The Iridium Extreme 9575 is a premium satellite phone choice if you are looking for something that can really stand up to the elements. This phone is equipped with a one-touch S.O.S. button in case of emergency, built in GPS, and has an IP65 rating against water and dust intrusion (assuming that the weather flaps and other protections included with the phone are in place). It is the most weather resistant and feature rich Iridium phone on the market.
The 9575 kit includes a padded soft case for all the Iridium 9575 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.
Weather resistant (assuming that the weather flaps and other protections included with the phone are in place)
Built in GPS
One-touch S.O.S. button incase of emergency
The Iridium Extreme 9575 from Outfitter Satellite is a powerful safety tool. It offers pole-to-pole global voice, short messaging, 2.4 kbps circuit-switched data, and short-burst data communication services. A built-in GPS feature lets you see your location and text it to others. You can even set it to automatically text a bread crumb trail of your positions during the course of the day at equal time intervals. Orders yours today from Outfitter Satellite.
IP65 Rating against water and dust intrusion (assuming that the weather flaps and other protections included with the phone are in place)
Weight: 8.7 oz
Talk-time: up to 3.5 hours
Stand by: up to 30 hours
Includes kit with all standard components
Is a US Number 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.