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

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!

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Benefits and Disadvantages to SIM Cards

Benefits and Disadvantages to SIM Cards

In our last blog post, we discussed the meaning of SIM cards and what exactly they do for your cell phone and for your satellite phone. In this continuing look into SIM cards, we’ll examine the benefits and disadvantages of SIM cards.


Outfitter Satellite Phones has been on the cutting-edge of satellite phone technology, offering our satellite phones since 1995. We offer satellite phone SIM cards for all the major satellite phone brands, including Iridium, Isatphone, Bgan, and Thuraya SIM cards. We offer SatPhone rentals, as well as Hotspot Rentals, so you can use them as needed without having to invest in a permanent satellite phone solution. We have all of the answers to your questions and needs right here at Outfitter Satellite Phones. Continue reading to learn more about SIM cards, and then contact one of our friendly customer service advisors today!

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What Does

What Does "SIM" Stand For?


Technology is truly amazing. When you think back to when you were a kid and all of the things that have been invented in the last 10 years, you wonder how you ever lived your life without them. Instead of BC (before children), you now can segregate your live into BCP (before cell phones).


Outfitter Satellite Phones offers the best satellite phones for rent or for purchase. You choose your satellite phone based on where you will be headed. Our Iridium phones offer the best global coverage, with some models offering GPS tracking, SOS emergency buttons, and GEOS emergency response operators. These phones are perfect for those who want to go off the grid, but still want to have help available if needed. Another satellite phone offering is our Thuraya satellite phones that work well in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Australia.


All satellite phones and most cell phones have what is known as a SIM card. You’ve probably heard of it, but don’t know what all it does for your cell phone. Outfitter Satellite will dive into the details of what a SIM card is and why it’s important for your satellite phone. Visit our site today for your satellite phone rental!

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Mobile Broadband Internet, Satellite SIM Cards, and Unexplored Places On Earth

Mobile Broadband Internet, Satellite SIM Cards, and Unexplored Places On Earth

Humans have been on this planet for a very long time. Since we’ve been living on Earth for so long, and human curiosity drives the desire to explore and learn, you’d think that most of the planet would have been traveled and explored. But that’s simply not the case. 


Compared to any other known planet in the universe, the Earth is hardly an alien planet. Still, there exist many parts of the Earth’s surface (and what lies beneath) that no one has seen, much less understood. Take the ocean floor, for example. Marine scientists agree that less than 5% of the ocean floor has been mapped and explored. Less than 5%! And when you consider that the ocean makes up roughly 70% of the planet’s total surface area, that’s a very large amount of unexplored and unseen space. 


What Do Our Mobile Broadband Internet Providers Have To Do With This? 


In a direct sense? Nothing. But in a related sense, Outfitter Satellite helps researchers, remote workers, explorers, and other people who travel far away from society by helping them stay connected. We’re the foremost carrier of satellite phone SIM cards, satellite phones for rent, mobile broadband internet terminals, and other satellite-based communications solutions that help keep people safe and connected. 


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Your Informal, High-Level Guide To Satellite Phone Rentals

Your Informal, High-Level Guide To Satellite Phone Rentals

Are you thinking about renting a satellite phone for an upcoming business trip, wilderness expedition, natural disaster relief trip, mission trip, or another remote travel opportunity? If so, know that you’re in good hands when you work with our satellite phone rental experts here at Outfitter Satellite. 


Satellite phone rentals are a major part of our business. Regardless of the nature of your upcoming trip, satphone rentals and even mobile broadband internet rentals offer a flexible and affordable solution to help you stay connected in some of the most remote parts of the planet.


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Major Internet Milestones Including Mobile Broadband Internet

Major Internet Milestones Including Mobile Broadband Internet

The internet is a massive, ever-expanding space. It’s full of constantly growing data generated by billions of users using many different types of devices. Billions of dollars are spent marketing on the internet every single year, and even more money is spent on e-commerce transactions. Online connectivity drives our modern world more than it ever has before, and we don’t see this changing anytime soon.


Connecting Our World With Remote Internet Products

That’s why Outfitter Satellite does our part in connecting even the most remote places in the world with the internet. When LTE and 4G networks or even basic electricity for wifi isn’t an option, mobile broadband internet is here to help. We proudly sell a number of satellite internet terminals and internet solutions for land vehicles from trusted brands including Iridium, Inmarsat, and Thuraya.


It was only a few short decades ago that the internet first came into being, and the advent of satellite internet was but a mere dream. Whether you realize it or not, we’re living in some truly incredible times.


Below, Outfitter Satellite is going to highlight several important internet milestones since its inception back in the late 80s. Keep reading below to learn more about your digital heritage!


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Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro Reaching End-of-Life

Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro Reaching End-of-Life

All good things must come to an end, and technology is certainly ever changing, adapting, and upgrading.  Following a notification from Inmarsat, we would like to remind customers that the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro is reaching end-of-life in October 2019.
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Mobile Broadband Internet: One Of Many Incredible Technological Advancements

Mobile Broadband Internet: One Of Many Incredible Technological Advancements

The world, as it exists today, is far more advanced than it was a few decades ago. Though people aren’t operating flying cars like something out of The Jetsons, modern society has truly witnessed many incredible innovations in technology. These technological breakthroughs range from the invention of the semiconductor (which eventually led to our pocket-sized computers we call smartphones) to self-driving cars and MRI scanning machines. Modern inventions and technological breakthroughs are too numerous to list, but there’s one that we’d like to highlight in particular…


Mobile Broadband Internet: Connectivity No Matter Where You Are


Satellite phone technology is incredible in and of itself. The fact that you can call someone and reach them (virtually) regardless of where you are is truly amazing, and now satellite connectivity has gotten even better. Though this technology is nothing that’s brand new, mobile broadband internet and hotspots allow people to connect online no matter where they are. In a modern world driven by online activity, a strong, reliable connection is something that’s very valuable.


Outfitter Satellite: Your Mobile Broadband Internet Provider


Whether you rent or purchase an Iridium Certus, an Inmarsat BGAN internet terminal, a Maverick VSAT, an Inmarsat GX, or a Thuraya IP Broadband solution, know that Outfitter Satellite is your #1 source for mobile broadband internet products. We pride ourselves on keeping wilderness explorers, remote workers, sailors, and others with a strong and reliable internet connection when they’re far away from any cell service, wifi networks, or even electricity sources.


Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most significant technological innovations in the last 20-30 years comparable to the advent of satellite phones and mobile broadband internet. Should you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our website.
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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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