We sell a variety of light weight satellite phones and terminals including Iridium, Thuraya, Inmarsat GSPS, Inmarsat BGAN and Globalstar satellite phones designed for personal voice, SMS, and internet communications. Our friendly staff are always ready to help you with selecting the right satellite phone, service plan, or rental equipment for your application.
Iridium offers global coverage for making phone calls, SMS messaging, and 2400 bps. Iridium offers, handheld satellite phones and Wi-Fi hotspot devices for use with your smart phone or tablet.
Iridium handheld phones have an email-to-text function that lets you send or receive 160-character emails on your Iridium phone. If you need more robust email services using a peripheral device such as a laptop or smart phone, Iridium satellite phones can be augmented with the Optimizer Wi-Fi Hotspot. The Optimizer lets you email, share photos and perform certain social media applications. Iridium phones have a 2.4 kbps data rate that is too slow for effective web browsing. Though Iridium provides global coverage, the user should expect some call drops.
Rentals are available. Optional equipment includes watertight Pelican cases, solar panels, marine mast antennas, extra batteries, and the Optimizer hotspot.
The Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 offers voice, SMS messaging, and 2400 bps data. The main strength of the IsatPhone 2 over Iridium satellite phones is its ability to hold long duration phone calls. Other benefits include a single-press personal emergency (or S.O.S.) button and easy-to-use personal tracking features.
Inmarsat BGAN offers broadband internet access using a small portable terminal. Depending on the terminal model you select, Standard IP internet access speeds up to 492 kbps (best case) are possible. Some BGAN terminal models like the EXPLORER 710 have HDR (high data rate) capability with 580 kbps minimum assurance that can reach up to 800 kbps. Most BGAN terminal models have an RJ-11 phone port, an ethernet port and Wi-Fi access. Other services include premium voice, and 64 kbps ISDN.
Near global coverage is available but coverage does not include the polar regions and terrain masking of the geostationary Inmarsat satellites can be a problem in some mountainous regions. Please call for more information.
Rental IsatPhone 2 and BGAN equipment is available. Optional equipment includes Pelican cases, solar panels, and the Optimizer hotspot.
Thuraya offers very small handheld satellite phones and a Wi-Fi hotspot device for your smart phone or tablet. These phones can make calls, send SMS messages and offer GmPRS "always-on" data with 60 kbps download and 15 kbps upload speeds (best case).
Thuraya IP terminals are small internet access terminals. Standard IP data up to 444 kbps is possible (best case). Streaming IP data is also available on some postpaid plans.
Thuraya IP standard IP data service can be purchased as a prepaid voucher valid for 30 days. The Fair Use Policy on these prepaid vouchers allows up to 444 kbps (on a best effort basis) for the first 30 GB of usage after which the best effort data rate is throttled down to 64 kbps for the remainder of the 30 day period.
Thuraya coverage includes much of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.