The IsatPhone PRO is the economy-model satellite phone by Inmarsat. It offers voice, SMS texting, text-to-email, and 2400 bps data with nearly global coverage excluding the polar caps. Other features include up to 8 hours of talk time on a single charge, Bluetooth headset compatibility, a calendar function, a calculator function, and a alarm clock function.
GPS Features: The IsatPhone PRO has GPS features including the ability to see your lat/long position and text it to others.
Emergency Alert Broadcast Feature: If you have an emergency, you can send a message with your location to up to 10 recipients by simply pressing the * and # keys simultaneously for 2 seconds. The message broadcast will go to the text or email addresses that you pre-specified and will include your last GPS fix, the time the alert was sent, and a short pre-configured message. Typically the pre-configured message reminds the recipient that if they are receiving the message then you are having an emergency and need assistance. Obviously, this is a great safety feature for people traveling in remote areas.
* Outfitter Satellite recommend Inmarsat GSPS products like the IsatPhone PRO for use within the dashed gold contour line on the coverage map above. This assures that the Inmarsat I-4 satellite is higher than 20º elevation above the horizon. Terrain masking can block the satellite signal if you are near mountains, trees, or buildings. The battery performance stated above is based on typical performance at room temperature but actual performance can be affected by temperature, screen brightness setting, and other factors.