Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone

(19 customer reviews)

The brilliant Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 is the enhanced version of the classic ‘Pro’ satellite phone from Inmarsat.


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Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone

Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 Satellite Phone. The Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone is the enhanced version of the classic ‘Pro’ satellite phone from Inmarsat. In addition to superior signal performance, Inmarsat has made a number of improvements that makes the iSatPhone2 satellite phone easier and more practical to use.

Distinguishing features of the iSatPhone 2 in comparison to the Pro includes fast network registration, 160 hours of standby time, an assistance button, automated GPS tracking features, a high visibility display, IP65 ruggedness (can withstand water jets), and the ability to receive calls with its antenna stowed away. The Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone also comes with a pouch/holster in the box which is an optional accessory with the Pro.

As with its predecessor, Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone will work anywhere in the world except the polar regions, while the better call quality on the iSatPhone 2 provides an enhanced talking experience to the discerning user. Additionally, the improved features of iSatPhone 2 makes it particularly suited to those who need a satellite phone that is always on, highly durable, with elegant tracking features to compliment its voice and text messaging features.

The Inmarsat iSatPhone 2 satellite phone uses the same pre-paid airtime vouchers as the Pro, and users can easily top up their minutes by buying airtime vouchers in our on-line shop. Additionally, Ashbury SatCom is the only company in the industry to offer easy on-line Pay-Monthly services for iSatPhone 2 – users can easily sign up for a pay-monthly service for their satellite phone in the subscriptions section of our shop.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

19 reviews

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  1. Inmarsat iSatPhone 2

    Daniel Purcaru (verified owner)

    I used the phone on a camping trip to Chobe and Moremi in Botswana. Initially I bought the phone to use it in emergencies but I also called my friends. Worked flawlessly even from my tent or from under dense foliage cover. I used it occasionally and after two weeks the battery was still at 80%. Not sure if it would have been of much help if the hyenas sniffing my tent every night actually decided to pay me a visit inside 🙂 .
    And yes it’s true: Charles and his colleagues are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction! Impeccable service!

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  2. IsatPhone2

    David (verified owner)

    Lightweight phone with impressive battery life. I charged the phone up one for a 3 week trip to Everest Base camp during October 2016. The severe cold did not drain the battery at all. It was still 100% at the end of the trip. I have switched it on today nearly 3 months later and it is still 75%. The phone gets sattelite coverage quickly and it very user friendly with adding numbers and contact details, I would recommend this product

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  3. Inmarsat Isatphone 2 on a rental

    Claudine Bloom

    Firstly, would like to say how simple and uncomplicated it was to deal with AshburySatcom. All the instructions were easy to follow, the Satphone arrived even earlier than I expected, the packaging was just right, and I could not fault the service in any way. They are good value and seem to do exactly what I wanted. I would certainly recommend the company to anyone.
    The instruction manual which was sent by email was very clear and we did not have to call to activate the sim card. All very straightforward and uncomplicated, which when using a different gadget is so stress free.

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  4. Brilliant Phone and Excellent Service

    Kieron (verified owner)

    The phone is a lovely bit of kit, light but it feels solid (and as the box says) robust. In fact its already had a few drops here and there as I’ve not stopped playing with it since it arrived. It comes with everything you need in the box and without reading the manual was easy to set up and successfully made my first call. The phone pretty much walks you through everything and I have no doubt or regrets about buying it. I can say the same about buying it through Asbury. Not only did they have a great price but the service was fantastic and they included the SIM and had everything activated for me so when it arrived it was good to go. I emailed in a question and got an instant reply so not only do I know I have a great phone to rely on but Ashbury will be on hand when it matters and if I need any help. A 5 star phone backed up by a 5 star seller.

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  5. Inmarsat iSatphone2 on Pre-paid

    murris nicolas

    We bought this phone two years ago for the safety of my family in our altitude cabin located in the french alps and for some journeys in USA ,Colorado and Wyoming mostly this device works perfectly, without network losing and with a very good sound quality whatever the weather. Free of charge test number and free emails reception are very appreciate aitime refills are installed by Charles in the minute of the order! I will not change or phone or provider! very good product and very good service!
    I will recommend both of them !

