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While the Thuraya and Globalstar satellite phones work only in specific regions, the Iridium satellite phones work anywhere on earth and the Inmarsat satellite phones work anywhere except the polar regions.
Both the Iridium and Inmarsat satellite phones can be used out at sea, however the omni-directional antennas of the Iridium satellite phones makes them better suited for the marine environment. The Iridium Extreme is very tough and almost completely waterproof – it will quite happily survive a dunk in the ocean.
As a general rule of thumb though, the Inmarsat satellite phones are cheaper to use than the Iridium satellite phones.
iSatPhone 2 offers the longest talk time of any satellite phone being 160 hours of standby time and 8 hours of talk time, has automated GPS position reporting features, an SOS ‘assistance’ button, a high visibility display, and IP65 ruggedness (can withstand water jets).
We provide our customers access to a facility (a web app) whereby their friends and colleagues can send free text messages to their satellite phone. This is not only free but also a very practical solution to communicate with you, since the majority of satellite phone users will not keep their satellite phone switched on all day long.
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