Renting Vs. Buying a Satellite Phone

No matter what you're into, satellite phones can provide tremendous value in your life. Satellite phones enable you to stay connected regardless of where you like to spend your time. From remote forests in the middle of nowhere to mountaintops across the world, you'll be able to effectively communicate with whomever you need to. In today's blog at Outfitter Satellite, we're discussing whether you should rent your satellite phone or purchase one. Keep reading to learn more and contact us today to get started!


Renting satellite phones is a smart choice for those who need satellite phone service for a short period of time. Renting satellite phones provide you the convenience of always having a fully-functional satellite phone. If you want satellite phone capability but don't want to commit beyond your current trip or special event, satellite phone rental from an authorized reseller like Outfitter Satellite is the way to go!

Frequency of Use

In contrast to rentals, purchasing satellite phones may make more sense depending on how often they will be used. For example, take sailors who spend months at sea every year — buying their own satellite phone would quickly pay for itself with cheaper long-term rates. If satellite phone capability is something you or your organization will use frequently, it may make sense to purchase satellite phones.


One of the most important factors is price. We all know satellite phones can be pricey, especially if you're serious about getting one! For example, Iridium® Satellite Phone rentals start at $5 a day. Compare that to the typical purchase price of $1,000 - $3,000 and satellite phone rental is definitely worth it for many people. There are times when satellite phones are likely not even an option without renting them first.

*The prices listed here were accurate at the time the article was written but are subject to change without notice.

Always There When You Need It

With satellite phone rentals, every time you want to use a satellite phone, you have to ensure the phone you’d like is available and then pay for however long you’d like to use it for. However, when you purchase your own satellite phone from Outfitter Satellite, you’ll be able to up and go whenever and wherever you feel like on a whim! No research or rental fees necessary.

Satellite serve companies like Outfitter Satellite offer top-quality 24/7 technical support that will meet all your satellite needs. Check out our availability and let us know if we can help with your unique satellite communications needs!