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  6. One person found this helpful

    very good quality

    Terry (verified owner)

    Inmarsat iSatphone2 on Pre-paid

    I was a little unsure about purchasing online due to all the negative things you hear about with scams etc. I can assure anyone who may have a similar doubt that Ashbury is genuine and the advice Charles gave me was spot on. I was never under any pressure to purchase etc. I made several calls to his mobile to ask questions and I would like to say thank you Charles for being so patient with me.

    I placed the order late on Friday and received an instant confirmation email that the order was accepted. On Monday I received another email confirming the phone was on its way, Tuesday morning the Royal Mail asked me to sign for the delivery. It could not have been easier.

    I phoned Charles to say it had arrived and he activated my Voucher and Sim card and within minutes I received an email confirmation showing my new sat phone number.

    Inmarsat provide a free of charge test number where you can phone and hear a test message. You can dial in and get a free of charge text from Inmarsat that shows your balance but if you dial in to hear you balance this is chargeable.

    The phone itself is of very good quality and easy to you. It takes a little getting used to the idea that you must point the phone towards the equator to get a signal but the phone has a fantastic help button that displays a live compass and indicates the direction you need to turn the phone to find the satellite, again I would like to thank Charles for talking me through this.

    I have some South facing windows and I can get good signals inside when close to them.

    Something that is well worth being aware of is the Inmarsat company will allow the phone to be out of airtime for along time and when you are planning to use it again you can just buy a airtime voucher and activate it.

    So far my experience with signal reception has been a good one but it is clearly an outside phone and ideal for remote places and is ideal for an emergency phone.

    It has been a pleasure dealing with Charles (the one with the South African accent) and I look forward to dealing with him in the future.

    Terry R 17 Jan 2016

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  7. Happy.

    Dennis Fife

    We received our isatphone2 sat phone a few weeks ago but It only made its way to St Kilda last week. I took it for a walk and it connected in every area that the old one would not connect, therefore I am happy with it. Dennis Fife – St Kilda Manager. Qinetiq

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  8. One person found this helpful

    Better than Globalstar

    Malcolm Frazer Cox (verified owner)

    My daughter is about to embark on a round the world trip and I was concerned that she needed good communications to stay in touch and be safe. Charles understood my needs and concerns and gave me excellent advice guiding me away from the tracking devices I was looking at and recommended the IsatPhone2.

    I am delighted with the phone and the SIM options he recommended. The phone is much lighter and easier to use and better than my old Globalstar phone and connects very quickly to the satellites. Plus the reassurance of the emergency assistance button, which I have connected to GEOS is very comforting, plus it can be used to leave a breadcrumb trail as well.

    All in all it is a far better package than the tracker I was looking at with more features and I can actually speak to my daughter rather than merely receive text messages and will work out much cheaper in the long run. Many thanks for all your help.

    I would recommend Charles and Ashbury to everyone.

    *** Update:

    Dear Charles

    This really is quite an amazing phone. I tested it today in the bedroom with aerial extended and it managed to receive a text and a phone call away from any window and through two courses of bricks!
    Admittedly I had positioned the handset so the green light was on, but I actually only expected it to work outside with a clear view of the sky. Quite impressed.
    Just thought you might want the feed back.

    Kind regards

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  9. Very pleased

    Dr Paul Giangrande

    I am certainly very pleased with iSatPhone 2 satellite phone. It takes just about as much time to boot up as my Samsung mobile phone, which is much better than I anticipated. Any nagging doubts I had about committing up here in the UK at 52 degrees North to a system that relies on a satellite hovering above the equator evaporated when I saw a 5 bar signal strength indication. Dr Paul Giangrande. Oxford University.

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  10. excellent service.

    Andy Rackham

    First of all the service from Ashbury was excellent its good to talk to someone who has the facts and gives accurate and professional advice and guidance on satellite phones. Having used Satellite phones over the years the Inmarsat Isatphone 2 is a breath of fresh air. Its compact size and ease of use make it the perfect tool. So far it has performed perfectly without any issues in the Australian outback, Middle East and now Africa. Signal lock is very quick and the antenna prompt is simple and effective. Text messages are so easy in and out. I would recommend Charles and his team without any hesitation.

