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.
* 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 50¼ N latitude and 50¼ S latitude, though terrain masking can still occur. Even within the formal Inmarsat coverage area (shown right), we do not recommend the IsatPhone 2 for extremely mountainous areas.
** The prices on this page are valid while our current inventory lasts.