An Iridium 9555 satellite phone is a dependable phone for voice and SMS messaging with global coverage that works even in mountainous terrain. Email-to-text conversion lets you send an email up to 160 characters in length to your Iridium phone that will be received as an SMS message. Receiving SMS messages on your satellite phone is free of charge. You can also send 160-character SMS messages to cell phones as a text or send them to email addresses, right from your Iridium 9555 handheld satellite phone.
Need internet access? Iridium has a fairly slow 2.4 kbps data rate which is suitable for light email communications with attachments under 100 KB is size. Email requires our optional Satellite Email Kit which includes a special email account and email app for use with your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 7/XP computer, or Macintosh computer. IMPORTANT: Iridium 2.4 kbps data is not suitable for web browsing or broadband applications like Skype or video.
Here is what is included with the rental kit: Iridium 9555 satellite phone with internal battery, USB Data Cable, DC “Car” Charger, AC “Wall” Charger, 5-Pc Plug Kit (with US, EU, UK, AU, ROW), Belt Holster, Soft case and Quick Help Guide.
Here is a list of optional accessories available for rental:
The EXPLORER 510 by Cobham is the smallest class 2 Inmarsat BGAN terminal available. It provides broadband internet access speeds up to 464 kbps in Standard IP data mode. It is easy to use and weighs only 3.1 lb. The built-in battery provides about 36 hours of standby time (at standard temperature). It is compatible with Wi-Fi capable devices such as the iPad, Android tablets, Windows laptops and Macintosh laptops. The EXPLORER Connect app gives iOS and Android smartphones internet access and the ability to make phone calls.
Rental Rates: $6 to $12 per day depending on the prepaid usage bundle that is selected. In addition to the daily hardware rental fee, an initial prepaid usage purchase of between 100 units and 2500 units is required. You can reload additional usage online. Each megabyte (MB) of standard IP internet access consumes 9.1 units. Voice calls to public switched phone numbers consume 1 unit per minute of call time. Rates for other types of usage are listed in the rental agreement. The rental rate and prepaid usage charges quoted here do not include shipping costs, taxes, USF fees, and other fees which must be paid by the customer. Seven (7) day minimum rental period required.
Inmarsat BGAN Coverage Area: The BGAN terminal provides coverage in the areas shown below. Mountains, trees and other vertical obstructions can block the satellite signal at some locations within the coverage region.
Optional solar panelwith built-in 72 Watt-Hour battery
FedEx Priority Overnight delivers by 10:30 AM to most continental US addresses, but delivery can be as late as 5:30 PM in some rural areas. FedEx Saturday Delivery reaches most continental US addresses by 1:30 PM, but Saturday Delivery can be as late as 5:30 PM to some rural areas and Alaska or Hawaii, and morning delivery cannot be guaranteed. The customer is responsible to verify that Saturday Delivery is available in their desired ZIP code.