendly pieces of metal floating around in space. We can guarantee you that using a sat phone from our online satellite phone store certainly wouldn’t work without...you know, a satellite.


Satellites, Satellites Everywhere!


You’re probably familiar with famous satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station, but what about other essential satellites that orbit earth multiple times on a daily basis? If you’re curious about these other satellites, then you’re in the right place.


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Taking Your Satellite Phone To Some Of The Most Remote Places On Earth

Taking Your Satellite Phone To Some Of The Most Remote Places On Earth

The earth’s surface area measures approximately 196.9 million square miles. Roughly 30 percent of Earth’s total surface area consists of land, and 10 percent of that landmass is inhabited by people. Surprisingly, a good 80 percent of the Earth’s total landmass is connected with roads, highways, and farmland.


Considering that the total planimetric (or flat) land area is a good 57.5+ million square miles, the fact that humans have established such extensive roads is remarkably impressive.


That only leaves about 10 percent of the Earth’s total landmass as true, uninhabited wilderness. Now that we’re done throwing numbers at you, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the most uninhabited, inhospitable, and remote places on the planet.


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The Most Common Applications Of Satellite Phones

It’s true that most of the civilized world uses standard cellular technology to stay in touch with one another — after all, with convenient networks like LTE, we can instantly communicate with someone else around the world. That’s truly incredible, and something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.


However, as convenient as modern communication infrastructures are, there are still many places around the world without cell phone towers. It’s unclear as to what percentage of the Earth’s landmass has available mobile phone reception, but given the sheer expanse of the Earth, it’s fair to say that most undeveloped and completely remote areas still lack coverage.


Stay Connected When There’s No Other Option


That’s why satellite phones are so valuable. Now, you're wondering why more people don’t use sat phones for their universal coverage, this blog post is for you. But on this page, Outfitter Satellite will cover some of the most common and practical applications for the use of satellite communication equipment.


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Stay In Contact With A Satellite Phone Rental After Safely Reaching Your Destination

The winter season, forever accompanied by ample snowfall in many parts of the world, usually results in one of two effects on people: there are those who stay bundled up indoors, unwilling to brave the slippery roads and chilly air, and those who get energized from a snowy weather forecast.


Logically, it makes sense to hang out inside and skip your drive when there’s inclement weather outside, but it’s important to know that there are several ways to ensure that you reach your desired destination safely. It all comes down to what you drive, how you drive, and whether or not you’re prepared.


Get A Satellite Phone Rental For Your Winter Driving Trips


At Outfitter Satellite, we believe that preparedness is not just the key to survival, but to living a long, happy, and healthy life full of adventure. That’s why we’re proud to carry what we believe to be one of the single most important survival items for remote workers, extreme alpinists and mountaineers, and those who spend time far away from any cell phone reception: satellite phones.


A sat phone is, in many situations, a lifeline. This is your way to contact the outside world, and though satellite communications equipment may weight down your gear bag when you’re hauling it out in the wintery wilderness, it’s worth the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be safe. Trust us.


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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips Before You Use Your Satellite Phone

If you’re living somewhere remote this winter (and consequently using one of our satellite phones), then there’s a good chance that you’ll have to deal with a good amount of snow. Of course, the extent of snowfall depends on where you are in the world, but it’s not uncommon for many folks to pull out the old snow shovel and get to work outside. That’s no surprise given that about 17.8 million square miles of the Earth’s surface is covered with snow every year according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center.


Your Source For Satellite Phones Online (And Snow Safety Tips, Too!)

Because our satellite phone buyers frequently tend to explore snowy, mountainous areas, Outfitter Satellite offers the following snow shoveling safety tips to help you avoid breaking your back. If you’re in search of the best selection of Iridium satellite phones and other brands like Thuraya and Inmarsat, you’re in the right place — view our buyer’s guide here.


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Be Aware Of The Most Common Winter Exploration Hazards

Be Aware Of The Most Common Winter Exploration Hazards

For some, the thirst of adventure is not quenched by the frenzy of activity during the warmer parts of the year. Adrenaline junkies and avid outdoor explorers alike don’t confine their trips to late spring, summer, and early fall. No, the winter beckons a special type of exploratory opportunity — one prompted by snow.


Downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, hut-to-hut touring, snowshoeing, ice climbing, heli-skiing, sledding, ice fishing, you name it: we guarantee that many people are out there in the world doing those things as you’re reading this. We applaud these folks for gearing up, embracing the world, and doing what they love despite what the temperature reads.


Stay Connected Through Our Online Satellite Phone Store


Outfitter Satellite embraces the spirit of the explorer, because we understand how special it is to make first tracks, take in breathtaking vistas, and go where no one else (or very few people) have gone before. If you’re familiar with the term “wanderlust,” that’s essentially what we’re going for here.


Because expeditions and remote trips are so gear-intensive, we’re proud to provide an invaluable resource for just about any serious outdoor adventure: satellite phones. Whether you’re working on a cold, remote site this winter and you’ve purchased one of our satellite phones for sale or you just need a satellite phone rental as a reliable line of communication to the outside world, Outfitter Satellite has you covered.


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