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  11. One person found this helpful

    Strongly Recommend

    Linus Zhang

    Recently obtained my Day Skipper certificate and I’m looking fwd to sailing with friends. So did some research over the past few months on satellite phones and focused on Inmarsat GEO (as i am not planning to visit Greenland or Antarctic anytime soon). Additionally, my bad experience with Turkish telecom (hugely expensive when roaming from UK) last Dec (2013) when visiting, plus the recent absurd aviation event made me go ahead with the purchase. Luckily I happened to be deciding which package to order whilst Inmarsat prepares to launch IsatPhone2.

    Already knew Ashbury is doing good deals on the pricing as well 2 yr validity of the package (heard those SIMs might be sold out soon). When compared with other retailers, my previous research results still stand and the reviews i read seem genuine, hence I put the trigger.

    The delivery is speedy (next day) and the pre-paid card working straight away when popped in the IsatPhone2. The service from Ashbury SatCom is impeccable in my experience, as I exchanged quite a few emails with Charles with prompt and helpful answers and suggestions even before I put the order through (and post sales as well). So I strongly recommend Ashbury SatCom no matter you are going for Inmarsat or Iridium or other satcom providers.

    I only tested in London and made a couple of UK and international calls, pretty impressive voice quality, tho it takes some seconds to locate EMEA I-4 (25 degree east). But that’s just GEO for you which is different than how it works with LEO (e.g. Iridium). The longest call is well over 8 mins to far east and the recipient didn’t even realise I called from satellite (35k km away), so i’ve got nothing to complain so far. Will try to review more when I use the satellite phone more extensively.

    And also recommend to read the Sales Advice for any expedition you have in mind. Safety and communication are of paramount importance. Happy travelling!

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  12. Works in Finland

    Mika Seppala

    Phone is working very well and I’m impressed about the more powerful antenna with this new one.

    Phone is on my desk 2 meters from window and I get full signal strength and registering to the network is only 10 to 20 seconds when powering up the phone. Window is directly to the South which helps of course

    Otherwise phone is working perfectly here in Southern Finland, only buildings might be a problem when the satellite is low as 22 decrees.

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Inmarsat iSatPhone2 Key Features

  • Incoming Calls with Antenna Stowed Away
  • High Visibility Display – Readable in Bright Sunlight
  • Tracking Button with Automated Tracking Features
  • Programmable Assistance (Help/SOS) Button
  • Highly Rugged IP65-Rating (Water-Jet Proof)
  • Ultra Long Battery Life – 8 Hours Talk, 160 Hours Standby
  • Global Coverage (Excluding Polar Regions)
  • High Quality Voice Calls
  • Short Message eMail i.e. SMS to Email
  • Bluetooth Support for use with Bluetooth Headsets
  • Free Web-to-iSatPhone 2 Text Messaging (Link provided by Ashbury)
  • Easy pre-paid top-up in Ashbury web shop
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Inmarsat iSatPhone2 Coverage Map

Inmarsat Satellite Phones Coverage Map

This map depicts the coverage of the Inmarsat’s geo-stationary satellites, as situated on the equator around the world, covering the whole world except the polar regions.

Inmarsat iSatPhone2 Airtime Options

Should you prefer prepaid you will see we sell discounted prepaid airtime vouchers with the Inmarsat iSatPhone2 satellite phone in our shop. For more details on our Inmarsat iSatPhone2 prepaid services and call rates, see the Inmarsat iSatPhone prepaid vouchers further below.

We also offer easy online pay-monthly subscriptions for Inmarsat iSatPhone2 that you can buy with your Inmarsat iSatPhone2 satellite phone should you wish, just add them both to cart and proceed to checkout then we will bill your card for your subscription on a monthly basis.

Inmarsat iSatPhone2 Applications

Recommended for:

  • Voice calls and SMS-to-email right around the globe – just the polar regions aren’t covered.
  • Tracking applications – accessible via dedicated tracking button – for sharing positions and travel history.

Not recommended for:

  • Downloading emails and surfing the net – we have much better options for data applications than Inmarsat iSatPhone2.

Inmarsat iSatPhone2 Box Contents

  • Unlocked iSatPhone2
  • SIM Card
  • Holster
  • Battery
  • Mains Charger
  • Vehicle Charger
  • USB Memory Drive
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wired Headset
  • Wrist Strap

iSatPhone 2 Video

How to Use iSatPhone 2

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