Why choose the Iridium 9555? This satellite phone is a no-frills workhorse Iridium® satellite phone with an economical rental cost. It provides reliable global coverage for voice and SMS messaging even in mountainous terrain. For GPS and emergency SOS functions, you should choose the Iridium Extreme® instead, but for users interested in basic voice and texting functionality the Iridium 9555 is an excellent and economical choice. SMS or "text" messages up to 160-characters long can be sent to cell phones or email addresses. Receiving SMS messages on your satellite phone is free of charge.
Do you need internet? The Iridium 9555 does offer 2.4 kbps internet access but this data speed is really suitable only for very light email communications with small attachments under 100 KB and renting an Iridium GO!® would be a better choice since we offer unlimited internet with that device. Web browsing or other broadband applications like Skype or video require specialized internet terminals. We have options. Please call us to discuss your needs.
Rental Kit includes
Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone
Internal battery rated for 4 hours of talk-time or 30 hours of standby time
Water-resistant soft case
Leather belt holster
AC adapter with international plug kit
DC car charger
Padded soft case for all rental kit components (with carry strap & backpack strap)
Extra internal battery for the Iridium 9555
44 W-Hr battery pack with USB output ports (recharges phone about 3 times)
USB charging cable
Mag-mount car antenna with 1.5 meter antenna cable