The Iridium 9555 handheld satellite phone is an economical, workhorse satellite phone. It can make phone calls, 2.4 kbps data calls, and send SMS messages. If you are looking for a phone that was designed with safety and communication in mind, this is the satellite phone for you.
The 9555 kit also includes a padded soft case for all the Iridium 9555 standard components. The case has a weather flap over the zipper to protect against rain and dust and backpack straps designed for use with carabiners.
Mini-USB data port
Intuitive user interface
Can be used with Optimizer WiFi Hotspot for internet access
At Outfitter Satellite, we carry only high-quality, reliable satellite phones. This Iridium 9555 satellite phone comes with an integrated speakerphone, a mini-USB data port, and an intuitive user interface. This phone can also be used with an Optimizer WiFi hotspot so you can connect to your email from anywhere. Order your satellite phone from Outfitter Satellite today.
Weight: 9.4 oz
Talk-time: About 3.1 hours
Hi Cap battery available with 6.5 hours of talk-time
Includes all standard kit components
Is a US Number Actually Helpful?
If your satellite phone is kept in a docking station ready to receive a call, the optional US number could be useful. However, most satellite phone users keep their phones powered off to preserve battery strength, and this makes the US number of negligible benefit: incoming calls simply dump into voice mail which requires additional airtime usage to retrieve. Also, it is important to understand that the caller ID displayed will be your international Iridium mobile number not your US number. Fortunately, there is a better way! Tell your friends to send SMS messages to your satellite phone. This is free, and you will automatically receive the SMS message when you power the phone up again. Here are instructions.
Home Zone Region Definitions
The Monthly Plans and Global Prepaid Plans presented above have global coverage except for a short list of countries that have opted-out of Iridium coverage. The Regional Prepaid Plans presented above provide service in a geographically-restricted Home Zone Region. There is a small percentage of instances where the geographic restriction will extend or retract from the Home Zone Region described here because the Iridium system interprets the call as originating from outside the designated Home Zone Region, and service availability is not guaranteed in these instances.
In 2017, 2018, and again in 2019, Outfitter Satellite was the proud sponsor of the Iditarod Trail Committee. The Iridium 9555 satellite phones Outfitter Satellite provided allowed volunteers to monitor the checkpoints along the race through Alaska's vast and remote expanses. The satellite phones were a critical measure in assuring the safety of the race's human and canine participants.
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