Description: The Iridium 9555 satellite phone has global coverage even in mountainous terrain. It provides voice communications, two-way SMS messaging, and email-to-text services.
Kit includes: an 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.
Description: The Iridium GO! Hotspot lets you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android smart phone to make calls, send texts. You can even send emails and share photos. Just download two free apps into your smartphone or tablet and you're ready to go. Up to 5 smartphones can connect simultaneously to the Iridium GO! though only one can make a phone call at any given time.
Kit includes: an Iridium GO! Wi-Fi Hotspot with internal battery, USB Charging Cable, AC “Wall” Charger, 4-Pc Plug Kit (with US, UK, EU, AU), DC “Car” Adapter, Soft case and Quick Help Guide.
Description: The Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 is a great choice if you need to make long duration calls. SMS messages can be sent to text or email addresses right from the phone. The IsatPhone 2 offers up to 8 hours of talk time on a single charge. One of the IsatPhone's important safety features is the ability to leave an automatic "bread crumb trail" of GPS location reports to an email address or text address of your choice. The IsatPhone 2 also has an emergency assistance feature that lets you simultaneously transmit a canned emergency message with your GPS position and initiate a voice call with a single button press.
Kit Includes: IsatPhone 2, belt holster, battery, DC car charger, AC wall charger, 4-piece US/Euro/UK/AU plug set, micro USB charging cable, padded softcase with backpack strap, and quick help guide.
Coverage Limitations: Mountainous terrain and other vertical obstructions such as tall trees or buildings may block the Inmarsat satellite signal. As a rule of thumb, the Inmarsat satellite is usually accessible between 50º N latitude and 50º S latitude, though terrain masking can still occur. Even within the formal Inmarsat coverage area (shown here), we do not recommend the IsatPhone 2 for applications in extremely mountainous areas. Instead, we recommend the Iridium 9555 satellite phone.
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 to 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.